Who Should I Draft?

Michael Thomas or Keenan Allen

Looking for Start/Sit Advice? Go to Who Should I Start

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Keenan Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
 
 
Expert
Recommendation
96%
Recommended by
151 of 157 experts
4%
Recommended by
6 of 157 experts
Add Player
Most Accurate Experts 
    
Top ExpertsTop WR ExpertsTop Player Experts See who the Most Accurate Experts would draft
Upgrade Now
    
Rankings 
    
ECR# 7# 9-
Best Rank# 1# 5-
Worst Rank# 15# 19-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total190.5163.1-
Avg Game11.910.9-
Avg Projection185.3168.1-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank1625-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
    
Expert Ranks 
Michael ThomasKeenan AllenAdd Player
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
2 w
#5#9-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 w
#6#9-
    
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
2 w
#3#11-
    
Doug OrthD. Orth
FFToday
2 w
#5#11-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 w
#7#9-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#9#8-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 w
#9#8-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 w
#6#9-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 w
#8#9-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
2 w
#6#17-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
2 w
#15#7-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
2 w
#3#8-
    
Dale DeMottD. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
2 w
#4#15-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
2 w
#3#9-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
2 w
#8#9-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
FantasyData
2 w
#8#10-
    
Christian BritoC. Brito
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
2 w
#4#13-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 w
#5#9-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
2 w
#8#9-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
2 w
#8#10-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 w
#6#10-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
2 w
#6#10-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
2 w
#1#9-
    
Christopher VentraC. Ventra
RotoExperts
2 w
#7#10-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 w
#3#13-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
2 w
#8#16-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#7#10-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
2 w
#6#14-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
2 w
#4#9-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
2 w
#6#10-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
2 w
#3#10-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
FFChamps
2 w
#4#10-
    
Dylan ChappineD. Chap...
White Wolf Sports
2 w
#5#9-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
2 w
#4#9-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 w
#7#9-
    
Andrew FerrisA. Ferris
Fantasy Hot Read
2 w
#3#9-
    
Andrew GouldA. Gould
FantasyPros
2 w
#5#10-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
FantasyPros
2 w
#8#9-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
2 w
#3#9-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
2 w
#4#10-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 w
#6#11-
    
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
2 w
#8#13-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
2 w
#6#10-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
2 w
#5#10-
    
Scott BarrettS. Barrett
Pro Football Focus
2 w
#6#10-
    
Brad ZieglerB. Ziegler
The Athletic
2 w
#8#10-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
2 w
#5#10-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
Pro Football Focus
2 w
#6#9-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 w
#6#9-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
2 w
#6#9-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
2 w
#8#10-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 w
#6#9-
    
Adam RonisA. Ronis
FullTime Fantasy
2 w
#8#9-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#4#9-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#6#9-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 w
#8#10-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
The Quant Edge
2 w
#6#15-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#6#10-
    
Kaz KalitaK. Kalita
Big Guy Fantasy Sports
2 w
#5#9-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
2 w
#6#11-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
2 w
#6#9-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
2 w
#8#9-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 w
#4#9-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
2 w
#6#10-
    
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#7#10-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 w
#7#9-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 w
#6#10-
    
Brad EvansB. Evans
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#3#14-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
2 w
#6#5-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
2 w
#6#10-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 w
#8#6-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#4#10-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 w
#8#10-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 w
#7#9-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
2 w
#3#9-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
2 w
#7#10-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 w
#7#10-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
2 w
#3#19-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 w
#6#8-
    
Matt OkadaM. Okada
Redshirts Fantasy Football
2 w
#8#15-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 w
#5#9-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
2 w
#6#9-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
2 w
#6#10-
    
Seth McKinleyS. McKi...
FF Fellas
2 w
#7#10-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 w
#6#9-
    
Michael FlorioM. Florio
Fantrax
2 w
#6#9-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
2 w
#5#13-
    
Jason LongfellowJ. Long...
Razzball
2 w
#7#10-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
2 w
#6#10-
    
Tyler LoechnerT. Loec...
RotoViz
2 w
#3#10-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FantasyPros
2 w
#6#10-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
2 w
#6#9-
    
Joseph DolanJ. Dolan
Fantasy Free Agents
2 w
#6#9-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
2 w
#9#10-
    
2 w
#7#8-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Fantasy Knuckleheads
2 w
#8#9-
    
Frank StampflF. Stampfl
RotoExperts
2 w
#6#9-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
2 w
#9#10-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
2 w
#6#12-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#7#14-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 w
#8#10-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
2 w
#8#10-
    
Alan HarrisonA. Harr...
The Fantasy Fix
2 w
#6#10-
    
Anthony StaggsA. Staggs
FF Statistics
2 w
#3#10-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
2 w
#6#13-
    
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
2 w
#7#9-
    
Dennis EsserD. Esser
Coach Esser
2 w
#7#9-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 w
#4#10-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#7#13-
    
George BankoG. Banko
Fantasy Football Helpers
2 w
#6#10-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 w
#8#10-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
2 w
#8#12-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 w
#8#14-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
2 w
#8#10-
    
Brad RichterB. Richter
DailyOverlay
2 w
#6#9-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 w
#7#9-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
2 w
#7#12-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 w
#5#11-
    
Allie FontanaA. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy
3 w
#6#10-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
3 w
#8#9-
    
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
ProjectRoto
3 w
#7#9-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
3 w
#7#9-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
3 w
#4#9-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
3 w
#6#11-
    
Wayne BretskyW. Bretsky
BretskyBall
3 w
#8#9-
    
Brendan DonahueB. Donahue
EDSFootball
3 w
#7#10-
    
Armando CrespoA. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
3 w
#3#9-
    
Dave McKayD. McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
3 w
#7#17-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
3 w
#4#7-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
3 w
#3#10-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
3 w
#7#8-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
3 w
#8#9-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
3 w
#7#10-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
3 w
#7#10-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
WalterFootball
3 w
#6#10-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
3 w
#2#12-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
3 w
#3#9-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
The Athletic
3 w
#4#11-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
3 w
#7#9-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
3 w
#7#10-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
3 w
#6#10-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
3 w
#8#9-
    
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
DraftKings
3 w
#10#9-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
3 w
#7#10-
    
Dynasty GuruD. Guru
The Dynasty Guru
3 w
#7#10-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
4 w
#9#10-
    
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
4 w
#4#10-
    
Nate HamiltonN. Hami...
Fantrax
4 w
#7#10-
    
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
4 w
#6#10-
    
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
4 w
#6#15-
    
Mike AlexanderM. Alex...
Friends With Fantasy Benefits
08/21
#7#12-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
4 w
#6#10-
    
J.P. ScottJ. Scott
Athlon Sports
08/16
#6#13-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
08/14
#4#12-
    
Derek BrownD. Brown
The Quant Edge
06/01
#4#12-
    
David FucilloD. Fucillo
SB Nation
05/08
#5#11-
    
Nick VertucciN. Vert...
Sundays Are For Football
01/31
#4#13-
    
  Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Keenan Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU vs. IND
Week 2 at LAR at DET
Week 3 at SEA vs. HOU
Week 4 vs. DAL at MIA
Week 5 vs. TB vs. DEN
Week 6 at JAC vs. PIT
Week 7 at CHI at TEN
Week 8 vs. ARI at CHI
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 10 vs. ATL at OAK
Week 11 at TB vs. KC
Week 12 vs. CARBYE WEEK
Week 13 at ATL at DEN
Week 14 vs. SF at JAC
Week 15 vs. IND vs. MIN
Week 16 at TEN vs. OAK
Week 17 at CAR at KC
  Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Keenan Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
Receiving
   
Receptions111.797.7
Rec Yards1,347.91,254.2
Rec TDs8.56.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.03.0
Rush Yards0.020.3
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points185.3168.1
   
  Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Keenan Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
2018 Points 
Week 122.016.8
Week 218.96.7
Week 312.92.4
Week 44.76.3
Week 57.49.5
Week 610.3
Week 712.97.2
Week 88.1
Week 927.115.2
Week 1019.011.7
Week 1115.215.0
Week 123.813.2
Week 134.022.8
Week 149.813.8
Week 154.9
Week 1616.95.8
Week 172.96.4
  Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Keenan Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
2018 Targets 
Week 11711
Week 2138
Week 3107
Week 4410
Week 559
Week 66
Week 795
Week 86
Week 91510
Week 1089
Week 11412
Week 1267
Week 13819
Week 14139
Week 1590
Week 16138
Week 1777
  Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Keenan Allen
WR - LAC
Keenan Allen
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Three straight top-10 seasons to start your career? Not bad. The Saints are throwing the ball less and less which is why Thomas hasn't contended for the No. 1 spot in the wide receiver rankings, but he's steady and consistent, making him well worth a late first-round selectionWith Tyrell Williams taking off to the Raiders, will Allen play on the perimeter much more, or do those targets go to Travis Benjamin? My guess is that he stays in the same role, though he might have a few more targets come his way. Throughout his time in the league, Allen has been a bit more up-and-down than fantasy owners would like, but his potential increase in targets could even that out. He's a fine low-end WR1 if you go RB-heavy in the first two rounds
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
MT is about as efficient as they come and plays much of the year indoors with an accurate quarterback. Yeah, he's a top 5 guy. 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
No one was more efficient with the targets they saw than Thomas last season. In fact, no one in NFL history has been that efficient. There is room for more, of course, if New Orleans decides to pepper him with targets, but they also don't throw much so that might just be wishful thinking.Allen continues to produce big numbers every time he is on the field. This year may be a different story, though, as Mike Williams is expected to take a major step forward and Hunter Henry is returning. As long as Allen's preseason injury doesn't last into the season, he should still lead this team in receptions and yards but he isn't exactly a second-tier fantasy weapon anymore.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Thomas has had an unreal efficiency throughout his career, and he's been incredibly consistent. He's never finished a season with fewer than 1,100 yards, and he had a superb 125 catches last year. With a lengthy contract extension taken care of, it should be business as usual for Thomas this year, and he should put up strong WR1 numbers as usual.Allen has been incredibly consistent over the last two seasons, with 102 catches in 2017 and 97 last year. He's got an excellent connection with Philip Rivers, and should once again be in line for a borderline WR1 season in all formats. The only remote reason for concern is the return of Hunter Henry and the evolution of Mike Williams, but Allen should get his. The ankle injury that should keep him out this preseason should not threaten his availability for the opener, so don't shy away from him on draft day.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Only player in NFL history with 300+ catches over 1st 3 seasons - Had WR-high 85% catch rate on his 147 targets last season (since '92, no other WR with at least 100 targets has eclipsed 80%)Bucking the injury-prone label with back-to-back injury-free top 12 fantasy finishes at WR
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 Keenan Allen is only 27 years old. Keenan Allen has over 1000 yards in 3 of 4 seasons in which he was healthy. Keenan Allen was on pace to put 1450/8 the year he missed half the season. Keenan Allen is perpetually one of the most consistent fantasy players in the league and is averaging 100 catches per season over the last two seasons. This man is an absolute lock for 95/1100/5 and that would be disappointing. No more Tyrell Williams which may open more of a deeper route tree for KA, his Y/R dropped by a yard and a half from 17-18, Hunter Henry is back so defenses will have a legitimate threat in the middle of the field to help KA with more single coverage matchups and more space to operate. Everyone is on Mike Williams to explode, what about Keenan Allen just doing exactly what he's done for years, with a slight uptick. He can go 110/1400/8 if all goes well. Sign me up.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 Allen played three games last season without Melvin Gordon and his numbers increased across the board: - Target share jumped from 28% to 34% - Receptions went from 6 to 8 per game - PPR PPG: 16 - 22 And the thing is, his numbers with MelGo are still very good. Allen is a player with a set role that is going to put up solid fantasy numbers. He's being undervalued in drafts.
Sean Koerner
The Action Network
low floor attached to Brees, more weapons around him this year 
Kyle Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
Michael Thomas has proven that he has some of the best (if not THE best) hands in the NFL. He's a focal point of the Sean Payton offense and the Saints did little to change that perception this offseason. My only concern is whether or not we've begun to see the beginning of the end of Drew Brees, but whether that's the case or not, Thomas will still be an elite PPR option. 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
I preach safety in the first 4 rounds...and it doesn get any safer than Michael Thomas He has the more receptions over his first 3 seasons than any player in the history of the NFL. And he's first by 33 receptions! He also has the third most fantasy points ever over that stretch of time, behind just Randy Moss and Odell. Over his first three seasons he's averaged 107/1,262/7.67 TD's, including 125.1405/9 last season, which was the 4th highest approximate value of any WR ever Thomas has also been a model of health, missing just one game in his career. This sort of floor/upside combination shouldn't be available in the early second round. Thomas has finished as the WR 7/6/6 over the last three years, but I think this is the year that he finishes in the top 3. And honestly, he could easily end up as the WR 1Over the past two seasons Allen has averaged 100 receptions for a little under 1,300 yards and 6 TD's. Once considered injury prone by the public, Allen has put together back to back healthy seasons, and has done so has a target hog in the offense. The return of Hunter Henry will impact his TD upside, but his targets should remain the same, since Tyrell left in FA. His early third round ADP is extremely fair, as my projections have him finishing the season as a low end WR 1. I don't see a path for him finishing in the top 3...but I also don't see a path to him busting aside from a freak injury. Allen is a guy I would draft, but not one I'd ever reach on.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Thomas had 125 receptions for 1,405 yards and 9 touchdowns last season and he should be heavily targeted again in 2019.Allen had 97 receptions for 1,196 yards and 6 touchdowns last year. He is a solid WR2 on an offense that no longer relies on him as much as they did in years past in the passing game.