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  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Mike EvansM. Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
 
 
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  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Mike EvansM. Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU vs. SF
Week 2 at LAR at CAR
Week 3 at SEA vs. NYG
Week 4 vs. DAL at LAR
Week 5 vs. TB at NO
Week 6 at JAC vs. CAR
Week 7 at CHIBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. ARI at TEN
Week 9BYE WEEK at SEA
Week 10 vs. ATL vs. ARI
Week 11 at TB vs. NO
Week 12 vs. CAR at ATL
Week 13 at ATL at JAC
Week 14 vs. SF vs. IND
Week 15 vs. IND at DET
Week 16 at TEN vs. HOU
Week 17 at CAR vs. ATL
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Mike EvansM. Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
Receiving
   
Receptions111.784.8
Rec Yards1,347.91,366.8
Rec TDs8.57.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points185.3183.2
   
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Mike EvansM. Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
2018 Points 
Week 122.020.7
Week 218.912.3
Week 312.919.7
Week 44.75.9
Week 57.4
Week 65.8
Week 712.910.7
Week 88.123.9
Week 927.11.6
Week 1019.05.1
Week 1115.218.0
Week 123.811.6
Week 134.04.8
Week 149.88.6
Week 154.912.1
Week 1616.915.0
Week 172.922.6
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Mike EvansM. Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
2018 Targets 
Week 1177
Week 21312
Week 31011
Week 449
Week 55
Week 65
Week 7911
Week 8613
Week 91510
Week 1086
Week 1147
Week 1268
Week 1386
Week 14136
Week 1599
Week 161310
Week 1779
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Mike EvansM. Evans
WR - TB
Mike Evans
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 selectionFor years, it's been Evans' show in Tampa Bay. He's averaged 148 targets over the last four years. He'll now be competing with Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard, who have carved out important roles in the offense. The arrival of Bruce Arians is a positive on the offense as a whole, but the running backs are going to score a lot more points than they did under Dirk Koetter. Evans is a relatively safe pick as a low-end WR1 but his ceiling may not be what it used to be
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.Evans has monster upside as always and a better system under Bruce Arians could deliver his best season yet.
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.Evans has remarkably started his career with five consecutive 1,000 yard seasons. The touchdowns aren't consistent, but fantasy owners can rely on him to post plenty of points once again. The primary concern is that Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard may be good enough cut into his target share a bit, but Evans should still be drafted as a WR1.
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.Evans has been a relatively consistent fantasy force, though his touchdown catches have varied wildly from year-to-year. He'll be in a new offense with Bruce Arians running the show, but that certainly shouldn't be a negative, as Arians' offensive scheme should lead to plenty of production. Although both DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries are gone, Chris Godwin should take on a larger role. In other words, you should expect Evans to see similar targets and give similar production to last year, making him a strong WR1.
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%)Can struggle with week-to-week consistency, but he rarely misses a game and has averaged a 79/1220/8 line in his 5 seasons, numbers he's a great bet to reach in this year's Tampa environment
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.Mike Evans is one of the most gifted receivers in the NFL, but he fails to dominate in the red zone the way he should. I think he will have a very good season, but I think Godwin will be the best fantasy wide receiver in Tampa Bay.
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.Mike Evans put up the quietest 1,500 receiving yard season ever last year. He now gets an offensive mastermind in Bruce Arians in as head coach and all indications point to them throwing the ball a ton this season. The running game is shaky, at best, and the defense still has massive holes on that roster. The Bucs are going to air the ball out this season and Mike Evans stands to be the biggest beneficiary. He's an incredible value at his current ADP.
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 1Mike Evans has never been under 1,000 yards in his 5 year career. The Bucs also traded DeSean Jackson and didn't resign Adam Humphries. It might not seem like a lot, but that's 179 vacated targets. Some of that will go to Howard and Godwin...but some will also go to Evans. I have him projected for 142 targets this season, but I could easily see him going over 150. He had less of a red zone role than I expected last season, but those numbers should rebound in 2019. Evans is a great pick, and his ADP is really nice in the mid to late second round.