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Odell Beckham Jr. or Michael Thomas

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Odell Beckham Jr.O. Beckham
WR - CLE
Odell Beckham Jr.
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Recommendation

99%
Recommended by
122 of 123 experts
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Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 100% 0%
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Rankings 
   
ECR# 1# 12
Best Rank# 1# 4
Worst Rank# 12# 29
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total225.6127.3
Avg Game14.18.0
Avg Projection201.4144.7
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank46
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Michael ThomasOdell Beckham Jr.
   
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
3 h
#1#7
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
5 h
#1#18
   
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
5 h
#1#13
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
6 h
#1#9
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
6 h
#3#18
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
6 h
#1#13
   
Nolan KellyN. Kelly
Awesemo
6 h
#17
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
7 h
#1#13
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
8 h
#1#8
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
9 h
#1#12
   
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
10 h
#1#13
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
10 h
#1#14
   
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
11 h
#1#8
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
12 h
#1#8
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
13 h
#2#12
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
15 h
#1#19
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
15 h
#1#18
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
1 d
#1#7
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#2#8
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#2#10
   
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
1 d
#1#13
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#3#26
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 d
#1#14
   
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#1#13
   
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#1#7
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#1#15
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 d
#1#13
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
1 d
#1#17
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
1 d
#1#13
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
1 d
#1#10
   
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
1 d
#1#17
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
1 d
#3#18
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#1#16
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
2 d
#1#14
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
2 d
#1#12
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
2 d
#1#15
   
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
2 d
#4#13
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
#1#14
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
2 d
#1#11
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#1#4
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#1#5
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
2 d
#1#12
   
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
2 d
#1#10
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#1#9
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
3 d
#1#10
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
3 d
#12#29
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
3 d
#1#15
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#2#16
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
3 d
#4#18
   
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
3 d
#2#17
   
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
4 d
#1#14
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
4 d
#1#14
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
4 d
#1#13
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
4 d
#1#12
   
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
4 d
#1#13
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
5 d
#1#16
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
5 d
#1#12
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
5 d
#1#12
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
5 d
#1#13
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
5 d
#1#15
   
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
6 d
#1#14
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
6 d
#1#13
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
6 d
#1#11
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
6 d
#1#9
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
7 d
#3#23
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
7 d
#1#12
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
1 w
#1#14
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 w
#1#11
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 w
#1#11
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 w
#1#12
   
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
1 w
#1#8
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
1 w
#1#20
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#1#16
   
Doug MooreD. Moore
Inside the Pylon
1 w
#1#14
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#1#11
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
1 w
#1#15
   
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
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#1#12
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
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#1#14
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
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#1#12
   
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
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#1#11
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
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#1#11
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#1#15
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 w
#3#10
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 w
#1#16
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#1#11
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#1#8
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 w
#1#13
   
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 w
#1#13
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
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#1#15
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 w
#1#12
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
2 w
#1#15
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
2 w
#1#9
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
3 w
#2#11
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
3 w
#1#11
   
M. Starks PowellM. Star...
New Life Fantasy
3 w
#1#14
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 w
#1#13
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
3 w
#1#11
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
3 w
#1#16
   
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
3 w
#1#14
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#1#12
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
4 w
#1#14
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
4 w
#1#12
   
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
4 w
#1#10
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
4 w
#1#7
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
07/06
#3#14
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
07/04
#1#12
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#1#12
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
07/01
#1#9
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
22 h
#1#10
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
06/24
#1#14
   
06/23
#1#9
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
06/29
#2#7
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
07/09
#1#10
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#1#11
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
1 w
#1#11
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#1#12
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#1#11
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#1#11
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#1#17
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#1#11
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
06/10
#1#11
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#1#11
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#1#11
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Odell Beckham Jr.O. Beckham
WR - CLE
Odell Beckham Jr.
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TB at BAL
Week 2 at LV vs. CIN
Week 3 vs. GB vs. WAS
Week 4 at DET at DAL
Week 5 vs. LAC vs. IND
Week 6BYE WEEK at PIT
Week 7 vs. CAR at CIN
Week 8 at CHI vs. LV
Week 9 at TBBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. SF vs. HOU
Week 11 vs. ATL vs. PHI
Week 12 at DEN at JAC
Week 13 at ATL at TEN
Week 14 at PHI vs. BAL
Week 15 vs. KC at NYG
Week 16 vs. MIN at NYJ
Week 17 at CAR vs. PIT
Player Projections Comparison
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Odell Beckham Jr.O. Beckham
WR - CLE
Odell Beckham Jr.
Receiving
   
Receptions124.974.5
Rec Yards1,484.51,055.4
Rec TDs9.06.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.32.3
Rush Yards0.911.1
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points201.4144.7
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Odell Beckham Jr.O. Beckham
WR - CLE
Odell Beckham Jr.
2019 Points 
Week 112.37.1
Week 28.922.1
Week 311.45.6
Week 49.52.0
Week 530.23.0
Week 68.910.1
Week 713.1
Week 816.35.2
Week 98.2
Week 1015.25.7
Week 1117.46.0
Week 1216.114.4
Week 134.82.9
Week 1419.43.9
Week 1518.86.6
Week 1619.610.4
Week 173.714.1
Player Targets Comparison
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Odell Beckham Jr.O. Beckham
WR - CLE
Odell Beckham Jr.
2019 Targets 
Week 11311
Week 21310
Week 379
Week 497
Week 5136
Week 61211
Week 711
Week 8117
Week 96
Week 101412
Week 111010
Week 12118
Week 1386
Week 14155
Week 151213
Week 16176
Week 1796
Notes for Player Combination
  Michael ThomasM. Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Odell Beckham Jr.O. Beckham
WR - CLE
Odell Beckham Jr.
Expert 
Elliot Berkovits
Pack to the Future
Behind Davante Adams, you won't find a safer WR than Michael Thomas. He's essentially a lock for 100 receptions and has improved his TD numbers scoring nine in each of the last two seasons. If you're looking to go WR in the first, you can't go wrong with Thomas.There may not be a more confusing WR in fantasy than OBJ. After his trade to Cleveland last year it seemed like he was primed for his best season yet, things did not go the way he expected. It was a very disappointing season for OBJ last year and now he needs to prove that he still has WR1 talent. That being said, if he and Baker Mayfield get on the same page, OBJ should outperform his ADP fairly easily.
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
There's a clear top-3 group of RBs for me, but after that I'd consider Thomas (especially in full or half PPR formats). 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
You know what the craziest thing about Thomas' 2019 season was? Among the top 40 single-game performances throughout the season, he had just one of them, yet he still finished as the No. 1 fantasy receiver by a massive 67.0 half-PPR points. You can argue that another receiver may finish No. 1, but you can't find a safer receiver atop of drafts.Many have already moved on from Beckham, like he wasn't a top-three receiver whenever he took the field for the first five years of his career. I'm unwilling to move him out of the top-10 receivers when practically everyone on the Browns was a disaster last year. Despite his bad 2019 season, Beckham has been a WR2 or better in 64.0 percent of the games over his career. The only players with better rates over their career are Michael Thomas, Julio Jones, and Antonio Brown.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 Beckham fought through a core injury all last year, which he addressed this offseason with surgery. His talent is undeniable, but there are plenty of red flags. He's missed 21 games already in his career, has to share targets with a crowded group of pass-catchers, and will be playing for a head coach in Kevin Stefanski whose offense ran the ball 48% of the time last year. So it's unlikely that Beckham is going to see close to the more than 10 targets per game he has averaged in his career. There's immense upside with Beckham because, well, he's Beckham. But he's not going to see the 24.9% target share he saw last year, so you're better off taking him as your WR2 and hoping everything breaks right.
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Has 70 more catches, 116 more receiving yards than any other player in NFL history thru their first 4 seasonsFlashed occasional vintage play-making skills in 2019 despite playing through sports hernia - at 27, with health restored, expect a big rebound, especially if WR Landry misses time
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Tier of his own when comparing to other WRs. He is the alpha and clear #1. 
Justin Dodds
Locked In Football
Last season, MT beat the WR2 by 67 fpts and 100 fpts in half PPR and PPR, respectively. Thomas lead over the next best in receptions by 45 and 28 in targets, all while also being without Drew Brees for nearly 6 full games. Expect this dominance to continue in 2020 as the Saints have added only Emmanuel Sanders to the offense, who currently isn't expected to be involved all that much being ECR WR45 in half PPR. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Thomas broke Marvin Harrison's single-season reception record with 149 receptions in 2019. He also had 1,725 yards receiving and 9 receiving touchdowns, despite QB Drew Brees missing 5 games. Thomas is the best fantasy receiver in football, especially if Brees returns to New Orleans in 2020.OBJ had a horrible first year in Cleveland with 1,045 yards receiving and 4 receiving touchdowns. He is more of a WR2 that needs to stay healthy and have better chemistry with Baker Mayfield to achieve WR1 status.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
149/1725/9 . . . while playing with a backup QB for a good chunk of the season. That's all you need to know. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Michael Thomas just put up the best season for a WR of all time and there's very little reason to doubt that he could put up another dominant performance in 2020. Even when Drew Brees went down, MT was still dominant with Teddy Bridgewater. Thomas is clearly the WR1 in drafts this season and it's not even close. If you want to build your fantasy team around Thomas, you're not going to find any complaints here...OBJ is moving into the Adam Thielen role in Kevin Stefanksi's offense and should be the target leader in this offense. As long as he can stay healthy, OBJ has the potential to finish the season as a high-end WR1. However, there are legitimate concerns regarding OBJ's health and whether or not he's going to be to able to stay on the field for all 16 games. The benefit this season, versus in previous years, is that those concerns are baked into Beckham's ADP. He's a solid WR2 addition for your roster with WR1 upside.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
There's a very good chance Michael Thomas won't repeat as the fantasy WR1 in 2020. In fact the WR1 hasn't repeated since 2014. But is anybody else more likely to top all receivers in 2020? Absolutely not! The reality is that it's really hard to consistently churn out league-winning fantasy performances but Michael Thomas is rightly the consensus WR1. You can safely take him anywhere between 1.03 in PPR and 1.06 in non-PPR without any complaints from me.OBJ once again battled injuries and poor QB play as he disappointed for the third consecutive season. This year was arguably worse as he played 16 games despite injury but continued to disappoint most weeks. It's very difficult to trust Odell to any extent, especially with the potential move to an even more run-heavy offence and the arrival of Austin Hooper. While the possible injury issues for Jarvis Landry may initially open up some opportunities, there are many safer options this high in the draft.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
Michael Thomas targets and fantasy ranks last three seasons: 2017: 149 targets - WR5 2018: 147 targets - WR6 2019: 185 targets - WR1Odell saw 137 targets last season and received a 26% target share, which led the team. Odell saw 15 targets in the red zone, but only came down with 1 TD in goal line situations. He finished with 4 TDs on the season. During the offseason Odell had sports hernia surgery and it was reported that he is near full health. In an interview he stated, "I would honestly say this is probably going to be one of my best seasons -- bigger, stronger, faster. This my time.'' Odell saw the 3rd most air yards last season, with 1,801. He is due for positive regression in a few different areas. @gnarlynickk
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Averaging 117 receptions over his first 4 years. Not sure how you could rank him below 1 with Brees back.Mulligan please. Played the year hampered by his core and a coach. Odell Beckham in the Kevin Stefanski, Stefon Diggs role would be awesome because Odell is better..Odell had the second most deep targets in 2019, with some of the worst production. Only the Carolina duo had worse numbers, of WRs with at least 21 deep targets, go figure.