Who Should I Draft?

Odell Beckham Jr. or Michael Thomas

 
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  Odell Beckham Jr.
WR - CLE
Odell Beckham Jr.
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
 
 
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Avg Projection180.0182.9-
    
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  Odell Beckham Jr.
WR - CLE
Odell Beckham Jr.
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. TEN vs. HOU
Week 2 at NYJ at LAR
Week 3 vs. LAR at SEA
Week 4 at BAL vs. DAL
Week 5 at SF vs. TB
Week 6 vs. SEA at JAC
Week 7BYE WEEK at CHI
Week 8 at NE vs. ARI
Week 9 at DENBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. BUF vs. ATL
Week 11 vs. PIT at TB
Week 12 vs. MIA vs. CAR
Week 13 at PIT at ATL
Week 14 vs. CIN vs. SF
Week 15 at ARI vs. IND
Week 16 vs. BAL at TEN
Week 17 at CIN at CAR
  Odell Beckham Jr.
WR - CLE
Odell Beckham Jr.
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Receiving
   
Receptions89.0113.1
Rec Yards1,249.11,338.5
Rec TDs9.08.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts4.10.0
Rush Yards16.90.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points180.0182.9
   
  Odell Beckham Jr.
WR - CLE
Odell Beckham Jr.
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Points 
Week 111.022.0
Week 25.118.9
Week 310.912.9
Week 47.04.7
Week 523.47.4
Week 64.4
Week 720.212.9
Week 813.68.1
Week 927.1
Week 1019.319.0
Week 1114.515.2
Week 128.53.8
Week 1315.54.0
Week 149.8
Week 154.9
Week 1616.9
Week 172.9
  Odell Beckham Jr.
WR - CLE
Odell Beckham Jr.
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
2018 Targets 
Week 11517
Week 2913
Week 31010
Week 4114
Week 5145
Week 610
Week 7119
Week 8116
Week 915
Week 10118
Week 1144
Week 1296
Week 1398
Week 1413
Week 159
Week 1613
Week 177
  Odell Beckham Jr.
WR - CLE
Odell Beckham Jr.
Michael Thomas
WR - NO
Michael Thomas
Expert 
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
44 TD in 59 career games, 3rd-most among WRs in NFL history thru 59 games - quicks, route-running, hands, YAC ability should be match made in heaven with QB Mayfield's accuracy, anticipationOnly 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%)
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
If OBJ stays healthy we may be talking about him being the first receiver off the board next season. I don't think we need to talk about how good OBJ is, we have seen the numbers he can put up with Eli Manning, this connection could be and likely will be game changing. 
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
OBJ was 13th last season in True Target Value with Eli Manning throwing him the ball. If those targets came from Baker Mayfield instead, OBJ would have been the 9th WR. Now factor in that Mayfield was 12th in True Throw Value in his ROOKIE SEASON and OBJ becomes a top-3 WR option with potential for for a WR1 finish. 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
If you said a couple of years ago that Beckham Jr. would move from the Giants to the Browns and be seeing a massive upgrade in both offense and quarterback play, you would have sounded ridiculous. There's no way to fully understand how the Browns offense will unfold, given the new offensive coordinator and the fact that they probably won't need to throw quite as much with an improved overall defense. But none of that really matters. Beckham has basically averaged a 1500-yard, 12-touchdown pace since he entered into the league, and should now have an elite quarterback throwing him the ball. There are plenty of mouths to feed in Cleveland and Beckham has battled injuries in his career, but don't kid yourself. He's going to have a monster year. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
You have to love the landing spot for Beckham, as he's now tied to a franchise quarterback who's deadly accurate. The issue is that the Browns are a franchise that has tons of talent on the defensive side of the ball, which may limit the amount of pass attempts to go around. Still, you don't trade for Beckham and not use him. He may not belong in the elite tier in year one with the Browns, but it shouldn't shock anyone if he finishes there. He is an outlierThree 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 selection
Sean Koerner
The Action Network
 low floor attached to Brees, more weapons around him this year
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
You can argue that there is not a more talented receiver, or even football player in the league. Now that Beckham is in Cleveland with the next great quarterback, his situation is much better than he's ever seen before. With those two in mind, he has as good of a chance as anyone to finish as the WR1 but with soft tissue injuries in his past, he comes with the most risk of any elite receiver too.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.
Kyle Yates
The Fantasy Footballers
The general public has seemingly forgotten about OBJ and his talents and abilities when he's on the field. Injuries marred his season last year, but he's the best wideout in the game when he plays. Now, he heads to a situation with an ascending QB talent in Baker Mayfield who can take full advantage of OBJ's quickness and route-running ability. Baker's going to latch onto Odell early and the sky's the limit for him in 2019.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
People are a little too scared of Odell this season. His target market share is likely going to decrease...but he's also going to a different market. Odell moves from a bad offense, with a bad QB, to an elite offense, with an already elite QB. Also, is there really that much competition for targets? Sure Landry will get his, but Njoku's never been a target hog, and they are likely to use Chubb on most downs ahead of Duke (assuming Duke is still even on the team come week 1). Behind them all you have is Antonio Calloway, Rashard Higgins and Damion Ratley. People can't honestly expect those guys to take that many targets away from Odell! Is he a first round pick? Probably not. But he's a great second round pick, and I wouldn't be shocked at all if he were to finish in the top 3.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 1
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Beckahm Jr. is still one of the best wide receivers in the NFL and playing with QB Baker Mayfield is going to really help his fantasy production in 2019.Thomas had 125 receptions for 1,405 yards and 9 touchdowns last season and he should be heavily targeted again in 2019.