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Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas


Height: 6' 3"Weight: 212 lbsAge: 30College: Ohio StateDrafted: #47 (2nd Rd. by New Orleans)

Week 4 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) WR #34
Projection 6.7 pts

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Michael Thomas hauls in six passes in loss

Michael Thomas caught 6-of-9 targets for 50 receiving yards in New Orleans' 18-17 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Thomas ended up seeing a solid nine targets on the day and was able to haul in six of them. He had a solid outing in PPR formats, but his 50 receiving yards was underwhelming in 1/2 PPR or non-PPR leagues. He's a bit unpredictable week-to-week and is a flex play at best moving forward.

Leo SellsSep 25, 2023
Michael Thomas grabs seven passes Monday

Michael Thomas was targeted nine times, hauling in seven receptions for a total of 55 yards in Monday's 20-17 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact

Thomas was unable to find the end zone, keeping his season touchdown tally at a goose egg. His consistent involvement in the Saints' passing game is encouraging, however, as he's seen 17 targets over the first two weeks, converting 12 of those into receptions for 116 yards. Currently ranked as the WR49 for the week and WR41 for the season, Thomas is proving to be a reliable, if not explosive, option for fantasy managers. Looking ahead to Week 3, Thomas and the Saints will face off against the Green Bay Packers, a matchup that could provide the veteran receiver with an opportunity to finally break his touchdown drought.

Michael Thomas targeted eight times in season opener

Michael Thomas hauled in five of his eight targets for 61 yards against the Titans on Sunday afternoon. New Orleans ultimately defeated Tennessee by a score of 16-15.

Fantasy Impact

Injuries have plagued Thomas over the past few years, but he looked solid in his 2023 debut and wasted no time forming a rapport with Derek Carr. Despite being 30 years old and operating as the Saints' No. 2 wideout, Thomas should be viewed as a WR3 in fantasy football.

Andersen Pickard2 weeks ago
Michael Thomas: 'moving toward 100%'

Michael Thomas is "addicted to perfection," as he tries to return to his former All-Pro self. The 2019 OPOY is still trying to return to his former self.

Fantasy Impact

After leading the NFL in catches in both 2018 and 2019, Thomas has been dealing with injuries that have forced him to miss all but 10 games over the past three seasons. Thomas missed most of last season with a toe injury, and it is fair to wonder whether the now 30-year-old is washed up. However, the talent Thomas possesses speaks for itself, and with Derek Carr in New Orleans if Thomas can stay on the field there should be ample opportunities for him, especially considering the uncertainty around Alvin Kamara in the run game. Thomas is a high-upside gamble of a pick in redraft formats with a slight boost in PPR given his past success as a catch machine.

Sammy Schulman8 weeks ago
Michael Thomas: Saints GM Mickey Loomis feels good where Thomas is at

Saints GM Mickey Loomis said he feels "really good" where Michael Thomas is at physically.

Fantasy Impact

Thomas is expected to be a full participant heading into training camp on Wednesday. He appears to be fully healthy heading into this season after playing in 10 games over the past two seasons combined. Chris Olave should remain the No. 1 wide receiver in New Orleans, but Thomas could be the No. 2 target for Derek Carr. This will be a situation to monitor throughout training camp.

Ari Koslow9 weeks ago