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Week 3 Outlook
The Saints placed WR Michael Thomas on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Thomas (ankle) is also on the reserve/PUP list. He's first eligible to return in Week 8. It remains to be seen whether or not he'll be able to.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Saints are expected to place Michael Thomas (foot) on the PUP list, which will sideline him for the first six weeks of the season.
New Orleans has an early bye week, which means Thomas would only miss five games if he's able to return when first eligible. The former All-Pro wideout is certainly worth drafting-and-stashing given his enormous fantasy upside should he reach 100% health at some point this year.
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas met with HC Sean Payton, and the meeting helped move both parties towards reconciliation, per Charles Robinson of Yahoo.
It's been a rocky few months for the Saints and their star receiver, including an incident where Thomas was benched for punching a teammate last season. There are reports from earlier this week that Thomas was frustrated about the timing of his ankle surgery, leading to no communication with the team for three months. The Saints need to do everything in their power to resolve this situation because they have a thin WR corps without Thomas, and the team will incur $20 million in dead cap if they trade him.
After the 2020 season, the Saints’ medical staff advised Michael Thomas to undergo surgery to repair ligament damage. Thomas got a second opinion that disagreed with the team’s staff which led to a series of unreturned calls.
Thomas was placed on the preseason PUP list in July. He's expected to miss up to the first six regular-season games after undergoing ankle surgery in June. While the unreturned calls are something to monitor, especially for dynasty managers, Thomas is a great stash for the second half of the redraft season. His draft stock took a huge blow with the surgery, but there is no reason to doubt the talent when healthy.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) was placed on the preseason Physically Unable to Perform List Monday.
As expected, Thomas was placed on the preseason PUP list Monday. He's expected to miss all of September after undergoing ankle surgery in June. The Saints star wideout could miss the first six regular-season games if he remains on the PUP to start the year. Thomas is an injury stash for the second half of the season. Alvin Kamara, Tre’Quan Smith, Marquez Calloway, and newly signed Chris Hogan will see more target share while Thomas is sidelined. The 28-year-old’s draft stock has taken a significant hit and is currently 29th among all wideouts in the latest expert consensus draft rankings.