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  Saints | Michael Thomas surpasses 150-yard mark    Sun Nov 10, 05:10 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 13 passes for 152 yards against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 10. He was targeted 14 times during the game.

Footballguys view: Thomas is on track to break Marvin Harrison's record for receptions in a season and he converting targets into catches at an astounding rate. He should have another ceiling game against the Bucs next week.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas surpasses 100-yard mark    Sun Oct 27, 05:09 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 11 passes for 112 yards and one touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8. He was targeted 11 times during the game.

Footballguys view: Thomas is on pace to break Marvin Harrison's single season reception record halfway through the season. He's the most valuable wide receiver in PPR leagues.

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  Saints | Big game for Michael Thomas     Sun Oct 20, 11:08 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught nine of his 11 targets for 131 yards in a 36-25 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 7.

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  Saints | Eight receptions for Michael Thomas    Sun Oct 13, 04:20 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught eight passes for 89 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6. He was targeted 12 times during the game.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas to be busy?    Sat Oct 12, 09:23 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas needs to be targeted as much as possible, according to QB Teddy Bridgewater. 'Man, I have one of the best wide receivers in the NFL out here and I get to throw the ball to him whenever I feel like it,' Bridgewater said.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas goes bonkers in win    Sun Oct 6, 08:13 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas rolled up 11 receptions for 182 yards and two touchdowns on 13 targets in Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Footballguys view: Thomas was dominant against the Bucs secondary. He and Teddy Bridgewater are on the same page and he should be among the top options in DFS next week as long as Jalen Ramsey doesn't play when the Saints go to Jacksonville.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas nearly tops 100 yards    Mon Sep 30, 01:27 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught nine passes for 95 yards during the team's Week 4 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas posts 54 yards, touchdown    Mon Sep 23, 01:14 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught five of his seven targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 versus the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas logs 10 receptions    Mon Sep 16, 12:31 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 10 passes (on 13 targets) for 89 yards in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas opens with 123 yards    Mon Sep 9, 11:54 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas posted 10 receptions for 123 yards on 13 targets in Week 1 against the Houston Texans on Monday, Sept. 9.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas scores in win    Sat Aug 24, 11:15 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught two passes for 39 yards and a touchdown in a 28-13 preseason win over the New York Jets Saturday, Aug. 24.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas not done    Thu Aug 1, 01:51 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas, who on Wednesday, July 31, signed a lucrative second contract, told general manager Mikey Loomis that he plans to sign a third contract with the Saints. 'After I signed that deal I told Mickey I'll be back to do a third deal,' Thomas said. 'Now it's on to the next goal. You're now the highest-paid, now you've got to go earn it. So that's the biggest thing I'm trying to do. I'm trying to earn every penny of it.'

Footballguys view: Thomas is far from done. He's one of the best in the league and the Saints paid him as such. Thomas is up-and-down at times as a fantasy factor but his end-of-the-season numbers are always in the WR1 tier.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas agrees to deal    Wed Jul 31, 09:12 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas agreed to a five-year, $100 million extension Wednesday, July 31. The deal includes $61 million guaranteed, and he becomes the highest-paid receiver in the league, through the 2024 season.

Footballguys view: Thomas was in the final year of his new contract and now gets the money he deserves, especially after catching 321 passes for 3,787 yards and 23 touchdowns through his first three seasons in the league. Fantasy GMs know what he can do as the top target for QB Drew Brees, and Thomas has a current ADP of WR4 (1.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas yet to report    Thu Jul 25, 12:11 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas is seeking a new contract and has not reported to the team's training facility as of Thursday, July 25. The Saints begin training-camp practices on Friday, July 26.

Footballguys view: Thomas deserves to be paid at the top of the market. The Saints aren't in a great spot cap wise, but they can make this work. Don't move Thomas down unless this extends well into August.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas in a league of his own    Wed Jul 10, 10:11 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has logged 321 receptions since entering the NFL, and he is the only player in league history to record at least 300 catches in his first three seasons.

Footballguys view: Thomas should have never fallen to the second round of the draft. He's simply one of the best and brightest stars in the NFL today. In late June, Thomas and the Saints were trying to get a new deal done that would make him one of the highest paid receivers in the league. Thomas has a current ADP is WR3 (1.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas unstoppable in the slot    Thu Jul 4, 05:36 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has averaged 3.63 yards per route run while lining up in the slot since 2017 - the best such mark for any receiver with at least 235 routes run out of the slot over the last two seasons.

Footballguys view: Drew Brees has a favorite target in Thomas and that's going to continue in 2019. Thomas might be on the board near the turn between the first and second round in most fantasy drafts. His current ADP is WR3 (1.10) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas talks improving    Fri Jun 21, 11:40 AM

Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas' asking price has come down to $22 million per year, while the Saints are sitting at $18 million per year. Thomas is in Europe, and nothing is imminent.

Footballguys view: Thomas has earned the right to set his price. The Saints should find a way to get this done with little else established in their long term wide receiver corps right now.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas talks far apart    Wed Jun 19, 11:46 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas and the team remain far apart in contract talks, and nothing is imminent. However, both sides are motivated to get a deal done.

Footballguys view: Deals get done at deadlines, but Thomas has one more year left on his rookie deal. A second-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft, Thomas has a cap hit of $1.6 million in 2019. Whatever agreement the two sides come to will likely make Thomas one of the highest paid receivers in the league. He is in for a huge pay increase in the near future. In fact, we think the Saints get something done before the start of the regular season.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas dominant in the slot    Tue Jun 18, 09:38 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas averaged 3.68 yards per route run from the slot in 2018, easily the highest average among qualified receivers per Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: The headline should be just 'Michael Thomas dominant.' It doesn't matter if it's from the slot or the outside, Thomas is one of the best in the game today. Thomas ran 158 routes from the slot in 2018 and was targeted 54 times which led to 46 catches for 577 yards and three touchdowns.

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  Saints | New Orleans talking with Michael Thomas    Mon Jun 17, 06:17 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has had some contract extension talks with the Saints, according to general manager Mickey Loomis.

Footballguys view: Thomas is in the final year of his rookie contract and is on the books for only $1.6 million in 2019. We'll see if the Saints can find a way to get him a new deal before he hits the open market (or more precisely is franchise tagged) in 2020. Thomas is likely to be the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL when a new contract is agreed upon.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas eyeing payday    Sun Mar 10, 12:11 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas tweeted congratulations Saturday, March 9 to Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown regarding his new extension which equates to $19.8M per season, and now awaits a new deal of his own, which in the estimation of veteran reporter, could fetch at least $20 million per year.

Footballguys view: Thomas is entering the final year of his rookie contract and has a cap hit of only $1.6 million. Expect him to break the bank when he gets to free agency. The Saints would be wise to wrap him up ASAP as Thomas has been one of the best and most consistent receivers in the league since he stepped onto the field.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas looking to cash in?    Wed Jan 30, 01:30 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas is eligible for a contract extension and could be in line for money in the 'Odell Beckham neighborhood,' according to MMQB's Albert Breer. Thomas is set to earn $1.148 million in 2019 before becoming a free agent in 2020.

Footballguys view: The Saints would be smart to lock Thomas up at 2019 prices to keep goodwill between him and the franchise and get a savings from 2020 rates when the cap is almost certain to go up again.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas held in check in loss    Sun Jan 20, 07:53 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas registered just four receptions for 36 yards on seven receptions in the NFC Championship Game loss against the Los Angeles Rams.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas tops in efficiency    Sun Jan 20, 12:27 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 86 percent of his targets this season. That was the highest single-season percentage in NFL history from one player to another (minimum: 100 completions).

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  Saints | Michael Thomas a postseason fiend    Tue Jan 15, 05:13 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas is just the fourth player since 1970 to achieve multiple playoff games with at least 130 receiving yards.

Footballguys view: Thomas is arguably the most important piece of the Saints offense not named QB Drew Brees. They continue to march towards the Super Bowl and have a tough matchup against the Rams in the NFC Championship Game.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas torches Philly    Sun Jan 13, 08:05 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 12 of his 16 targets for 171 yards and a touchdown in a 20-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round Sunday, Jan. 13.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas records five grabs    Sun Dec 30, 07:05 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas posted a team-high five receptions for 29 yards on seven targets in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas eyeing franchise record    Mon Dec 24, 03:08 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas needs 24 receiving yards in Week 17 to surpass former WR Joe Horn for the franchise's single-season record of 1,399 yards. Horn set the mark in 2004.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas racks up 11 receptions    Sun Dec 23, 11:06 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas posted 11 catches for a team-high 109 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets in Week 16 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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  Saints | Average night for Michael Thomas    Mon Dec 17, 11:25 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas registered seven receptions for 49 yards on nine targets in Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers on Monday, Dec. 17.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas just misses triple digits    Sun Dec 9, 07:41 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas registered 11 receptions for 98 yards on 13 targets in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Footballguys view: Thomas had been held down in recent weeks, but came through in PPR leagues as a frequent target for Drew Brees on an afternoon when not much came easy for the Saints offense.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas on track to play    Fri Dec 7, 05:26 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas practices in full    Thu Dec 6, 05:03 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas back on the field    Thu Dec 6, 03:19 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was participating during the media access portion of practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

Footballguys view: Thomas is safe for Week 14, although he and the Saints might have to deal with some rain and wind on Sunday. Check the weather on Sunday morning for a better read on the passing game outlook.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas not practicing    Wed Dec 5, 04:58 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Footballguys view: It's Wednesday so Thomas missing playing time is not too alarming. He might be getting some extra rest for this banged up ankle. We expect Thomas to be ready to go in Week 14 against the Buccaneers.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas held in check    Thu Nov 29, 11:15 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught five of his eight targets for 40 yards in a 13-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13.

Footballguys view: Thomas was covered well and his run after catch opportunities were limited in the loss. He'll surely have a better game against the Bucs next week.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas won't be shadowed    Thu Nov 29, 10:03 AM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas isn't expected to be shadowed by Dallas Cowboys CB Byron Jones, who has held opposing quarterbacks to a 67.4 passer rating when throwing at him.

Footballguys view: Thomas was already in your lineup, but this makes a better case for putting him in DFS lineups despite his high price.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas quiet in win    Thu Nov 22, 11:17 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught four of his six targets for 38 yards in a 31-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 12.

Footballguys view: These floor games will happen with the Saints running game and defense clicking and allowing them to stay conservative on offense while nursing big leads. Thomas is a boom/bust WR1 heading to Dallas on Thursday.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas gets into the end zone    Sun Nov 18, 10:38 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas registered four receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas busy in road victory    Sun Nov 11, 04:18 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas registered game highs with eight catches, 70 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 10 win against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Footballguys view: Thomas is unstoppable right now. There's nobody in Philadelphia's secondary that will slow him down next week. The Saints playoff schedule bodes well for the teams that he's carrying to the playoffs.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas excelling as top target    Tue Nov 6, 01:36 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has been targeted by QB Drew Brees on 29.6 percent of his passing attempts this season entering Week 10, the highest target percentage any receiver Brees has thrown to since arriving in New Orleans in 2006.

Footballguys view: Thomas has caught 88.6 percent of his targets, ranking first among receivers with at least 15 targets this season. Fantasy GMs are locking him every week.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas calls in career high    Sun Nov 4, 10:11 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas roasted the Los Angeles Rams for 12 catches, a career-high 211 yards and a touchdown on 15 targets in Week 9. After his fourth-quarter score he was flagged for 15 yards with a flip-phone celebration with a prop hidden under the goal post, which was an ode to former WR Joe Horn.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas logs full practice    Thu Nov 1, 07:39 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (shoulder) was upgraded at practice Thursday, Nov. 1, getting in a full session.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas limited Wednesday    Wed Oct 31, 07:30 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this shoulder injury for Thomas. The injury does not seem to be serious but make sure to check on his practice status this Friday.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas logs 81 yards    Sun Oct 28, 11:24 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught five passes on six targets for 81 yards in a 30-20 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas back in the end zone    Sun Oct 21, 11:14 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught seven of his nine targets for 69 yards and a touchdown, his first since Week 2, in a 24-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas post 74 yards    Mon Oct 8, 11:36 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas posted four receptions for 74 yards on five targets in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins on Monday, Oct. 8.

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  Saints | New Orleans duo dominating the red zone    Sun Oct 7, 01:33 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara and WR Michael Thomas are tied for the league lead with 10 receptions inside the 20 - three more than any other player.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas held in check    Sun Sep 30, 11:43 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught all four of his targets for 47 yards in a 33-18 win over the New York Giants in Week 4.

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  Saints | Michael Thomas on historic pace    Fri Sep 28, 11:30 PM

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has caught 38 of his 40 targets this year, and his 95 percent catch rate is the highest mark of any player with at least 38 catches since the NFL began tracking targets in 1992.

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