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WR Michael Thomas - New Orleans Saints

6-3, 212Born: 3-3-1993College: Ohio St.Drafted: Round 2

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Summary

The Saints drafted Michael Thomas (6'-3" and 212 pounds) in the 2nd round in 2016. He earned Brees' confidence early and had a team leading 92 catches for 1,137 yards and 9 TDs in his rookie campaign. Thomas' successful rookie season prompted the Saints to trade Brandin Cooks to the Patriots for the 32nd pick last year. Thomas improved his production in his second year, again leading the team in reception with 104, in receiving yards with 1,245 and he tied Kamara with 5 receiving touchdowns. In his two seasons with the Saints, he has converted more first downs than all but two NFL wide receivers, Antonio Brown and Mike Evans. Thomas lacks break-away speed, but he is Drew Brees' favorite target by far and is primed to have his third straight productive season with the Saints. He should easily be Brees' primary target in 2018. He led the team in targets in his rookie season and then dominated targets last season. Thomas has averaged 98 catches and almost 1,200 yards over his first two seasons. (May 4)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 5, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7
Overall Redraft - 14, 10, 12, 13, 14, 14, 14, 15, 17, 17, 17, 20
WR Redraft PPR - 5, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7
Overall Redraft PPR - 14, 10, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 21
WR Dynasty - 4, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6
Overall Dynasty - 9, 6, 8, 11, 12, 15

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2016 NO 15 0 0 0 121 92 1137 9 2
2017 NO 16 0 0 0 149 104 1245 5
2018 PROJ-Dodds 15 1 * * 92 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 16 0 * * 100 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 94 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 94 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 14
WR: 5
Overall-PPR: 13
WR-PPR: 5

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