WR Michael Thomas - New Orleans Saints

6-3, 212Born: 3-3-1993College: Ohio St.Drafted: Round 2, pick 47 (2016)

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Summary

There's not much room to improve from a season-long numbers standpoint for Thomas, but like his quarterback, he was a boom/bust option week-to-week, with low troughs and sky high peaks. He'll have better and healthier options around him in the passing game this year and the Saints aren't likely to shed their penchant to go conservative on offense once they are in control of a game. He's going to cost an early pick and he's worth it with the chance of yet another step forward in his game, but prepare for a rollercoaster ride. (May 1)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 5, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 14
Overall Redraft - 17, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 16, 39
WR Redraft PPR - 4, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 8, 9
Overall Redraft PPR - 9, 7, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 13, 15, 19
WR Dynasty - 3, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5
Overall Dynasty - 7, 7, 7, 8

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 NO 16 0 0 0 147 125 1405 9 2
2019 PROJ-Dodds 16.0 1.0 * * 103.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 0.0 * * 113.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 0.0 * * 110.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 0.0 * * 107.1 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Michael Thomas's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 12
WR: 4
Overall-PPR: 9
WR-PPR: 4

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Latest News

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.

Our 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.

Our 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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2019 Schedule

1vs Houston Texans
2@ Los Angeles Rams
3@ Seattle Seahawks
4vs Dallas Cowboys
5vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6@ Jacksonville Jaguars
7@ Chicago Bears
8vs Arizona Cardinals
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Atlanta Falcons
11@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12vs Carolina Panthers
13@ Atlanta Falcons
14vs San Francisco 49ers
15vs Indianapolis Colts
16@ Tennessee Titans
17@ Carolina Panthers