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, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13
Overall Redraft - 17, 8, 10, 11, 14, 16, 16, 18, 21, 39
WR Redraft PPR - 4, 1, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
Overall Redraft PPR - 10, 3, 10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 12, 17, 17, 20
WR Dynasty - 4, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5
Overall Dynasty - 7, 7, 8, 8, 9

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 * * 104.0 * * *
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 * * 99.2 * * *

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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: 13
WR: 4
Overall-PPR: 10
WR-PPR: 3

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Latest News

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.

Our 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.

Our 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.

Our 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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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