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

Michael Thomas not only set the single season record for receptions in a season in 2019, he was the only true WR1 in PPR leagues as many of the top drafted receivers came back to the pack. Thomas did this despite Drew Brees missing five games. He will be joined by a better #2 receiver in Emmanuel Sanders, but Thomas is still far and away the best bet to the #1 fantasy receiver again this year. The biggest question around drafting him is whether to forego a top running back in round 1 for Thomas when many drafts will have 8-9 running backs go in the first round and 10-12 gone by the time a second round pick comes up for a team picking early in the first round, where Thomas will go in every draft. It's difficult to make the case against Thomas, but have a good running back plan in place to make up for the deficit created at the position when you take Thomas in the top 5. (May 6)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 3
Overall Redraft - 7, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 9, 10, 10, 20
WR Redraft PPR - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
Overall Redraft PPR - 5, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 10
WR Dynasty - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1
Overall Dynasty - 3, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 5

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2017 NO 16 0 0 0 149 104 1245 5
2018 NO 16 0 0 0 147 125 1405 9 2
2019 NO 16 1 -9 0 186 149 1725 9
2020 PROJ-Dodds 15.8 1.0 * * 118.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 16.0 1.0 * * 118.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 15.0 0.0 * * 115.0 * * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 0.0 * * 123.9 * * *

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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.

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 7
WR: 1
Overall-PPR: 5
WR-PPR: 1

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Latest News

Saints | Michael Thomas delivers on contested catches (Sun Jun 28, 07:12 PM) - New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has hauled in 57.4 percent of his contested catch opportunities since 2016, according to Pro Football Focus. That mark ranks third in the league over that span.

Our View: Thomas has a big body and a 'my ball' mentality that is among the best in the league. He'll rank high in this category once again in 2020.
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2020 Schedule

1vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2@ Las Vegas Raiders
3vs Green Bay Packers
4@ Detroit Lions
5vs Los Angeles Chargers
6--- BYE WEEK ---
7vs Carolina Panthers
8@ Chicago Bears
9@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
10vs San Francisco 49ers
11vs Atlanta Falcons
12@ Denver Broncos
13@ Atlanta Falcons
14@ Philadelphia Eagles
15vs Kansas City Chiefs
16vs Minnesota Vikings
17@ Carolina Panthers