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  • Michael Thomas Improving, No Guarantee For Week 4

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) is improving and has a chance to practice next week ahead of a Week 4 matchup with the Detroit Lions. The team is being very cautious with Thomas and they do not want him out there unless he's 100 percent, so this is no guarantee for his status against Detroit. Thomas has a 2-4 week timeline for his injury and Sunday's game is the second contest he's missed. It's very possible he practices this week and still doesn't play in Week 4. Hopefully Thomas heals up and his fantasy managers are able to roll him out there in Week 4 against a struggling Lions' secondary.

    Sep 27 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Michael Thomas Ruled Out For Week 3

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. Thomas will miss his second straight game as he continues to deal with a high-ankle sprain that he suffered late in Week 1 against the Buccaneers. The All-Pro wideout hasn't practiced yet since spraining his ankle, though there was a sliver of hope that he would be available for last week's game. If that's the case, there's probably a realistic shot at this point that Thomas is progressing and that he suits up for a Week 4 matchup against the Lions, as it would be the third week in his latest 2-4 week timeline. Receivers Tre'Quan Smith, Emmanuel Sanders and Jared Cook should all see an uptick in targets against Green Bay in Thomas' absence.

    Sep 25 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Michael Thomas Misses Practice Again

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) missed another practice on Thursday. Thomas has missed the last two days of practice this week and is likely to miss his second straight game as he tries to return from the dreaded high ankle sprain. With the Week 3 game on Sunday night against the Packers, there's even more reason to give up hope in using Thomas this weekend. Emmanuel Sanders proved in Week 2 that he can't be trusted with Thomas out of the lineup, as he had just one catch on three targets for 18 yards. Sanders had three catches for 15 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, so he's more of a WR4/5 in deeper leagues.

    Sep 24 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Michael Thomas Absent At Practice Wednesday

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday while he tries to recover from a high ankle sprain. Thomas missed the Monday night loss to the Raiders and could miss several more weeks. Fantasy managers shouldn't be expecting to get the All-Pro receiver back in Week 3 against the Packers. As we witnessed against Las Vegas, you can't really count on New Orleans' other receivers in Emmanuel Sanders or Tre'Quan Smith in the absence of Thomas. This game has the potential to be a high-scoring affair, but Sanders remains a boom/bust WR4/flex for much deeper leagues.

    Sep 23 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Michael Thomas Ruled Out Against Raiders

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Las Vegas Raiders. There was a "glimmer of hope" that Thomas would be able to suit up a week after suffering a high-ankle sprain, though that was probably false hope at best. This is ideal for fantasy managers because now they can pivot to options on their bench from Sunday's slate of games. Fellow wideout Emmanuel Sanders and tight end Jared Cook should see a larger share of targets while Tre'Quan Smith has some appeal as a sleeper against the Raiders' suspect secondary.

    Sep 19 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Michael Thomas Not At Practice Friday

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) was not present at practice on Friday for the second straight day. There were reports that Thomas "felt fantastic" at practice on Thursday, and there is a "glimmer of hope" that he can play in Week 2 on Monday night against the Raiders, but it's a long shot, at best. The All-Pro receiver is dealing with a high ankle sprain, which can keep players out up to a month or more. The 27-year-old is known as a quick healer and wants to get back out there as soon as possible, but fantasy managers need to keep realistic expectations. You should be planning to be without Thomas this week. Both Emmanuel Sanders and Jared Cook should have heavy target shares with Thomas likely out.

    Sep 18 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Glimmer Of Hope For Michael Thomas In Week 2

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) "felt fantastic" at practice on Thursday and there is a "little glimmer of hope" that he can play on Monday night against the Raiders, according to a source. It's still unlikely that Thomas plays with his high ankle sprain, but the Saints were pleased with Thomas' progress even though he didn't actually practice. With the Saints playing on Monday this week, you almost have no choice but to bench the All-Pro wideout this week. The 27-year-old is making good progress, though, so there's an outside chance he could be back for Week 3. With Thomas likely out, Emmanuel Sanders and Jared Cook should be quarterback Drew Brees' go-to targets through the air against Las Vegas.

    Sep 18 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Michael Thomas Sits Out Again Thursday

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) missed practice for the second straight day and is unlikely to play in Week 2 against the Raiders on Monday night at this point while dealing with a high ankle sprain that he suffered in Week 1. It's a really tough blow for those that took the All-Pro wideout in the first round of their fantasy drafts, but you'll have to be patient as he works his way back. Emmanuel Sanders and Jared Cook should be the team's top receivers with Thomas on the shelf, with Tre'Quan Smith serving as the No. 2 receiver behind Sanders. Veteran quarterback Drew Brees will have a lower ceiling without his go-to target in the fold, but he could still put up QB1 numbers on Monday night.

    Sep 17 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas