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  • Michael Thomas Likely To Have Ankle Surgery

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) is likely to have surgery on the torn deltoid and other ligaments in his ankle this offseason, according to a source. Thomas knew it was likely quarterback Drew Brees' last year and didn't want to miss out on a possible Super Bowl run. A high-ankle sprain limited the All-Pro wideout to just seven games this year. He often was playing at far less than 100 percent, catching just 40 passes for 438 yards and no touchdowns during the regular season. The 27-year-old did find the end zone in the wild-card win over the Bears, but he was a massive fantasy bust as the first receiver off the board in the first round in most drafts after his 149-catch, 1,725-yard season in 2019. Thomas should be a top-10 wideout, if healthy, in 2021, but losing Brees will also be a downgrade for his overall outlook moving forward.

    Jan 19 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Michael Thomas Gets No Yards In Loss

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas finished with zero yards on four targets in Sunday's divisional-round loss to the Buccaneers. After a terrific wild-card showing last week with five receptions for 73 yards and a score on seven targets, Thomas fell flat this week. Despite an injury-ridden season, the WR is clearly the top receiving option on the team heading into 2021 and remains a WR1 despite the potential change at QB.

    Jan 17 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Michael Thomas A WR1 In Divisional Round

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas pencils in as a solid WR1 this week against Tampa in the Divisional Round. Last week, Thomas put up five receptions for 73 yards and a score against a solid Bears secondary and looked much more like his All-Pro self from the 2019 season when he finished as the No. 1 fantasy wideout than he did for most of this year while fighting through a high-ankle sprain. The Bucs allow the 11th-most points to fantasy wideouts, so Thomas is a strong play this week given his massive role in this offense and the favorable matchup.

    Jan 13 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Michael Thomas Hauls In 73 Yards

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas finished with five receptions for 73 yards and a score on seven targets in Sunday's wild-card win over the Bears. Thomas was able to return to the field after being on Injured Reserve to conclude the regular season because of a high-ankle sprain that he's dealt with for much of the year. Nevertheless, the receiver was quite effective in Sunday's victory and caught his first touchdown of the season. Next up is a matchup with a Bucs team that is generous to fantasy wideouts, meaning that Thomas is once again a strong WR1 play after he looked the best he has all year against the Bears. In two contests against the Bucs during the regular season, Thomas had eight receptions for 68 yards on 11 targets.

    Jan 10 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas Officially Active

    New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara and wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) are officially active for the wild-card playoff game against the Bears on Sunday. Kamara tested positive for COVID-19 and missed the Week 17 regular season finale but has been cleared from all the protocols. He was the top fantasy RB in PPR formats and scored six touchdowns to help fantasy managers win their leagues in Week 16. Kamara will be back in a lot of lineups in playoff leagues. Thomas was activated from Injured Reserve on Saturday and will be playing for the first time in four weeks. The 27-year-old All-Pro had a disappointing 2020 season with just 40 receptions, 438 yards and no touchdowns after leading the league the previous two seasons in catches. Thomas will have WR1 upside, but he'll continue to be a risk-reward fantasy pass-catcher, depending on how productive he can be while fighting through his ankle injury.

    Jan 10 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas Alvin Kamara
  • Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas Activated

    New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara and wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) have been activated ahead of Sunday's wild-card playoff game against the Bears. Kamara tested positive for COVID-19 last week and missed the Week 17 regular season finale. He still needs final clearance before the game on Sunday, but all signs are pointing toward the Saints having their star rusher available. Kamara scored a ridiculous six touchdowns in Week 16 and was the No. 1 overall fantasy RB in PPR leagues in 2020. He'll be a popular fantasy selection on Sunday. Thomas will return from Injured Reserve after battling a high-ankle sprain for much of the season. The top wideout in 2019, the 27-year-old was a huge disappointment this year due to injuries. If he's closer to full health, though, he has WR1 upside on wild-card weekend.

    Jan 9 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas Alvin Kamara
  • Michael Thomas A Solid Play This Weekend

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas(ankle) is a solid play this week if he plays. The WR missed Weeks 15-17 while on Injured Reserve due to an ankle injury that has been bothering him all season. Thomas could only play seven total games in 2020 after he compiled 40 receptions for 438 yards in the regular season. Nevertheless, the team is set to activate the WR from IR this week, and he is expected to suit up against Chicago on Sunday. The Bears are stingy against fantasy wideouts, but the volume Thomas should see keeps him as a strong play, especially considering the New Orleans receiving unit is banged up and running backAlvin Kamara might not play after testing positive for COVID-19 last week.

    Jan 7 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas