Michael Thomas

WR · New Orleans Saints

Height 6'3" Weight 212
DOB 1993-03-03 Age 30.5
College Ohio State

2023 Fantasy Rankings

WR # 43 (Tier 7) · ADP (12-team PPR): 8.11, 95th

Position Rankings

Tier 7
41Nico Collins, HOU724.510.077.9
42Kadarius Toney, KC1024.69.034.1
43Michael Thomas, NO1130.58.1114.4
44Mike Evans, TB530.16.1212.5
45Skyy Moore, KC1023.08.062.3
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Michael Thomas Is A Week 2 Start Candidate

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    New Orleans Saints veteran wide receiver Michael Thomas has regained a role in the offense over the first two weeks of the season, hauling in 12 receptions on 17 targets for 116 yards. Thomas has seen consistent usage, making him an attractive FLEX option for Week 3 against a Green Bay defense that has been hit-or-miss. While the game is likely to be a lower-scoring affair, Thomas should deliver due to his consistent volume. Fire him up in Week 3 but be cautious that he could be held without a touchdown again.

    Sep 22 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Michael Thomas Draws Nine Targets In Week 2

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    New Orleans Saints veteran receiver Michael Thomas was targeted early and often in the Week 2 win over the Carolina Panthers on Monday night. Thomas drew nine targets, catching seven of them for 55 yards. The 30-year-old should be startable as long as he is healthy in PPR leagues if he continues to draw high volume like he has throughout the first two weeks. He has built chemistry with quarterback Derek Carr and is finally healthy for the first time in two seasons.

    Sep 18 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Michael Thomas - Week 2 Outlook for Fantasy Football

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    New Orleans Saints veteran wide receiver Michael Thomas looked great in his return to the field in Week 1, earning eight targets. With Derek Carr consistently looking his way, Thomas should be in play as a FLEX option for the rest of the season as long as he is healthy. While the Week 2 matchup against the Carolina Panthers is anticipated to be low scoring, Thomas should still see enough volume to capture a respectable fantasy outing. Consider him for your FLEX this week, as he is in WR3 range.

    Sep 15 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Michael Thomas Is A Sneaky Week 1 Play

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    New Orleans Saints veteran receiver Michael Thomas has played three games in the past two seasons, battling numerous injuries along the way, but finally claims to be healthy. The 30-year-old receiver was a late-round selection in fantasy drafts this season due to his inability to be on the field, but when he did play last season he was still very good and looked like his record-setting 2019 self. With Olave likely garnering the attention of opposing teams' top cornerback, Thomas could have the ability to be open often. Against a rebuilding Tennessee secondary, Thomas is a more than capable flex option for Week 1. He scored three touchdowns in three games last season and could start off hot again when on the field.

    Sep 8 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Michael Thomas A Risk/Reward Proposition

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    The Athletic's Larry Holder writes that we are in "see-it-to-believe-it" mode with New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas after the 2019 Offensive Player of the Year has played in just three games since Week 14 of 2020 due to injuries. However, he was a full participant in training camp practices and played in the preseason opener. The 30-year-old is motivated to show that he can still play in the NFL, and the Saints could use a viable complement in the offense next to second-year wideout Chris Olave. Holder thinks Thomas could be a sneaky addition to fantasy rosters, but it's also a risky thought. For what it's worth, he had 16 catches for 171 yards and three touchdowns in three games in 2022. If he can stay healthy, he should be a solid WR4/flex option for fantasy managers.

    Sep 5 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • 'The comeback is real': Will this be Michael Thomas' year of redemption?

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    After almost 1,100 days since Michael Thomas' first setback that derailed his career, the Saints have "zero concerns" about him heading into season.

    Aug 31 · ESPN Saints Michael Thomas
  • Saints' Thomas: Body didn't respond to surgeries

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    Saints receiver Michael Thomas, who has played in just 10 regular-season games over the past three years following toe and ankle injuries, said his body failed to respond to surgeries to help him heal.

    Aug 29 · ESPN Saints Michael Thomas
  • Offseason In Review: New Orleans Saints

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    After one of the most stable QB periods in NFL history, the Saints spent the past two seasons on a lower tier. While the Saints’ post-Drew Brees run of quarterbacks did not receive the attention the Broncos’ batch of failed Peyton Manning successor efforts did, New Orleans immediately regressed to a midlevel operation once Brees […]

    Aug 18 · Pro Football Rumors Offseason Saints Lynn Bowden Bryan Bresee Derek Carr Demario Davis Bryan Edwards Isaiah Foskey Jimmy Graham Carl Granderson Jake Haener Taysom Hill Jordan Howden Jesse James Juwan Johnson Cameron Jordan Alvin Kamara Keith Kirkwood Tanoh Kpassagnon Marshon Lattimore Wil Lutz Marcus Maye Kendre Miller Foster Moreau Chris Olave A.T. Perry Kyle Phillips Malcolm Roach Bradley Roby Nick Saldiveri Khalen Saunders Rashid Shaheed Nathan Shepherd Jaylon Smith Michael Thomas Payton Turner Darrel Williams Jamaal Williams Jameis Winston
  • Michael Thomas Trending In The Right Direction

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    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas, who has played in just 10 regular season games out of the last 50 in the last three years due to ankle and toe injuries, is fully practicing without limits at training camp. However, he's not claiming to be completely 100 percent. "I feel like I'm trending in the right direction," Thomas said. "Taking every day one day at a time, trying to execute at a high level, come out here and make plays and move the chains for the offense, take great coaching, correct my mistakes in the meeting room and just come out here and add value." The 30-year-old has more planned rest days to keep him healthy over the long term as well. Fantasy managers should not be expecting a return to All-Pro form, especially with Chris Olave being the No. 1 wideout now, but a healthy Thomas could be become a key contributor for the Saints offense in 2023 and a great value pick as a WR4/5 in fantasy drafts.

    Aug 2 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Michael Thomas Heavily Involved In Monday's Practice

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    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has infamously played in just 10 games over the last three seasons, but he was reportedly very involved in Monday's team drills, making several big plays. Saints beat writer Katherine Terrell said most of the top plays of the day (Monday) involved Thomas and quarterback Derek Carr targeted him often. This is a positive development for the 30-year-old receiver who seems to be healthy at this point in the offseason for the first time in a while. Thomas caught 16 passes for 171 yards and three touchdowns in just three games last season, so he could have more juice left in his body than many expect.

    Aug 1 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Michael Thomas A Full-Go For Training Camp

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    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is expected to be a full participant in the team's opening practice of training camp on Wednesday. The former All-Pro wideout has missed 40 games over the last three NFL seasons with multiple lower-body ailments, so it's a great sign to see him healthy this early in the offseason. Thomas could be well beyond his prime at age 30, but he projects to be no lower than the No. 2 wide receiver for Derek Carr in 2023. That said, he could have plenty of value if he can put the injury troubles to rest. Thomas is an affordable late-round option in fantasy drafts, so volume drafters should get some exposure to him.

    Jul 25 · Source via Saints Michael Thomas
  • Wide Receiver Stats



    WkVsScoreFPtsWR RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1TENW 16-158.6385280.012.38856112.2000-00
    2@CARW 20-179.0496077.911.7997557.9000-00


    WkVsScoreFPtsWR RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@ATLW 27-2620.283760.713.18855711.4200-00
    2TBL 10-2015.5175276.513.29966510.8100-00
    3@CARL 14-227.4524768.17.2555499.8000-00
    4MINW 28-250.0---------------
    5SEAW 39-320.0---------------
    6CINL 26-300.0---------------
    7@ARIL 34-420.0---------------
    8LVW 24-00.0---------------

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 3, 9, 7


    WkVsScoreFPtsWR RankSnpSnp%MS%OppTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1TBW 34-233.2825580.97.4553175.7000-00
    9@TBW 38-37.6544054.88.26655110.2000-00
    10SFW 27-133.7694678.011.97722713.5000-00
    11ATLW 24-914.9165786.418.21212910411.6000-00
    12@DENW 31-37.0474367.210.97645012.50111.0000
    13@ATLW 21-1615.0184760.314.11111910511.7000-00
    14@PHIL 21-2412.4245790.512.78888410.5000-00
    WCCHIW 21-915.8-5666.78.37757314.6100-00
    DPTBL 20-300.0-4569.26.24400-000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 11

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