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Injury Michael Thomas still "a couple weeks away"
Nearing end of recovery from summer ankle surgery
By: Doug Orth | Oct 18 2021, 11:55 pm

New Orleans
As the players on PUP are eligible to come off the list and practice, we took a look at some key ones. Of note: #Saints WR Michael Thomas is believed to be a few weeks away. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: While Thomas is eligible to return now, there's no way he would be allowed to play in Week 7 even if he was completely healthy; he has not knowingly practiced in roughly 10 months. A Week 8 return seems unlikely as well. It remains to be seen if his return is what allows HC Sean Payton to open up the offense a bit. In Thomas' absence, the Saints have evolved into one of the slower and run-heavy offenses in the league incapable of supporting even one fantasy receiver on a weekly basis.