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Wide Receiver, New Orleans Saints

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Draft: 2016 Round 2 (16)
College: Ohio State
Ht: 6’3”  Wt: 212 DOB: 1994-06-16 Age: 25
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#6 2 2.01

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2016 NO 15 121 92 1,137 12.4 9 0 0 - 0 167.7 11.2
2017 NO 16 149 104 1,245 12.0 5 0 0 - 0 154.5 9.7
2018 NO 16 147 125 1,405 11.2 9 0 0 - 0 194.5 12.2
2019 (Projected) NO     120 1,388 11.6 8 0 0 - 0 186.8  

2019 Outlook
Depth Chart
Fresh off of signing a new $100 million contract, Thomas looks to follow up his 125-catch performance last year with another elite year in 2019.

Thomas' 321 receptions and 77% catch rate since joining the league in 2016 are the most at the wide receiver position, better than Antonio Brown (311) and DeAndre Hopkins (289). His 80.6 yard per game average ranks sixth over that period, and his 3787 receiving yards places him fifth behind Julio Jones, Brown, Hopkins, and Mike Evans.

The main knock against Thomas is his lack of touchdown production relative to the other elite wide receivers taken in the first two rounds of fantasy drafts. As a direct result of Drew Brees spreading the ball around in the red zone and a hyper-efficient run game, Thomas has yet to post a season of double-digit receiving touchdowns in the NFL.

A closer examination of Thomas' production from last season may indicate positive touchdown regression in 2019. Not only did Thomas lead the league in total catches with 125, but he also led the league with 24 red zone receptions. The fact that he caught 24 passes inside the 20-yard line and only seven of those passes resulted in a touchdown is somewhat of an anomaly. If just three more of those receptions resulted in a touchdown, Thomas would be considered the No.1 ranked WR heading into 2019.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Michael Thomas
WR2WR2 Ted Ginn Jr.
WR3WR3 Tre'Quan Smith
WR4WR4 Keith Kirkwood
WR5WR5 Austin Carr
WR6WR6 Travin Dural
Saints Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Saints, Michael Thomas agree on new deal
$61 million guaranteed
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jul 31, 8:30 am

New Orleans
Michael Thomas has reached agreement with the New Orleans Saints on a five-year, $100 million extension that includes $61 million guaranteed and makes him the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver. Thomas is now tied to the Saints for the next six years, through the 2024 season. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Thomas had been holding out of camp while a deal was being negotiated. Thomas posted a 125-1405-9 line last season finishing as the WR6 in PPR leagues. He's currently being taken around the 1-2 turn in fantasy drafts.



2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 TB L 40-48 17 16 180 11.3 1 0 0 - 0 24.0
2 CLE W 21-18 13 12 89 7.4 2 0 0 - 0 20.9
3 at ATL W 43-37 10 10 129 12.9 0 0 0 - 0 12.9
4 at NYG W 33-18 4 4 47 11.8 0 0 0 - 0 4.7
5 WAS W 43-19 5 4 74 18.5 0 0 0 - 0 7.4
7 at BAL W 24-23 9 7 69 9.9 1 0 0 - 0 12.9
8 at MIN W 30-20 6 5 81 16.2 0 0 0 - 0 8.1
9 LAR W 45-35 15 12 211 17.6 1 0 0 - 0 27.1
10 at CIN W 51-14 8 8 70 8.8 2 0 0 - 0 19.0
11 PHI W 48-7 4 4 92 23.0 1 0 0 - 0 15.2
12 ATL W 31-17 6 4 38 9.5 0 0 0 - 0 3.8
13 at DAL L 10-13 8 5 40 8.0 0 0 0 - 0 4.0
14 at TB W 28-14 13 11 98 8.9 0 0 0 - 0 9.8
15 at CAR W 12-9 9 7 49 7.0 0 0 0 - 0 4.9
16 PIT W 31-28 13 11 109 9.9 1 0 0 - 0 16.9
17 CAR L 14-33 7 5 29 5.8 0 0 0 - 0 2.9
DP PHI W 20-14 16 12 171 14.3 1 0 0 - 0 23.1
CC LAR L 23-26 7 4 36 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 3.6
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at MIN L 19-29 8 5 45 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 4.5
2 NE L 20-36 10 5 89 17.8 0 0 0 - 0 8.9
3 at CAR W 34-13 8 7 87 12.4 1 0 0 - 0 14.7
4 at MIA W 20-0 11 8 89 11.1 1 0 0 - 0 14.9
6 DET W 52-38 6 3 11 3.7 0 0 0 - 0 1.1
7 at GB W 26-17 11 7 82 11.7 0 0 0 - 0 8.2
8 CHI W 20-12 8 7 77 11.0 0 0 0 - 0 7.7
9 TB W 30-10 11 8 65 8.1 0 0 0 - 0 6.5
10 at BUF W 47-10 10 9 117 13.0 0 0 0 - 0 11.7
11 WAS W 34-31 11 6 91 15.2 0 0 0 - 0 9.1
12 at LAR L 20-26 8 5 52 10.4 0 0 0 - 0 5.2
13 CAR W 31-21 9 5 70 14.0 1 0 0 - 0 13.0
14 at ATL L 17-20 14 10 117 11.7 1 0 0 - 0 17.7
15 NYJ W 31-19 11 9 93 10.3 1 0 0 - 0 15.3
16 ATL W 23-13 5 4 66 16.5 0 0 0 - 0 6.6
17 at TB L 24-31 8 6 94 15.7 0 0 0 - 0 9.4
WC CAR W 31-26 9 8 131 16.4 0 0 0 - 0 13.1
DP at MIN L 24-29 13 7 85 12.1 2 0 0 - 0 20.5
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 OAK L 34-35 6 6 58 9.7 0 0 0 - 0 5.8
2 at NYG L 13-16 5 4 56 14.0 0 0 0 - 0 5.6
3 ATL L 32-45 11 7 71 10.1 1 0 0 - 0 13.1
4 at SD W 35-34 9 4 44 11.0 1 0 0 - 0 10.4
6 CAR W 41-38 5 5 78 15.6 1 0 0 - 0 13.8
7 at KC L 21-27 13 10 130 13.0 0 0 0 - 0 13.0
8 SEA W 25-20 6 6 63 10.5 0 0 0 - 0 6.3
9 at SF W 41-23 8 5 73 14.6 2 0 0 - 0 19.3
10 DEN L 23-25 6 4 40 10.0 0 0 0 - 0 4.0
11 at CAR L 20-23 5 5 68 13.6 0 0 0 - 0 6.8
12 LAR W 49-21 10 9 108 12.0 2 0 0 - 0 22.8
13 DET L 13-28 5 4 42 10.5 0 0 0 - 0 4.2
15 at ARI W 48-41 10 7 52 7.4 1 0 0 - 0 11.2
16 TB W 31-24 8 6 98 16.3 0 0 0 - 0 9.8
17 at ATL L 32-38 14 10 156 15.6 1 0 0 - 0 21.6

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