Posted: 10/05/2021 8:26 pm GMT
Free-agent P Drue Chrisman and S Michael Thomas were signed to the practice squad of the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday, Oct. 5. S Sean Davis and CB Tony Brown were released from the practice squad to make room.
Posted: 9/25/2021 10:32 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Sept. 25. However, Thomas will remain on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform until at least the end of Week 6.
Posted: 9/14/2021 8:46 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Huddle Up: This has very little bearing on his fantasy status, as he was already stashed on the Physically Unable to Perform list before the season. Assuming he is deemed nothing more than a close contact or ends up being asymptomatic, Thomas should be ready to go sometime after the team's Week 6 bye if his ankle rehab stays on track.
Posted: 8/31/2021 4:45 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) is expected to remain on the Physically Unable to Perform list and miss the first six weeks of the season. The Saints have an early bye week, and Thomas could only miss five games.
Huddle Up: Thomas will be a WR3 option to stash, but it may take a couple of weeks after his return to see typical results. He has to prove he's healthy, and he has to prove he's the same player without Drew Brees under center.
Posted: 8/16/2021 3:22 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) is ahead of schedule in his rehab from ankle surgery, according to head coach Sean Payton.
Huddle Up: There isn't much stock to put into this right now. There are a lot of unknowns, and Thomas did little to prove he can be that WR1 with someone other than Drew Brees yet. He'll remain a WR3 with an eye around Week 6.
Posted: 8/12/2021 2:30 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas met with head coach Sean Payton recently, and the two sides are working toward a resolution of their differences. 'They had a good talk about [the issues],' one source said. 'I think they both believe it's not anything that has to go any further than what is already out there. There was some frustration from both viewpoints, and that was the point of the meeting.'
Huddle Up: Thomas is out until at least Week 7 after ankle surgery, and he'll have to grow a rapport with a different quarterback than Drew Brees that he was so good with for so long. Thomas will be a WR3 with some risk and reward.
Posted: 7/27/2021 9:13 pm GMT
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) has been placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list. He will miss the first six weeks of the regular season.
Huddle Up: The Saints likely will have Tre'Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris as their top three receivers while Thomas is sidelined. Smith likely has the most value among the three and could be a No. 3 receiver in leagues. Alvin Kamara will also have a big role in the passing game and will be a first-round pick in all drafts. Fantasy players can consider stashing Thomas on their bench if they have the roster space.
Posted: 7/26/2021 9:03 pm GMT
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, July 26.
Huddle Up: An earlier report speculated this might be the case. With Thomas expected to be sidelined until Week 7, Alvin Kamara will be expected to carry more of the offensive load than usual. Thomas' absence frees up roughly 25 percent of the team's target share to spread out among Kamara, Adam Trautman, Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris. New Orleans is almost certain to lean more heavily on Latavius Murray as well.
Posted: 7/26/2021 7:41 pm GMT
Updating previous reports, New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) is expected to begin the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which would make the earliest time for him to return to game action - assuming he remains on it into the regular season - following his June surgery would be Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Anyone who bothered doing the math once it was announced that Thomas might need 12 to 16 weeks to fully recover knew a return before the Saints' Week 6 bye was unlikely. There's no question Thomas' absence is a huge blow to an offense that needs him, especially considering the fact New Orleans is entering the post-Drew Brees era. Thomas is a smart stash candidate in leagues with multiple IR spots and still worthy of a pick in the double-digit rounds in those formats, but managers in non-IR leagues could justify letting him slip into the final rounds.
Posted: 7/23/2021 2:31 pm GMT
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) had surgery to repair torn ligaments in his ankle in June that will cause him to miss the start of the regular season. The surgery came with a four-month recovery.
Huddle Up: A four-month window has him out until October, and he could miss five, six, seven games depending on when in June he had the surgery. This, coupled with the change at quarterback, could drop Thomas to a midrange WR2 or lower.