Posted: 3/12/2021 2:31 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas restructured his contract Friday, March 12, to create $8.7 million in salary cap space.
Huddle Up: The big question for Thomas is: Will he see the same amount of targets if Drew Brees retires? The rapport Brees and Thomas have is reminiscent of Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison. Yes, Thomas is an elite receiver; yes, he was hurt last year, but we saw ominous signs. He'll be a top-five receiver in drafts, but he's no longer a slam dunk.
Posted: 1/19/2021 4:34 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) is likely to have multiple surgeries on the torn deltoid and other injured ligaments in his high ankle this offseason.
Huddle Up: Thomas was clearly not himself in his catchless performance in the NFC Divisional game. With Drew Brees likely to retire, Thomas' value may take a hit with Taysom Hill or Jameis Winston under center. Brees had a rapport with Thomas like no other. He'll still be a WR1, but he may fall down a few pegs to the upper-middle range.
Posted: 1/09/2021 10:07 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Jan. 9.
Huddle Up: Thomas has been taking part in practice and should be available for the Wild Card playoff game. He is a focal point of the passing game when healthy and should be a starting option in all leagues.
Posted: 1/06/2021 11:18 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Jan. 6. Thomas also returned to practice.
Huddle Up: Thomas is expected to be activated in time and return the NFC Wild Card Round. Well-rested, he'll be a top WR1 option in any fantasy format.
Posted: 1/06/2021 3:49 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) will practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Jan. 6. He's trending upward for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Thomas would be a low-end WR1 option in playoff leagues.
Posted: 1/04/2021 1:11 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) is likely to be back for the Wild Card round of the playoffs against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: It has been an awful year for Thomas, but he'll still be a low-end WR1 option in playoff leagues.
Posted: 12/19/2020 9:52 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was officially placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 19.
Posted: 12/19/2020 6:55 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) will be placed on injured reserve to help him recover from his lingering ankle injury, and will miss the remainder of the regular season. The Saints are expecting to have Thomas close to 100 percent healthy for the playoffs.
Huddle Up: Thomas' tough-luck 2020 regular season will end with him playing in only seven games and catching 40 passes for 438 TD-less yards.
Posted: 12/18/2020 9:52 pm UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 15 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Things appeared to be headed in this direction when Thomas missed practice each of the first two days of this week, but it is still a bit of a surprise after he logged 57 snaps last week and did not appear to be hindered during the game. Emmanuel Sanders and Tre'Quan Smith should start in his place. Sanders should be able to muster WR3 value - especially with Drew Brees back under center - while Alvin Kamara could push for 10 targets in what should be a bit of a shootout.
Posted: 12/18/2020 2:55 am UTC
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see if Thomas will be able to play in the Week 15 game. He has played well since returning from injury and can be a starting fantasy option if he plays.