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Michael Thomas

25-Year-Old Wide Receiver – New Orleans Saints

2017 Receiving Stats

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104

Yds

1245

TD

5

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12.0

Tar

149

2018 Receiving Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

With Brandin Cooks in New England, Thomas was set to be the No. 1 receiver on the league's most prolific passing offense. But something strange happened: the Saints became a running team. It wasn't al...

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2018 ADP:  14.08

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Bye Week:  6

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 212   DOB: 3/3/1993  College: Ohio State  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Thomas Contract Information:

Signed a four-year contract with the Saints in May of 2016.

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Thomas caught seven of 13 targets for 85 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 29-24 NFC divisional-round loss to the Vikings.

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Michael Thomas NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2012 19 CFB 3 3 22 0 0 7.3 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2014 21 CFB 15 54 799 9 0 14.8 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2015 22 CFB 13 56 781 9 0 13.9 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2016 23 NO 15 92 1137 9 121 12.4 9.4 18 1 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
2017 24 NO 16 104 1245 5 149 12.0 8.4 22 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Proj 25 NO Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Michael Thomas

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Michael Thomas Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2012 19 CFB 3 0.7 1.7 1.2 1 7 - - - 0 0 - - -
2014 21 CFB 15 8.9 12.5 10.7 4 53 - - - 0 0 - - -
2015 22 CFB 13 10.2 14.5 12.3 4 60 - - - 0 0 - - -
2016 23 NO 15 11.2 17.3 14.2 6 76 19 11 7 0 0 0 0 0
2017 24 NO 16 9.7 16.2 12.9 7 78 16 9 6 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Proj 25 NO Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Michael Thomas

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Michael Thomas – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

851

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Michael Thomas was on the field for 851 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Michael Thomas was on the field for 6 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015
2016 865 5
2017 851 6
Michael Thomas 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Min 58 1 5 45 0 8 9.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NE 58 1 5 89 0 10 17.8 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Car 46 0 7 87 1 8 12.4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
4 @Mia 69 0 8 89 1 11 11.1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
5 BYE Bye Week
6 Det 59 1 3 11 0 6 3.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @GB 60 0 7 82 0 11 11.7 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
8 Chi 47 0 7 77 0 8 11.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 TB 49 0 8 65 0 11 8.1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Buf 56 0 9 117 0 10 13.0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Was 56 0 6 91 0 11 15.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @LAR 44 1 5 52 0 8 10.4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
13 Car 48 0 5 70 1 9 14.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
14 @Atl 45 0 10 117 1 14 11.7 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
15 NYJ 63 1 9 93 1 11 10.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 0 0 0
16 Atl 40 0 4 66 0 5 16.5 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @TB 53 1 6 94 0 8 15.7 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs Car 49 1 8 131 0 9 16.4 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Min 63 0 7 85 2 13 12.1 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Michael Thomas  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 3"
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Weight:   212 lbs
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Michael Thomas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thomas caught eight of nine targets for 131 yards in Sunday's 31-26 NFC wild-card win over the Panthers.

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Thomas (hamstring) was a full practice participant Thursday.

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Thomas (hamstring) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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Thomas secured six of eight targets for 94 yards in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Buccaneers.

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Thomas (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

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Thomas (hamstring) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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Thomas (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Larry Holder of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

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Thomas wasn't present during the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Joel A. Erickson of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Few rookie wideouts pan out as their team's No. 1 targets. Thomas was an exception -- so much so that after the season, the Saints jettisoned their former top receiver Brandin Cooks for a first-round pick. At 6-3, 212 and with 4.57 speed, Thomas is athletically on the cusp of what's typically required for a bona fide No. 1, but he's surprisingly agile and quick for a tall receiver and has excellent hands and good ball skills. Most importantly he has the trust of Drew Brees from whom he caught an unheard-of 76 percent of his 121 targets. Thomas also saw a fair amount of red-zone work last year (19 targets, T-11th) despite missing a game, and his size and hands make him well-suited to operate there -- seven of Thomas' nine scores came on red-zone throws. Thomas isn't a major downfield weapon -- only one catch of 40-plus yards, and his 12.4 YPC average was pedestrian. (His 9.4 YPT was fifth best, but driven entirely by his absurd catch rate.) Even with Cooks gone it's unlikely Thomas will see the deep balls left behind. While Willie Snead (4.56 40) is suited more to a possession role, the team added home run specialist Ted Ginn to run those routes, so Thomas' target depth should remain roughly the same. While Thomas might not be a game-breaker, he's a quality intermediate target, red-zone threat and top option in a Drew Brees-led offense.

2016

Drafted 47th overall, Thomas has a chance for a significant role as a rookie with long-time Saint Marques Colston no longer around. While Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks should start, both are small and not especially useful in the red zone. At 6-3, 212, Thomas is tall, athletic and agile. He's not fast - 4.57 40 - but he has good hands, solid ball skills and scored 18 TDs the last two seasons at Ohio State. Tight end Coby Fleener will also see red-zone work, and 6-6 Brandon Coleman should make the team, but Thomas is the favorite for the No. 3 receiver job.