Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas
30-Year-Old SafetyS
New York Giants
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After backing up Landon Collins at strong safety last year, Thomas will now play second-string to ex-Cleveland Brown Jabrill Peppers -- a former first-round pick who established career highs in 2018 by collecting 79 tackles and five tackles for loss, while averaging a respectable 8.8 yards per punt return on 25 attempts. Thomas had a solid year in his own right for the G-Men, logging six starts in 16 appearances, while registering 59 total tackles, two interceptions and six pass deflections. He'll remain one of the more important rotational players in the Giants' defensive backfield, battle-tested in the NFL and capable of playing multiple positions at a proficient level. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year contract with the Giants in March of 2018.
Will fill in as starting safety
SNew York Giants
December 9, 2018
Thomas will start at strong safety with Landon Collins (shoulder) on injured reserve.
ANALYSIS
Thomas has been playing in a situational role this year, but he logged a season-high 49 defensive snaps when Collins went down in Week 13's game against the Bears. The 29-year-old made six tackles, and now has 30 stops, four pass breakups and one interception on the season.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Measurables Review
How do Michael Thomas' measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
195 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.57 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.13 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.80 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
126 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
Hand Length
10.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.13 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Thomas will compete for the starting free safety job in camp. His competition includes Andrew Adams, Curtis Riley and Darian Thompson. Should Thomas not win the job, he'll be a key contributor on special teams.
Thomas is pretty far down the list at free safety for Miami and will is unlikely to make the team out of training camp.
Thomas was signed off the 49ers practice squad last season essentially to give the Dolphins some depth and competition at safety this season.
The rookie out of Stanford will compete for a reserve role in the defensive backfield but should land an important role with the special teams unit this season.
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Joins Giants
SNew York Giants
Undisclosed
March 26, 2018
The Giants signed Thomas to a two-year contract Monday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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Placed on IR
SMiami Dolphins
Undisclosed
December 30, 2017
Thomas (undisclosed) landed on the Dolphins' injured reserve list Friday.
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Absent from practice
SMiami Dolphins
Undisclosed
December 27, 2017
Thomas (not-injury related) was absent from practice Wednesday, Alain Poupart of the Dolphins' official site reports.
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Remains out Week 16
SMiami Dolphins
Knee
December 24, 2017
Thomas (knee) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
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Downgraded for Week 15
SMiami Dolphins
Knee
December 16, 2017
Thomas (knee) was downgraded to out and won't travel with the team to Buffalo ahead of Sunday's game against the Bills, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
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