Thomas has averaged 7.2 receptions for 83 yards and 0.44 touchdowns over the past two seasons. Thomas’s situation hasn’t changed much since last season so he’s one of the safest receivers available in the first or second round.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Saints and star receiver Michael Thomas reached a five-year, $100 million contract extension, per a source informed of the deal. The deal includes $61 million in guarantees, added Rapoport.
We reported yesterday this was close to happening. Thomas becomes the first non-QB offensive player to garner a $100 million contract. The 26-year-old also now sits atop the WR market, surpassing Odell Beckham's $18 million-per-year average, the story said. It went on to say Thomas broke the record for receptions in his first three seasons, hauling in 321 tosses and compiling 3,787 yards with 23 TDs. In 2018, Thomas' 85-percent catch rate (125 catches on 147 targets) topped the league, and he generated 75 receiving first downs, third-most in the NFL. Thomas is ranked second on our WR list and makes for a great late first, early second round pick according to ADP.
NO WR Michael Thomas - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook
The biggest sign the Saints' offense was not as effective as other weeks in Week 13 was Michael Thomas recording just 48 receiving yards on six catches and no touchdowns, his worst performance of the season. It was his first game under 100 yards since Week 6. You have to feel like the Saints will go right back to feeding Thomas the football, as he gives the Saints the best chance to knock off the 49ers. Don't stress over last week's result. Thomas will get his 10-plus targets as usual and likely finds the end zone again.