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 7 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 7 at Bears
Another week, another double-digit target game for Michael Thomas and he now has four games of at least eight targets. The problem is he's only found the end zone three times and two of those came in one game. Nonetheless, even against a good defense like the Bears, Thomas will continue to be force-fed the football and he'll likely have another 8+-catch game and close to 100 yards, for another 15-point PPR scoring day.