• Michael Thomas
  • WR
  • , New Orleans Saints
  • 25
  • 212 lbs
  • 6' 3"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
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.

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Scouting report

by Bill Riccette

NO WR Michael Thomas - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
There aren't too many wide receivers that are as reliable as Michael Thomas. Thomas has missed just one game in his three-year career. Thomas has posted at least 1,100 yards every season since the Saints drafted him in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. And he's coming off an astonishing 125-catch season in 2018. Only four players have caught more passes in a single season than Thomas did in 2018. And all of them were older during their respective historic season than Thomas, who was only 25 in 2018. These are all reasons as to why the Saints are likely going to make Thomas the highest-paid wide receiver in the league and why he is one of the safest options at wide receiver in your fantasy drafts.

Fantasy Downside
If there's any downside to Thomas, it's that he can be a bit boom or bust at times. He had five games of less than 50 yards in 2018 and nine games where he failed to reach the end zone.

Bottom Line
Overall, you can't go wrong with drafting Thomas. He's is a sure bet to reach 1,200 receiving yards, if not more. Will he catch 125 passes again? Maybe not, but there's no reason he can't reach 100 catches again. Even if he doesn't reach the end zone, the yards and catches he produces will score strong points and he'll still be a factor in your weekly matchups. Draft Thomas with confidence, especially if he falls to round two.

2019 Strength of Schedule - NO
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
30
HOU
23
@LAR
19
@SEA
8
DAL
29
TB
1
@JAX
9
@CHI
10
ARI
BYE20
ATL
29
@TB
15
CAR
20
@ATL
16
SF
6
IND
27
@TEN
15
@CAR

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1TB1618011711.250001-22.038.061/6495.3%
2CLE12892137.420001-18.930.958/6687.9%
3@ATL1012901012.900000-12.922.975/7994.9%
4@NYG4470411.750000-4.78.766/7094.3%
5WAS4740518.500000-7.411.451/6677.3%
6BYE--------------
7@BAL769199.860000-12.919.966/7193.0%
8@MIN5810616.200000-8.113.151/5396.2%
9LAR1221111517.580000-27.139.165/7191.5%
10@CIN870288.750000-19.027.046/7561.3%
11PHI4921423.000000-15.219.257/7081.4%
12ATL438069.500000-3.87.852/5791.2%
13@DAL540088.000000-4.09.051/5298.1%
14@TB11980138.910000-9.820.858/6490.6%
15@CAR749097.000000-4.911.969/7493.2%
16PIT111091139.910000-16.927.961/6692.4%
17CAR529075.800000-2.97.941/5278.8%
Per game7.8187.810.569.1911.240000.130.0011.9119.7258.00/65.6388.60%
Totals1251405914711.2400020.00190.5315.5928/105088.60%