College: Ohio State | 5 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 212 lbs
Birth Date: 3/3/1993
Depth Chart: WR1.3
2020 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 4.7
Avg Pts: 0.94
Rank: 148 WR
|Week 1||4.70||Michael Thomas 17 receiving yds (1.70 pts)|
Michael Thomas 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
|Playoff Week 1|
|Playoff Week 2|
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) has been vocal about his desire to return to the field ever since departing from a Week 1 outing due to a high ankle sprain. During teammate Cameron Jordans interview with ESPN on Friday, Thomas was heard saying that he would return to action next Sunday when the Saints take on Carolina. Fantasy managers that have been waiting on Thomas return can anticipate him being back in the mix and healed up, as he was reportedly held out of last weeks game against the Chargers due to a personal matter within the organization, not his ankle injury. Hes an obvious must-start in all season-long formats and should see one of the biggest price tags on the board in DFS.
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas was fined $58,823.53 for 'conduct detrimental to the team' and was inactive for New Orleans' Week 5 game against the Los Angeles Chargers, but he was not officially suspended by the team.
Fantasy Spin: With the Saints on bye this week, Thomas will have to wait until Week 7 to try to change the course of what has been a lost season to this point.
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has been declared inactive for the Week 5 game.
Fantasy Spin: Thomas is sitting out one game because of an altercation with a team during practice and not because of his ankle injury. He should be ready for the next game. Tre'Quan Smith will continue to have an increased role in the passing game and can be a starting option for fantasy players.
The New Orleans Saints have declared TE Adam Trautman, WR Deonte Harris, WR Michael Thomas, DB Justin Hardee, OT Ethan Greenidge, CB Janoris Jenkins and DE Malcolm Roach inactive for Week 5.
Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) won't play in Week 5 due to team discipline after he allegedly punched CB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson in practice.
Fantasy Spin: The good news is that he has an extra week to heal and should be ready to go for the next game. Tre'Quan Smith had a 4-52-2 line last week and is worth a flex play Monday night against the Los Angeles Chargers.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Saints are reportedly holding Thomas out of the game as a disciplinary action after the star receiver got into an altercation with a teammate at practice this weekend. Thomas had been listed as questionable for the game with an ankle injury. He has missed the team's past three games.
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (non-injury, ankle) has been ruled out of the Week 5 game because of a non-injury related reason.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players can monitor the situation to see if Thomas will be available for the Week 6 game. Tre'Quan Smith has played well while Thomas has been sidelined and can be at least a flex option in fantasy leagues.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) has officially been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Chargers. This will be the fourth-straight missed game for Thomas, who is still working his way back from a high ankle sprain suffered in Week 1. With Thomas out, wide receivers Tre'Quan Smith and Emmanuel Sanders will continue to see an uptick in targets while star running back Alvin Kamara will continue to be leaned on heavily.
New Orleans Saints OG Andrus Peat (ankle), TE Jared Cook (groin), DE Marcus Davenport (toe), CB Marshon Lattimore (hamstring) and WR Michael Thomas (ankle) were limited in practice Saturday, Oct. 10, and are questionable for Week 5. DT Sheldon Rankins (thumb) is questionable after not practicing Saturday. DE Trey Hendrickson (groin) and SS Malcolm Jenkins (knee) were limited but aren't on the report. OT Ryan Ramczyk (concussion) fully practiced and isn't on the report. CB Janoris Jenkins (shoulder), DB Justin Hardee (hamstring) and WR Deonte Harris (hamstring) did not practice and are out.
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was limited Saturday, Oct. 10, and is questionable. He's a game-time decision.
Fantasy Spin: Thomas has missed three games and is trending in the right direction, but it would have been great to see him practice in full once this week. Start him if he goes, but that indicates he's not in danger of re-injuring himself.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) would face the Chargers if he takes the field for the first time since Week 1. Thomas has gotten in two limited practice sessions after being limited all of last week, so he appears to be following the same practice routine, which ultimately led to him sitting out Week 4. With a Week 6 bye right around the corner, it would make sense for New Orleans to rest their star wideout and then have him at near full strength for the stretch run. If he does play, he'll be a low-end WR1 against a beatable Chargers' secondary.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) and Jared Cook (groin) were both limited in Friday's practice. Both players will have one more shot on Saturday to up their practice reps before the Saints release their final injury designations ahead of Monday night's contest. At this point, it's looking like both will be a game-time decision, which puts fantasy managers in a bit of a bind. If Thomas and Cook are unable to go, Tre'Quan Smith and Emmanuel Sanders would become more appealing flex plays against the Chargers.
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 9.
Fantasy Spin: Thomas has a good chance to play in the Week 5 game, but it is not known if he will be able to handle his normal workload. He should still be a starting option in all fantasy leagues if he is active for the game.
New Orleans Saints DB Justin Hardee (hamstring), WR Deonte Harris (hamstring) and CB Janoris Jenkins (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 9. OL Andrus Peat (ankle), TE Jared Cook (groin), OT Ryan Ramczyk (concussion), DE Marcus Davenport (toe), CB Marshon Lattimore (hamstring), WR Michael Thomas (ankle), DE Trey Hendrickson (groin) and S Malcolm Jenkins (knee) were limited.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) and Jared Cook (groin) were both limited participants on Thursday. Since the Saints play on Monday, this was essentially their first practice day of the week. It's encouraging that Thomas hasn't had any setbacks yet after practicing in limited fashion all of last week, so he certainly has a chance to suit up against the Chargers. Cook was unable to go last week after not being able to practice, so his ability to be limited is a step in the right direction. If they're able to suit up, Thomas would be a WR1 with some re-injury risk while Cook would be a low-end TE1.
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct 8.
Fantasy Spin: Thomas has missed the last few games because of the ankle injury but appears to have a chance to play in Week 5. He is a bit of a risky option because the team plays on Monday Night Football but should be a starting option if he plays.
The New Orleans Saints have declared DE Marcus Davenport, OT Andrus Peat, CB Marshon Lattimore, WR Michael Thomas, CB Janoris Jenkins, TE Jared Cook and DL Shy Tuttle inactive for Week 4.
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) appears to have a 'realistic opportunity' of returning to action for Week 5's game against the Los Angeles Chargers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Fantasy Spin: Even though Thomas will not suit up versus the Detroit Lions in Week 4, he was able to practice on a limited basis in all three of the team's practice sessions during the week. When he is able to play, he should be viewed as a must-start option in all formats. WRs Emmanuel Sanders and Tre'Quan Smith should continue to see a decent number of targets in Thomas' absence and are worthy of consideration as flex options in most fantasy leagues this afternoon.
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 2, but has been ruled out for Week 4.
Fantasy Spin: Thomas appears to be making good progress in his recovery, but the team will be holding him out for at least one more game. Emmanuel Sanders and Tre'Quan Smith will be the main receivers for the Saints this week and both can be at least flex options in leagues.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 4 against the Lions. Thomas is getting closer to a return, as he returned to practice this week, but unfortunately for his fantasy managers, he'll miss his third straight game. New Orleans is choosing to play it safe with their All-Pro wideout early in the season. Another Thomas absence is obviously bad news for quarterback Drew Brees' fantasy upside in a solid matchup, while veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders will continue to operate as the No. 1 receiver, giving him WR4/flex appeal in deeper season-long formats. Tight end Jared Cook will have some more TE1 upside as well.