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Posted: 3/16/2017 6:36pm ET
Huddle Up: Thomas is coming off a monster rookie season, but he certainly benefited from playing in the pass-happy offense of the Saints. Williams has the size and skills to make an immediate fantasy impact, but it will be tough to gauge his value until after he has a home in the NFL.
Posted: 2/9/2017 5:20pm ET
Huddle Up: Taken in the middle of the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Thomas easily smashed all expectations bestowed upon him, as he also compiled 1,137 receiving yards and nine touchdowns in his freshman campaign. There's no reason he should slow down in his second year, as the Saints still lean on one of the game's best quarterbacks in Drew Brees, and with their high-powered offense, Thomas is a good bet to at least post a second straight 1,000-yard season.
Posted: 1/1/2017 10:31pm ET
Huddle Up: Thomas finished up his first NFL season with 92 catches for 1,137 yards and nine touchdowns on 122 targets. He is going to be a fantasy beast in New Orleans, and an early-round selection in most 2017 drafts.
Posted: 12/25/2016 12:04am ET
Huddle Up: Thomas is easily one of the best offensive rookies in the game this season, and he posted another solid contest on Saturday. Thomas will be a strong WR2 or WR3 heading into next season, with the amount of receivers Drew Brees has at his disposal the only drawback.
Posted: 12/18/2016 10:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Thomas is healthy again and worth using as a low-end WR2 in all fantasy leagues heading into the final two games of the season.
Posted: 12/16/2016 7:02pm ET
Huddle Up: Thomas sat out last week, but he should slide right back into the WR2 conversation in Week 15.
Posted: 12/15/2016 6:22pm ET
Huddle Up: Thomas sat out last week with the injury, so his status needs to be monitored closely. If he is able to play in Week 15, Thomas is a strong WR3 with plenty of upside.
Posted: 12/14/2016 3:33pm ET
Huddle Up: Thomas was not able to play in Week 14 because of the injury, so owners should check in his status later in the week. He has posted solid numbers this season and would see a solid amount of targets if he plays. Thomas can be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver if he is healthy.
Posted: 12/11/2016 12:35pm ET
Huddle Up: Brandon Coleman probably will be more involved in the passing game with Thomas out of the lineup. He has been held to 25 yards or less in each of his last five games and probably should be avoided.
Posted: 12/9/2016 6:47pm ET
Huddle Up: Thomas has been the steadiest receiver for the Saints, and he will be a high-upside WR3 in Week 14 against Tampa Bay.
Posted: 12/8/2016 6:43pm ET
Huddle Up: If Thomas is unable to play in Week 14, Brandin Cooks would become one of the top plays at receiver, and Willie Snead would become a viable WR3.
Posted: 12/7/2016 2:59pm ET
Huddle Up: Thomas will be a key name to keep an eye on in the coming days. If he misses practice again over the next day or two then there will be good cause for worry. Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead turn into a WR1 and WR3, respectively, if Thomas is inactive, while Coby Fleener is a sleeper start either way.
Posted: 11/27/2016 2:51pm ET
Huddle Up: The Ohio State rookie wideout is having one heck of a first year in the NFL. Thomas has seven touchdown catches and close to 800 yards through 11 games, which could put him in contention for postseason awards. Thomas is a decent WR2 or WR3 play on your fantasy roster, as he is finding his way through a crowded Saints receiving game.
Posted: 11/19/2016 5:53pm ET
Huddle Up: Thomas continues to be a reliable option for Drew Brees, and he should be no worse than a high-end WR3 going forward.
Posted: 11/6/2016 10:17pm ET
Huddle Up: Thomas has emerged as one of the top receiving options for Drew Brees, if not the top option. He can be trusted as a WR2 in most fantasy formats, although he faces a difficult matchup in Week 10 against the Denver Broncos and their top-ranked pass defense.
Posted: 11/4/2016 4:41pm ET
Huddle Up: It appears like Thomas has a good chance to play this week, but owners should keep an eye on the situation during the weekend. He has been a big part of the team's passing game over the last few weeks and can be a No. 2 receiver if he plays.
Posted: 11/4/2016 1:13pm ET
Huddle Up: At least in terms of receptions (42), Thomas is enjoying one of the best starts among NFL rookie receivers in NFL history through seven games, so this is kind of a big deal, especially against a San Francisco 49ers defense that has fallen apart. If Thomas is limited or cannot go, Brandon Coleman would make for a high-upside WR3 and likely low-owned DFS option.
Posted: 10/31/2016 9:35am ET
Huddle Up: Thomas was drafted with the idea he would take over for Marcus Colston's 'big slot' role and has quickly made an impact. Through seven games, he is on pace for 96 catches, 1,143 receiving yard seven touchdowns - numbers right in line with some of Colston's biggest seasons. Thomas has emerged as an every-week starter in fantasy with WR2 upside.
Posted: 10/30/2016 5:52pm ET
Huddle Up: Thomas has racked up 21 grabs for 271 yards and a score over his past three games, and he has emerged as a useful WR2 in most fantasy leagues. The Saints meet the 49ers on the road in Week 9.
Posted: 10/23/2016 7:31pm ET
Huddle Up: Thomas had his three-game touchdown streak snapped, but he also posted the first 100-yard game of his career. He has emerged as a solid WR2 in most fantasy leagues, although be careful in Week 8 as the Saints host the Seattle Seahawks and their sturdy defense.
Posted: 10/22/2016 5:43pm ET
Huddle Up: Thomas has found the end zone in three straight games, garnering 25 targets in that span. He should be no worse than a high-end WR3 going forward.
Posted: 10/16/2016 5:22pm ET
Huddle Up: Thomas made his targets count, and appears to have passed Willie Snead for the No. 2 receiver job in NOLA behind stud Brandin Cooks. Thomas is a bona fide WR2 in most fantasy leagues, too, heading into Week 7 in Kansas City.
Posted: 9/26/2016 9:48pm ET
Huddle Up: Thomas certainly had the eye of Drew Brees, as the Falcons did a good job shutting down Brandin Cooks and forcing someone else to beat them. Thomas entered the season with a lot of hype, but this was easily his best game of the season. He has WR3 ability in most fantasy formats.
Posted: 9/11/2016 6:58am ET
Huddle Up: Thomas is expected to have an important role in the New Orleans passing game and is worth considering as a flex option in deeper fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/9/2016 2:57pm ET
Huddle Up: Owners will need to check on Thomas' status when the team's inactive list comes out. He likely will have a decent role in the passing game if he plays and can be a flex option in deeper leagues.
Posted: 9/8/2016 7:09pm ET
Huddle Up: Reports on Thomas have been positive throughout the preseason, and he looks poised to have a steady role in the passing attack. As long as he plays in Week 1, he is worth using as a flex option in deeper formats.
Posted: 8/12/2016 8:43am ET
Huddle Up: Thomas continues to impress, and you should feel confident drafting him as a WR5 with tremendous upside for more. Playing time may wind up being a concern, so monitor his depth chart placement as the preseason takes form.
Posted: 8/10/2016 8:59am ET
Huddle Up: Thomas is a rookie with plenty of upside in a high-octane offense, and it appears he'll be No. 2 on the team's depth chart behind Brandon Coleman. He is a mid-level fantasy pick in standard redraft leagues of 12 or more teams, and a good fourth receiver for depth. In long-term dynasty leagues, he is quickly becoming a favorite.
Posted: 8/1/2016 8:07am ET
Huddle Up: This offense has produced fantasy-worthy rookies before, a la Marques Colston, whom Thomas reflects. However, the promising rookie has a good number of targets ahead of him on any given play. With a little helping hand by way of injury or ineptitude around him, Thomas could emerge as a fringe fantasy play. Don't overvalue him in drafts.
Posted: 6/3/2016 2:13pm ET
Huddle Up: With WR Marques Colston and TEs Jimmy Graham and Ben Watson no longer in the Big Easy, Brees is in need of a red-zone threat, and it looks as if Thomas and free-agent TE Coby Fleener are the top candidates to fill that bill.
Posted: 5/31/2016 10:21am ET
Huddle Up: The rookie is expected to step directly into the Saints' receiver rotation, quite possibly into Marques Colston's role and targets. A lot to ask of a rookie who didn't post particularly big numbers in college, but Thomas has the talent to make an immediate fantasy impact in that role.
Posted: 5/13/2016 3:22pm ET
Huddle Up: When slotting your rookie fantasy WRs, don't forget about this second-round pick who has the size (6-3, 215) and skills to step in for the departed Marques Colston in the Saints' offense.
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