New Orleans Saints
  • 6'3"
  • 212
  • 24
  • 2 years
  • Ohio State
  • 2016 R2 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 NO 15 121 121 92 1137 12.4 9 0 0 0 2 1137 9 0 3 7
  Avg 15 129 129 93 1111 12.0 7 0 0 0 1 1111 7 0 3 6

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 NO 14 136 136 94 1085 11.5 5 0 0 0 0 1085 5 0 2 5

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 12/17/2017 6:11pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas posted nine receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets in Week 15 against the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: Thomas didn't show any ill effects of the eye injury he suffered last week. He wore a protective shield on his helmet and he just kept on rolling. After a couple of mediocre games in the middle of the season Thomas is starting to make up for lost time. He has at least five receptions in nine straight outings and he has visited the end zone in a season high three consecutive outings. He is a legitimate WR1 in fantasy leagues heading into Week 16 against the Falcons. He blasted Atlanta for a season-high 10 catches for 117 yards and a score in the first meeting with the Falcons on Dec. 7.

  • Posted: 12/15/2017 1:39pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (eye) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 15, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 15 game with the New York Jets. He will be playing with a protective visor after being poked in the eye.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has re-emerged as a fantasy must-start lately, posting 35 receptions for 447 yards and two touchdowns over the past five games. He has five or more grabs in 12 of his 13 games this season.

  • Posted: 12/14/2017 3:24pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (eye) practiced in full for the second consecutive day Thursday, Dec. 14.

    Huddle Up: Thomas will be out there on Sunday but the only concern might be if the Saints are blowing out the Jets at the Superdome that he might see his role scaled back in the second half as a result. Either way, the second-year receiver is poised to do some more damage after tying his season high last week with 117 yards. He's also scored in consecutive ballgames.

  • Posted: 12/13/2017 2:45pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (eye) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Dec. 13.

    Huddle Up: Thomas tied a season high with 117 yards last Thursday in Atlanta and he has a touchdown in each of the past two games. He is back as a dependable WR2 in most fantasy formats, and just in the nick of time for fantasy owners.

  • Posted: 12/7/2017 8:32pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught 10 passes on 14 targets for 117 yards and a touchdown in a 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Dec. 7.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has seen at least eight targets in all but one game this year, and he provides a WR2 floor with WR1 upside no matter the matchup.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 8:46pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught his third touchdown of the season, finishing with five catches for 70 yards in a 31-21 win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: While touchdowns have been few and far between for Thomas, his steady yardage and reception totals make him a high-floor WR2.

  • Posted: 11/26/2017 8:44pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught five passes on eight targets for 52 yards in 26-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't a banner day for Thomas, but on the plus side, this is his floor for yards and catches. The lack of touchdowns continues to cap his upside, but Thomas remains a dependable WR2.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 7:14pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught six passes for 91 yards in a 34-31 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 11.

    Huddle Up: Thomas continues to display a high floor, and he is on pace for more than 100 catches and 1,000 yards. Even with a lack of touchdowns, Thomas is a WR1.

  • Posted: 11/11/2017 6:16am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) no longer appears on the injury report for Week 10's game versus the Buffalo Bills.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has 22 receptions over his last three games, although he hasn't reached the end zone since Week 4's contest against the Miami Dolphins. View the Saints' top receiving threat as a WR3 in standard fantasy formats and as a WR2 in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 11/9/2017 2:20pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 9.

    Huddle Up: Thomas should be good to go this weekend as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks in the next couple days. While the Buffalo Bills have been stingy against the pass this year, Thomas is a low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 candidate.

  • Posted: 11/8/2017 2:26pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 8.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has two days to get back to full practice status. We'll know more about how he looks for Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills after Friday's practice. When healthy he is a decent WR3 in most standard formats, and a WR2 in PPR play.

  • Posted: 11/8/2017 12:24pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (undisclosed) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 8.

    Huddle Up: Whatever caused Thomas to miss practice has not been disclosed, but it doesn't appear to be serious or we probably would have heard about it by now. Tabs will need to be kept on the Saints' No. 1 wideout throughout the week, but he needs to be kept in starting lineups barring anything serious.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 5:06pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas racked up eight receptions for 65 yards in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on 11 targets.

    Huddle Up: The eight receptions tied a season high, and he has seven of grabs in three in a row and five of the past six outings. He remains a solid WR3 in most standard formats, and a must-start WR2 in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 2:51pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught seven passes for 77 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: He has caught at least seven passes in four of his last five games and has at least 80 yards in four of the last six games. He is a reliable fantasy option for owners and should be weekly starting option.

  • Posted: 10/27/2017 2:10pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (knee) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report for Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Thomas should receive his normal workload against the Chicago Bears and will see a decent amount of targets. He should be at least a No. 2 fantasy receiver in all leagues this week.

  • Posted: 10/26/2017 2:45pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 26.

    Huddle Up: It appears that Thomas is on track to play in Week 8, but owners will know more about his status in the next day or two. He has become one of the better fantasy receivers over the last week or two and should be considered a No. 2 receiver if he plays.

  • Posted: 10/25/2017 2:46pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (knee) was not able to practice Wednesday, Oct. 25.

    Huddle Up: Thomas will be one of the bigger names to keep an eye on in practice reports this week. If he continues to be a non-participant then it would behoove fantasy owners to develop a contingency plan if he is unable to play. Brandon Coleman and Ted Ginn Jr. would benefit most, with Willie Snead becoming a sleeper candidate.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 2:46pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught seven passes for 82 yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Thomas bounced by from a quiet Week 6 performance and should continue to be a top target in the Saints passing game. He can be a No. 2 receiver in all fantasy leagues next week against the Chicago Bears.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 6:04pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas posted three catches for 11 yards on six targets in the Week 6 game against the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: Thomas really laid an egg, which is disappointing considering the score was 52-38. If someone came home and checked the score, they probably thought Thomas was in beast mode, but he was mostly invisible. He'll look to rebound in Week 7 in Green Bay. Despite the egg-laying he remains a must-start fantasy option in most formats.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 9:56am ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas had eight receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown in Week 4's victory over the Miami Dolphins.

    Huddle Up: Thomas reached the end zone for the second consecutive week and has demonstrated remarkable consistency of late, averaging 88 receiving yards over his last three games. He should be viewed as a WR2 when the Saints return from their bye in Week 6 versus the Detroit Lions.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 1:41pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas posted seven receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 at Carolina. He was targeted a team-high eight times.

    Huddle Up: The former product from The Ohio State University has emerged as the No. 1 option in the Crescent City and he is flourishing. He has at least five receptions in each of his three games this season and he is averaging 88.0 yards per game over his past two outings. He is a solid low-end WR1 or must-start WR2 heading into Week 3 against the Dolphins in London.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 7:00pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas posted five receptions for 89 yards on a game-high 10 targets in Week 2 against the Patriots.

    Huddle Up: With Brandin Cooks now in New England it is Thomas who is the top dog in the New Orleans offense. He should be treated as more of a WR2 heading into Week 3 at Carolina against a defense that hasn't allowed a touchdown through the first two games.

  • Posted: 9/11/2017 8:43pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas had a lackluster season debut Monday, Sept. 11, against the Minnesota Vikings, registering just five catches for 45 yards. He was also targeted a team-high eight times.

    Huddle Up: Entering the regular season, Thomas was one of the more popular picks to explode this year, and while that was far from the case in Week 1, owners should realize much better days will be ahead for the second-year wideout. He'll have a much better shot to live up to his WR1 billing when he takes on the Patriots next week at home in a probable shootout.

  • Posted: 5/25/2017 2:47pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas has added some extra weight this offseason, increasing from 210 pounds to 220 pounds.

    Huddle Up: Thomas took the league by storm last year en route to 92 catches, over 1,100 yards and nine touchdowns. With Brandin Cooks now in New England, Thomas assumes the Saints' No. 1 receiver role. He's almost a sure bet to end his second season as a WR1 with Drew Brees still throwing his way.

  • Posted: 3/16/2017 6:36pm ET

    Clemson WR Mike Williams was compared to New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas by an NFL scout following William's pro day performance Thursday, March 16.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas posted the second-most receptions of any rookie receiver in NFL history this past season. He logged 92 catches, finishing only behind Detroit Lions WR Anquan Boldin, who recorded 101 receptions in his debut year back in 2003 with the Arizona Cardinals.

    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

    New Orleans Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas finished with 10 receptions for 156 yards and a touchdown on 14 targets in the Week 17 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught six of his eight targeted passes for 98 yards in a 31-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    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

    New Orleans Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas (foot) posted seven receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals. He was targeted 10 times.

    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.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @MIN 8 5 45 0
2 NE 10 5 89 0
3 @CAR 8 7 87 1
4 @MIA 11 8 89 1
6 DET 6 3 11 0
7 @GB 11 7 82 0
8 CHI 8 7 77 0
9 TB 11 8 65 0
10 @BUF 10 9 117 0
11 WAS 11 6 91 0
12 @LAR 8 5 52 0
13 CAR 9 5 70 1
14 @ATL 14 10 117 1
15 NYJ 11 9 93 1

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 OAK 6 6 58 0
2 @NYG 5 4 56 0
3 ATL 11 7 71 1
4 @LAC 9 4 44 1
6 CAR 5 5 78 1
7 @KC 13 10 130 0
8 SEA 6 6 63 0
9 @SF 8 5 73 2
10 DEN 6 4 40 0
11 @CAR 5 5 68 0
12 LAR 10 9 108 2
13 DET 5 4 42 0
15 @ARI 10 7 52 1
16 TB 8 6 98 0
17 @ATL 14 10 156 1

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