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

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
2016 NO 15 121 121 92 1137 12.4 9 0 0 0 2 1137 9 0 3 7

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 12/16/2016 7:02pm ET

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) was a full participant in practice Friday, Dec. 16, and isn't listed on the Week 15 injury report.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) remained a limited participant at practice Thursday, Dec. 15.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 14.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 14 game.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) was a limited participant at practice Friday, Dec. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 14.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 8.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 7.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas caught nine passes for 108 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 49-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas said he is focused on protecting the ball better after losing a pair of fumbles in Week 10.

    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

    New Orleans Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas posted five receptions for a team-high 73 yards with two touchdowns in the Week 9 game against the San Francisco 49ers. He was targeted eight times.

    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

    Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 4, and is not on the injury report for Week 9.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle, illness) missed the early portion of practice Friday, Nov. 4, due to an illness. Later in the day, the team listed him as getting in a limited practice due to an ankle injury.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas played 61-of-76 snaps in a Week 8 win over the Seattle Seahawks, leading the team in playing time as well as receiving yardage (63). 'We've continued to just evolve and grow the game plan for him. ? The guy loves to work, he loves to compete, he loves the game of football and he wants to be a great player. I love guys like that, and I couldn't ask for anything more out of a rookie wide receiver,' quarterback Drew Brees told reporters said of the rookie.

    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

    New Orleans Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas racked up six receptions for a team-high 63 yards in the Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

    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

    New Orleans Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas posted 10 receptions for 130 yards in the Week 7 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He was targeted a game-high 13 times.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas leads the team with 26 receptions this year, and head coach Sean Payton credits Thomas' production to his ability to correct mistakes with minimal repetitions in practice.

    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

    New Orleans Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas posted five receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown in the Week 6 game against the Carolina Panthers. He was targeted five times.

    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

    New Orleans Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas posted seven receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown in the Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Sept. 26. He was targeted 11 times, tied for the most in the game.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) is expected to play in Week 1's game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Sept. 11, according to a source.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.

    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

    New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 8.

    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.

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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