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Tagged: Michael Thomas (72 Results)

Aug
16

Saints WR Thomas ahead of schedule with ankle rehab

New Orleans head coach Sean Payton said that star wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS is doing well, adding that he is “ahead of schedule” on his rehab following surgery on his troublesomeMore ankle. Payton and Thomas reportedly met recently to iron out some of their differences, and Thomas was on hand for Saturday’s preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. It was the first time Thomas has been visibly present with the team since the Saints started training camp in July. Less

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

Jul
26

Saints WR Thomas to miss start of season due to ankle surgery

New Orleans star wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS is expected to miss the beginning of the upcoming season due to a June surgery on his troublesome ankle. Thomas reportedly hoped to avoidMore surgery through rehab but, at some point, it became apparent that the surgery was indeed necessary. There has reportedly been some friction between Thomas and the Saints, with the current situation not likely to improve matters. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Around the NFL: Michael Thomas

So 2020 was a lost season for the 1st wide receiver drafted in most fantasy leagues. A year after setting the NFL receptions record, Michael Thomas was limited to just 7 games after an early-season ankle injury than lingered all year (there was a hamstring issue and team suspension factored in). All behind him? Well, no.   more »

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Ian Allan: Breakout wide receivers

Typically there are a couple of receivers who dramatically outperform where they’re selected. But where do such receivers tend to come from? Are you better hoping for a young player to emerge? Or are the odds better with a veteran trying to come back from an injury?  more »

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Jun
14

“So far, so good” for Saints WR Thomas

New Orleans head coach Sean Payton says that star wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS is doing well after battling an ankle injury for much of last season. The Saints hosted a minicampMore last week and Thomas was able to participate in the festivities. Peyton said the team is monitoring Thomas but added that he “looks good”. As fantasy owners may remember, Thomas played in just seven regular season games in 2020 – catching just 40 passes for 438 yards. Less

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

Jun
3

Chargers OC expecting big year from WR Williams

Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi expects a big 2021 season from wide receiver MIKE WILLIAMS. Lombardi plans to feature Williams in the “X” receiver role in his offense, theMore same role he put wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS in when they were together in New Orleans. In addition to playing in a new offense that favors his skillset, Williams is also entering the final year of his contract. Less

Source: Team Blog

Factoid: Michael Thomas

I expect there will be varying opinions on Michael Thomas entering the 2021 season. He set a single-season record for catches in 2019, but he wasn’t much of a factor last year (in part because of injuries). And now he’ll be playing in an offense that’s radically different – assuming Drew Brees retires.  more »

Jan
20

Saints WR Thomas headed for offseason surgery

New Orleans Saints wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS will undergo surgery on his ankle this offseason. Thomas injured his ankle in the 2020 season opener and dealt with the effects of thatMore injury for the remainder of the season. The surgery is expected to correct a torn deltoid ligament in Thomas’ ankle, along with other injured ligaments in his high ankle. Before this past season, Thomas had only missed one game due to injury in his career. Less

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

Jan
11

Kamara, Thomas return to lead Saints

New Orleans running back ALVIN KAMARA returned after missing last week’s game due to a positive coronavirus test, and he helped lead the Saints to a playoff victory over the ChicagoMore Bears. Kamara topped 100 combined rushing and receiving yards while adding a touchdown in the win. Meanwhile, wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS also returned to action after being activated from injured reserve. Thomas has dealt with a high ankle issue for much of the season, but he returned to add a touchdown to go along with 5 catches for 73 yards. Less

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

Jan
7

Saints WR Thomas returns to practice

New Orleans Saints wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS appears to be progressing well in his recovery from a high-ankle sprain that has plagued him for much of the season. Thomas was atMore the Saints Wednesday practice, an encouraging sign that he is trending in the right direction ahead of Sunday’s playoff game against the Chicago Bears. Less

Source: Team Blog

Dynasty Leagues: Long-term WR rankings

DK Metcalf keeps racking up big games. If you were starting a dynasty league today, he would probably be the first wide receiver you would select. He’s only 22 years old.  more »

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Dynasty Leagues: Long-term WR rankings

Ranking wide receivers for dynasty leagues is trickier. You have to look at not only where players are right now, but where they might be five years from now – and who’ll be throwing to them.   more »

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Nov
6

Kamara returns to practice, Brees still limited

A day after giving fantasy owners a scare by missing practice, New Orleans Saints running back ALVIN KAMARA returned to Thursday’s practice as a full participant. Kamara is reportedly dealing withMore a minor foot injury that he has downplayed. Meanwhile, quarterback DREW BREES was limited again with a right shoulder injury that he has also downplayed. Wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS, who hasn’t been seen since the season opener, was also limited in Thursday’s practice. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Nov
2

Saints RB Kamara on record pace

With wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS missing yet another game, running back ALVIN KAMARA appears to be the New Orleans Saints best receiving option. Kamara led the Saints with 9 receptions onMore Sunday as he topped the 50-catch mark through just seven games. Kamara is well ahead of the pace to break the all-time NFL records for catches (119, Christian McCaffrey) and receiving yards (1,098, Marshall Faulk) by a running back in a season. Less

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

Oct
30

Saints WR Thomas returns to practice

New Orleans wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS finally returned to practice on Thursday as a limited participant. As fantasy owners are well aware, Thomas has been dealing with hamstring and ankle injuriesMore that have kept him sidelined since the opening week of the season. Thomas did not appear to hold anything back during the practice session, leaving room for optimism that he could play on Sunday for the first time in nearly two months. Less

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

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