Fantasy Football – The Top 5 Wide Receivers To Watch For (#1)
1. Michael Thomas (New Orleans Saints)
Does Michael Thomas get enough attention pre-NFL season or is he slept on? I understand that Julio Jones gets more looks in the Atlanta offense but Michael Thomas is the MAN in this New Orleans offense. While Alvin Karma puts the load of the backfield on his shoulder, Michael Thomas puts the offense on his back. This New Orleans Saints offense has always been a dangerous machine and there is no steps back with them. They are the same offense as last year except with the departure of Mark Ingram but that does not hurt them as much as some would think.
Michael Thomas had a pretty good season that may have been cut short due to a miscall but that’s not up for discussion anymore. That was so last season. Thomas put up 1,405 receiving yards last season while finding the end-zone 9 times. He averaged 88 yards per game, his best in his three seasons so far. He has improved his yards per game average each year so far (small sample size, I know). He had a catch rating of 85% after having a down season in 2017. He also averaged 11 yards per catch.
With the way that the Saints season ending last year, expect this entire team to come back, firing on all cylinders. Like I mentioned already, the Saints only main departure of their offense was Mark Ingram but they still have Latavius Murray to back up Alvin Kamara in a similar role. It’s also Sean Payton though who can roll out multiple and different looks that throw defenses off. Michael Thomas should benefit once again in this offense and will be looking to improve his career stats once again.
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