The Atlanta Falcons will be a team for fantasy owners to target all season, and the Week 13 meeting between the Saints and the Falcons will be no different. Also, continue to visit, for NFL news and in-depth analysis while also visiting our fantasy football section for more coverage and, Tommy Garrett is a writer for PFN covering Fantasy Football. His stat line could be even bigger in the yardage department if Emmanuel Sanders has started clicking with Drew Brees in time for this matchup. Last week, Thomas practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The San Francisco 49ers will wisely do everything in their power to slow down Michael Thomas in Week 10. So, what should we do with Michael Thomas’ injury status in Week 5? Week 1: New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers If Jackson misses time with the leg ailment, Kelly could continue to be a playable option for those needing RB depth. Nearly four weeks ago, Saints receiver Michael Thomas suffered an injury — a high ankle sprain late in a Week 1 win over Tampa Bay. The Saints run game could have some issues with Tampa Bay’s front seven, something that should lead to big days from Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, and Jared Cook. Atlanta should be able to keep this contest competitive enough for the Saints to keep their foot on the gas, something that should help lead Thomas to a fantasy-friendly stat line. The Chargers No. All of these players are available in over 50% of fantasy leagues and would be excellent plays. If Parker misses action, Preston Williams and Jakeem Grant stand to benefit the most from a fantasy production standpoint. Thomas should have a rock-solid day, and one you would happily take from almost any other wide receiver. If he does, it seems most likely that David Johnson just gets used more, with few reliable backup options currently on their roster. Chicago should have bracket coverage on Thomas all afternoon, something that should keep his yards after the catch to a minimum. Tommy Garrett is a writer for PFN covering Fantasy Football. © 2020 WWB Holdings, LLC. Week 16 projects to be an important matchup as far as seeding in the NFC is concerned. The Saints run game could have some issues with Tampa Bay’s front seven, something that should lead to big days from Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, and. However, the Monday night game makes the decision for fantasy managers even more difficult. On October 11, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Michael Thomas has been ruled out for their game on Monday night. Carolina is essentially going through a rebuild on the defensive end, and despite some impact rookie additions, they are going to have a tough time dealing with the losses of Luke Kuechly and James Bradberry. Sean Payton will be sure to put Thomas in motion to exploit potential matchups, which should lead to a big first half. Thomas should have his most disappointing outing of the season in Week 17, but luckily the fantasy football playoffs will already be over. Thomas should be heavily involved until the Saints build a big enough lead, but the presence of Derwin James may limit him in the yards after the catch department on intermediate and deep throws. Fantasy football managers hope that Week 5 is when Thomas will make his long-awaited return to the field. Jarwin exited Dallas' Sunday Night game with what was later revealed to be a torn ACL. The Los Angeles Chargers have a talented cornerback trio, but both Chris Harris Jr. and Desmond King are best suited for the slot. Fantasy football news; Michael Thomas, Jared Cook listed as questionable for Week 5 Monday Night Football . While recent events may have affected the off-field chemistry between, While the Las Vegas Raiders did go out and add, The Green Bay Packers could force this contest into a shootout in Week 3, which could mean good things for Michael Thomas. Kansas City is likely to make a point of putting. Thomas should see at least 11 targets and eight receptions but may have an even bigger yardage total than that posited below. Thomas should have his most disappointing outing of the season in Week 17, but luckily the fantasy football playoffs will already be over. ne of the most annoying things to deal with is questionable players that would typically be a must-start playing on Monday Night Football. New Orleans should have a relatively easy time dispatching the Detroit Lions. All of these players are available in over 50% of fantasy leagues and would be excellent plays. Practice fast mock drafts with our free Mock Draft Simulator >>. Week 7: New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers Defensive Points Allowed Consistency Score, Expected Fantasy Points and Fantasy Points Differential, October 11 Update (3:40 PM): Michael Thomas ruled out of Monday’s game, Michael Thomas managed to get in limited practice this week heading into Week 5, Knowing the game is on Monday, fantasy managers should have a backup plan ready for Michael Thomas in Week 5. We've also included the fantasy outlook and a potential pick up to replace the injured skill player: Thomas is pretty clearly the top wide receiver in football and showed that yet again in a convincing Saints' victory in Week 1. There is a pretty good chance he misses Houston's Week 2 game. Gore would carry the load if Bell missed time, but the first game was not encouraging as far as New York run production goes. Thomas should have a rock-solid day, and one you would happily take from almost any other wide receiver. PhillyVoice Staff, There is little behind Jarwin to be excited about, with. There is little behind Jarwin to be excited about, with Dalton Schultz and Blake Bell the other TE's on the roster. However, even if the Vikings run the ball 30 times for the day, Michael Thomas should be option 1a and 1b in what Drew Brees will no doubt view as an exploitable matchup. Week 12: New Orleans Saints @ Denver Broncos Week 3: New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers The on-field talent suggests that this will be one of the highest-scoring games of Week 1, with Thomas leading the way for the Saints as a chain mover and all-around playmaker. The 27-year-old has missed just one game in his four-year career. Kansas City is likely to make a point of putting Tyrann Mathieu or Juan Thornhill in bracket coverage on Michael Thomas for the majority of his snaps, essentially forcing Drew Brees to spread the ball around more than usual in a game where he logs 40+ pass attempts. Keep an eye on the Cowboys, as they will likely do something to address that position this week. He could have a much bigger day if Minnesota falls behind early and is forced to abandon their clock control offense. He’ll have surgery and make a full recovery for 2021. While the 85 receiving yards may be a disappointing projection, he should see at least six receptions (projected for seven) and a touchdown. As you can see from the projections above, he is projected to finish with just 45 less receiving yards than he posted last season, while increasing his touchdown total to 10. Missing any time would certainly give a hit to that moniker. The Falcons offense will be explosive enough to go tit-for-tat and should allow for a game script that calls for both teams to air it out at will. But it'll be a battle. Predicted stat line: 13 targets, 11 receptions, 157 receiving yards, one touchdown (27.2 fantasy points). What is most troublesome is that the Saints have a. in Week 6. Unless the 49ers are unable to get anything going on the ground, the New Orleans Saints should have fewer pass attempts in this contest than usual.