Fantasy soccer house owners who used first-round picks on Saints star Michael Thomas have been determined to get their prime extensive receiver again after he suffered an ankle harm in Week 1, and after one other week of restricted practices, he is formally “questionable” for New Orleans’ Monday Night Football showdown with the Chargers. It’s possible Thomas might be a game-time resolution, so any updates forward of time might be key in making Week 5 begin ’em, sit ’em choices.
We’ll be right here offering the most recent information about Thomas proper up till the energetic/inactive report is launched round 6:45 p.m. ET on Monday, so verify again for updates. For extra fantasy information, observe us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.
Is Michael Thomas enjoying Monday evening?
Thomas (ankle) appeared to be on monitor for taking part in final week after getting in restricted practices, however he was in the end held out of motion. This week, he is gotten in a comparable workload in apply, and whereas many assume he’ll play, it needs to be famous that New Orleans has a Week 6 bye. If the Saints held him out once more, that may give him six full weeks of relaxation till enjoying in Week 7. The Packers did one thing comparable with Davante Adams final week, resting him by means of their bye regardless of Adams himself saying he was able to play.
If Thomas is energetic, he is a must-start towards a Chargers protection that was simply shredded for 5 passing touchdowns by the Bucs. If he is out, Tre’Quan Smith would as soon as once more begin in his place and advantage a WR3 spot in fantasy lineups. Thomas’ presence knocks Smith out of fantasy consideration, although it would not have a lot of an impact on Emmanuel Sanders, who stays a boom-or-bust WR3. Drew Brees would possible be the most important beneficiary of Thomas suiting up, as he’d be a a lot safer QB1 along with his All-Pro WR again.
Fantasy house owners holding out for Thomas have just a few different choices if he is inactive. Smith can be the primary pivot, however any of the Chargers’ secondary receivers (Jalen Guyton, Tyron Johnson, Mike Williams if he is energetic) is also picked up in a pinch. Cole Beasley, Gabriel Davis, and Kalif Raymond are additionally in play on Tuesday evening.
It’s additionally doable we’ll know Thomas’ standing earlier than the Broncos-Patriots recreation kicks off at 5 p.m. ET on Monday. If we all know Thomas is out earlier than that recreation, N’Keal Harry and Tim Patrick make for strong replacements.