Michael Thomas is Expected to Be Out Through 11/7 and Projected to Be the #8 WR the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Michael Thomas to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 97 projected fantasy points puts him at #8 behind Keenan Allen and ahead of A.J. Brown. He is expected to be out through 11/7 which impacts his rest of season ranking. He has averaged 13.56 fantasy points in his past 33 games, which is more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 10.8 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#12) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly more valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #6 ranked wide receiver. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite wide receiver. He is not projected for elite value. Michael Thomas is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #15 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON WR RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#6 Adam Thielen (100% OWN)104 FP, 11.6 per game84 FP, 10 gp, 8.4 per game (#36)
#7 Keenan Allen (100% OWN)100 FP, 11.1 per game157 FP, 16 gp, 9.8 per game (#22)
#8 Michael Thomas (100% OWN)97 FP, 10.8 per game226 FP, 16 gp, 14.1 per game (#1)
#9 A.J. Brown (100% OWN)95 FP, 10.6 per game165 FP, 16 gp, 10.3 per game (#15)
#10 Will Fuller (100% OWN)95 FP, 10.6 per game85 FP, 11 gp, 7.7 per game (#44)

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SIT EM ALERT: MICHAEL THOMAS PROJECTED FOR FEWER FPS THAN MICHAEL GALLUP IN WEEK 9

Michael Thomas is projected for 5.7 fantasy points in week 9 which ranks him a the #60 projected wide receiver for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. He is listed as questionable which lowers his projection. This is projected to be a below average week with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Marquez Valdes-Scantling but behind Michael Gallup. Week 10 will be better based on projected rank (#10). He is projected for 10.6 fantasy points.

WEEK 9 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#58 Chris Godwin (99% OWN)5.7 FP (9% ST)8.7 FP
#59 Michael Gallup (57% OWN)5.7 FP (11% ST)6 FP
#60 Michael Thomas (100% OWN)5.7 FP (29% ST)10.8 FP
#61 Marquez Valdes-Scantling (28% OWN)5.4 FP (5% ST)5.1 FP
#62 N`Keal Harry (20% OWN)5.3 FP (1% ST)4.68 FP
WEEK 10 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 DeAndre Hopkins (100% OWN)10.8 FP (62% ST)11.9 FP
#9 Will Fuller (100% OWN)10.6 FP (56% ST)10.6 FP
#10 Michael Thomas (100% OWN)10.6 FP (29% ST)10.8 FP
#11 A.J. Brown (100% OWN)10.6 FP (95% ST)10.6 FP
#12 Allen Lazard (50% OWN)10.5 FP (4% ST)8.8 FP

MICHAEL THOMAS IS JUST THE #55 WR ON FANDUEL BUT IS THE #3 HIGHEST PRICED

Below are how he ranks on FanDuel. Look for players with comparable or more fantasy points at a lower or same salary.

FANDUEL WEEK (WR) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#53 Randall Cobb8.1 FD Points$5400
#54 Tre`Quan Smith8 FD Points$5300
#55 Michael Thomas7.7 FD Points$8600
#56 Calvin Ridley7.7 FD Points$8000
#57 Preston Williams7.6 FD Points$5100

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

MICHAEL THOMASFPPPRTARRECYDTDRUSHYD
Rest of 20209716079.563.77204.2-2.2
-- Per Game (9 Proj)10.817.88.87.180.00.47-0.24
Week 9 @TB5.79.75.04.0440.22-0.19
Week 10 vs SF10.617.99.27.3780.48-0.24
2020 Season22237118614916899-9
-- Per Game (17 GP)13.121.810.98.899.40.53-0.53
2019 to 202023439319915918129-9
-- Per Game (18 GP)13.021.811.18.81010.50-0.50