Thomas’ status is starting to get a bit murky for the Saints’ massive Week 15 showdown vs. the Chiefs. He’s missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with a sprained ankle. It’s normal for a veteran to get a day off from practice to start the week, but two in a row is concerning. His availability at Friday’s practice will likely determine his final status vs. the Chiefs.
Thomas has developed solid chemistry with Taysom Hill, who is expected to start at quarterback. He’s averaged 9.3 targets, 7.5 receptions, and 85.8 yards per game in his past four starts, which are better than his averages from earlier this season with Drew Brees. His absence would leave a big void in the offense, and Emmanuel Sanders, Tre’Quan Smith, and Alvin Kamara would be the most likely candidates to pick up the slack.
This game between the Saints and Chiefs doesn’t mean much for the standings – both teams have already secured playoff spots – but it does stand out as a potential Super Bowl preview. The Saints are currently listed as three-point home underdogs on FanDuel Sportsbook, while the total sits at 51.5 points.
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