Saints’ Michael Thomas will undergo multiple surgeries this offseason
Michael Thomas has a few banged-up areas to fix up. The Saints receiver will reportedly undergo at least two surgeries this offseason. According to ESPN’s senior NFL insider Adam Schefter Thomas s “likely” to opt for surgery to repair “both the torn deltoid and other injured ligaments in his high ankle.” Thomas is coming off an extremely disappointing season just a year after setting the NFL’s single-season receptions record. The former second-round pick played in just seven games this season, putting up personal-lows in catches with 40 along with 438 receiving yards, and did not catch a touchdown pass for the first time in his career.
His fantasy value will be a complete mystery going into the 2021 season as not only will he be coming off various surgeries, he will be 28-years-old and likely won’t be catching passes from the only pro quarterback he knows, Drew Brees. With Taysom Hill expected to be the starter next year, who knows how the Saints offense will look as Hill is much more a running, scrambling quarterback rather than a pocket passer like Brees. While Thomas can’t be rated on his record-breaking season on the high end, he also can’t be judged on his injury-plagued disaster of a 2020 on the low. He won’t go as high as he has in fantasy drafts of recent years, and his progress and the situation with New Orleans’ offense will have to be closely monitored going into late summer.