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Michael Thomas lands on PUP

Fantasy Football, NFL News
July 26, 2021

Injury Ankle injury could keep WR out until Week 7

The Saints have officially put WR Michael Thomas (ankle) on PUP to begin training camp. (ESPN – Field Yates)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Thomas can come off the PUP list at any time but must miss the first six weeks if he remains there going into the season. Thomas’ expected absence frees up roughly 25 percent of the team’s target share to spread out among Alvin Kamara, Adam Trautman, Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris. New Orleans is almost certain to lean more heavily on the run game (specifically Latavius Murray) as well. Thomas is a smart stash candidate in leagues with multiple IR spots in the early double-digit rounds, but managers in non-IR leagues are justified in letting him slip further than that.

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