ESPN Fantasy Projection: Thomas is back after an ankle injury cost him the entire 2021 season. The lost season came after an injury-plagued 2020 in which he posted a 40-438-0 receiving line in seven games. The string of missed time is extremely unfortunate considering that when we last saw Thomas for a full season (2019), he set the NFL single-season receptions record while posting an incredible 149-1,725-9 receiving line. Thomas had finished four consecutive seasons as a top-seven fantasy WR before 2020. Thomas no longer has Drew Brees throwing him passes, which is sure to decrease his previously terrific efficiency, but Jameis Winston was solid even with a shaky WR room in 2021. Thomas is now 29 years old and riskier than ever, but he remains positioned for a hefty target share, which makes him a fringe WR2 with upside.