News: 16 hours agoThomas (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Spin: As Thomas works to get back into game shape, he attended and took part in his first official practice Wednesday since sustaining a high left ankle sprain Week 1 against the Buccaneers. Since then, he's been focusing on rehab and even looked good in a workout last Friday. Still, Thomas has two more days to prove the health of his ankle once and for all with a full showing, before the Saints decide on his status for Sunday's game against the Lions.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Thomas is fresh off a historic 2019 season in which he set a single-season record for receptions (149) en route to outscoring the next-closest wide receiver by 99 fantasy points. Incredibly, Thomas finished as a top-five fantasy WR nine times during his final 12 games of 2019. During his four NFL campaigns, Thomas has finished no lower than ninth in receptions, yards, catch rate and fantasy points. Thomas' massive 32.5% target share will be hard to repeat, but history suggests he'll still be in the vicinity. Couple that with the return of Drew Brees and the 27-year-old Thomas is primed for another elite performance. He's a top-five overall fantasy asset.