Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas just completed one of the most ridiculous seasons in NFL history for a pass-catcher. He had 149 receptions, passing Colts great Marvin Harrison for most catches in a single season in NFL history. Oh, and he also holds the NFL record for the most receptions through the first four seasons of a career (470).
Being No. 1 is a position Thomas is quite comfortable with. He led all wide receivers with 376.6 PPR fantasy points in 2019. And since the very second Thomas stepped onto an NFL field in 2016, no wide receiver has scored more fantasy points than him (1204.3).
His real-life and fantasy greatness can’t be denied. As former Packers and Raiders wide receiver James Jones will tell you, what’s even more impressive is that Thomas is making plays no matter what quarterback he’s playing with or what weapons are around him..
“No disrespect to any of those other guys—Jared Cook is a player—but Michael Thomas was the guy that you know when you come to play the New Orleans Saints we have to stop him. And week in and week out… 15 catches, 12 catches, 11 catches, 20 catches, Teddy Bridgewater in the game, Drew Brees in the game, Taysom Hill in the game... he’s still making plays,” Jones said. “To me, that’s what made it really special because it didn’t matter what quarterback came in the game, it didn’t matter what team he played, he came out there and went to work every single day.
“They knew that he was getting the ball and he was still killing them.”
That’s something both NFL DBs and fantasy managers playing against Thomas can relate to.