Fantasy Football: 3 Saints’ questions that came to life after Week 1

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 13: Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 13: Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
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Is Michael Thomas still the top NFL receiver?

The same New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas that caught 149 passes last year breaking a single-season NFL record is the same Michael Thomas that finished Week 1 against Tampa Bay with three receptions for 17 yards.

It was a rough start.

Fantasy owners who drafted Michael Thomas in the first round expecting the same 20-25 point performances as last year, were sadly disappointed. Thomas finished with just 4.7 points in a point per reception format and with just 1.7 in a standard format.

If you are anything like me and my team, you needed Michael Thomas to get his average to win your first week of the year. Though you may be let down, don’t let one game discourage you so much as to trade or even bench Michael Thomas in future games.

After the production that Thomas gave last year, he deserves the right to have one off-game. His owners are just freaking out (as they should) because it’s the first game of the year. If you are a Thomas owner, sit back and relax, he will bounce back.

ANSWER: Michael Thomas will bounce his production back up to normal in Week 2. That normal may not be what he did in 2019 though.

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