Michael Thomas feels great, may suit up for Monday Night Football

Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

Saints’ superstar receiver Michael Thomas may suit up for the team’s primetime showdown with the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday.

The New Orleans Saints, earlier on this week, were reportedly going to be without their superstar wide receiver Michael Thomas for several weeks. Thomas is apparently feeling “fantastic” and could be on the field as early on Monday.

Thankfully, the Saints have a Monday Night Football appearance in Week 2 against the Raiders so Thomas will get that extra day to rest. That said, an update on Thomas was given by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Thomas went for just five targets in Week 1. It was shocking to see the All-Pro used to little after posting the most receptions in a single season in league history just a season ago. Brees targeted Jared Cook, Alvin Kamara and Taysom Hill early on.

At the end of the day, Thomas will get his numbers. While Brees’ arm strength may eventually be a factor, there’s not too much concern regarding Thomas with his short routes a highly effective weapon for the Saints.

However, those managing a fantasy team with him on it may have a different feeling.

What’s more concerning than Thomas’ five targets were Brees’ 180 yards. Brees has racked up the yardage throughout his NFL career, throwing for the most in the league seven times. He’s also hit the most attempts in the league several times as well.

At 41, there’s no denying he might have a good bit of fatigue from just being in the league for almost two decades.

That could end up hurting Thomas, one of the best receivers in the league. Given the Saints’ dominant weapons, their offense should be fine, but it may be time for Alvin Kamara to shine, not Thomas.

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Regardless of who gets the ball, the Saints are much better with Thomas on the field, and everyone in Who Dat Nation will be hoping that he finds a way to suit up on Monday as the Saints help the Raiders open Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.