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Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) was limited in practice all week but isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll play against the Bucs on Sunday and should be closer to 100% than he was last week. Thomas remains a must-start in season-long leagues.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice. The fact that he was out there at all early in the week is a good sign, but Thomas will be a risky Week 17 fantasy play if we don't see him get in a full practice on Thursday or Friday. He set season lows in targets (5) and snap rate (62.5%) last weekend.

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Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Falcons. He was added to the injury report on Saturday and was reportedly a game-time decision. It adds risk to his Week 16 outlook, but Thomas would be awfully tough to sit in season-long fantasy leagues.

Saints WR Michael Thomas is "considered 50/50 to play" against the Falcons today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Thomas will test out his ailing hamstring before the 1 p.m. ET start, and then the team will decide his status. The situation obviously adds risk even if Thomas is active. Weigh that against your replacement option once the inactives arrive at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Saints WR Michael Thomas was added to the injury report on Saturday as questionable with a hamstring. We don't have any other details on the situation. The good news is that we'll find out Thomas' status by noon ET tomorrow. If active, he'll remain a must-start in season-long fantasy leagues.

Saints WR Willie Snead received a 3-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Popped for driving under the influence, Snead was originally expected to serve a 4-game ban before having it reduced on appeal. With the 24-year-old out, Drew Brees will rely more on Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn, Brandon Coleman and Coby Fleener. Thomas was already poised for a monster workload, so this news provides the biggest bump to Ginn, Coleman and Fleener.

The Patriots have acquired WR Brandin Cooks from the Saints, sending a 1st- and a 3rd-round pick and getting back a 4th-rounder. Cooks caught 162 passes over the past 2 seasons, topping 1,100 yards in each campaign and scoring 17 TDs over that span. He finished among the top 13 WRs across fantasy formats in each of those seasons. The Pats control his rights for the next 2 years, including a team option for 2018. Cooks lands in 1 of the few offenses that approximates the efficiency of New Orleans and figures to quickly challenge Julian Edelman for the team target lead. His fantasy outlook doesn't change drastically from what it's been with the Saints. Other WRs in New England will have more trouble finding regular opportunities. Back in New Orleans, Michael Thomas should grab a larger share of targets, while Willie Snead stands to gain if the team doesn't add anything more than Ted Ginn to the corps this offseason.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) put in a full practice on Friday and is not listed on the final Week 15 injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. We don’t know how much he’ll see of CB Patrick Peterson, leaving the rookie as a risk/reward WR2.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) was limited in practice on Wednesday. He only put in a limited workout on Friday last week before missing the Bucs game. It looks like he has a shot to return for this weekend's game against the Cardinals, but we'll get another update on his progress tomorrow.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) is inactive for today’s game against the Bucs. Brandon Coleman figures to step into his spot in the lineup, putting him on the WR3 flier radar. Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead remain better target bets.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) is questionable for this weekend's game against the Bucs. He only put in a limited practice on Friday. We’ll look for an update on Thomas on Sunday morning. Saints-Bucs doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (foot) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. We don't have any details on the injury or when it occurred. Thomas led Saints WRs in snaps last weekend. Check back tomorrow for another update.

ESPN's Britt McHenry hears that Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) will not play tonight against the Falcons. We'll get the official inactives list around 7 pm ET. Snead's absence would vault WR Michael Thomas to #2 on the depth chart and make him an upside WR3 play in what should be a shootout tonight.

Saints WR Willie Snead will be a game-time decision for Monday night's contest against the Falcons. He didn't practice all week but told reporters Saturday that he's "hopeful" that he'll be able to play. The late kickoff obviously puts fantasy owners in a tough spot, though. Unless you have a replacement from that game -- ideally Michael Thomas -- Snead probably needs to be on your bench for Week 3.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) is active and listed in the starting lineup for today’s game against the Raiders. The rookie was limited in practice all week, but it looks like he’s set to play a significant role. There’s WR3 appeal here.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) will play against the Raiders today, a source tells NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's unclear exactly how big a role he'll play in his NFL debut, especially after a limited week of practice. Consider Thomas a risk/reward WR4 for Week 1.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Raiders after a limited week of practice. The New Orleans media expects him to play, but the injury and Thomas’ uncertain role makes him better off on fantasy benches this week.

Saints WR Michael Thomas was added to Thursday's injury report as limited with an ankle. It's unclear when Thomas hurt the ankle or if his Week 1 status is in jeopardy. Check back tomorrow for another update. Even a healthy Thomas is a shaky WR3 in his NFL debut.

The Saints' latest "unofficial" depth chart -- released Wednesday -- lists rookie WR Michael Thomas as a starter with Brandin Cooks, ahead of Willie Snead. The designation might not prove to be a big deal. Marques Colton played 60.3% of the snaps over his 13 games last year as the 3rd WR, compared with Snead playing 71.1%. But Snead also drew 1.6 more targets per game despite spending the 1st 2 weeks as more of a part-timer. At the very least, take this as a sign that the Saints have big immediate plans for their 2nd-round rookie. That plan could include beating Snead in targets.

There's been lots of early buzz on Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas.  But John DeShazier of the team's official website expects Brandon Coleman to beat out Thomas for the #3 WR job.  "He’s a huge target who likely is scratching the surface on learning how to use his huge frame," DeShazier writes.  The 6'6, 225-pound Coleman came on late last season, tallying 16 catches, 231 yards and 1 TD in the final 5 games.  We'll be keeping a close eye on this battle this summer.  The winner could be a weekly fantasy starter in New Orleans' high-scoring, pass-heavy offense.

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