Shark Bites

Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Bears. He at least got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. So, barring another injury or setback, he has a shot to return for Week 9. WR Marquez Callaway (ankle) is also out this weekend, leaving Tre’Quan Smith and Deonte Harris as New Orleans’ top 2 WRs.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That at least gives him a chance to play against the Bears this weekend. We'll get another update on Thomas' status tomorrow. WR Marquez Callaway (ankle) was also limited on Thursday.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring) remained sidelined on Wednesday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported this past Sunday that Thomas might miss this weekend's game against the Bears. His week isn't off to a great start. We'll see if he can get back on the practice field tomorrow. WR Marquez Callaway (ankle) also missed Wednesday's practice.

Saints WR Marquez Callaway limped off with a lower-body injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's win over the Panthers. He was surprisingly busy and productive before exiting, hauling in 8 of 10 targets for 75 yards. We'll look for an update on his injury.

We already know Saints WR Michael Thomas will miss today's game against the Panthers. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, there's also "a real chance he will not be able to play" against the Bears in Week 8. Thomas is still working back from a high-ankle sprain and also dealing with the Grade 1 hamstring strain he sustained this past week. We'll watch Thomas in the lead up to Week 8. His absence would obviously continue to leave targets for the rest of the offense -- but also likely lower the fantasy ceiling for QB Drew Brees.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (hamstring, ankle) has been ruled out for this weekend’s game against the Panthers. He tweaked his hammy on Wednesday and didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday. That makes Thomas iffy even for Week 8. With WR Emmanuel Sanders (COVID) also out, New Orleans is down to WRs Tre'Quan Smith, Marquez Callaway and Deonte Harris. Smith is the only viable fantasy play. RB Alvin Cook and TE Jared Cook should get target boosts with Thomas and Sanders out.

Saints WR Emmanuel Sanders has been placed on the COVID list. He'll miss Sunday's game against the Panthers -- and potentially more action beyond that. We'll see if WR Michael Thomas (hamstring, ankle) is able to play this weekend.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring) did not practice on Thursday, a day after "tweaking" his hamstring. He's now looking extremely iffy for this weekend's game vs. the Panthers. Check back tomorrow for another update.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Saints WR Michael Thomas "tweaked" a hamstring in Wednesday's practice. He was set to return from his high-ankle sprain for this weekend's game vs. the Panthers, but his availability for that one is now uncertain. We'll get another update on Thomas this afternoon.

Saints WR Michael Thomas was limited in Wednesday's practice and listed on the injury report with ankle and hamstring issues. He seemed set to return from his high-ankle sprain, but the hamstring is new. We'll see what Thomas is able to do on Thursday.

Saints CB Marshon Lattimore (hamstring) is active for tonight's game against the Chargers. He missed last week's game and remained limited in practice this week but is available for IDP lineups if you waited for him. DE Marcus Davenport (toe) will also be making his season debut. He missed the first 4 games and remained limited in practice this week. We'll see how much playing time Davenport takes on in his return. DT Sheldon Rankins (thumb) is also active after entering the night questionable. Neither he nor Davenport belong in lineups in most IDP leagues.

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Saints TE Jared Cook (groin) is active for tonight's game against the Chargers. He was limited in practice all week after missing Week 4, so Cook is a risk/reward fantasy play. TE Adam Trautman is a healthy scratch tonight.

Saints TE Jared Cook (groin) is expected to play against the Chargers tonight, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Cook was limited in practice all week after missing Week 4, so he'll carry elevated risk in fantasy lineups.

The Saints are holding WR Michael Thomas out of Monday night's game against the Chargers after he got into an altercation with a teammate at practice this weekend, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. It's a tough break for fantasy owners (although we still don't know if Thomas was medically cleared from his ankle injury to play this week). Regardless, he should be back after New Orleans' Week 6 bye.

The Saints have downgraded WR Michael Thomas (ankle) to out for Monday night's game against the Chargers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Thomas gets a Week 6 bye and should be ready to play come Week 7. Tre'Quan Smith and Emmanuel Sanders will again serve as New Orleans' top 2 WRs vs. L.A. tomorrow.

Update: The Saints announced that the “change in [Thomas'] game status is not injury related.” We'll see exactly what that means.

The Saints have ruled CB Janoris Jenkins out for Monday night’s game against the Chargers. CB Marshon Lattimore is questionable with the hamstring injury that cost him Week 4. Lattimore managed limited practices all week but still looks more risk than reward for Week 5 IDP lineups.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Chargers. ESPN's Mike Triplett believes there's a "good chance" Thomas returns for this one. Pencil him into fantasy lineups, but make sure you have a backup option from either this game or Tuesday night's Bills-Titans game.

Saints TE Jared Cook (groin) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Chargers after a limited week of practice. With the late kickoff, you're better off looking elsewhere for your starting TE this week.

Saints WR Michael Thomas (ankle) remained limited in Friday's practice. We'll see what he does tomorrow and then how New Orleans lists him on the final injury report for Monday night's game against the Chargers.

Saints TE Jared Cook (groin) put in a limited practice on Thursday. That gives him a shot to return for Monday night's game against the Chargers. We'll get another update on Cook's status tomorrow.

 
 
 

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