Michael Thomas GTD

FanDuel Salary: $6,000

Rapoport: Michael Thomas (ankle) expected to miss start of Saints season

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is expected to miss the start of the 2021 season after undergoing ankle surgery, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

What It Means:

Thomas had surgery to repair the ligaments in his ankle in June, a procedure that comes with a four-month recovery timeline, according to Rapoport. Thomas was limited to seven games last season after injuring his ankle in Week 1. Alvin Kamara averaged 8.6 targets per game in eight games without Thomas last year, and he would likely be a primary beneficiary again if Thomas misses time. Tre'Quan Smith and Marquez Callaway would also be in line for more work.

numberFire's models expect Thomas to average 9.2 targets, 6.3 receptions, and 77.1 yards per game this season. Kamara averaged 27.3 FanDuel points in those eight games without Thomas last season.