Friday PM update: Thomas will not play in Week 5, per Erin Summers.
Friday update: Thomas was once again not practicing on Friday, per Katherine Terrell. It would be a big surprise if he’s not officially ruled out once the injury report comes out.
Thursday update: Michael Thomas was missing from practice again on Thursday, per Katherine Terrell. It’s not looking good for him this week.
New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas remained out of practice on Wednesday ahead of Week 5 vs. the Seattle Seahawks. Thomas was unable to play in Week 4 vs. the Minnesota Vikings in London. He sustained a toe injury during Week 3.
Coach Dennis Allen told reports that Thomas is still dealing with the toe issue:
No updates on Michael Thomas other than he’s still dealing with toe injury.— Rod Walker (@RodWalkerNola) October 5, 2022
“He’s out right now and hopefully he’s going to get well and we’re going to be able to get him back.” Dennis Allen on Michael Thomas
Fantasy football implications
Thomas was absent from practice on Wednesday during the portion open to media. There’s a chance he’s designated as limited, but it looks like another DNP in the middle of the week. This generally isn’t a great sign, but Thomas is also a veteran and has had plenty of injuries in the past. He could be held out Thursday or given a limited tag. Chances are the Saints enter Week 5 with Thomas as questionable or doubtful to play.
The emergence of Chris Olave has made it easier for the Saints to withstand the loss of Thomas in the short-term. Jameis Winston and Alvin Kamara also being out are bigger issues. If Thomas returns, it’ll cut into Jarvis Landry’s targets. Even Olave may get fewer looks but his role seems pretty solid given how the first four weeks of his NFL career have gone.