Saints ‘Snug’ Making Michael Thomas Highest Paid WR [REPORT]


Michael Thomas


Optimum Lineup

– CAPTAIN: Cole Beasley ($6,000)
– Alvin Kamara ($11,800)
– Michael Thomas ($11,600)
– Dak Prescott ($9,000)
– Amari Cooper ($8,200)
– Brett Maher ($3,200)

Cole Beasley does have some threat on the floor, I am going to definitely admit that. However on this spot, it is not practically what most are going to assume when taking a look at his sport log. Whereas Amari Cooper displaying up damage Beasley’s manufacturing barely, it is a spot I like quite a bit for the slot receiver, as he attracts a fantastic matchup. You possibly can truly argue Beasley has the very best matchup on the complete Cowboys offense.

Even within the 4 video games since Cooper’s arrival, Beasley has seen 19 targets and posted video games with 4 and 5 catches previous to final week. Based mostly on matchup and upside, I believe we’ll see Beasley a bit extra concerned and obtain someplace round 7-Eight targets and land again across the 60-70 yard mark with a rating.

Utilizing the Cowboys slot receiver in captain right here permits me to lock in on a number of gamers who’ve impressively excessive flooring and as we have seen, fairly unimaginable ceilings. Having the ability to get Dak Prescott right here with Amari Cooper within the three-player stack with Beasley was one thing I knew instantly after researching that I needed to focus on.

The Saints have allowed 3,332 yards and 21 touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks this season, however most significantly, have given up 4 dashing touchdowns to them as effectively. Prescott has tallied 35 dashing makes an attempt prior to now six weeks whereas scoring 5 touchdowns within the course of. That is an elite spot for Prescott to make use of his legs across the purpose line, and he is impressed as a passer as of late additionally.

If there’s one factor I’ve discovered about Cooper, it is that he loves primetime video games, and this goes again far earlier than simply his Thanksgiving efficiency. A lot was made concerning the 24-year-old’s up-and-down 2017 season, however two of his greatest video games got here on a nationwide stage. Essentially the most memorable was a monster 11-catch efficiency for 210 yards and two touchdowns in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs on Thursday Night time Soccer.

Cooper thrives within the highlight, and whereas selecting a participant purely on that is not the greatest thought, his matchup is interesting additionally. Whereas he’ll draw Marshon Lattimore, the Saints cornerback has struggled as of late. As a staff, New Orleans has allowed 2,483 yards and 17 touchdowns to opposing wideouts, rating because the worst within the NFL from a fantasy perspective, per ESPN.

I am going to dive deeper into the Saints aspect as we roll on, however Alvin Kamara is a participant who must be talked about. Whereas the Cowboys aren’t dangerous in opposition to opposing operating backs, they’ve given up 66 receptions for 501 yards by means of the air to the place. It isn’t extremely dangerous, however this does level to being a Kamara sport, though Mark Ingram will unquestionably get his share of touches.

Kamara has acquired at the very least 14 touches in each sport over the previous six weeks, and final week in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons was the primary time he hasn’t scored at the very least as soon as in 5 video games. I count on the Saints younger again to get again on the board this week, even with the Cowboys offense wanting a lot improved.

The 150-max lineup includes a honest quantity of upside with extra threat concerned, and I am going to undergo that construct subsequent.