Michael Thomas was the best wide receiver in the NFL the first weekend of the season. The New Orleans Saints' star wide receiver caught 16 passes for 180 yards and 1 touchdown in the surprising loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Saints fans were understandably thrilled with Thomas' performance (the rest of the team, not so much). So, too, were Thomas' fantasy owners.
Thomas had a message for his fans after the Week 1 performance.
“The best thing to do is just get back to work,” Thomas on Twitter after the Week 1 game. “The work comes first.”
There are some questions about Thomas' status for Week 2, though. He's been moved from "healthy" to "questionable" for this weekend's game.
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport had an update on Thomas' status today. He reportedly didn't practice due to an illness.
Rapoport had updates for several NFL players:
"Injury updates: Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (concussion) did not participate today. Cowboys QB Dak Prescott was full participation, but does have an ankle injury. Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) was limited. Saints WR Mike Thomas did not practice because of an illness," he tweeted.
Thomas was one of two Saints wide receivers to be absent from practice today. New Orleans' wide receiver Ted Ginn was also not practicing.
Details of Thomas' "illness" are unclear. Hopefully, it's nothing serious and he'll be good to go on Sunday.
It's a big game for the Saints, who can't afford to start a big season 0-2. New Orleans is set to host the Browns on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. E.T.
Stay tuned for more injury updates on Michael Thomas. The Saints could update his status for this weekend's game at some point in the coming days.