Michael Thomas (ankle) landing on Saints PUP list

The New Orleans Saints are placing wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) on the reserve/PUP list, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.

What It Means:

Thomas is still recovering from offseason foot surgery and now he won't be eligible to make his season debut until Week 8 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Marquez Callaway and Tre'Quan Smith are seen as the Saints' top two receivers without Thomas available. Alvin Kamara also stands to benefit from more targets. New Orleans starts their season against the Green Bay Packers on September 12.

Smith is the WR29 and Callaway is the WR43 in numberFire's Week 1 rankings, and they have $5,500 and $5,200 salaries, respectively. Our models project Smith for 10.1 FanDuel points and Callaway is expected to produce 9.2 FanDuel points versus the Packers.