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Michael Thomas Dealing With Hamstring Issue

Here we go again. The New Orleans Saints are faced with yet another injury to their star wide receiver.


Michael Thomas is dealing with what head coach Dennis Allen called “a little bit of a hamstring issue.” After looking good in camp, many were optimistic Thomas could return to form. That hope shouldn’t be abandoned unless this news gets worse, as Thomas will be a vital intermediate threat for the Saints. Of course, hamstring injuries are frightening due to their tendency to linger, so perhaps we should be on wait and see mode with Thomas.


In the meantime, short-term gains in practice attention can parlay itself into long-term wins for the rest of us. Rookie Chris Olave would be New Orleans’ top option if Thomas were to go down for an extended period of time, and his deep ball prowess makes him an immediate contributor. Holding off on Thomas bets is fine, but waiting on Olave’s Offensive Rookie of the Year odds (DraftKings, +1000) may end up backfiring. 


Anthony Licciardi
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Anthony Licciardi is a long-suffering fan of the New York Mets, Jets, and Knicks. He aims to build a smarter generation of sports fans and writes to distract himself from the daily happenings of his favorite teams. In his spare time, he’s knee deep in Google Sheets looking for some statistical edge on coming betting action. With former bylines at Pro Football Network, Cowboys Wire, and Around The Block Network, Anthony has experience wri
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