NFL On Fox Sideline Reporter Jen Hale shares three things fantasy owners need to know about Sunday's clash between the Saints and the Seattle Seahawks – as Jimmy Graham returns to New Orleans.
Rookie Michael Thomas is coming into his own. This past Sunday, he was the Saints' leading receiver on the day. Thomas might not have found the end zone, but he shouldered much of the workload to put the Saints in position to score. Drew Brees targeted Thomas 13 times, and he came down with 10 receptions – good for 130 yards and 13 fantasy points.
Jimmy Graham is going to relish the opportunity to play his old team in the Dome after the Saints traded him last offseason. The big tight end has been plagued by injuries in Seattle, but he's back now - catching five passes for 53 yards in Sunday night’s bizarre overtime tie with the Arizona Cardinals. On the season, Graham has been intent on making up for lost time. He's the league's 7th-ranked fantasy tight end, with 22 receptions, 355 yards, 1 touchdown and 38 fantasy points.
Watch the Seahawks' two leading fantasy scorers on the season: QB Russel Wilson and RB Christine Michael. Wilson has 1334 yards and 69 fantasy points – despite nursing knee and ankle injuries. However, he is not nearly as mobile as in past seasons. Meanwhile, running back Christine Michael's fantasy tally is 67 points through the air and on the ground – similar to Saints RB Mark Ingram. In the absence of Seahawk starter Thomas Rawls, Michael has rushed 81 times for 354 yards and 4 touchdowns.