Michael Thomas has had a bittersweet week. It began with him learning he was selected to the Pro Bowl, well deserved for only the second player in NFL history to catch at least 90 passes and amass 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first two seasons (Odell Beckham).
Thomas is active and will play Sunday versus the Atlanta Falcons after suffering a hamstring injury late in the week. Thomas was added to the injury report Saturday and listed as questionable.
Thomas has 19 catches for 210 yards and two touchdowns in the past two weeks alone. With New Orleans (10-4) holding the slimmest of division leads over the Carolina Panthers (10-4) and Atlanta Falcons (9-5) in the penultimate week of the regular season, Thomas' availability couldn't be more important.
Here are the other injuries we're tracking heading into Sunday's games:
- The Vikings' 12th win of the season came with a price. Starting guard Nick Easton suffered a fractured ankle that will require surgery, coach Mike Zimmer announced.