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Tight End, Denver Broncos

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Draft: 2011 Round 4 (32)
College: Portland State
Ht: 6’5”  Wt: 255 DOB: 1988-06-27 Age: 26
TE Rank Tier ADP-12
#2 1 3.03

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2011 DEN 4 1 7 1 5 5.0 0 0.5 0.1
2013 DEN 14 - 89 65 788 12.1 12 150.8 10.8
2014 DEN 10 - 54 40 426 10.7 12 114.6 11.5
2014 (Projected) DEN       78 895 11.5 11 155.5  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
The fantasy breakout star of 2013 had to be tight end Julius Thomas, who burst onto the season in Week 1 with a monstrous five catch, 110 yard, two touchdown performance. He didn't look back from there, as Thomas would go on to catch a total of 65 passes for 788 yards and 12 touchdowns on the year. After being a training camp darling in both 2011 and 2012, Thomas finally put that talent to use in 2013 and is now considered one of the elite tight ends as we head into 2014. Peyton Manning has been known to make the careers of wide receivers, but the same could be said for his tremendous success in throwing the ball to tight ends. Thomas is now the beneficiary of that success and there's little reason to believe that he won't be one of the top-scoring players at the position again. If it weren't for a knee injury that kept him out a couple of games and seemed to slow him down a bit in the surrounding games, Thomas could have very well finished close to New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as the top-scoring tight end in all of fantasy football. A natural regression in the touchdown category seems likely, but like Manning and the other players in this offense, even a significant reduction in stats would still mean a big fantasy season for Thomas. He's currently being drafted as a high-third round pick, but Thomas could see that stock rise over the next month, especially if reports continue to be less than stellar regarding Rob Gronkowski's likelihood of playing in Week 1. If Gronkowski is out, look for Thomas to move up a few spots as the tight end position becomes even thinner heading into 2014.

Comment: Now that Decker is gone, Thomas becomes an even bigger focal point for Manning. He's second only to Jimmy Graham among fantasy tight ends.

Fan. Tm. Player
TE1TE1 Julius Thomas
TE2TE2 Jacob Tamme
TE3TE3 Virgil Green
TE4TE4 Joel Dreessen
Broncos Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Julius Thomas "very" limited Friday
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 21, 1:25 pm

Denver Broncos
Tight end Julius Thomas also returned to practice. Thomas was described as "very limited" and "shaky" by separate media folk, so right now we're more optimistic about Sanders playing than Thomas on Sunday vs. the Dolphins. (Mile High Report)

FFToday's Take: Head coach John Fox stated that while the listed Thomas as limited on Friday, he easily could've been classified as DNP. The Broncos tight end will be a gametime decision but all signs point to him being on the Inactive list Sunday. Jacob Tamme would fill Thomas' shoes and be low-end TE1 consideration.

Injury Sanders, Thomas sit Thursday at Broncos practice
Broncos without two key receivers
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Nov 20, 1:30 pm

Denver Broncos
Emmanuel Sanders and Julius Thomas were on the sideline at practice Thursday, just as they were on Wednesday, due to injuries suffered against the Rams last weekend. (ProFootball Talk)

FFToday's Take: Both players remain very questionable to play. While there's still a chance both could practice Friday and play on Sunday, owners should have backup plans in place. Jacob Tamme, Wes Welker and Andre Caldwell would see increased value if both sit.

Injury Sanders, Thomas held out of Broncos' practice
Two receiving stars watching from the sidelines Wedensday
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Nov 19, 2:40 pm

Denver Broncos
Emmanuel Sanders and Julius Thomas attended Wednesday's practice. But they did not practice. Sanders suffered a concussion Sunday when absorbing a violent hit by Rams safety Rodney McLeod. Thomas suffered a sprained left ankle Sunday. (Denver Post)

FFToday's Take: Sanders will need to get through the NFL's concussion protocol before being allowed to play. Thomas is not on crutches or in a walking boot, both of which are good signs for his availability. More updates to come on both players later this week.

Injury Julius Thomas' ankle injury not serious
Day-to-day; appears to have avoided high ankle sprain
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 17, 6:15 pm

Denver Broncos
The early diagnosis is the ankle injury to Broncos TE Julius Thomas is not as bad as initially feared. Thomas injured his ankle in the first quarter of the Broncos' 22-7 loss at St. Louis on Sunday and did not return. He underwent a MRI Monday morning. It might be difficult for Thomas to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins in the Broncos' first home game in a month, but his injury status is considered day-to-day. (Denver Post)

FFToday's Take: He appears to have avoided the dreaded "high ankle sprain", which is what was initially feared. Even with that bit of good news, the rash of injuries - including the concussion suffered by Emmanuel Sanders - comes at a bad time for Denver with Miami playing so well on defense lately. Thomas' owners in a pinch could opt for Peyton Manning favorite Jacob Tamme, although he is a replacement-level player at best at this stage of his career.

Injury Broncos lose Sanders, J. Thomas, Ball to injury
Denver RB re-aggravates groin injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 16, 8:00 pm

Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos' trip to this city has been a painful one. Tight end Julius Thomas, running back Montee Ball (groin) and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) all suffered injuries in a 22-7 loss to the Rams. Thomas played just two series for the Broncos before leaving the game with an ankle injury and did not return. He had X-rays on his ankle at the stadium and was diagnosed with a sprain. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: It was a rough afternoon for the Broncos on the injury front and the scoreboard. Sanders took a brutal hit early in the third quarter and left the game with a concussion. Ball's groin injury is the most critical as he already missed five weeks with the same injury. The re-aggravation may cost him multiple weeks or perhaps the season. C.J. Anderson should be the lead back moving forward.

2014 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 IND W 31-24 8 7 104 14.9 3 28.4
2 KC W 24-17 5 4 39 9.8 1 9.9
3 at SEA L 20-26 4 3 17 5.7 1 7.7
5 ARI W 41-20 7 6 66 11.0 2 18.6
6 at NYJ W 31-17 6 4 51 12.8 2 17.1
7 SF W 42-17 6 4 27 6.8 0 2.7
8 SD W 35-21 6 2 23 11.5 0 2.3
9 at NE L 21-43 2 2 33 16.5 1 9.3
10 at OAK W 41-17 7 6 63 10.5 2 18.3
11 at STL L 7-22 3 2 3 1.5 0 0.3

2013 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts
1 BAL W 49-27 7 5 110 22.0 2 23.0
2 at NYG W 41-23 9 6 47 7.8 1 10.7
3 OAK W 37-21 4 3 37 12.3 1 9.7
4 PHI W 52-20 4 4 43 10.8 0 4.3
5 at DAL W 51-48 12 9 122 13.6 2 24.2
6 JAC W 35-19 7 4 22 5.5 1 8.2
7 at IND L 33-39 6 5 41 8.2 1 10.1
8 WAS W 45-21 3 3 29 9.7 0 2.9
10 at SD W 28-20 5 3 96 32.0 1 15.6
11 KC W 27-17 5 3 43 14.3 1 10.3
14 TEN W 51-28 7 5 35 7.0 1 9.5
15 SD L 20-27 8 4 49 12.3 0 4.9
16 at HOU W 37-13 8 6 78 13.0 1 13.8
17 at OAK W 34-14 5 5 36 7.2 0 3.6
DP SD W 24-17 7 6 76 12.7 0 7.6
CC NE W 26-16 11 8 85 10.6 0 8.5
SB SEA L 8-43 6 4 27 6.8 0 2.7
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship SB = Super Bowl

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