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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:59:32 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins after putting in a limited practice Friday, Nov. 21.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Thomas ($7,200) will be a game-time decision against the Dolphins this weekend. Avoiding him is the smart thing to do at FantasyScore. Jacob Tamme ($3,000), who has history with Peyton Manning, will see a sizeable increase in targets if Thomas sits.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:25:05 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle), who appeared limited during practice Friday, Nov. 21, figures to be a game-time decision against the Miami Dolphins in Week 12. Thomas said his ankle is improving, though: "If I can go, I will go."
Fantasy Tip: With a high FantasyScore price of $7,200, it makes no sense to roll the dice on Thomas this week, especially since Denver plays in the afternoon Sunday. Jacob Tamme ($3,000) is worth a flier as a cheap tight end option if Thomas doesn't suit up.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:11:54 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is participating in practice Friday, Nov. 21, but appears to be limited.
Fantasy Tip: It is not clear if Thomas will be able to play, and it may come right down to game time. Check back to see if he is active. If Thomas can't go, Jacob Tamme will probably start, but he is not a good option in FantasyScore.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:19:24 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to continue to monitor the situation to see if Thomas has any chance to play in Week 12. Jacob Tamme probably will start if Thomas misses the game, but Tamme likely will not be a great option to use on FantasyScore even though he costs only $3,000.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:34:52 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Fantasy Tip: There is a chance that Thomas is not able to play, so owners should have a replacement ready in case he is inactive. Jacob Tamme likely would start if Thomas is not able to play. Tamme costs $3,000 on FantasyScore and could be a deep sleeper for owners looking to save some money.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:04:32 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is not in a walking boot, and he was able to put on a basketball shoe after suffering a sprained left ankle in Week 11. "I knew it was something that wasn't going to end my season," Thomas said. "I'm day to day."
Fantasy Tip: Thomas will probably be questionable for Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins, and it'll depend on how he responds and how much he practices during the week. If he sits out, Jacob Tamme will be a low-priced tight end flier at FantasyScore.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:01:44 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) could miss the team's Week 12 game because of his ankle injury, but the injury is not as bad as initially feared, according to a source. Thomas underwent an MRI on the ankle Monday, Nov. 17.
Fantasy Tip: Thomas' practice participation this week will give owners a good idea on if he will be able to play in Week 12. Jacob Tamme probably would start if Thomas misses the game, but he would not be a great starting option.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:40:03 -0800
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas' (ankle) sprained ankle isn't considered serious at all, and he may not miss any time after being forced from the team's Week 11 game against the St. Louis Rams, according to a source with knowledge of Thomas' status.
Fantasy Tip: That's great news for a Denver offense that struggled without Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) and Montee Ball (groin) against the Rams. If Thomas plays in Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins, one would have to believe he's close to 100 percent healthy and is a solid FantasyScore weapon at tight end.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:48:01 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is considered day-to-day after injuring his ankle in Week 11. The team does not appear overly concerned about the injury.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to watch his practice participation this week to see if he has a chance to play in Week 12. Thomas should be in starting lineups if he is able to play. Jacob Tamme probably would start if Thomas is not able to play but would not be a strong fantasy option.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:33:16 -0800
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) left the Week 11 game against the St. Louis Rams, and X-rays taken after the game were negative. He will go for further tests Monday, Nov. 17, including an MRI.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners will be paying close attention to this news, as he entered the week as the league leader with 12 touchdowns. There is hope his injury isn't terribly serious and he will be able to play in Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:44:42 -0800
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) will not return to the team's Week 11 game because of an ankle injury.
Fantasy Tip: Owners probably will receive an update on his condition in the next day or two. Jacob Tamme could receive more playing time if Thomas is out for an extended period of time but may not be a great starting option.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:43:53 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 11 and is considered questionable to return.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor the situation to have a better idea of the severity of the injury. Thomas has been one of the top tight ends in the fantasy and would be a loss if he misses extended time.
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:40:28 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas had six receptions for 63 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Week 10 game against the Oakland Raiders. He was targeted seven times.
Fantasy Tip: After a couple of down games by his standards, Thomas found the end zone twice. He leads the NFL with 12 receiving touchdowns.
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:00:03 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas may be getting more opportunities to catch the football, according to offensive coordinator Adam Gase. Gase said Thomas has been used more in protection schemes as of late but wants to maintain the tight end's status as an impact player.
Fantasy Tip: Thomas's production comes primarily in the end zone, where he has scored 10 times, although he is becoming dependent on those touchdowns. Still, it's promising that Gase says they still want Thomas to have an impact in what is arguably the league's best offense.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:21:52 -0700
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas is not expected to have contract extension talks with the team during the season. Thomas will be a free agent this offseason, and the two sides are expected to talk after the season.
Fantasy Tip: Thomas has a big role in the passing game and already has nine touchdowns on the season. Thomas has a price of $7,100 on FantasyScore but is worth the money if an owner is willing to spend it.
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 07:38:44 -0700
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas was a player the Seattle Seahawks asked for in trade talks involving WR Percy Harvin. The Broncos turned the offer down.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:38:04 -0700
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas received several tips from Tony Gonzalez this offseason. "I wasn't going to rest on what I did last year," Thomas said. "I was really determined to come in and keep working and try to find every way I could to get better."
Fantasy Tip: With nine touchdowns through five games, it looks like Gonzalez's advice has paid dividends. Having Payton Manning throwing him the ball probably has something to do with Thomas' success, as well. Either way, Thomas has been the best tight end in the game this year, and if you are going to pay for a premium player at the position, he is the guy to target. He will take up 14.2% of the cap ($7,100) at FantasyScore in Week 7, and he could have a big game against a San Diego defense that allowed four touchdowns passes to rookie Derek Carr last weekend.
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 15:40:20 -0700
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) had his left knee checked out in the first half of the Week 5 game against the Arizona Cardinals, but he was able to return to the game.
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 13:20:16 -0700
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning connected with TE Julius Thomas in the first quarter of the Week 5 game against the Arizona Cardinals for his 500th career touchdown pass.
Fantasy Tip: Only two men, Manning and Brett Favre, have reached the amazing milestone.
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 20:39:02 -0700
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas opened the 2014 regular season with seven receptions, 104 yards and three touchdowns (3, 35, 5) in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Fantasy Tip: Thomas was a top fantasy option heading into the season, and a top-tier option at FantasyScore. Unfortunately, this giant performance will provide make his FantasyScore salary skyrocket in Week 2, and he won't be a great value unless he can keep up this production regularly. And that is rather unrealistic.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:30:46 -0700
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (elbow) had his elbow checked by trainers during practice Tuesday, Aug. 5, but returned to finish out drills.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:29:08 -0700
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas is a priority for the team to sign to a long-term deal, but general manager John Elway isn't willing to pay him close to what New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham received. Elway said the team hasn't received a response from Thomas' representation after the team's initial offer. "Even though Julius had a tremendous year for us, he's only (played) 23 games. We want Julius to be a Bronco for a long time and we think he has tremendous upside, but he's not at that level," Elway said.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:40:01 -0700
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas said the team will use him a lot more creatively this season. He also said he's focused on refining his technique and improving his role in pass and run blocking. "What I think people will see different in me (this year) is that they will use me a lot more creatively," Thomas said. "I think there are a lot of things that our offense wanted to do with me, but you can only learn so much in one year. No matter how much time you have at practice, it never seems to be enough when you're learning and trying to come into your own."
Fantasy Tip: Thomas is in a contract year and seems to have more of a grip on the playbook and more confidence. He has given every indication of a solid TE1.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:03:00 -0700
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas is working on his footwork and balance, in an effort to improve his blocking. Thomas stands to see additional playing time (potentially 75 more snaps over the season) if he shores up his blocking.
Fantasy Tip: Any additional playing time Thomas can earn is good for fantasy owners. He will be costly on draft day, but is a TE1 with room to build on his 2013 numbers now that Eric Decker is gone.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 06:15:54 -0700
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas is monitoring the arbitration case between New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham and his team to determine his position. "I've kind of been keeping ... an eye on that situation, obviously, because it could probably come back to affect a lot of us tight ends," said Thomas, who is scheduled to make $645,000 this year. "But the way I feel about it is, 'Does two letters next to your name on the depth chart really determine your value to a team?'"
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:44:40 -0700
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas admits he was very unsure of himself in the offense last season, and he's just now starting to pick things up. "Last year, I was able to do a lot of good things. I kind of survived on self confidence and athleticism. In one game, the defense did something, and Peyton was like, 'Julius, did you see that?' And I said, 'Peyton, they got me; I had no clue what they were doing.' There are still situations I haven't been in before, and I'm still learning what to do," Thomas said. Tight ends coach Clancy Barone said Thomas is a gym rat in terms of his study habits and has high intelligence and maturity.
Fantasy Tip: It's an encouraging sign for Thomas that he put up such a big season with limited knowledge of what he was doing on the field at times. The sky is the limit for him in 2014, and he'll be one of the first few tight ends off the board with Peyton Manning still at the helm in Denver.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:26:39 -0700
The Denver Broncos have been talking with TE Julius Thomas about a contract extension but have not made a formal offer to him at this point.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:29:41 -0700
The Denver Broncos have opened contract negotiations with the agent of TE Julius Thomas. He might be looking at a $7 million annual average salary.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:47:12 -0700
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (shoulder) is not taking part in workouts with QB Peyton Manning and teammates at Duke University because of the shoulder injury he suffered in the Super Bowl. WRs Emmanuel Sanders, Wes Welker and Andre Caldwell are present with TE Julius Thomas.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:15:21 -0800
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, PK Matt Prater, WR Demaryius Thomas, TE Julius Thomas and OG Louis Vasquez were named to the Pro Bowl rosters announced Friday, Dec. 27.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:25:43 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 20, and is probable for Week 16.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:28:40 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 19.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:16:47 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Fantasy Tip: Thomas remains a solid TE1 option.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:09:26 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 11, and is probable for Week 15.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:55:17 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Fantasy Tip: It was nice to see Thomas return last week, catch a touchdown pass and have no ill effects from his knee injury. He'll be a TE1 again against the San Diego Chargers this Thursday night.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 15:11:45 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 9. The team did not practice and this is an estimation.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 07:54:05 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) is expected to play in the team's Week 14 game.
Fantasy Tip: With this final confirmation, it appears safe to get him back into your starting lineups.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:06:24 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 6, and is probable for Week 14.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Thomas will be a full go this weekend against the Tennessee Titans after missing two games. Get him back into your lineups.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:05:04 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 5.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:23:20 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Fantasy Tip: Thomas has missed the last two weeks because of his knee injury. The matchup against the Tennessee Titans is nice, but you'll have to play it safe with his status up in the air. Continue to have a backup plan if Thomas sits out again.
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 12:10:58 -0800
The Denver Broncos have declared RB C.J. Anderson, OG Chris Kuper, OT Chris Clark, DL Derek Wolfe, TE Julius Thomas, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, C J.D. Walton, QB Zac Dysert inactive for Week 13.
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 07:30:40 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) still has go through pregame warmups, but his chances to play in the team's Week 13 game are "iffy" at best.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:35:23 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is questionable for Week 13. He practiced throughout the week and is on track to return to action this weekend.
Fantasy Tip: Check back Sunday morning to see if Thomas is active. If he's in there, he should be put back into your starting lineup.
Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:29:18 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:35:03 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 27, and he's expected to play in Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Fantasy Tip: It's a good sign that Thomas is back practicing this early in the week. If he plays, he should be in your starting lineup.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:47:08 -0800
Denver Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio said he expects TE Julius Thomas (knee) to play Week 13.
Fantasy Tip: Thomas missed the team's Week 12 game but appears on track to play this week. If he is active for the game, he should be in starting lineups.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 16:05:50 -0800
With Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) inactive for the Week 12 game against the New England Patriots, TEs Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme are expected to see more targets, with TE Virgil Green also likely to see more snaps.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 16:03:08 -0800
The Denver Broncos have declared CB Champ Bailey, OG Chris Kuper, C J.D. Walton, TE Julius Thomas, FS Michael Huff, RB Ronnie Hillman, QB Zac Dysert inactive for Week 12.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 06:12:30 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) is 50-50 to play in Week 12. If he can't go, they will rotate TEs Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen to pick up the slack. If the team is forced to run more in inclement weather, TE Virgil Green could see significant time to block.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:12:41 -0800
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 22, and is listed as questionable for Week 12. Thomas' knee injury likely will have to improve some in order for him to play.
Fantasy Tip: Owners will have to wait for the inactive list before finding out if he will play this week. He should be started in all fantasy leagues if he is active.