Julius Thomas | TE | Denver Broncos
Posted: 11/21/2014 3:00pm et
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.'
Huddle Up: Thomas has made small strides throughout the week, but his status obviously remains very much in question. The big problem for his fantasy owners is the Broncos' late-afternoon kickoff so plan your lineup arrangements accordingly.
Posted: 11/20/2014 3:48pm et
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Thomas missed a second straight day, but still has a chance to play Sunday, especially if he can get in some work Friday.
Posted: 11/19/2014 2:10pm et
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Thomas' sprain isn't said to be of the high-ankle variety, and it's the first practice of the week so don't get too worked up for now.
Posted: 11/17/2014 3:12pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Thomas should be considered questionable for Sunday, although early reports sound promising. If he can't go, Jacob Tamme will get the start.
Posted: 11/16/2014 8:03pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Early reports say Thomas avoided a high ankle sprain but we'll know more in the next couple of days. If Thomas were to miss time, Jacob Tamme will start in his place. Tamme is a big drop-off both for the Broncos and fantasy owners.
Posted: 11/6/2014 8:02pm et
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.
Huddle Up: This is music to the ears of angst-addled Thomas owners who have seen the TE targeted only 14 times and catch 8 passes for 83 yards and 1 TD over the last three games.
Posted: 9/8/2014 11:01am et
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.
Huddle Up: Thomas was definitely Peyton Manning's target of choice in the season opener, proving why he deserves to be mentioned in the same sentence with Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski as elite fantasy tight ends.
Posted: 7/17/2014 7:43pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs would do well to listen to Elway's words. Thomas has had one elite season (to Graham's 3) after catching only a single pass total over his first 2 years in the Mile High City. In other words, Graham belongs in a clear tier above until we see more.
Posted: 6/22/2014 11:39pm et
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?''
Huddle Up: Thomas, a former college hoops star like Graham, has one stellar season under his belt and will need a few more to match the Saints standout and be considered a part of this intriguing 'tweener category.
Posted: 6/17/2014 7:37pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Thomas nothing short of revelation last season when he finished third among all NFL TEs with 151 fantasy points, and it's not surprising he's still learning on the fly, having totaled one career reception in his 2 prior pro seasons. Expect more big numbers -- and a second-straight top-5 fantasy TE finish -- this season.
Posted: 12/9/2013 11:47pm et
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) fully participated in practice Monday, Dec. 9. The team did not practice and this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Thomas returned in Week 14 from a 2-game knee injury absence and caught 5 passes for 35 yards and a TD. Start him with full confidence Thursday night against the Chargers.
Posted: 12/6/2013 4:10pm et
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 6, and is probable for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Double check over the weekend, but count on having Thomas available for the first time in 3 weeks. That also means Jacob Tamme falls off the fantasy radar again.
Posted: 12/5/2013 6:07pm et
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 5.
Huddle Up: This is the best indicator yet that Thomas is in line to return from a 2-game absence. See if he can get in another full workout Friday, and if he does, feel free to put him back in your starting lineup.
Posted: 11/29/2013 6:08pm et
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is questionable for Week 13. He practiced on a limited basis throughout the week.
Huddle Up: Thomas, who missed the Week 12 loss to the Patriots, has been limited all week, but the general sense coming out of the Mile High City is that the TE will play this week against the Chiefs. Check back with The Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injuries and Weather Report on Sunday morning.
Posted: 11/28/2013 4:49pm et
Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: Thomas, who missed his first game of the season in Week 12, has been limited in both of the team's practices this week. He should be able to play in Week 13 if he can show a little more in Friday's workouts.
Posted: 11/25/2013 5:39pm et
Denver Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio said he expects TE Julius Thomas (knee) to play Week 13.
Huddle Up: Good news for the hurting Broncos and your fantasy team.