Miami Dolphins
  • 6'5"
  • 262
  • 29
  • 7 years
  • Portland State
  • 2011 R4 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2011 DEN 4 7 7 1 5 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
2012 DEN 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 DEN 14 90 90 65 788 12.1 12 0 0 0 0 788 12 0 4 10
2014 DEN 13 62 62 43 489 11.4 12 0 0 0 0 489 12 0 4 7
2015 JAC 12 80 80 46 455 9.9 5 0 0 0 0 455 5 0 4 5
2016 JAC 9 51 51 30 281 9.4 4 0 0 0 0 281 4 0 2 4
  Avg 9 47 47 30 325 9.7 5 0 0 0 0 380 7 0 2 4

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 MIA 9 41 41 25 260 10.4 2 0 0 0 0 260 2 0 2 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/13/2017 9:37pm ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas scored a touchdown for the second straight week -- after having none previously in the first seven games -- in the team's Week 10 loss Monday, Nov. 13, versus the Carolina Panthers. He finished the game with two catches for eight yards on five targets.

    Huddle Up: Although his stats outside of the touchdown were not pretty, it's still encouraging that Thomas has garnered five or more targets in consecutive games for the first time all season. Clearly, Jay Cutler is looking his way more, and that could vault Thomas back onto the TE1 radar. However, given how disappointing he was prior to the last two weeks, he's still mainly a streaming option in standard formats for now.

  • Posted: 11/6/2017 5:46am ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas caught six balls for 84 yards and a touchdown Sunday, Nov. 5, against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: He had a 17-168-0 line entering the game and can't be trusted beyond a backup in fantasy.

  • Posted: 10/26/2017 9:40pm ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas caught two passes for two yards in Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens.

    Huddle Up: Any hopes that were raised by Thomas' 58-yard output in Week 7 were dashed just as quickly Thursday night. During the broadcast Tony Romo noted the team preferred Anthony Fasano on the field for his attention to detail, which isn't good news for Thomas' long-term prospects, either. He's probably not worth owning outside of larger leagues.

  • Posted: 10/25/2017 3:10pm ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 25, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has been targeted 13 times over the last three games, but it is not known if his role with change with Matt Moore as the quarterback. Owners may want to see his performance this week before considering him a starting option.

  • Posted: 10/24/2017 2:40pm ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas (knee) practiced in full Tuesday, Oct. 24.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has done next to nothing through the first seven weeks of the season. His fortunes may change with Matt Moore under center, but don't banking on him to rebound just like that is a fool's hope.

  • Posted: 10/23/2017 1:15pm ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas (knee) was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 23. The Dolphins did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

    Huddle Up: Thomas is coming off his best game of the season with 58 yards and has been targeted at least five times in each of the last five games. He can be owned in deeper leagues but should not be a starting option this week.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 6:27pm ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas managed three catches for 58 yards on four targets in Week 7 against the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: Thomas heads into Week 8 against the Ravens still searching for his first touchdown of the season. He remains more of a TE2 fantasy option despite the season high in yardage.

  • Posted: 10/1/2017 9:56am ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas caught two passes for 29 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Thomas was expected to have success in the offense since he has played for Adam Gase before, but he only has eight receptions and 71 yards in the first three games. Thomas can be owned in deeper leagues but should not be in the starting lineup next week.

  • Posted: 9/14/2017 11:11am ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas has improved his chemistry with QB Jay Cutler over the last few weeks and has caught several touchdowns during practice.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has been a productive player when he has been on the field but has dealt with injuries that have hurt his value over the years. It appears like he will have a big role in the red zone this season and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end because of his touchdown potential.

  • Posted: 8/14/2017 6:39am ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas (back) is out of practice Monday, Aug. 14.

    Huddle Up: The oft-injured tight end could still be a useful backup in fantasy, but his ceiling is pretty low compared to where it once was.

  • Posted: 6/18/2017 8:23pm ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas has been a non-factor in practices and appears to have chemistry issues with QB Ryan Tannehill, according to Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel.

    Huddle Up: The Dolphins are hoping that Thomas can be the weapon he was in Denver and not the bust he was in Jacksonville, but the early returns don't sound encouraging. You can stash him as a TE2 in case he returns to form, but don't count on him being a fantasy starter.

  • Posted: 6/7/2017 11:52am ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas has the chance to be a 10-touchdoown player if he can stay healthy, according to offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has played well when he is healthy, but the problem is that he has not played more than 14 games in any season since entering the NFL. He should have a solid role in the passing game this upcoming season and probably should be considered as a No. 2 fantasy tight end because of his injury history.

  • Posted: 5/26/2017 3:34pm ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas' chemistry with QB Ryan Tannehill appears to be a work in progress at this point during offseason workouts, in the opinion of The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson.

    Huddle Up: Thomas will have training camp and the preseason to build chemistry with Tannehill, so owners should not be worried about the situation. Thomas should be a valuable fantasy option for owners as long as he is healthy and can be a low-end No. 1 option.

  • Posted: 5/6/2017 6:31pm ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas is familiar with the offense, according to offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen, and Christensen said head coach Adam Gase knows how to use Thomas 'extremely well' from their time together with the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: There is no doubt that Jacksonville badly misused Thomas the last two seasons, but injuries are also a major concern with the tight end. He is worth a look as a low-end TE1, but you will want to have backup plan in place.

  • Posted: 5/6/2017 10:24am ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas can add '10, 12 touchdowns' to the Dolphins' offense in 2017, according to offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen.

    Huddle Up: It's a highly optimistic and, quite likely, unrealistic projection given Thomas' injury history, the fact he isn't playing with Peyton Manning anymore and Miami's focus on running the ball with Jay Ajayi. It is quite likely, however, Thomas does emerge as Ryan Tannehill's favorite red zone target, so he could have low-end TE1 upside.

  • Posted: 4/22/2017 10:55am ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas told the Florida Times-Union recently this spring 'is probably the best I?ve ever felt' and that head coach Adam Gase's offense 'feels a lot like home'.

    Huddle Up: Gase was the offensive coordinator in Denver when Thomas posted back-to-back seasons of 12 receiving touchdowns, so the 28-year-old tight end certainly has reason to be optimistic if he is as healthy as he says he is. With Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills taking defensive attention away from him at receiver, Thomas could be poised for a nice rebound in 2017.

  • Posted: 4/3/2017 7:54pm ET

    Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said TE Julius Thomas is 'going to make a little bit of a difference for us.' Gase also said he has a 'good idea' of what the club wants to do on offense with him.

    Huddle Up: When Gase and Thomas were together in Denver, the latter was arguably the most productive tight end in all of football, accumulating a whopping 24 touchdowns in 27 games as a starter. By comparison, Thomas didn't even score ten times combined over his two years with the Jaguars, but injuries played a role in that as well. The 28-year-old will have great potential as a sleeper in Miami.

  • Posted: 3/25/2017 8:00pm ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas restructured his deal, turning his contract into a two-year deal worth $12.2 million with $7.5 million guaranteed.

    Huddle Up: There are a lot of mouths to feed in Miami's passing attack, and even if he can stay healthy, Thomas will have a tough time being more than a TE2 in 2017.

  • Posted: 3/14/2017 9:47am ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas is finally healthy after battling back, finger and ankle injuries. 'I don't really have any handicaps, anything that will hold me back,' Thomas said. '... I feel really good. I know that I'll be able to play at the highest level I've played in my career.'

    Huddle Up: Reunited with Adam Gase, Thomas hopes to regain some of his glory from the 2013 and '14 seasons in which he scored a total of 24 times. He is too risky for TE1 status, but there is weekly flex consideration and daily gaming worth here. Thomas has to compete with three viable receivers for touches in an offense that figures to run the ball as much as possible to shield Ryan Tannehill.

  • Posted: 2/26/2017 11:45am ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas wore out his welcome with the Jacksonville Jaguars in part due to his limitations as a blocker, according to a source, which called Thomas' blocking 'non-existent'.

    Huddle Up: A former college basketball player, Thomas has never been a great blocker, so his struggles in that facet of the game certainly shouldn't have come as a surprise to the Jaguars, who will officially deal him to the Dolphins at the start of the new league year on March 9. Miami head coach Adam Gase was Thomas' offensive coordinator during his best years with the Denver Broncos and should be able to help his pupil climb back to low-end TE1 status in fantasy.

  • Posted: 2/22/2017 6:00am ET

    Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas passed his physical with the club Tuesday, Feb. 21.

    Huddle Up: Thomas will be in a familiar system he thrived in with the Denver Broncos, and he has a quarterback that has a knack of throwing to tight ends. It could be a great spot for him if he can stay healthy. He's a bounce-back pick as a TE2.

  • Posted: 2/20/2017 2:24pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas is being traded to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a late-round 2017 draft pick Monday, Feb. 20.

    Huddle Up: The departure of Thomas means Marcedes Lewis and Ben Koyacek are likely the top candidates to take over the starting job, at least for now. The Jaguars could obviously add a tight end via free agency or the NFL Draft. If nothing changes, neither Lewis nor Koyacek should be drafted as TE1s.

  • Posted: 2/20/2017 2:16pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas is being acquired by the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a late-round 2017 draft pick Monday, Feb. 20.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has really come down to earth after two 12-touchdown seasons with the Denver Broncos. Injuries have plagued him throughout his career, too. The Dolphins are hoping for the Thomas of old with this trade, and he could be a valuable receiving threat, particularly in the red zone. That being said, expectations should be tempered. It's safer to draft Thomas as a backup fantasy tight end after he missed seven games last season.

  • Posted: 2/20/2017 9:38am ET

    Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas is no longer a part of the trade package designed to acquire Miami Dolphins OT Branden Albert.

    Huddle Up: There could be any number of reasons for this development, although the most likely are the Jaguars got cold feet or reasoned Thomas was worth more than the late-round pick they are reportedly giving up now to get Albert. Although a trade has reportedly been agreed to, expect more updates in the hours and days ahead before the trade can be officially consummated. If Thomas remains in Jacksonville, he's a high-end TE2 at best.

  • Posted: 2/10/2017 10:29am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas' contract calls for $3 million of his $7 million base salary for 2017 to become fully guaranteed at the end of the day Friday, Feb. 10, according to multiple sources.

    Huddle Up: This obviously means if the Jaguars are going to part ways with Thomas this offseason, today would be a good day to make it happen. Jacksonville doesn't really need the cap space, but Thomas has been something of an injury-riddled disappointment in two years with the Jags. Ben Koyack flashed some potential throughout the season and could emerge as a serviceable fantasy TE2 in 2017 if Thomas is cut.

  • Posted: 12/10/2016 5:28pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (back) will end up missing 11 games in two years with the team after being placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 10, and he could be released after the season, according to beat writer Mike DiRocco.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has been a huge disappointment for Jacksonville, and injuries continue to derail his career. He has shown he can be a TE1 in the right system, but he won't be worth drafting in most leagues next year if he ends up back in Jacksonville.

  • Posted: 12/9/2016 8:33am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (back) has been ruled out for Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Neil Sterling had a mini-breakout last week with five catches for 43 yards. He'll be an option in DFS leagues if you're looking for a low-end filler against the Minnesota Vikings.

  • Posted: 12/2/2016 8:36am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (back) is doubtful for Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has been a shell of himself this year, and the team doesn't have a suitable replacement for fantasy purposes. Marcedes Lewis would be a basement option in DFS if you're looking to ration salary cap space.

  • Posted: 12/2/2016 7:52am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (back) remains out of practice Friday, Dec. 2.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has been a shell of himself this year, and this is a bad sign for his status this week. Avoid him against the Denver Broncos.

  • Posted: 11/25/2016 8:24am ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (back) has been ruled out for Week 12.

    Huddle Up: If you're looking to catch lightning in a bottle, Ben Koyack has the matchup to do it against the Buffalo Bills. They've yielded the fourth-most points per game to tight ends in PPR leagues the last five weeks. Koyack has a five-catch game this season and would be a shot in the dark maybe worth consideration.

  • Posted: 11/24/2016 6:51pm ET

    Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (back) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 24.

    Huddle Up: Thomas has barely been involved in the passing game in recent weeks. Even if he suits up, he should be avoided in Week 12.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
2 @LAC 3 3 26 0
3 @NYJ 5 3 16 0
4 NO 4 2 29 0
5 TEN 4 1 15 0
6 @ATL 5 3 22 0
7 NYJ 4 3 58 0
8 @BAL 3 2 2 0
9 OAK 8 6 84 1
10 @CAR 5 2 8 1

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 GB 5 5 64 1
2 @LAC 7 4 71 0
3 BAL 5 2 13 0
6 @CHI 4 2 28 0
7 OAK 7 3 20 1
8 @TEN 6 3 28 1
9 @KC 2 2 21 0
10 HOU 10 6 24 1
11 @DET 5 3 12 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
5 @TB 2 2 20 0
6 HOU 13 7 78 1
7 BUF 5 1 4 0
9 @NYJ 8 3 14 0
10 @BAL 5 2 23 0
11 TEN 8 5 28 1
12 LAC 10 9 116 1
13 @TEN 5 2 15 1
14 IND 7 5 54 1
15 ATL 9 6 79 0
16 @NO 2 2 12 0
17 @HOU 6 2 12 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 IND 8 7 104 3
2 KC 5 4 39 1
3 @SEA 4 3 17 1
5 ARI 7 6 66 2
6 @NYJ 6 4 51 2
7 SF 6 4 27 0
8 LAC 6 2 23 0
9 @NE 2 2 33 1
10 @OAK 7 6 63 2
11 @LAR 3 2 3 0
15 @LAC 2 1 30 0
16 @CIN 6 2 33 0
17 OAK 0 0 0 0
P2 IND 7 6 53 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 BAL 7 5 110 2
2 @NYG 9 6 47 1
3 OAK 4 3 37 1
4 PHI 4 4 43 0
5 @DAL 12 9 122 2
6 JAC 7 4 22 1
7 @IND 6 5 41 1
8 WAS 3 3 29 0
10 @LAC 5 3 96 1
11 KC 5 3 43 1
14 TEN 7 5 35 1
15 LAC 8 4 49 0
16 @HOU 8 6 78 1
17 @OAK 5 5 36 0
P2 LAC 7 6 76 0
P3 NE 11 8 85 0
P4 SEA 6 4 27 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 PIT 0 0 0 0
2 @ATL 0 0 0 0
3 HOU 0 0 0 0
4 OAK 0 0 0 0

2011 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 OAK 3 0 0 0
2 CIN 1 1 5 0
8 DET 1 0 0 0
9 @OAK 2 0 0 0
10 @KC 0 0 0 0

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