Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos

by Ryan R. Bonini on September 1, 2010 @ 14:15:00 PDT

 


Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | 6-foot-3, 224 pounds | 1st year

2010 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
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869612541404131503015011316

Pros: Thomas, a rookie, enters a good situation with the Broncos needing someone to replace Brandon Marshall in a pass-happy offense. He has tremendous size and caught the attention of the coaching staff during the summer by making some nice catches. The Broncos will give him every chance to be in the top three of their depth chart.

Cons: Thomas is recovering from re-injuring his surgically repaired left foot probably won't be ready for the start of the season. It's important to remember he is just a rookie, and rookie growing pains will be plentiful. At Georgia Tech, where the passing game isn't considered NFL-caliber, Thomas ran just two or three route patterns, so he is going to be a little rough around the edges early in his pro career.

Fantasy tip: Thomas is being selected, on average, in the closing rounds of deep drafts. Given the nature of his injury, an uphill learning process and general rookie risks, Thomas is a very late gamble in single-year leagues. His keeper value is considerably higher.

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About Ryan R. Bonini

Founding KFFL in 1996, Bonini now serves as VP of Fantasy Sports Solutions for USA TODAY SPORTS, KFFL's parent company. Bonini was named 2009 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year by the FSWA, received honors with the Best Fantasy Football Series in '10 and was named into their Hall of Fame in '13.

His work has been found in USA TODAY Sports, Yahoo! Sports, FOX Sports, CBS Sports, NFL.com, and many others. He has also been featured on numerous radio programs around the country. Bonini is a member of the PFWA, FSWA and FSTA.

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