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Jaguars | Julius Thomas financial update

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 14:10:03 -0700

Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas's five-year deal is worth $46 million, with $24 million guaranteed and a $6 million signing bonus. He will make $9 million, $6 million, $7 million, $8.5 million and $9 million, respectively, over the course of his contract, including an annual $100,000 workout bonus.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson

Jaguars | Julius Thomas financials

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 13:20:28 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas will be paid an average of $9.2 million over five years, according to sources. Thomas will be guaranteed $24 million.

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Raiders | Oakland made push for Julius Thomas

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:19:03 -0700

The Oakland Raiders made a push for free-agent TE Julius Thomas (Jaguars) Monday, March 9, but he has agreed to a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Jaguars | Julius Thomas, Jags reach agreement

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:17:50 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Jacksonville Jaguars and free-agent TE Julius Thomas (Broncos) reached an undisclosed multi-year agreement Monday, March 9, which will pay Thomas around $9 million per season, according to reports.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas is a wealthy man, and his fantasy appeal should remain the same despite the fact he is moving from a Peyton Manning-led offense to one led by Blake Bortles. Thomas will remain in the Top 3 in his position among the fantasy ranks, but a decrease in touchdowns wouldn't be shocking moving from Denver to Jacksonville.

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Jaguars | Julius Thomas to sign

Sun, 08 Mar 2015 14:56:55 -0700

Free-agent TE Julius Thomas (Broncos) is set to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to sources. No contract terms were disclosed. The deal cannot be finalized until free agency opens on Tuesday, March 10.

Fantasy Tip: If the news is true, Blake Bortles just landed an offensive weapon for his lineup. Thomas will be among the top tight ends in the NFL next season and should retain most of his fantasy value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Seahawks | Seattle a dark horse for Julius Thomas?

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:06:26 -0800

Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas could be targeted by the Seattle Seahawks when free agency opens next week.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas is the No. 1 tight end target in free agency this year, and he's one of the most intriguing overall free agents, too. Were Thomas' big numbers the last several years more of a product of Peyton Manning and the Denver offense? Thomas is an imposing physical receiving tight end, so he should have success wherever he goes, but be careful not to overvalue him. In Denver, his fantasy value relied heavily on touchdowns, so if his new team isn't as potent in the red zone, he could be a disappointment as a TE1.

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Jaguars | Jaguars gunning for Julius Thomas?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:44:28 -0800

Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas will be pursued aggressively by the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

Fantasy Tip: The Jaguars need a red zone target for Blake Bortles, and if he ends up in Jacksonville, he should see enough looks to retain his TE1 status, even if his overall numbers decline a bit from the past couple of seasons.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Raiders | Raiders interested in Julius Thomas?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:38:59 -0800

Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas is drawing interest from the Oakland Raiders, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Fantasy Tip: If Thomas lands in Oakland, he would immediately become one of Derrick Carr's top targets, especially in the red zone. He probably won't put up the numbers he did in Denver, but Thomas should still be considered a TE1 as long as he remains healthy.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas helped in red zone

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:21:46 -0800

Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas could very well be on his way out of Denver this offseason, which would leave a big void for Denver, especially in the red zone. Before Thomas was injured last season, he led the NFL in red zone touchdowns with nine. He was second in the league with a 77 percent touchdown rate in the red zone. Following the injury, the Broncos ended the regular season with a 62 percent touchdown frequency in the red zone.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas will certainly be missed if he does leave Denver, which seems likely. He'll be a big red zone threat no matter who he plays for in 2015 and should retain TE1 status barring any health setbacks this offseason.

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Jaguars | Julius Thomas drawing interest in JAX

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:01:44 -0800

Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas is drawing interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars if he reaches free agency.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas' fantasy value would take a sharp hit shifting from one of the best offenses in the league to one of the worst. Regardless of where he lands, he'll be in the top tier of tight ends taken in traditional drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Julius Thomas likely leaving Denver?

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:20:46 -0800

Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas is unlikely to be re-signed by the team, as his market value will likely exceed what the Broncos are willing to pay. The Broncos tried to sign Thomas to a five-year, $40 million extension last summer, but he wasn't comfortable with the guaranteed money and structuring.

Fantasy Tip: It'll be interesting to see where Thomas lands if he bolts Denver. Not having Peyton Manning throwing to him could negatively affect his value, which is heavily dependent on touchdowns. Be careful not to overvalue Thomas in this year's drafts if he leaves. If Thomas does leave Denver, Virgil Green will be more heavily involved, as would Jacob Tamme, if they both re-sign. Green is more important to the running game, though. Tamme could be worth a flier as a backup tight end if Manning returns.

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Falcons | ATL has interest in Julius Thomas

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:12:40 -0800

Free-agent TE Julius Thomas (Broncos) has some likely interest from the Atlanta Falcons, who are looking for an upgrade at the spot this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas only had 489 yards receiving a year ago but he scored 12 touchdowns. There is no question Thomas is one of the top TE threats out there, and he figures to get a ton of free agent interest. Thomas is a strong TE1 option.

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Broncos | Denver has no meetings with Julius Thomas

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:19:07 -0800

Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas and his agent, Frank Bauer, don't have any meetings scheduled with the team heading into the NFL Scouting Combine. Apparently Thomas wants to test the free-agent markets when he's eligible March 10.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas might wind up signing a contract extension with the Broncos after he tests the free-agent waters. After all, it might not get better than having Peyton Manning throwing you passes, if Manning in fact returns. Even if Thomas leaves Denver, he should be considered in the top tier (or very near it) of tight ends. Be careful not to overspend in drafts, though, if he enters a less favorable offensive situation on the open market.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Long-term deal for Julius Thomas?

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:31:50 -0800

Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas is more likely to receive a long-term deal before the start of free agency March 10 than impending free-agent WR Demaryius Thomas, who is a candidate for the franchise tag. Julius Thomas wants to be compensated as one of the best at his position after becoming the first tight end in history with at least 12 touchdowns in back-to-back seasons.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas is among the better tight end talents for fantasy football owners. If he remains in Denver with Peyton Manning likely returning for another year, he should once again be among the elite tight ends. However, be careful not to overspend for him, as his TDs carry his fantasy value.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas looking to get paid

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:42:03 -0800

Free-agent TE Julius Thomas' (Broncos) agent has made it clear to the Denver Broncos that Thomas is looking to be among the highest-paid tight ends in the league.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas certainly played like he should be among the richer tight ends last season, but ankle woes have hindered him the last two seasons. He's likely to be among the top three tight ends off the board in traditional drafts.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas talks future

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:50:30 -0800

Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas discussed with Woody Paige and Les Shapiro on The Sports Show Friday, Jan. 30, the chances of him returning to the Broncos. "I really don't know. To be perfectly honest, it hasn't even been discussed for me yet," Thomas said. He did go on to say he'd love to come back, but he mentioned there are several important factors when determining where he'll sign.

Fantasy Tip: Until we know where Thomas signs, his value remains up in the air for the 2015 fantasy football season.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas skipping Pro Bowl

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:26:39 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) will not participate in the 2015 Pro Bowl, and he will be replaced by Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas has been one of the top tight ends in football the last couple of seasons, but he is going to be a free agent, and his value could take a significant hit if Peyton Manning decides to retire or if he signs with another team.

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Broncos | Probable status for Julius Thomas

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:08:19 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) practiced in full for the third straight day Friday, Jan. 9, and is probable for the divisional round game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) hasn't done much at all since injuring his ankle more than a month ago against the St. Louis Rams. It'd be a big leap of faith to trust him at FantasyScore this weekend against the Colts, even though he put up three touchdowns against the same team back in Week 1.

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Broncos | Full practice for Julius Thomas

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:28:24 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Jan. 8.

Fantasy Tip: Peyton Manning isn't the only Broncos player that was helped by the team's bye week. Thomas ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) also rested up last week and appears closer to full strength. However, are you willing to risk finding out if he's back to top form in daily games when you could easily go with Rob Gronkowski or Jason Witten? So much has changed since Orange Julius scored three TDs against the Indianapolis Colts back in the season opener.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas feeling better

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 13:09:22 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) said the team's off week last week was big for him to be able to rest his ankle injury heading into the divisional round matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. "I feel better," Thomas said following Monday's workout. "(I was) able to loosen things up a little bit and start to have a little more movement out there, so it's definitely coming along." Thomas scored three touchdowns against the Colts in Week 1 when he was fully healthy.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) has been an afterthought since returning from his injury, and he wasn't even targeted by Peyton Manning in the regular season finale against the Oakland Raiders. This weekend against the Colts, don't expect Thomas to be as involved as he was in the first matchup against Indy, and he remains a pretty risky FantasyScore selection for the time being, despite the good matchup against the Colts.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas hoping to return to form

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:45:35 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is hoping an extra week off will help him with his ankle rehab. Thomas has just three catches since spraining his ankle in Week 11 after catching 12 touchdowns in the first nine games. "I definitely needed this bye," Thomas said. "I'm looking forward to it. It'll just give me an opportunity to focus on rehab. When you're practicing and playing, it's kind of hard. It's a little bit of give and take. So this next week, it'll be big for me from a recovery standpoint." Thomas thinks he'll have more of an impact in the team's next game with the extra rest, and he plans on "looking like the guy I used to be."

Fantasy Tip: Thomas hasn't helped his fantasy football owners out at all in the last month-plus. The extra rest could do him wonders, though, and there may not be many playable FantasyScore tight ends to choose from next weekend aside from Thomas.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas expected to play

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:59:21 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 26, and is probable for Week 17 against the Oakland Raiders.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas appears to be nearing full health, but he remains a bit of a question mark in the team's suspect passing offense of late. However, the nice matchup against the Raiders could propel him to have his best game since spraining his ankle over a month ago.

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Broncos | Full practice for Julius Thomas

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 15:31:21 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas has been pretty quiet over his last three games but does have a favorable matchup against the Oakland Raiders this week. Thomas could be a starting option for owners in Week 17.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas a full participant

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 15:52:45 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas caught only two passes Monday night, but the good news is he was targeted six times. He looks to be getting closer to full health with his ankle, so he should be considered at FantasyScore, especially since he had two TDs the first time Denver played the Oakland Raiders.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas aggravates ankle

Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:36:41 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) was in and out of the game in Week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, Dec. 22, after aggravating his ankle injury.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas ($5,555) had just two catches (six targets) for 33 yards in the loss Monday night. He hasn't looked right since injuring his ankle over a month ago, and he probably shouldn't even be trusted again next week at FantasyScore against the Oakland Raiders.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas probable for Monday

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:15:58 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is probable for Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas ($6,500) is a risky play this week versus a tough defense against tight ends. He hasn't scored since Week 10 and the Cincinnati Bengals have allowed just five touchdowns to the position through 14 games.

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Broncos | Demaryius, Julius Thomas practice in full

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:21:57 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (ankle) and TE Julius Thomas (ankle) both practiced in full for the second straight day Friday, Dec. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Both Thomases should be on the field Monday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. Demaryius Thomas ($8,100) is the safer play, even if the Broncos continue to run the ball more. Julius Thomas ($6,500) could be getting closer to 100 percent health, but he remains a bit of a risk until we see results on the field.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas back to full health?

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:16:39 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) looks closer to 100 percent at practice Friday, Dec. 19, than he has at any time since suffering his left ankle injury against the St. Louis Rams.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas' FantasyScore price has dropped since his injury, and he now costs just $6,500. It may be the time to take a chance on him again in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals if he's back to full health.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas played limited snaps

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:47:51 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) played just 29 snaps in Week 15; only ten of them were pass routes, according to Pro Football Focus.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas ($6,500, 13%) hasn't scored since Week 10 and is somewhat of a liability on FantasyScore nowadays with the team's increased focus on the running game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Demaryius, Julius Thomas full participants

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:32:23 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (ankle) and TE Julius Thomas (ankle) both practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Both Thomases' fantasy values have been hurting recently because of the Broncos' lack of passing lately. Julius Thomas ($6,500) has seen his FantasyScore salary drop due to injury, too. Starting Julius Thomas probably is still a bit of a risk, but it was nice to see him play more snaps in Week 15. Demaryius Thomas ($8,100) may be too expensive for our taste if the Broncos continue to favor the running game.

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Broncos | Virgil Green continues to play

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:21:23 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green continued to lead the team's tight ends in snaps with 50 in Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers, even with TE Julius Thomas (ankle) back on the field. Thomas played just 29 snaps in his first game back from injury. OT Chris Clark also lined up as an extra tight end for seven snaps in the team's first two possessions. TE Dominique Jones played four snaps at tight end.

Fantasy Tip: Green's excellent run-blocking ability has led to his increased playing time, as well as Thomas' injury. Thomas ($6,500) should start to see more snaps as he gets closer to 100 percent health, though. Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals may not be the time to put full trust back in Thomas, though, as the Bengals have held tight ends to an average of just 3.48 fantasy points in the last four weeks.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Julius Thomas to have full workload?

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:01:12 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) had a full practice Friday, Dec. 12, his first full workout since suffering a left ankle injury Nov. 16 in the loss to the St. Louis Rams. Thomas was active in Week 14 but didn't play a single snap, and he's probable for Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers. Unless he suffers a setback in pre-game workouts, Thomas is expected to play against the Chargers and have close to his usual workload.

Fantasy Tip: Surely a full workload will make those wondering whether to spend $6,500 on Thomas at FantasyScore more comfortable with that decision. However, it remains to be seen if that'll be the case. Until we know more, consider Thomas a pretty risky option for your tight end spot.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas should play

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:12:53 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 15.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas should be part of the offense after not receiving any offensive snaps in Week 14. Thomas will be facing a San Diego Chargers defense that has struggled against tight ends over the past two weeks. Thomas is an attractive option on FantasyScore if owners are willing to pay $6,500 for him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Julius Thomas remains limited

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:31:18 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) continued to practice on a limited basis Thursday, Dec. 11, but he said he has had "a much better week" than recent weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas ($6,500) remains a pretty risky commodity at FantasyScore, even though he was active last week. Thomas didn't play a single snap in Week 14, and he could be severely limited against the San Diego Chargers if he does play. Jacob Tamme is also banged up and isn't guaranteed to play in Week 15.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas more comfortable

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:01:46 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) looked more comfortable running routes during the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Dec. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas expects to play in the team's Week 15 game, but he is a risky option in FantasyScore, where he will cost $6,500 this week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Julius Thomas limited Wednesday

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:36:07 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas ($6,500) expects to play against the San Diego Chargers in Week 15. However, he remains a pretty risky FantasyScore selection after being active and not playing any snaps last week.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas expects to play

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:03:42 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) expects to play in Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas ($6,500) was limited in practice Wednesday, so that's a good sign early in the week. However, he was active in Week 14 and didn't even get on the field, so you have to be worried about how much he'll actually play against the Chargers. Also, San Diego has held their own against tight ends this year, so it may be safer to hold off on Thomas for another week at FantasyScore.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas on the field

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:50:22 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas was active for the Week 14 but did not receive any snaps because of the injury. Owners will need to see what he is able to do during practice this week before deciding on their lineup. Thomas costs $6,500 on FantasyScore but is a risky option to use because of the injury.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas ready

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 07:31:43 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is planning to play Sunday, Dec. 14, after being held out of much of Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas ($7,200; 14.4% of your cap) is a risky play on FantasyScore this week. Monitor his participation in practice throughout the week.

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Broncos | No snaps for Julius Thomas

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 07:19:58 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) did not play a single snap in Week 14, despite running a practice route in pregame warmups that convinced the coaches to activate him. However, head coach John Fox said Thomas could have played if needed. "He got a week better," said Fox. "He's healing. He was close. We went with having him active but not (with the) intention of playing him. If we needed him, he could have played."

Fantasy Tip: Thomas should be a better option on FantasyScore in Week 15.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis and Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Julius Thomas active for Week 14

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 11:31:23 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is active for the team's Week 14 game.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas is a risky option for owners on FantasyScore at $7,200, because he could be limited by his ankle injury and is facing a tough Buffalo Bills defense. Owners may want to consider using another option at tight end or will have to lower their expectations for Thomas this week.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas questionable for Week 14

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:06:12 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas was able to practice this week and could have a chance to play this week but there is no guarantee. Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if he is playing. Thomas costs $7,200 on FantasyScore, but owners may want to consider using a healthier option at the position.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas no guarantee to play

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:04:46 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is practicing again and moving around well Friday, Dec. 5, but there is no guarantee he plays in Week 14 against the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas ($7,200) is an extremely risky prospect for your FantasyScore lineups this weekend, especially with the Broncos playing an afternoon game. Jacob Tamme ($3,100) is nicked up, too, and he hasn't taken advantage of his opportunities with Thomas out, anyway.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas limited

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 11:59:14 -0800

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas appears to have a good chance to play in Week 14 unless he suffers a setback. Thomas is a risky option to use on FantasyScore at $7,200 because of the injury, and he would be facing a Kansas City Chiefs defense that has played well against opposing tight ends.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas on the field

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:22:19 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Thomas appears to be on track to play this week, but owners should still monitor his status. Thomas has a price tag of $7,200 on FantasyScore but could be an injury risk since the injury could affect his play.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas limited in practice

Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:47:51 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Fantasy Tip: If Thomas can play this week, he will cost $7,200 in FantasyScore. You should be careful before spending that much, because Thomas may not be at full strength. Check back later in the week to see how much work Thomas is able to get in at practice.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Virgil Green key to running game

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:58:17 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Virgil Green has helped the team rush for 201 and 214 yards, respectively, in the last two games with TE Julius Thomas (ankle) out with an injury. Green has also been absent for all three of the team's losses this season because of injury. "A lot of people are saying I'm the magic potion, but it's all of us," Green said. "We decided to come to a resolve to do what we have to do to win games. If that means running the ball, then we have to do that. If it means passing, we'll do that. We're just trying to do what we can to win games." Thomas can be an effective backside blocker, but Green is better at the point of attack and at setting the edge. Thomas is expected to be eased back into his role when he returns from injury, but there is room for both of these tight ends in the offense moving forward.

Fantasy Tip: The running game has become paramount in Denver's offense now, making Green much more important. He's not an option for FantasyScore lineups, however. Thomas is clearly the better pass catcher and offensive weapon, but be careful of spending the $7,200 on him if he returns to face the Buffalo Bills this weekend, especially if the Broncos plan to ease Thomas back in in a rotation with Green.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas close to return

Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:37:37 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) said he is closing in on a return to action. He also stated that his current ankle injury is not similar in any way to the right ankle problem that slowed his first two seasons. "It's nothing like the last one," Thomas said. "No crutches, no boots, I've been able to move the whole time. It's just getting that strength back. No, I won't be flying out for surgery in a couple days." He did some core work with trainers before the Week 13 game and didn't play.

Fantasy Tip: It'll all come down to how much Thomas can accomplish in practice this week leading up to the game against the Buffalo Bills. The encouraging sign was that Thomas practiced for the first time last Friday. If Thomas plays, he'll face a stingy Bills defense against the position, so it might be hard to justify playing him immediately, especially at a high FantasyScore price.

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Broncos | Week 13 Inactives

Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:20:23 -0800

The Denver Broncos have declared CB Aqib Talib, OT Chris Clark, TE Julius Thomas, CB Kayvon Webster, OT Michael Schofield, RB Montee Ball, RB Ronnie Hillman inactive for Week 13.

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Broncos | Julius Thomas remains inactive

Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:09:44 -0800

Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is inactive for the Week 13 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Tip: With Thomas sidelined yet again, Jacob Tamme and Virgil Green will attempt to try and pick up the slack.

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