Denver Broncos
Position
TE
 
Jersey
80
Name  Julius Thomas
Born  6/27/1988
Height  6-5
Weight  255
College  Portland State
9/8/2014 12:47:00 PM
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas caught seven passes for 104 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 1 victory against the Colts.
Insight: Thomas seemed to be Peyton Manning's favorite goal-line target with receiver Wes Welker out with a suspension. He created matchup problems in the secondary, catching seven of eight targets and all three of Manning's touchdowns. As long as Manning is quarterback, Thomas is a no-brainer No. 1 tight end every week.
 
7/2/2014 4:09:00 PM
Description: Denver tight end Julius Thomas says the Broncos will use him "a lot more creatively" in 2014 because he's more familiar with OC Adam Gase's system, according to foxsports.com.
Insight: Thomas caught 65 passes for 788 yards and 12 touchdowns in just 14 games last season and the Broncos will look to him to replace some of the production they lost with Eric Decker's departure. He played just one season of college football at Portland State and thinks he's just scratching the surface of his potential. He should be drafted as a top-three tight end in all leagues.
 
1/12/2014 8:35:00 PM
Description: Denver tight end Julius Thomas finished with a team-high 76 receiving yards Sunday in a win against San Diego.
Insight: Thomas lost a fumble but made up for it by coming down with a pair of clutch third down catches to seal the victory. The Broncos will host New England next Sunday in the AFC Championship. The 25-year-old Thomas has never played against the Patriots.
 
12/22/2013 5:13:00 PM
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas caught his 12th touchdown of the season Sunday against the Texans. He finished with 78 yards on six catches.
Insight: Thomas has caught at least one touchdown in 10 of the 13 games he has played this season. His touchdown Sunday was Peyton Manning's 51st of the season, breaking Tom Brady's record.
 
12/8/2013 2:45:00 PM
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (knee) is active for Sunday's game against Tennessee.
Insight: Thomas had missed the last two games with a knee injury. His return couldn't have come at a better time for the Broncos, who need Thomas to work the middle of the field with tough cornerbacks Alterraun Verner and Jason McCourty on the outside. He's a top-five tight end option.
 
12/6/2013 5:05:00 PM
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (knee) is probable to play Sunday against the Titans.
Insight: Thomas missed the last two games with a knee injury but is ready to return. And just in time for Denver, who need Thomas to work the middle of the field with tough cornerbacks Alterraun Verner and Jason McCourty on the outside. He's a top-five tight end option.
 
12/5/2013 3:35:00 PM
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (knee) got in a full practice on Thursday and barring injury should return after missing a couple of games.
Insight: Fantasy owners should be ready to re-install him into their lineups. With the weather in Denver forecasted to be very cold and snow possible, shorter passes may be the order of the day.
 
12/1/2013 3:18:00 PM
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (knee) will not play Sunday in the rematch with Kansas City.
Insight: Jacob Tamme caught five passes for 47 yards and a touchdown against the Pats and could be a decent fill-in for desperate owners.
 
12/1/2013 12:18:00 PM
Description: According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, the Broncos don't expect tight end Julius Thomas (knee) to play Sunday.
Insight: Thomas missed Week 12 against New England with a knee injury and ESPN's Adam Schefter reports his chances of playing in Week 13 are "iffy" at best. Have another tight end playing after the 1 p.m. slate ready to go if you are planning on using Thomas. Jacob Tamme caught five passes for 47 yards and a touchdown against the Pats and could be a decent fill-in for desperate owners.
 
12/1/2013 10:51:00 AM
Description: Denver tight end Julius Thomas (knee) will be a game-time decision Sunday afternoon against the Chiefs. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Thomas missed Week 12 against New England with a knee injury and Schefter reports his chances of playing in Week 13 are "iffy" at best. Have another tight end playing after the 1 p.m. slate ready to go if you are planning on using Thomas. Jacob Tamme caught five passes for 47 yards and a touchdown against the Pats and could be a decent fill-in for desperate owners.
 
11/29/2013 2:52:00 PM
Description: Denver tight end Julius Thomas (knee) practiced for a third consecutive day and is fully expected to play Sunday afternoon against the Chiefs.
Insight: He missed last night's game in New England because of a knee injury. Thomas is tied with teammate Demaryius Thomas for third in the league with ten receiving touchdowns. He caught three balls for 43 yards and a TD when he faced the Chiefs in Week 11.
 
11/27/2013 4:53:00 PM
Description: Denver tight end Julius Thomas (knee) practiced Wednesday and is fully expected to play Sunday afternoon against the Chiefs.
Insight: He missed last night's game in New England because of a knee injury. Thomas is tied with teammate Demaryius Thomas for third in the league with ten receiving touchdowns. He caught three balls for 43 yards and a TD when he faced the Chiefs in Week 11.
 
11/25/2013 7:10:00 PM
Description: Denver tight end Julius Thomas is expected to play Sunday at Kansas City. SOURCE: Mike Klis, Denver Post
Insight: He missed last night's game in New England because of a knee injury. Thomas is tied with teammate Demaryius Thomas for third in the league with ten receiving touchdowns. He caught three balls for 43 yards when he faced the Chiefs in Week 11.
 
11/24/2013 7:15:00 PM
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas is out for Sunday night's game against New England.
Insight: Thomas was limited in practice this week because of a knee injury. Backup tight end Joel Dreessen will move into the starting lineup though he probably won't see many targets.
 
11/24/2013 2:10:00 PM
Description: According to Fox's Jay Glazer, Denver tight end Julius Thomas (knee) will need a miracle to play in Sunday night's game against the Patriots.
Insight: Hopefully you had a backup plan in place. Joel Dreessen is likely to start in Thomas' place. With temperatures in the low 20s and wind gusts upwards of 25 mph, playing conditions will be far from ideal Sunday night in Foxboro.
 
11/24/2013 10:53:00 AM
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas will be a game-time decision for Sunday night's game in Foxboro. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Insight: Because of the 8:30 start time, fantasy owners would be wise to look for another tight end to fill out the roster. Houston's Garrett Graham and Tennessee's Delanie Walker are both widely available in ESPN leagues if you need some insurance (30.6 percent and 27.2 percent ownership respectively).
 
11/22/2013 5:25:00 PM
Description: Denver tight end Julius Thomas (knee) was limited again in Friday's practice, according to Adam Schefter of espn.com.
Insight: Broncos interim coach Jack Del Rio said the team will "just have to make a determination." It looks like Thomas will be a game-time decision Sunday night against the Patriots. Fantasy owners who are planning to start him should make sure they have Denver backup Jacob Tamme or Washington's Fred Davis, who will likely start in place of a concussed Jordan Reed Monday night, on the roster in case Thomas is ruled out.
 
11/21/2013 8:36:00 PM
Description: Denver tight end Julius Thomas (knee) looked "very limited" in practice Thursday, according to Lindsay Jones of USA Today.
Insight: Thomas is considered day-to-day with a strained knee. He's questionable for Sunday night's game against New England.
 
11/20/2013 4:24:00 PM
Description: Denver tight end Julius Thomas wasn't at practice on Wednesday. SOURCE: Mike Klis, Denver Post
Insight: Thomas is considered day-to-day with a strained knee. He'll be listed as questionable when injury reports are released on Friday.
 
11/18/2013 9:25:00 AM
Description: Broncos tight end Julius Thomas will have tests on a knee after he took a hit in the third quarter.
Insight: Thomas did return to the game, briefly, but sat out most of the fourth quarter. He's been a top-five fantasy tight end, so hopefully it's just a minor injury.