Julius Thomas, TE, Broncos
|TE - #21||DEN||Probable||3 years||25||6'5||255|
2013 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Sep-25-2013 by Jeb Gorham
Thomas has surprised in pre-season and led the team with receptions and yardage. He looks to move above Tamme and Dressen on the depth chart. Thomas is ranked No. 21 TE, but with Peyton Manning as his QB, could be valuable if the chemistry continues. Definitely a draft-day steal here.
On Wednesday, the Broncos made official what everyone had already assumed: Wide receiver Wes Welker won't play Thursday night versus the Chargers after he suffered a concussion last week. Welker did not participate in any of the Broncos' practices during the abbreviated week. His week 14 concussion was his second of the season.Fantasy Analysis:
If I had to guess whether Welker will play at the Texans in Week 16, I would say no. The fact that he has suffered multiple concussions in a four-week span, the Broncos will play it ultra-safe with Welker, and they can afford to do that. Outside of must-starts Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, and Julius Thomas, tight end Jacob Tamme played all but one snap after Welker departed last week's game and caught four passes for 47 yards. What's intriguing is that Tamme played all of those snaps out of the slot, acting as Welker's direct replacement. However, while the Chargers' pass defense isn't great, keep in mind that Tamme will probably be fourth or fifth in line for targets. He has some deep-league appeal.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors12/11 - Broncos WR Wes Welker won't play Thursday
12/9 - Broncos WR Wes Welker concussed, might not play Thursday
12/1 - Who's in and who's out of the early games in Week 13
11/27 - Broncos TE Julius Thomas practices Wednesday, but not RB Knowshon Moreno
11/24 - Report: 'It's not looking good' for Broncos TE Julius Thomas to play tonight
11/22 - Broncos WR Wes Welker cleared to play, TE Julius Thomas questionable for Week 12
11/19 - Broncos TE Julius Thomas is day to day with knee strain; WR Wes Welker 'expected to be OK'
11/18 - Broncos TE Julius Thomas requires more testing on knee
11/18 - Broncos WR Wes Welker concussed
Latest References to Julius Thomas on FFToolbox:
- Week 14: Game Time Decisions - Injury Updates
- Week 13: Game Time Decisions - Injury Updates
- Week 12: Game Time Decisions - Injury Updates
Average Draft PositionJulius Thomas was drafted in 38% of MyFantasyLeague.com leagues with an average drafting position of 168.63
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