Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

Denver Broncos

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By Joseph Rysavy, Broncos Correspondent, Thu, Dec 18th 9:15pm EST

After not participating in last Wednesday's practice and being a limited participant in last Thursday's practice, Demaryius Thomas appears to be on pace for a full week of practice in week 16. (Source: Denver Broncos on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for fantasy owners. Ankle injuries can linger, and although Demaryius Thomas is still listed on the injury report, Thomas's ankle appears to be doing better than it was a week ago. Demaryius Thomas remains a top 10 WR this week against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night.

By Joseph Rysavy, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Dec 15th 8:36pm EST

Demaryius Thomas gobbled up 11 targets in Sunday's game in which Manning had just 20 pass attempts.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas remains a must start for owners, but the obvious change in game plan should make owners cautious. That's two weeks in a row that Peyton Manning has only tallied 20 pass attempts, and four games in a row that he's been under 40; albeit, the offense may have relied more heavily on the run this week because Peyton was not feeling well, needing an IV during halftime and suffering a thigh injury during the game.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Dec 7th 10:56pm EST

The Broncos relied on their run game and defense in the game where Manning had just 20 pass attempts. Thomas was only targeted five times in the contest.

Fantasy Impact: The Broncos insist there is nothing wrong with Manning, but one can't help but notice a shift in game planning for them. Thomas owners realize he is a must start every week but are becoming wary of the change.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Thu, Dec 4th 6:42pm EST

Coach John Fox said today that Thomas will be fine for Sundays game against the Bills. He got stepped on in Wednesdays practice and that bruised his foot. He sat out todays practice from the soreness. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Great news for owners, bad news for the opponents. Fire Thomas up for this weeks #1 WR with confidence.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Thu, Dec 4th 3:52pm EST

Thomas had his foot stepped on during practice Wednesday and was in sweats observing today. Important to note he was outside observing rather than getting treatment. (Source: Jeff Legwold)

Fantasy Impact: Owners need to monitor this closely and check back for updates, especially to see if he practices Friday. There is no substantial reason for sitting out Sundays game at this point but it is playoff time so be prepared.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Dec 1st 1:01am EST

He was targeted a team-high 13 times. With the injury to Julius Thomas, the pass routes have become shorter and the offense on the whole has become more run-friendly.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas is an elite WR1 and will remain so against next weeks' opponent, the Buffalo Bills. Owners should just plug and play because he is as reliable as they come this year.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 8:15pm EST

And he had 3 scores. Thomas is a top 3 WR in an offense that just keeps feeding him the ball. His performance has been amazing this year, as he has 9 TDs and close to 1200 yards so far.

Fantasy Impact: Just start him and leave him alone. No questions here about whether to play him in whatever matchup you have. It's always a good matchup for DT. If you drafted him or traded for him, pat yourself on the back and enjoy the playoffs.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 5:18pm EST

Thomas must have felt like the last man standing in the Broncos offense, given the injuries to his teammates, but he had another productive day even though he was held scoreless.

Fantasy Impact: With the injuries to Sanders, Julius Thomas, and Ball, Thomas' value increases significantly. He is a must start every week and we all know that Denver will make the necessary adjustments and once again put up prolific points going forward.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Nov 9th 9:21pm EST

He was held out of the end zone but he kept the chains moving for the high-flying Manning offense. Oakland has been kind to Thomas, who enjoys an astronomical 87.1% catch rate in his last three games against them.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas simply plays at a different level than most. He is an every week starter in all formats who continues to produce winning numbers for his owners. Next week the victims will be the Rams, and he should, once again, find the end zone.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Nov 2nd 9:25pm EST

Thomas has established himself as Peyton Manning's favorite receiver and is on target for an All-Pro year with a line of 108/1,788/12.

Fantasy Impact: He has a tasty matchup against the Raiders next week and owners should just sit back and reap the rewards for having this stud on their rosters.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Fri, Oct 24th 12:18am EDT

Thomas now has 4 straight 100 yard games, which leads the NFL. He was held scoreless but nonetheless remains a favorite target of Peyton Manning.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas is a WR1 who is a must play every week. He presents massive problems for every defense that tries to cover him. He won't be held scoreless in too many games so owners should have zero concerns.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 11:58pm EDT

Football fans everywhere were watching to see who would catch Peyton Manning's record-breaking pass and it was Demaryius Thomas whose name will be forever etched in NFL history. And there was a game as well, with Thomas having 8 receptions on 9 targets for 171 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas is part of the high-octane Manning offense and is an ongoing WR1, to be started every week in all formats.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 5:36pm EDT

Thomas had 10 receptions on 12 targets for the day. He also has 18 receptions and 350 yards for the last 2 games.

Fantasy Impact: Any thoughts of Thomas dropping off the radar have been extinguished as he once again appears set for another dominant season. Owners can breathe easy now and buyers will have to ante up big time if they want the star on their team.

By Jonathan Dunkin, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 10:19pm EDT

Demaryius Thomas set a Denver Broncos single game record for receiving yards in a dominant performance against the Arizona Cardinals. (Source: Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas looks to be back to his 2013 form, as he had a career day against a tough Cardinals defense. With his confidence back, he should continue to perform at a high level.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Oct 5th 11:08pm EDT

Targeted 16 times. Thomas caught 8 for a record-setting 226 yards. This comes on the heels of games that left Thomas owners wondering about his year.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas is back, and he came roaring back. It's the game he needed to breakout of the mini-slump he was in. He routinely beat Antonio Cromartie down the sidelines and even had a 77 yard TD called back. Owners can now start him with confidence and he'll keep rolling next week in a juicy tilt against the Jets.

By Jonathan Dunkin, Broncos Correspondent, Tue, Sep 30th 8:26pm EDT

Demaryius Thomas and the Broncos still need to work out a deal for a contract, but neither that, nor an injury that both he and the team deny exists are the reason for his diminished production. (Source: Yahoo Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas is one of the most talented WRs in the NFL. If he is not distracted by his contract situation or hobbled by injury, then it is only a matter of time before he starts having big games. Patience!

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 12:25am EDT

Thomas had 4 receptions for 31 yards on the day and appears off his usual game.

Fantasy Impact: He had 2 more drops today, and yes, at times he was defended by Richard Sherman, but also struggled against the coverage of Byron Maxwell. Owners can only hope he comes out of next week's bye ready to give the game full effort. He has good matchups coming against the Cardinals, Jets, and 49ers.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 11:08pm EDT

Demaryius Thomas was targeted 7 times and had 5 receptions for 69 yards and a TD in the game against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Great news for Owners as Thomas had a good day as opposed to last weeks outing. Thomas had an exciting TD catch for 12 yards and worked through a foot issue that cropped up in pregame warmups. He faces Seattle next week.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 12:15pm EDT

Thomas was held in check by good coverage from Greg Toler. He had at least two drops, but did execute a 26 yard screen play in the fourth quarter. He finished the night with 4 receptions for 48 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas is the clear #1 receiver in Denver and is a prime bounce back candidate against the Chiefs next week. Clearly an elite player, owners should not have any doubts about starting him every week.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 9:20am EDT

Demaryius Thomas is projected to have 99 yards receiving with 7 receptions for the week 1 tilt against the Colts. (Source: FantasyPros)

Fantasy Impact: DT had a great camp and is just a steady, elite talent in the Broncos offense. He enjoys having the most prolific passer in the game calling his number each and every week. He is a must start in all formats.

By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 5:17pm EDT

Thomas caught 5 passes for 52 yards in last Thursday's preseason tilt against Seattle and has shined in camp so far.

Fantasy Impact: Barring injury, Thomas could achieve number 1 status amongst all WR's for fantasy scoring this year. With Decker gone he joins Wes Welker and Emmanuel Sanders in the starting group of Peyton Manning's powerful offense. He is certainly worth consideration as a first rounder in fantasy drafts.

By Braiden Albrecht-Reed, Broncos Correspondent, Tue, Jul 29th 11:44am EDT

Demaryius Thomas' grandmother passed away last week and the star receiver was excused from practice. He has not appeared at training camp. (Source: Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: Don't expect Thomas' time away from camp to impact his season. He is looking for a third consecutive 90+ catch, 1400+ yard, 10+ TD season in what is also a contract year for him. He will remain the Broncos' top weapon and missing a few practices does nothing to change that.

By Clinton Ho, Broncos Correspondent, Wed, Jul 16th 7:18pm EDT

The Denver Broncos have made a contract offers to star wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and will continue negotiating after training camp opens July 24, Broncos general manager John Elway said Wednesday. Demaryius Thomas, coming off back-to-back 1,400-yard seasons, is on the verge of superstardom and fast becoming one of the league's elite receivers. He caught 14 touchdowns last year, plus three more in the postseason. (Source: USA Today)

Fantasy Impact: Playing into the final year of his rookie contract, it doesn't look like it'll have any affect on the young star wide receiver. Bottom line, Thomas will still have Peyton Manning throwing to him and even with Eric Decker gone, there are still targets in Welker and Julius Thomas to keep defenses from doubling him up.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Dec 21st
The Bengals are 2nd against fantasy receivers, but I would not bet against Thomas any week. QB Peyton Manning is going to start putting up numbers again and when he does, Thomas is going to explode.
EDSFootball | Nov 17th
Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had seven catches for 103 yards on Sunday against the Rams. Will Demaryius Thomas extend 100-yard streak to 8G vs. Miami? Before the team's Week 4 bye, Thomas had a total of 141 yards. Since then, however, Thomas has a total of 59 catches for 964 yards and five touchdowns on 84 targets in seven games. In addition, Thomas has reached the 100-yard ...
EDSFootball | Oct 28th
Despite his slow(ish) start prior to Denver's Week 4 bye, Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has played as well as ever over the past four weeks. Will Demaryius Thomas extend 100-yard streak to 5G in Week 9? During his past four games, Thomas has racked up a massive 34/626/5 stat line and has exceeded the 100-yard milestone in each game. While Antonio Brown (133.3, 16.66/G) has scored m...
EDSFootball | Oct 24th
Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had a phenominal three-game stretch entering tonight's game and while he did not score, Thomas had another strong outing with eight catches for 105 yards. Over his past four games, Thomas has 34 catches for 626 yards and five touchdowns and has exceeded 100 yards in all four games. Thomas is on pace for 107 receptions, 1,753 yards and 14 touchdowns. Meanw...
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