By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Fri, Nov 21st 6:21pm EST
He was listed as a DNP again Friday and he hasn't been able to do more than stretch so far this week. Officially, he's a game-time decision but it's tricky in fantasy circles because it's a late game Sunday afternoon. (Source: Troy Renck
Fantasy Impact: It is now time for owners to make other plans. Jacob Tamme is a must own for Thomas owners now. Updates will be provided as news develops but it's looking unlikely Orange Julius suits up.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Thu, Nov 20th 1:42pm EST
Once again, he stretched with the team and then observed, dressed in sweats. It's encouraging he is not constantly in the training room getting treatment. (Source: Mike Klis
Fantasy Impact: Thomas is probably 50/50 to suit up Sunday. Owners should have a backup plan in mind, but keep an eye on the news for updates. It is not out of the question that he plays without practicing.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Wed, Nov 19th 2:27pm EST
At least he is not in a walking boot or even limping around. He did stretch with the team, but then called it a day. It appears he has a chance of playing Week 12 against Miami. Check back for daily updates. (Source: Jeff Legwold
Fantasy Impact: Owners I'm sure are fretting, at least those with no other options at TE. Updates will be given daily and I encourage patience until at least Friday so that a determination can be made about playing Sunday.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Tue, Nov 18th 8:49pm EST
In basketball shoes reveals that there is no swelling. No boot means Thomas avoided a major injury. Both Thomas and his team appear to have dodged what would have been a devastating blow to the Broncos, a team that has become beset with injury news recently. (Source: Mike Klis
Fantasy Impact: Owners have a dilemma, drop a bench player, who may have mixed value, so a backup TE can be acquired or sit tight and be patient. Each day there will be updates, since Denver returns to practice Wednesday. I advise patience, but if you must scoop up a TE tonight or before any significant updates then you must realize there is not much fantasy talent to choose from. Fleener and Tamme, considered to be the best available, are decent guys, but are relatively limited in fantasy production.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 3:41pm EST
It's just not a good day for the Broncos, who have also lost Emmanuel Sanders and Montee Ball. Thomas has a history of ankle problems but there are no updates yet on the extent of this one. He is done for the day though. His stat line was a rather dismal 2 catches for 3 yards.
Fantasy Impact: If this turns into a big injury, it will be devastating for fantasy owners, as Thomas is elite and at this point in the season, sort of non-replaceable. With fantasy playoffs approaching owners may have to rely on Jacob Tamme to fill the slot, as most probably do not carry 2 TEs on their roster. Tamme is no Thomas, but in Manning's offense he might be serviceable.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 9:39pm EDT
Denver has a lot of targets, but the limited use of Julius Thomas today was surprising. He caught 3 passes for 17 yards and a TD.
Fantasy Impact: A lot of people were expecting a bigger role for Thomas in today's game, especially after Antonio Gates success last week against the Legion of Boom, but it was like he was an afterthought in the game plan. Rest assured that Thomas is an elite, proven talent and that his time for stat building will come. After next weeks bye, Denver plays the Cardinals, and that defense has no answer for someone like Julius Thomas.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 12:09am EDT
Julius Thomas had 7 receptions for 104 yards, along with 3 touchdowns in Sunday night's game against the Colts.
Fantasy Impact: He led Denver in receiving and is set to have a great year. His talent is elite and he is a must start every week in all formats. The tight end enjoys a mismatch on defense almost every week and will not disappoint his owners this year.
By Steve Painter, Broncos Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 9:38am EDT
Julius Thomas is projected to have 5 receptions and 72 yards in the week one game against the Colts. (Source: FantasyPros)
Fantasy Impact: Thomas is an elite tight end in the same class as Graham and Gronkowski. He is difficult to cover and is a favorite of Peyton Manning in that high-octane offense in Denver. He is a must start, every week, in all formats.
By Brandon Solemsaas, Broncos Correspondent, Thu, Jul 24th 9:25pm EDT
Julius Thomas had plenty of plays drawn up for him on day 1, including a deep pass off a corner route for a touchdown. (Source: Denver Post)
Fantasy Impact: Julius Thomas is still a raw talent, who only started playing football in 2010. Expectations are high going into this season for J. Thomas after finishing last year with 65 receptions, 788 yards and 12 touchdowns in only 14 games.
ProFootballTalk | Nov 27th
Broncos tight end Julius Thomas, who hasn’t done much since injuring an ankle 11 days ago, participated in Thursday’s practice on a limited basis. Via Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com, it’s the most Thomas has done in the aftermath of the injury. Coach John Fox declined to say much about whether Thomas will face the Chiefs…
Rotoworld | Nov 27th
Julius Thomas (ankle) returned to Broncos practice Thursday.
ESPN | Oct 14th
Which plays are the most difficult for NFL defenses to stop? Christopher Harris diagrams and ranks the top five, with a Peyton Manning-Julius Thomas red-zone combination coming in at No. 1.
EDSFootball | Oct 13th
In today's win over the Jets, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw three more touchdown passes as he closes in on Brett Favre's all-time record.
Manning threw one of those scores to Demaryius Thomas, who has three touchdowns in the past two games, but he threw two more touchdowns to Julius Thomas.
Not only has (Julius) Thomas scored in all five games this season, but he has nine touchdow...