Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

WR - DEN
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 229 lbsAge: 30College: Georgia TechDrafted: #22 (1st Rd. by Denver)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
21st easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #27
Best / Worst #20 / #49
ADP #35

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Demaryius Thomas dropped 12 pounds in the offseason

Broncos' wide out Demaryius Thomas worked out with renowned athletic trainer Travelle Gaines over the summer and dropped from 230 lbs. down to 212 lbs. in an effort to “to gain more explosiveness,” according to Gaines.

Fantasy Impact

Weight and offseason conditioning have never been issues for DT in the past and this news should have little impact on his draft stock. Thomas has all the physical tools to turn in another good season for the Broncos, regardless of who his quarterback is. He has seen 140+ targets for five straight seasons and is an extremely safe bet to finish as a mid-level WR2, with some upside if the Broncos' offense really starts clicking.

Aaron Blauer34 mins ago
Demaryius Thomas good to go for 2017

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (hip) is suggesting to the team's official website that he is no longer bothered by his lingering hip injury entering the 2017 season. “I got longer than 30 [years],” Thomas said via DenverBroncos.com. “I think I’ve got a couple good years [left]. Like I’ve been saying before, this is the best I’ve felt my whole career. I haven’t had the problems I usually have with my hip, because that was one of the things that held me back. I wake up now and I don’t feel it, and that’s a good sign because usually I wake up in the morning and I’m like, ‘OK, my hip’s tight. I’ve got to loosen it up to get it going.’ But now it’s totally different.”

Fantasy Impact

Thomas appears to be good to go for the 2017 season. He told DenverBroncos.com that he is no longer bothered by a lingering hip injury. Although he is coming off of his worst statistical season since 2013 -- he produced a 90-1083-5 stat line in 2016 -- he is still regarded a borderline WR1/ WR2 for the upcoming campaign. At his current WR13 ADP, Thomas could be a great value if he slips in fantasy drafts.

Demaryius Thomas underwhelms in final outing of the season

Demaryius Thomas had four catches on six targets for 47 yards in the Broncos' Week 17 victory over the Raiders.

Fantasy Impact

Here's the scenario - Emmanuel Sanders went down with an injury early and Trevor Siemian threw for two touchdowns in the game. So, since the Broncos really only target their top two WRs, Demaryius Thomas had to have ended up with at least one of those TDs and a decent amount of targets, right? Unfortunately not. Hopefully there weren't too many fantasy owners still counting on him in Week 17. As much as the Broncos' offense struggled this year, DT still ended up as a high-end WR2 on a pretty solid campaign. The Broncos' offense is likely to look quite a bit different next year with head coach Gary Kubiak retiring and a lot of uncertainty about the offensive line and QB position, but DT should remain a reliable option in 2017.

Aaron Blauer29 weeks ago
Demaryius Thomas limited to 20 yards receiving against Chiefs

Demaryius Thomas caught just three of eight passes for 20 yards on Sunday against the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact

Trevor Siemian just could not get the ball to his receivers on Sunday night. Thomas had his fewest yards and catches on the season, which was surprising, considering that the Broncos were behind all night. It's unclear whether Siemian or Paxton Lynch will be under center next week against the Raiders, but expect Thomas to have more success than in Week 16.

Dan Harris30 weeks ago
Demaryius Thomas sees double-digit targets again in loss to Patriots

Demaryius Thomas led the Broncos in all receiving statistics against the Patriots on Sunday. He finished with seven catches on 11 targets for 91 yards.

Fantasy Impact

The Broncos offense struggled mightily in this game and was unable to find the end zone, but Thomas still put up a solid fantasy line, especially for those in PPR leagues. Thomas has seen double-digit targets in eight of his last nine games. He should continue to be started by fantasy owners playing for a championship in Week 16 against the Chiefs, in spite of the Broncos' issues on offense.

Aaron Blauer31 weeks ago