Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 229 lbsAge: 29College: Georgia TechDrafted: #22 (1st Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
21st easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #36
Best / Worst #28 / #162
ADP #39


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 Blauer21 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 Harris22 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 Blauer23 weeks ago
Demaryius Thomas receives 16 targets in loss to Titans

Demaryius Thomas hauled in ten receptions for 126 yards on a whopping 16 targets in the Broncos' Week 14 loss to the Titans.

Fantasy Impact

For the second week in a row, the Broncos passing game came alive in the second half of the game, and Demaryius Thomas benefited from it. Unfortunately for the Broncos, the offensive output did not result in points on the board. The Titans have been one of the more generous passing defenses all year, so this type of output can't necessarily be expected going forward, but fantasy owners should continue to roll with DT in the playoffs, as his target volume is too high to ignore.

Aaron Blauer24 weeks ago
Demaryius Thomas hauls in six catches

Demaryius Thomas had six catches for 61 yards on 10 targets in the Broncos' win in Jacksonville in Week 13.

Fantasy Impact

The Broncos, with rookie Paxton Lynch under center, only mustered 104 passing yards on 24 attempts in this game, which means that Thomas ended up with a 41% target market share and 58.6% of the team's total passing yards, which are ridiculous numbers. Nonetheless, it was a fairly modest output from a fantasy perspective. It's going to be hard to recommend benching Thomas as long as he continues to command 8-11 targets per week (as he has for the last seven games), but owners should monitor the status of QB Trevor Siemian leading into Week 14. Thomas gets a small bump with Siemian under center.

Aaron Blauer25 weeks ago