Julius Thomas

Julius Thomas

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 262 lbsAge: 29College: Portland StateDrafted: #129 (4th Rd. by Denver)

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) TE #22
Projection 4.9 pts


Julius Thomas catches three passes in Miami debut

Julius Thomas caught all three balls thrown his way for a total of 26 yards in his first regular-season game as a Miami Dolphin. His longest reception was 11 yards.

Fantasy Impact

23 of Thomas’ 33 career touchdowns have been red zone receptions. While it didn't happen for him today, don't forget that his best years have come while working under head coach Adam Gase. He'll get a soft matchup against the Jets next week.

Reginald James4 days ago
Julius Thomas had best red zone results under Gase

23 of Julius Thomas’ 33 career touchdowns have been red zone receptions. Thomas was targeted in the red zone 33 times during his first two years in Denver under the direction of then offensive coordinator, Adam Gase. During his last two years in Jacksonville his total red zone targets dropped to 17.

Fantasy Impact

Jay Cutler played for Gase in Chicago. He knows Gase's offense and as a result, the offense should make better use of his playbook than last season. Thomas and Cutler have improved their chemistry the last couple of weeks. Although Jarvis Landry was the red zone go-to last season, Thomas' 69% red zone success rate shouldn't be ignored.

Reginald James7 days ago
Julius Thomas catches red zone toss for score

Julius Thomas played the first quarter and into beginning of the second quarter when he caught a one-yard toss from Jay Cutler for a score. It was his second catch of the game, ending his night with a total of one yard.

Fantasy Impact

Thomas and Cutler both have a history with Adam Gase and his offensive schemes. There's an expectation that Thomas will flourish in the red zone with Cutler at the helm. There's also the potential that Jarvis Landry may see a drop in red zone targets due to Thomas. Stay tuned.

Reginald James4 weeks ago
Julius Thomas gets some game action

Julius Thomas reeled in his only target for two yards during the Miami Dolphins' second preseason game.

Fantasy Impact

Thomas missed practice time early this week with back issues, which have plagued him in the past, so just the fact that he got on the field during the game is positive. Unfortunately, starting QB Jay Cutler didn't target his new TE. Julius got a lot of hype early this summer due to the fact that he was reuniting with coach Adam Gase in Miami. Thomas, however, will need to put up some significant stats in preseason game three to prove he's more than just a deep league, late-round TE flier.

Matthew Marino5 weeks ago
Julius Thomas already knows Gase offense

Julius Thomas played for Adam Gase four seasons in Denver before he left for Jacksonville. He knows Gase's offense well, so even though this is his first year with the Dolphins, he expects a smooth transition. Thomas worked with Ryan Tannehill in the offseason to fast track their on-field chemistry. “The chemistry between those two guys in the passing game, I feel like is pretty good, and those two have confidence in it,” Gase said.

Fantasy Impact

Thomas looks to be TE1 going into the season. Potential owners of Jarvis Landry should keep an eye on Thomas' role on the team especially in red-zone situations during the preseason. Landry's reception totals may take a hit if Thomas can come close to resembling the TE Jacksonville lured from Denver.

Reginald James7 weeks ago