Julius Thomas

Julius Thomas

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 256 lbsAge: 29College: Portland StateDrafted: #129 (4th Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
15th easiest for TEs
Draft Rank (ECR) #155
Best / Worst #116 / #217
ADP #197


Julius Thomas to bounce back in 2017?

Miami Dolphins beat writer Armando Salguero believes tight end Julius Thomas "is going to be a thing this year" if his health remains intact.

Fantasy Impact

Salguero is adding that the Dolphins have a play set "just for [Thomas] him" in 2017, his first year with the club after being acquired via trade earlier in the offseason. The Dolphins have struggled at the tight end position in recent memory with Jordan Cameron their starter since 2015. However, Cameron is no longer with the club and the door is open for Thomas to be featured and bounce back after a disappointing two years in Jacksonville. Thomas compiled 24 touchdowns in Denver from 2013-2014 when Adam Gase, Miami's head coach, was an assistant there during the same timespan.

Julius Thomas being traded to Miami for draft pick

The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to trade tight end Julius Thomas to the Miami Dolphins for a late-round draft pick in 2017. Per league rules, the trade cannot be made official until March 9, the start of the new league year.

Fantasy Impact

Thomas had his best statistical years as a pro when he played for his new head coach, Adam Gase, during his tenure as Denver's offensive coordinator from 2013-2014. During the two-year span, Thomas accumulated a 108-1,277-24 stat line while appearing in 27 games. If he can keep his health intact, Thomas should once again thrive while playing in Gase's system. For Jordan Cameron, his time in Miami will likely come to an end in the wake of Thomas's acquisition.

Julius Thomas has been traded to the Miami Dolphins

TE Julius Thomas has been traded to the Miami Dolphins. The official deal has not been finalized yet, per league rules, but it figures to involve tackle Branden Albert.

Fantasy Impact

After an underwhelming two-seasons in Jacksonville, Julius Thomas will take his talents to Miami. The Dolphins figure to use Thomas much more in their offensive scheme as Adam Gase is known to utilize his TE. Thomas' best stint has been when he was working under Gase when he was the OC in Denver. Expect Thomas to get a major bump in the fantasy rankings for 2017. Thomas finished 2016 with 30 receptions, 281 yards, and four touchdowns on 51 targets.

Israel Katz22 weeks ago
Julius Thomas expected to be traded to Dolphins

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel is reporting that the Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to trade tight end Julius Thomas to the Miami Dolphins for offensive lineman Branden Albert.

Fantasy Impact

This had been speculated on last week, and where there is this much smoke there is typically fire. It makes sense for both teams, as neither wants the player they currently have. Obviously, the biggest fantasy impact is to Julius Thomas, but whether this trade would be good or bad for him remains to be seen. Regardless, this trade can't become official until March 9th.

Alexander Onushco22 weeks ago
Julius Thomas expected to be released this offseason

ESPN's Mike DiRocco believes the Jacksonville Jaguars will part ways with tight end Julius Thomas this offseason.

Fantasy Impact

Thomas was once regarded a top five tight end in the NFL. However, since signing with the Jaguars in 2015, he could not remain healthy. Thomas battled injuries during his two-year tenure in Jacksonville -- only playing in 21 of a potential 32 regular season games. He'll likely be heavily pursued in the offseason by tight end-needy teams that include the Jets and the Cardinals. However, don't count the Patriots out of the Thomas sweepstakes if he is ultimately released. Rob Gronkowski underwent his third back surgery of his professional career in 2016 and could be transitioned into a role player to better maintain his health. With Martellus Bennett an impending free agent, the Patriots do, in fact, have a need at tight end, especially with Gronkowski's health in question moving forward.