|Week 8 (SD) - Average||5.5||77.0||1.0||0||0||0||13|
|Week 8 (SD) - Dave Richard||6||70||1||0||0||0||13|
|Week 8 (SD) - Jamey Eisenberg||5||84||1||0||0||0||14|
|2014 Season - Average||77.0||957.0||10.5||0||0||0||149|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||82||1003||10||0||0||0||150|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||72||911||11||0||0||0||148|
|Current Player Ranking: 3|
|Red Zone Stats|
|10/24/2014||Darren Sproles, RB PHI|
Julius Thomas, TE DEN
Joe Flacco, QB BAL
|Philip Rivers, QB SD|
Brandon Marshall, WR CHI
Zac Stacy, RB STL
|10/24/2014||Brian Hoyer, QB CLE|
Julius Thomas, TE DEN
|Vernon Davis, TE SF|
Tony Romo, QB DAL
|10/23/2014||Darren Sproles, RB PHI|
Julius Thomas, TE DEN
Alshon Jeffery, WR CHI
Anthony Dixon, RB BUF
|Ben Tate, RB CLE|
Zach Ertz, TE PHI
Golden Tate, WR DET
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Julius Thomas' touchdown drought no cause for concern
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(1:07 pm ET) After his second subpar performance in a row, we have to ask: Are you worried about Broncos tight end Julius Thomas?
Thomas has long been dependent on touchdowns, but he has also been a touchdown machine over the last two seasons. He has at least one touchdown in five of seven games this season and 10 of 14 last season, so he has proven to be a reliable red zone option. In fact, Week 7 and 8 represents the first time he has gone two weeks in a row without scoring.
Thomas recorded nine games with less than 50 yards last season, and has four in seven games already this season, so you pretty much know what you are getting from him. He was still targeted six times overall in each of the last two games even without scoring, a solid number in line with what we have come to expect.
In other words, don't panic. That Thomas failed to score in consecutive games for the first time in two seasons is probably bad luck more than anything indicative of a changing role. He remains one of the most dangerous weapons in the league near the end zone, and should make his return there soon.
Broncos TE Julius Thomas held in check vs. San Diego
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12:19 am ET) Broncos tight end Julius Thomas took another step back in a Week 8 victory over the Chargers on Thursday.
Thomas, who's fresh off a disappointing four-catch, 27-yard outing, was held in check by San Diego's defense. He caught a 6-yard pass on the second drive of the night, followed by a 17-yard grab in the fourth quarter. He was targeted six times and finished with two catches for 23 yards -- all season lows for the tight end.
Thomas has 30 catches for 327 yards and nine scores on the year. He'll be seeking a bounce-back performance Week 9 at New England.
Julius Thomas held to 27 yards on Broncos' Week 7 win
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/20/14) Broncos tight end Julius Thomas caught four of his six targets for just 27 yards in his team's 42-17 win over the 49ers in Week 7.
Though Peyton Manning would throw four touchdowns en route to setting the career passing-touchdown mark, Thomas wasn't a part of the offensive explosion. It's the first time he's failed to score after racking up nine touchdowns in the team's first five games. He'll look to get back on track when the Broncos face the Chargers Thursday.
'It's too easy' for Julius Thomas
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/12/14) Broncos tight end Julius Thomas put it best after scoring his second touching Week 6 at the Jets, shouting "it's too easy!" twice after catching a 4-yard pass from quarterback Peyton Manning midway through the third quarter.
He may have said it a little more colorfully the first time, but you get the idea: He thinks scoring touchdowns is easier than it should be, and you can certainly understand why. He already has nine in five games.
His other numbers in this game again wouldn't blow anyone away. He had four catches on six targets for 51 yards. But his size and strength makes him an ideal red-zone target for Manning, and with Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders and Wes Welker already demanding so much of the defense's attention, it's just, well, "too easy."
As is assessing Thomas' Fantasy value, so I'm going to stop right now.
Broncos TE Julius Thomas adds TDs eight and nine Sunday
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/12/14) Broncos tight end Julius Thomas only caught four passes Sunday against the host Jets, but he took two of them into the end zone. He has certainly been a frequent visitor.
Thomas became the first tight end in NFL history to rack up eight touchdowns in first five games when he snagged a 22-yarder with just 27 seconds left in the first half. He then made it nine with a 4-yard scoring toss from Peyton Manning midway throiugh the third quarter. He finished with 51 yards receiving.
He has scored at least one touchdown in every game this season and will seek to add another notch to his belt when the Broncos host San Francisco next Sunday.
|Julius Thomas had a breakout season in 2013, and he will look to build off that performance this year. Thomas had 65 catches for 788 yards and 12 touchdowns in 14 games, and he could take on a bigger role with Eric Decker now gone to the Jets as a free agent. He was No. 3 in Fantasy points in a standard league at tight end last year, and he should remain a Top 3 option coming into the season with Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski. We like Thomas with a pick as early as Round 3 in the majority of leagues, but if he falls to Round 4 or later then consider that a steal. Only three tight ends scored double digits in touchdowns last season -- Graham, Vernon Davis and Thomas -- and it's not easy finding elite options at that position, so take advantage of it early with a player of Thomas' upside.
(Updated 5/12/14) |