Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Date of Birth:  12/25/1987
Age:  30
Height  6'3"
Weight:   229
College:  Georgia Tech
Drafted:  2010 | Round 1 | Pick 22
Depth Chart:  Starter

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Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas leads Broncos in Week 3 receiving.

Thomas caught all five of his targets against the Ravens, gaining 63 yards on his five receptions. His long of 22 yards was the longest reception of the day for the Broncos. DT faces a familiar foe in Week 4 when the Broncos take on the Chiefs on Monday night.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas can’t get going against the Raiders.

Thomas has had his share of struggles against Oakland in his career, and they basically shut him down in Denver’s Week 2 win. DT was targeted a team-high 11 times but caught five passes for just 18 yards. He’ll look to get back on track in Week 3 against the Ravens.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas scores in Broncos' win.

Thomas was target ten times by new quarterback Case Keenum, catching six passes for 63 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was on a nice toe-drag catch in the end zone. Next week, Thomas faces the Raiders and should be a solid option in fantasy lineups as a clear top-two Denver receiver with Emmanuel Sanders.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas drastically changed his diet this offseason.

NFL Network's James Palmer spoke to Thomas and wrote a piece on his discussion which can be read in the link below. Thomas' hip issues are well-documented, and he said that after the season he was thinking about when he'd retire; but he found a book on the relationship between inflammation and diet, which led to a big change in his lifestyle—and he's feeling the positive results. This sounds a lot like what Tom Brady does with the TB12 Method, and the better diet has led to less inflammation, and less problems with his hip. Thomas, who is entering his ninth NFL season, now says he's thinking his career could go "15 or 16" years despite thoughts of retiring soon earlier in the offseason. DT originally dropped his weight from 228 to 212 after he changed his diet, but he got it back up to a comfortable playing weight and still feels energized and light—and he apparently looks that way, too. The best news is that his hip is feeling a lot better, and it should show in his play this season after he admitted he had trouble moving with it, particularly in the last two seasons. After missing 1,000 yards for the first time since 2011 last season, Thomas is looking like a good bet to hit the mark in 2018.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

The Broncos have picked up Demaryius Thomas' $4-million option, according to James Palmer.

This means Thomas will definitely be back in Denver next season, and it also triggers another year of the contract for the 2019 season. The move is notable after Case Keenum reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the Broncos this morning, as DT will have a new quarterback throwing him passes in this fall. Demaryius is a prime bounce-back candidate with Keenum under center, but the offensive line still needs to be fixed in Denver for the offense to have more success than they did a season ago.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas scores in season finale.

Thomas caught six passes for 57 yards, including a game-tying touchdown reception from six yards away, but the Chiefs eventually won it with a field goal as time expired. DT fought through inconsistent quarterback play and nagging injuries all season, but he started all 16 games and ended up with a respectable 83/949/5 line. Thomas turned 30 on Christmas, but the Broncos would be wise to bring him back in 2018. He'd be a value WR2 pick in fantasy drafts if John Elway can fix the quarterback position this offseason.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas leads the Broncos in Week 16 receiving.

Thomas was targeted six times in the Christmas Eve loss, catching four passes for 52 yards. DT should be a fine option in Week 17, but he'd probably get a slight downgrade if Paxton Lynch starts at quarterback for the Broncos.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas catches five passes in Week 15.

Thomas got off to a fast start against the Colts, as he was targeted often. He did slow down as the game went on, but it was another solid game for DT. Overall, he was targeted eight times and gained 69 yards on his five receptions. Thomas might have to contend with Josh Norman next week against the Redskins, but that isn't a huge concern and he'll remain an option in fantasy lineups.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas scores in win over the Jets.

Thomas caught eight passes for 93 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown. The longtime Bronco bounced back from a combined 45 yards over the previous two weeks, as he was the main source of offense in Week 14. Denver would have fared better offensively this season if DT was given more opportunities, but he will look to keep it going on Thursday night against the Colts. Consider him a solid WR2 option.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas, Broncos passing does nothing in Week 13.

Thomas caught two passes for 27 yards, but he and Emmanuel Sanders were both held without a reception for most of the day. Trevor Siemian looked uncomfortable behind a bad offensive line, and DT couldn't capitalize on a good matchup. If Siemian is back under center next Sunday against the Jets, it's hard to trust Thomas for the first week of the fantasy playoffs. Brock Oswieler would be a safer option and leave Demaryius as a solid WR2.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas gets eight targets in Week 12.

His eight targets were a team-high, but Oakland again did a nice job of limiting Thomas, as he had five receptions for only 18 yards in the game. Thomas will look to bounce back next week against former offensive coordinator Adam Gase and the Dolphins.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas scores for third-consecutive game as Broncos fall to Bengals.

After being held without a reception in the first half, Thomas came alive with five catches for 64 yards, with the highlight being a great contested catch in the end zone to bring the game within three. Denver needs to get DT more targets if they are going to turn things around offensively, but he gets a difficult matchup with Oakland's bigger corners in Week 12. He will be a low-end WR2/FLEX rather than a solid WR1/WR2.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas scores in loss to New England.

Thomas caught five passes for 44 yards and a touchdown, which was a tightly contested seven-yard reception with Stephon Gilmore right on him. DT has now scored in two-straight games after not finding the end zone for 13 games in a row, as Brock Osweiler has done a nice job since taking over as the starter. Thomas should again be an WR1/WR2 against a Bengals team he has had success against, including a 6/100/1 line last season.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas is off the Week 10 injury report.

DT was dealing with a hamstring issue earlier in the week, but he was a full participant in practice today and is ready to roll against the Patriots. Thomas has had some good games against New England in the past, and he's looking to make it two straight weeks with a touchdown. He should be in your fantasy lineup as a WR1/WR2 option.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) was limited in today's practice.

After not participating in yesterday's practice, Thomas is headed in the right direction. It'd be a surprise if he didn't play, but check back in tomorrow when the official injury report for the game is released by the team.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) did not practice today, Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said.

It's only Wednesday, so there's nothing to be too alarmed about. Thomas was in Sunday's game almost until the very end, even with Denver down big, so it's probably not too serious. DT did come up gimpy on one play in the second half, but he remained in the game after. We'll monitor his practice status throughout the week, but expect Thomas to be out there on Sunday night against New England.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas snaps scoreless streak in Broncos' loss.

Thomas hadn't scored in the last 13 games, but that streak finally ended against the Eagles. DT was targeted a team-high 12 times by Brock Osweiler in the loss, catching eight passes for 70 yards and a touchdown. Finally, the Broncos got Osweiler involved on some short passes and screens, and his touchdown came on a screen by the goal line. Thomas nearly had another touchdown earlier in the game on another short pass that he was brought down just short after not being able to keep his balance. His next matchup is against Bill Belichick and the Patriots, a team DT is averaging 98.6 yards per game against—though it's possible New England tries to take him out of the game.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas leads Broncos in Week 8 receiving.

Thomas was targeted a team-high nine times against Kansas City, catching five passes for 66 yards. The Broncos probably should've had more of a gameplan that involved getting Thomas the ball against right cornerback Kenneth Acker, who hasn't played much this season, with Marcus Peters playing exclusively at left cornerback—but that didn't happen. DT has a good matchup with the Eagles next week, and he should remain in fantasy lineups.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas held to nine yards in blowout loss.

Thomas caught just two passes in a battle with Casey Hayward, but he was robbed of an 81-yard catch-and-run because of a questionable offensive pass interference on a slight shove that guys like Mike Evans and Dez Bryant almost always get away with. DT should be a lot better against Kansas City next Monday night, especially if Emmanuel Sanders sits again. Either way, he's a solid WR1/WR2 option, but the offensive line needs to be better for Denver.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas (calf) will play Sunday.

The Broncos appeared to be a little slow on their injury reports this week, but Thomas is off the injury report after he was limited yesterday and full today in practice. With Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) out, Thomas should be locked into 10+ targets against the Chargers and is a top-ten option for Week 7.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas has his best game of the season in Broncos' loss on Sunday Night Football.

Thomas caught a season-high 10 passes for 133 yards, as he was able to turn top cornerback Janoris Jenkins around a handful of times for chunk yardage. He also was given some chances to make plays deep, in contested coverage, which he was able to do. DT briefly left the game with a lower-leg injury, but he battled through it with the game all but over, which bodes well for his Week 7 status. Thomas did lose a fumble, and he's yet to score in 2017, but fantasy owners can't complain. With Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) not looking good for next week, Thomas should get a lot of targets and will be at least a high-end WR2 against Casey Hayward.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas held to one catch in Week 4 win.

It went for 11 yards. DT couldn't haul in any downfield plays, and he's yet to score a touchdown in 2017. The Broncos will look to fix things over their bye week. Thomas is on pace for 72 catches and 988 yards, both of which he should improve upon starting in Week 6. He remains a solid WR2.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas leads team in receiving as Broncos fall to Bills.

Thomas caught six passes for 98 yards, battling with impressive rookie cornerback Tre'Davious White for much of the day. DT is still without a touchdown in 2017, as the Broncos had to settle for three field goals in the loss. He's been consistent, though, with 67, 71, and now 98 yards through three weeks. Thomas will be a solid WR2 for next Sunday's matchup with the Raiders.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas caught six passes for 71 yards in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Thomas looked healthy and fired up in the game, as Dallas' progressively-weakened secondary couldn't contain him or Emmanuel Sanders. DT is on the WR1/WR2 borderline for next Sunday's matchup with the Bills.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas grabs five passes in Week 1.

DT had 67 yards against the Chargers, which was a game-high. Thomas did have one drop in the game when he turned his eyes away to run too quickly, but he looked good besides that. A healthier Thomas is looking for yet another 90+ reception, 1,000+ yard season in 2017.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas suffered a groin injury in tonight's preseason game against the Packers.

It's unclear exactly when Thomas sustained the injury, but he's out for the game. Thomas was seen standing on the sidelines, so it's probably not too bad. He'll have over two weeks to get ready for Week 1 in the late game of the Monday Night Football doubleheader. More information on the extent of Thomas' injury should become available after the game or in the coming days, but he should be safe to draft in your fantasy league.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas catches one pass in limited action in first preseason game.

Thomas' catch was for 11 yards. DT should be set for another good season, as he has one of the highest floors in fantasy football.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas is back at Broncos' OTAs.

DT missed yesterday with a "personal reason," it's good to see it doesn't appear too serious and Thomas is back after missing only one day. Thomas is getting reps with both Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, who are competing for the starting quarterback job.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas is dealing with a "personal matter" and not in attendance at Broncos' OTAs today.

It's not a holdout of any sort. Hopefully everything is OK with Thomas and he can return to the team soon.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas said "this is the best I've ever felt in damn near my whole career," according to Andrew Mason.

Thomas again said his hip injury sustained in the season opener against the Panthers affected him all season. Mason says Thomas' excitement about the new offense is "palpable." Thomas will be the Broncos' number one receiver this season, and he should have no problem putting up his sixth straight season with over 1,000 yards, if he stays healthy. Thomas has also had at least 90 receptions in the last six seasons. There aren't many safer players to draft in fantasy.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas says hip injury from Week 1 last season affected him in 2016.

Last season, Thomas struggled to run certain routes because of the nagging injury. Thomas said he feels "great" now and is running routes without any issues. He did say it doesn't bother him now, but "it just depends on how you get hit." Obviously, Thomas hasn't been hit since the season ended, so it might be a slight concern the injury could pop back up at some point. It's worth keeping an eye on if he gets through the preseason without any issue with it.

Demaryius Thomas caught four passes for 47 yards in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Despite playing with Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, Thomas finished with his fifth straight 90-catch, 1,000-yard season. His exact line was 90/1,083/5. With a new head coach in Denver for 2017, Thomas' outlook will depends on the coach and quarterback situation. If Kyle Shanahan is hired and Tony Romo is brought to Denver for example, we wouldn't be opposed to drafting DT in the second round of fantasy drafts. We'll see what happens.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Thomas held in check on Christmas.

DT caught just three passes for 20 yards on eight targets. Thomas desperately needs a quarterback next season to get back to his WR1 or even high-end WR2 ways. He will be a FLEX for the season finale against the Raiders next Sunday.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas caught seven passes for 91 yards in the Broncos' 16-3 loss to New England.

DT was great in this game after being shut down in the two meetings with the Patriots last season. Thomas has been one of the hottest receivers in the league despite the Broncos struggles recently. He should see a lot of Marcus Peters on Christmas Night, but Thomas remains a solid WR2.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

DT caught 10 passes for 126 yards in Sunday's loss to the Titans.

Thomas made some spectacular catches in the game, and Emmanuel Sanders also had a big day, but it only led to 10 points for the Broncos in a 13-10 loss. Demaryius could have a repeat performance next week against the Patriots in a game that Denver will surely have to score more than 10 points. He's a WR2.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius caught six passes for 61 yards in Sunday's win.

Thomas was easily the Broncos best (only) receiver on Sunday, as Emmanuel Sanders caught just three passes for 28 yards and Cody Latimer caught a 10-yard pass. Rookie Paxton Lynch struggled big-time under center, but it was a solid game for DT considering. If Trevor Siemian is back in Week 14, Thomas will be a solid WR2; if not, he'll be just a FLEX.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

DT catches five passes for 60 yards against KC in Week 12.

Emmanuel Sanders was the primary target for Trevor Seimian against the Chiefs. Thomas has a very high floor and is a WR2. Look for him to have a bigger game against the Jags next Sunday.

Demaryius Thomas | Broncos WR

Demaryius Thomas plays tough in win.

Thomas caught eight passes for 87 yards and one touchdown in the Broncos' 25-23 victory. The touchdown was a two-yard fade pass in the 4th quarter where he simply out-jumped and outmuscled the cornerback. He also made a spectacular one-handed grab over the middle--a place where he sometimes pulls up to avoid contact. Thomas should be a solid WR2 when the Broncos return to the field in Week 12.

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