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Julius Thomas

29-Year-Old Tight End – Miami Dolphins

2016 Receiving Stats

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30

Yds

281

TD

4

Avg

9.4

Tar

51

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

The salad days of Denver feel like decades ago. Thomas scored 24 touchdowns in 2013-14, but fell to nine TDs in two Jacksonville seasons. He also saw notable dips in his YPC and his catch rate, never ...

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HT: 6' 5"   WT: 256   DOB: 6/27/1988  College: Portland State  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Julius Thomas Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $46 million deal with the Jaguars in March of 2015, with the contract including $24 million in guaranteed money.

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Thomas has seemed to display a lack of chemistry with quarterback Ryan Tannehill during the Dolphins' offseason practice sessions, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Julius Thomas NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 22 CFB 11 29 453 2 15.6 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2011 23 DEN 5 1 5 0 7 5.0 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 24 DEN 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 25 DEN 14 65 788 12 90 12.1 8.8 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 26 DEN 13 43 489 12 62 11.4 7.9 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015 27 JAX 12 46 455 5 80 9.9 5.7 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 28 JAX 9 30 281 4 51 9.4 5.5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Julius Thomas Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 22 CFB 11 5.2 7.8 6.5 3 41 - - - 0 0 - - -
2011 23 DEN 5 0.1 0.3 0.2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 24 DEN 4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 25 DEN 14 10.8 15.4 13.1 5 56 16 6 3 0 0 0 0 0
2014 26 DEN 13 9.3 12.6 11.0 3 38 15 9 5 0 0 0 0 0
2015 27 JAX 12 6.3 10.1 8.2 4 38 9 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
2016 28 JAX 9 5.8 9.1 7.5 3 31 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Julius Thomas – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

449

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Julius Thomas was on the field for 449 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Julius Thomas was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 691 3
2015 541 0
2016 449 0
Julius Thomas 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 GB 56 0 5 64 1 5 12.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @SD 61 0 4 71 0 7 17.8 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Bal 57 0 2 13 0 5 6.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Ind
5 BYE Bye Week
6 @Chi 50 0 2 28 0 4 14.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Oak 54 0 3 20 1 7 6.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0
8 @Ten 34 0 3 28 1 6 9.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
9 @KC 42 0 2 21 0 2 10.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Hou 41 0 6 24 1 10 4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
11 @Det 54 0 3 12 0 5 4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Buf
13 Den
14 Min
15 @Hou
16 Ten
17 @Ind

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Julius Thomas
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   256 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.64 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.31 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.96 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   33.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   111 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   16 reps
POOR
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Julius Thomas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Dolphins have big plans in store for Thomas this season, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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The Dolphins plan to use Thomas in the red zone much more frequently than Jacksonville did, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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Thomas restructured his contract to eliminate $12.6 million, essentially turning it into a two-year, $12.2 million deal with $7.5 million guaranteed, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Thomas said his back, ankle and finger injuries have all healed, The Palm Beach Post reports. "I can tell you that it's fortunate for me that I don't have any lingering deficiencies from the injuries," Thomas said. "I don't have any handicap injuries that will hold me back. They've all been able to heal up. The fortunate part is it's always something new. It's not chronic."

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Thomas (back) has passed his physical with the Dolphins, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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Thomas (back) will be traded from the Jaguars to the Dolphins in exchange for a late-round pick in this year's draft, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

Thomas was already in a tough spot leaving the Broncos for the Jaguars last season, but then he broke his hand in the preseason opener, costing him the rest of training camp and the first four games of the season and delaying his growth with a new offense and quarterback. He returned Week 5, but never seemed to get fully acclimated. He had only four games with more than 50 receiving yards and one lone 100-yard outing, despite drawing nearly seven targets a game, a pace that would have given him more than 100 targets in a complete season. A full offseason immersing himself in the Jacksonville passing game and working with quarterback Blake Bodes should at least help with his 57.5-percent catch rate (30th among TE) and 5.7 YPT (26th), as Thomas' 4.64 40 speed should make him a weapon downfield. Also, Thomas, 6-5, 250, needs to improve his 3-for-9 showing in the red zone. Most of Thomas' value in Denver came from getting into the end zone indeed he averaged only 47.3 YPG in 2013-14. Jacksonville could be similar with Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee around to move the chains. The biggest thing for Thomas, though, remains health. Five years into the league, he is still searching for a full season.

2015

After becoming a star in Denver, Thomas cashed in by signing with the Jaguars this offseason, his $24 million guaranteed the most ever for a tight end. The offensive downgrade is obvious from Peyton Manning to Blake Bortles, and while Jacksonville has a good crop of young receivers, Thomas will be the weapon defenses look to stop first. The Jaguars likely will use him all over the field like the Broncos seam routes from in tight, crossing routes out of the slot, fade routes when split wide but there will be no Demaryius Thomas to draw double-teams; Julius will draw the double-teams this year. But at 6-5, 250, with 4.6 speed and a 35.5-inch vertical, Thomas won't be shut down even by double-teams, though he likely won't match his 71-percent catch rate the last two years, either. The biggest question is how he'll fare in the red zone, where he derived much of his fantasy value, especially last year. In 13 games, Thomas had 13 red-zone catches for nine scores, helping him tie for the lead among tight ends with 12 touchdowns. The Jags, meanwhile, totaled 16 catches and five touchdowns inside the 20 as they had the second-fewest red-zone drives in the league (32). Thomas also continues to be an injury risk, never playing a full season in his four-year career. In fact, the start to his 2015 season is slated to be delayed by finger surgery.

2014

In his third year in the league last season, Thomas finally realized the massive playmaking potential his exceptional athletic skills held. At 6-5, 250, with 4.6 speed and a 35.5-inch vertical, the former college basketball player was virtually uncoverable. He caught 72.2 percent of his passes, third among qualified tight ends, and gained 400 yards after the catch (fourth). The Broncos used him all over the field, running fade routes lined up wide, crossing routes out of the slot, seam routes from in tight. Playing with the best wideout group in the game often assured Thomas of single coverage, which he exploited for 12.1 yards per catch and 8.8 yards per target. And playing in the best passing offense of all time last season, with Peyton Manning, assured Thomas of plenty of opportunities despite being the fourth receiving option. In the red zone, he caught an impressive 14-of-17 passes for eight touchdowns; inside the 10-yard line, he caught 5-of-6 for five scores. He could see even more work near the goal-line this season, as Eric Decker, who had 23 red-zone targets, left for the Jets. The only worry with Thomas is health. He missed two games last year with knee and ankle injuries and totaled just nine games the previous two years combined.

2013

The former college basketball player is an athletic freak but with Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen, not to mention Virgil Green, ahead of him on the depth chart, Thomas' fantasy potential remains quite limited.

2012

Thomas has failed to break through as a consistent player for the Broncos, battling injuries and better players above him on the depth chart. With Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen on the roster now, the latter doesn't figure to change, leaving Thomas with minimal opportunities to make an impact.

2011

A fourth-round draft pick, Thomas finds himself on a Broncos team in need of tight-end production. He played four years of basketball at Portland State before walking onto the football team, but the Broncos believe he has the most long-term upside of their tight-end options. While he needs to improve his blocking at the line he has enough speed to stretch defenses and a good set of hands to make catches in traffic. Dan Gronkowski is more adept at blocking than receiving, so Thomas has a shot to earn targets in the passing game.