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Julius Thomas

27-Year-Old Tight End – Jacksonville Jaguars

2014 Receiving Stats

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43

Yds

489

TD

12

Avg

11.4

Tar

62

2015 Receiving Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 M...

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2015 ADP:  84.12

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (TE): Hidden

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Bye Week:  8

STATUS:  Out     INJURY:  Finger
HT: 6' 5"   WT: 250   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.

September 1, 2015  –  Julius Thomas News

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Thomas will undergo surgery on his injured finger and could be out a month, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com 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
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 Proj 27 JAC Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Julius Thomas

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
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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Julius Thomas – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Tight End

Snap Count Stats

691

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Julius Thomas was on the field for 691 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Julius Thomas was on the field for 3 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 2 14
2013 850 13
2014 691 3
Julius Thomas 2014 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 @Phi 68 2 7 104 3 8 14.9 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
2 @Was 46 0 4 39 1 5 9.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
3 Ind 70 0 3 17 1 4 5.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
4 @SD
5 Pit 77 0 6 66 2 7 11.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
6 @Ten 62 0 4 51 2 6 12.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
7 Cle 48 0 4 27 0 6 6.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
8 Mia
9 @Cin 78 0 2 33 1 2 16.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 Dal 63 0 6 63 2 7 10.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
11 @Ind
12 NYG
13 Hou
14 @Bal 29 0 1 30 0 2 30.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Ten
16 @Hou 33 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   250 lbs
BELOW 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 )

Thomas will get a second opinion before he decides to have finger surgery, the Florida Times-Union reports.

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GM Dave Caldwell said Thomas would miss the first three games if he has surgery to repair a tendon in the finger her broke in mid-August. "My understanding is that if he does need it, it only pushes him back a couple of weeks in terms of his return time," Caldwell said. "He was going to be 50-50 for the opener. We would hope if everything went well it should be four weeks from the surgery where he'd be back to full strength."
Thomas needs finger surgery, but it should only set him back a few weeks, John Oehser of jaguars.com reports.

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ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reported Thomas could miss 4-to-5 weeks, which would include the first three games. Marcedes Lewis should see an expanded role in the Jaguars' offense to start the 2015 regular season.
Thomas (finger) is making good progress towards being ready for the season opener, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

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This is good to hear for Thomas, considering an injuy that wipes out a preseason can be dangerous for Week 1 availability. Better news could come if Thomas returns to practice soon, as not only would it mean he's approaching 100 percent, but it would also mean he's getting valuable playing time with his newer, younger quarterback.
With Thomas (hand) out for the rest of the preseason, fellow tight ends Marcedes Lewis and Clay Harbor are in line to see added reps in the meantime.

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Thomas (hand) is expected to miss the rest of preseason.

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Assuming this time out doesn't spill into the regular season, it's still a bad piece of news for Thomas as he tries to get in sync with the young Blake Bortles in his first year at Jacksonville. His practice time in the weeks leading up to the season should be closely monitored, as Week 1 availability is by no means a guarantee.
Thomas suffered a fractured finger in Friday's preseason game, but the team "hopes it will affect him minimally," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Thomas fractured the middle finger on his left hand after being tackled on a short yardage reception Friday and immediately went to the locker room. It remains to be seen how the injury will affect Thomas for the remainder of the preseason, but the team appears optimistic that the injury won't keep their star tight end on the sidelines for an extended period of time.
Thomas left Friday's preseason game against the Steelers with a left hand injury and is questionable to return.

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Thomas (back) returned to practice Saturday, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.