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Demaryius Thomas | Wide Receiver | #88

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 229
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (22) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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Demaryius Thomas caught 4-of-8 targets for 63 yards in the Broncos' third preseason game.
Thomas looked to be in sync with Trevor Siemian and came down with a circus catch for 43 yards. Demaryius also had a 32-yard touchdown in the preseason opener, although it was delivered by Mark Sanchez. While he is still a viable WR2, Denver's quarterback woes keep Thomas out of our top-12 fantasy receivers. Aug 27 - 11:22 PM

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Demaryius Thomas does not expect his target total to drop off this season.

The Broncos are expected to lean more run-heavy in the post-Peyton Manning era, but Thomas does not think the new approach will dramatically affect his numbers. "I think the targets will be the same," Thomas said. "If we run it better, we can make plays down the field." Thomas has seen at least 177 targets in each of the last two seasons. While that number might be unreachable, he is still a good bet to crack the 150-target mark. Despite the quarterback situation, Thomas is a nice pick in the third round.
Source: ESPN
Aug 15 - 10:12 AM

Demaryius Thomas hopes to play at 222 pounds this season after checking in at 232 in 2015.

Thomas battled various minor injuries last year. "I wanted to come back a little lighter so I can get through the season," Thomas said. "Hopefully it’ll help with the injuries and everything, be quick on my feet, be in better shape. I think that’ll help my game." Thomas is presenting himself as having renewed focus following a distraction-filled 2015. He's on the WR1 borderline with Peyton Manning on the couch.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 2 - 6:42 PM

Demaryius Thomas said he will "for sure have a better year."

Thomas has said he was distracted last season after earning a big contract and seeing his mom released from prison. Injuries to his hip, back, and neck certainly did not help either, but Thomas said all of those injuries have "healed up." Even with Peyton Manning gone and the Broncos likely to lean more run-heavy, Thomas should still finish near the top of the league in targets. He remains a fringe WR1.
Jul 14 - 10:43 AM

Demaryius Thomas believes he was "thinking too much" last season.

Thomas was third in the league in drops. He missed the entire offseason program as he negotiated a long-term deal under the franchise tag. His mother was also released from prison. "As I got my deal done, my mom got out," Thomas said. "I was happy to be back with my team, but it was going out on the field, getting the timing down with the new offense." Even with the disappointing season and loss of Peyton Manning, Thomas will likely finish as a top-12 receiver.
Jun 20 - 2:27 PM

Demaryius Thomas managed one catch for eight yards on six targets in the Broncos' Super Bowl 50 win over the Panthers.

Demaryius got shadow treatment from Josh Norman on perimeter routes. He wasn't targeted until 16 minutes in and was immediately smacked by MLB Luke Kuechly on his first look, missing the pass on Kuechly's deflection. Demaryius' lone catch came on a bubble screen in the slot late in the first half. Norman ultimately won the battle outside. Thomas' best play was to draw a pass interference flag on Norman in the fourth quarter, setting up C.J. Anderson's one-yard TD. The NFL's worst kinda-awesome player, Thomas will return as the Broncos' No. 1 receiver in 2016. His base salary will be $13 million.
Feb 7 - 10:29 PM

Panthers RCB Josh Norman expects to primarily cover Demaryius Thomas in Super Bowl 50.

Norman has been having a war of words with Emmanuel Sanders, but it appears he'll be deployed on Thomas. Thomas had an up and down year, but still ended up with 105 catches for 1,304 yards. He's been limited to six grabs for 52 yards in the postseason, however.
Feb 4 - 5:17 PM

Demaryius Thomas caught 2-of-7 targets for 12 yards in the Broncos' AFC Championship Game win over the Patriots.

Thomas continued to display shaky hands this afternoon, and might have been one of the goats had the Broncos' defense not stepped up with the effort of the century against Tom Brady. Thomas will have to make a bigger impact if the Broncos are to win Super Bowl 50.
Jan 24 - 7:52 PM

Demaryius Thomas caught 4-of-8 targets for 40 yards and a two-point conversion in the Broncos' Divisional Round win over Pittsburgh.

"Drops Thomas" was back to his old tricks on Denver's first drive, dropping his second target of the game. He picked it up a bit thereafter, out-muscling Pittsburgh's defensive backs for a few chain-moving gains before tacking on a two-point conversion reception on a wide receiver screen in the fourth quarter. In AFC title week, Demaryius will look to rebound from his dreadful regular season performance against the Patriots, in which he caught 1-of-13 targets with seemingly countless drops.
Jan 17 - 8:00 PM

Demaryius Thomas caught 5-of-9 targets for 117 yards and one touchdown in the Broncos' Week 17 win over the Chargers.

Thomas got the scoring started right out of the gate with a 72-yard touchdown on the opening possession. It was one of the only good plays of the first half for Denver's offense, as Brock Osweiler later committed three turnovers and was benched in favor of Peyton Manning in the third quarter. Manning didn't have to throw the ball much, but did hook up with Thomas on a couple outside throws. Thomas wraps up the regular season with a 105-1,304-6 line. It's actually a bit of a down year compared to his 111-1,619-11 line from 2014. Thomas' streak of three-straight seasons with double-digit touchdown grabs is snapped, and that was in part due to tough luck and bad quarterback play. Thomas and the Broncos get a first-round bye as the AFC's No. 1 seed.
Jan 4 - 1:14 AM

Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) was downgraded to "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Mid-week downgrades are never good, but the Broncos are likely just managing Thomas' reps ahead of Sunday's regular season finale. Thomas will be a low-end WR1 against the Chargers.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 06:28:00 PM

Demaryius Thomas caught 7-of-12 targets for 59 yards in the Broncos' Week 16 win over the Bengals on Monday night.

His per-target production is less than stellar, but Thomas made a couple nice plays, particularly in the second half. He made a one-handed catch on a fourth-quarter third down, and then picked up a big first down on a screen pass where Thomas broke a couple tackles for a chunk gain. The night could have been much bigger. Brock Osweiler badly overthrew Thomas on a third-down shot play after Thomas completely roasted CB Adam Jones by about 3-4 steps. The 11-4 Broncos will wrap up Week 17 against the Chargers.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 12:38:00 AM

Demaryius Thomas caught 5-of-12 targets for 61 yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos' Week 15 loss to the Steelers.

The two-touchdown day was Thomas' first of the season. He beat a soft zone for score No. 1, and owned Antwon Blake's soul with a stiff-arm on score No. 2. Thomas, like the rest of the Broncos' offense, went into hibernation after the break. Thomas committed a brutal second half drop. With Brock Osweiler's play growing ever shakier, Thomas will be more of a WR2 than WR1 against the Bengals' strong pass defense for the fantasy finals.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:28:00 PM

Demaryius Thomas secured 10-of-14 targets for 95 yards in the Broncos' Week 14 loss to the Raiders.

Although it was a big PPR day for Demaryius, he left gobs of yardage on the field by dropping multiple passes, losing a fumble, and failing to convert several end-zone targets early in the game. Since his one-catch, 13-target disaster against the Patriots in Week 12, however, Thomas has largely been efficient with 16 catches for 156 yards and and touchdown on 20 looks over his last two games. He'll be a low-end fantasy WR1 play when the Broncos visit the Steelers in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 07:47:00 PM

Demaryius Thomas secured 6-of-6 targets for 61 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 13 win over the Chargers.

Demaryius appeared headed for a big day when he dominated Denver's opening drive, hauling in a 21-yard catch and hitting pay dirt deep in the red zone. The Broncos wound up throwing only 26 passes compared to 39 rushing attempts, however, so it was a modest fantasy performance from Thomas. Thomas did do well to secure all of his targets one game after managing a single reception on 13 looks. Keep riding Demaryius when the Broncos take on the Raiders in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 07:12:00 PM

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QB1Trevor Siemian
2Mark Sanchez
3Paxton Lynch
RB1C.J. Anderson
2Devontae Booker
3Ronnie Hillman
4Kapri Bibbs
GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Devontae Booker
3RB1C.J. Anderson
2Devontae Booker
FB1Andy Janovich
2Toben Opurum
3Juwan Thompson
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Bennie Fowler
3Cody Latimer
4Jordan Taylor
5Mose Frazier
WR21Emmanuel Sanders
2Jordan Norwood
3Bralon Addison
WR31Bennie Fowler
TE1Virgil Green
2Jeff Heuerman
3Garrett Graham
4Henry Krieger-Coble
5John Phillips
LT1Russell Okung
2Kyle Roberts
3Lars Hanson
4Cameron Jefferson
LG1Max Garcia
2Connor McGovern
3James Ferentz
4Aaron Neary
C1Matt Paradis
2Dillon Day
RG1Darrion Weems
2Ty Sambrailo
3Robert Myers
RT1Donald Stephenson
2Michael Schofield
3Justin Murray
K1Brandon McManus