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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
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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

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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

Demaryius Thomas caught 1-of-13 targets for 36 yards in Week 12 against the Patriots.

Thomas didn’t make his only catch until the final drive of regulation. His biggest play was drawing a defensive holding call that set up a go-ahead touchdown. Thomas still led the Broncos in targets despite his struggles. He'll remain a WR1 for Week 13 against the Chargers.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 01:15:00 AM

Demaryius Thomas caught 3-of-8 targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 11 win over the Bears.

Thomas did all his damage on the first drive of the game, outrunning the entire secondary for a 48-yard touchdown. He had a few red-zone targets, but couldn't come down with them. It's a slightly disappointing game with Emmanuel Sanders out. Thomas will remain a high-end WR1 for Week 12.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:01:00 PM

Demaryius Thomas caught 7-of-10 targets for 71 yards in Denver's Week 10 loss to the Chiefs.

Thomas had just one catch for 17 yards before Peyton Manning threw his fourth interception five minutes into the second half. His production came in garbage time with Brock Osweiler. Manning hasn't really been an issue for Thomas this season, but is the main reason he only has one touchdown. Manning will probably be back under center for next week's game against the Bears, but it's not a given. Whoever is starting, Thomas will remain a WR1.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 08:08:00 PM

Demaryius Thomas caught 5-of-7 targets for 50 yards Week 9 against the Colts.

Thomas was extremely quiet into the fourth quarter, but Denver got him going with back-to-back screen passes. The first was a 17-yard gain on 3rd and 14, and the second set up Denver inside the 10-yard line for their final touchdown. Thomas was also the target on what ended up being the game-clinching interception. He stumbled while going for the ball, and Darius Butler made a great catch for the pick. Thomas has had some letdown games this season, but he is still on pace for a massive 182 targets and a 122-1,490-2 line. He may beat that touchdown pace next week against the Chiefs.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 08:31:00 PM

Demaryius Thomas secured 8-of-11 targets for 168 yards in the Broncos' Week 8 win over the Packers.

With Packers CB Sam Shields getting injured in the first half, Thomas went off against Casey Hayward. Thomas had four 20-plus yard catches, including a 30-yard catch on the second drive that set up Denver's first touchdown. He didn't have any end-zone targets, but was stopped at the goal-line on one of his catches. Thomas will be a top-15 play for Week 9 against the Colts.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 12:30:00 AM

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RB1C.J. Anderson
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GLB1C.J. Anderson
2Ronnie Hillman
3RB1C.J. Anderson
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FB1Andy Janovich
2Toben Opurum
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3Cody Latimer
4Bralon Addison
5Mose Frazier
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4Jordan Taylor
5Durron Neal
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3Garrett Graham
4Henry Krieger-Coble
5Anthony Norris
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2Ty Sambrailo
3Kyle Roberts
4Lars Hanson
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3James Ferentz
4Aaron Neary
5Justin Murray
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2Sam Brenner
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3Darrion Weems
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