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Julius Thomas | Tight End | #89

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 262
College: Portland State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 4 (129) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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Julius Thomas caught 2-of-5 passes for eight yards and a touchdown in Week 10 against the Panthers.
Thomas unsurprisingly regressed after his 6/84/1 game last week. His touchdown came on a shovel pass from two yards out. He shouldn't be used in Week 11 despite the favorable matchup. Nov 14 - 1:05 AM

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Julius Thomas caught 6-of-8 passes for 84 yards and a touchdown in Week 9 against the Raiders.

It was his best game of the season. Thomas scored his touchdown on the final drive late in the fourth quarter. He was more involved in Miami's post-trade deadline offense. Despite the big game, Thomas should be avoided as a Week 10 streaming option.
Nov 6 - 12:34 AM

Julius Thomas caught 2-of-2 targets for three yards in the Dolphins' Week 8 loss to the Ravens.

Thomas was the least of the Dolphins' issues this evening, but he can no longer move at NFL speed. A career of ankle injuries has sapped his explosiveness. Especially considering the state of the Dolphins' quarterback play, it's hard to take Thomas seriously as a TE2.
Oct 27 - 12:12 AM

Julius Thomas snagged three-of-four targets for 58 yards Sunday in the Dolphins’ Week 7 win over the Jets.

Thomas beat rookie safety Jamal Adams for a 25-yard grab on Miami’s opening drive but followed that up with a bad drop later in the first quarter. He redeemed himself by securing an absurd one-handed catch on a pass from Matt Moore about midway through the third quarter. His 58 yards Sunday were almost as many as he had in his previous three games combined (66). We’re not counting on a repeat performance Thursday night against the Ravens’ tough secondary.
Oct 22 - 6:01 PM

Julius Thomas caught 3-of-5 targets for 22 yards in the Dolphins' Week 6 win over the Falcons.

It's essentially the same game Thomas has had every week as a Dolphin. He's barely on the TE2 radar.
Oct 15 - 5:07 PM

Julius Thomas caught 1-of-4 targets for 15 yards in the Dolphins' Week 5 win over the Titans.

Thomas is scoreless through four games without a single 30-yard performance. Even with DeVante Parker (ankle) hobbled, Thomas offers little to no fantasy appeal. His target totals through four weeks are 3 > 5 > 4 > 4.
Oct 8 - 5:50 PM

Julius Thomas hauled in 2-of-4 targets for 29 yards in the Dolphins' Week 4 loss to the Saints.

Left wide open, Thomas set the Dolphins up inside the five with a 23-yard gain on the first drive, but he was out-muscled by CB Ken Crawley on a fade route the next play, allowing Crawley to come up with the interception. It was a bad call and throw, but Thomas has to do better. With 71 yards in three games, Thomas is not a realistic fantasy option.
Oct 1 - 1:45 PM

Coach Adam Gase said the Dolphins want to get Julius Thomas more involved.

"We haven’t gotten the coverages that make him a difference maker. When you flex him out and you put a safety or linebacker on him, that’s an advantage for us. But we really haven’t seen that." Thomas has just 42 yards on eight targets through two games. The Dolphins may want to increase his role, but he doesn't look like more than a red-zone threat. Thomas is a back-end streamer for a plus Week 4 matchup with the Saints.
Sep 29 - 8:21 PM

Julius Thomas caught 3-of-5 targets for 16 yards against the Jets in Week 3.

Jay Cutler couldn't get the ball down the field today and the Dolphins offense was out of rhythm the entire game. Thomas is likely going to be a TD-dependent tight end most weeks, but he'll likely have plenty of chances next week against the Saints defense in Week 4. He could be a possible streaming option.
Sep 24 - 4:25 PM

Julius Thomas caught all three of his targets for 26 yards in the Dolphins' Week 2 win over the Chargers.

Thomas saw all of his targets in the first half. Jarvis Landry was dominating the middle-field looks with 15 targets, turning them into 13 catches and 78 yards. That doesn't leave much for Thomas. He's a low-end TE2 in fantasy. Thomas just looks old and slow at 29 and after multiple injuries.
Sep 17 - 7:48 PM

Julius Thomas caught two passes for one yard and a touchdown in the Dolphins' third preseason game.

Thomas was tackled easily by his shoestring on his first reception. His second went for a score as Jay Cutler found Thomas from one yard out following a 65-yard pass interference flag in the end zone on a Kenny Stills target. Not a high-volume pass catcher, Thomas' 2017 fantasy outlook is almost entirely tied to red-zone TDs. He isn't worth drafting, but could be worth streaming in-season.
Aug 24 - 9:04 PM

Julius Thomas missed Monday's practice with a back injury.

Normally we wait until a player has missed three practices to post injuries, but this one is notable after Thomas fought through back issues last season with the Jaguars. That said, coach Adam Gase said Thomas' back just tightened up and expects him to be fine. Despite an offseason full of praise, Thomas has failed to make a notable impact early in camp. Still, as long as this injury turns out to be minor, Thomas' touchdown upside makes him worth a look at his TE18 draft cost.
Aug 14 - 10:02 AM

Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen said Julius Thomas can be "a 10-touchdown guy."

It is the second time Christensen has thrown around double-digit touchdowns for Thomas, and it aligns with all of the other fluff coming out of Miami. Of course, the tight end will have to stay on the field to have any chance at those numbers. Thomas managed just 21 games in two seasons with the Jaguars.
Source: ESPN
Jun 8 - 11:25 AM

Dolphins No. 2 QB Matt Moore expects new TE Julius Thomas to be a big part of the 2017 offense.

Nevermind the fact that the Dolphins' backup quarterback is giving a press conference on June 6 for some reason. Just roll with it. "It's no secret (Julius Thomas) is going to be a big part of what we do," was Moore's exact quote. There's been a palpable sense of excitement surrounding Thomas in Dolphins OTAs as he reunites with coach Adam Gase. Thomas will be a double-digit touchdown threat if he can stay healthy.
Jun 6 - 1:39 PM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero believes Julius Thomas is "going to be a thing" this year, and the Dolphins have "multiple plays" designed just for him.

The same could be said for most offenses; the good ones design plays for all their best players. But it's at least notable in Thomas' case. He played for coach Adam Gase in Denver and caught a whopping 24 touchdowns in 27 games for the Broncos. Now healthy and out of Jacksonville where Thomas admits he didn't fit schematically, Gase has shown the best knowledge of how to feature the tight end. OC Clyde Christensen has said Thomas could score 10-plus TDs.
May 31 - 12:18 PM

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QB1Jay Cutler
2Matt Moore
3David Fales
RB1Damien Williams
2Kenyan Drake
3Senorise Perry
GLB1Damien Williams
2Kenyan Drake
3RB1Damien Williams
2Kenyan Drake
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Leonte Carroo
3Jakeem Grant
WR21DeVante Parker
2Kenny Stills
WR31Kenny Stills
TE1Julius Thomas
2Anthony Fasano
3MarQueis Gray
LT1Laremy Tunsil
2Zach Sterup
LG1Jesse Davis
C1Mike Pouncey
2Jake Brendel
RG1Jermon Bushrod
2Isaac Asiata
RT1Ja'Wuan James
K1Cody Parkey