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Julius Thomas | Tight End | #80

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 256
College: Portland State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 4 (129) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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Julius Thomas (elbow) is not practicing Wednesday.
It's a new injury for Thomas. He played his normal snap count last week against the Ravens, so it could just be a minor thing. For now, we'd expect him to play Sunday against the Colts in London where he'd be a TE1. Sep 28 - 2:00 PM

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Julius Thomas hauled in two-of-five targets for 13 yards Sunday in the Jaguars' Week 3 loss to the Ravens.

After flexing his muscles with 135 yards over his first two contests, Thomas was rarely seen or heard from. Four of his five targets came after halftime as the Jaguars worked to chip away at a 16-7 third-quarter deficit. He saw fewer targets than Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee. Thomas is still a big red zone presence and will have some decent weeks, but fantasy owners need to be prepared for a few duds along the way. This was one of them. Thomas will be a mid-range TE1 next week when the Jags face the Colts in London.
Sep 25 - 5:06 PM

Julius Thomas caught 4-of-7 targets for 71 yards Week 2 against the Chargers.

With San Diego locking down the boundaries, Thomas was the only real weapon early in the game. He had 54 of Blake Bortles' 128 yards at the half, and he was the only weapon creating plays early. Coming off something of a lost season, Thomas now has nine catches for 135 yards and a score through two weeks. He is shaping up as a solid TE1.
Sep 18 - 8:30 PM

Julius Thomas (ankle) is practicing in full for Week 2.

Coach Gus Bradley said Thomas suffered a sprained ankle in the Week 1 loss to the Packers, but it was obviously of the low-grade variety. He caught all five of his targets for 64 yards and a score, and is again on the TE1 map.
Sep 14 - 2:02 PM

Speaking Monday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said Julius Thomas suffered a sprained ankle against the Packers.

Thomas was never announced with an injury, and played 56-of-74 snaps. Thomas has a long history of ankle issues, so any sprain should be taken seriously, but there isn't initial cause for alarm. His status will be updated no later than Wednesday. Right now, we'd expect Thomas to suit up against the Chargers.
Sep 12 - 1:37 PM

Julius Thomas caught 5-of-5 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown in Jacksonville's Week 1 loss to the Packers.

Thomas' score was a 22-yarder where he took Packers DB Quinten Rollins to school down the right sideline. A true red zone force, Thomas has struggled for yardage the past two seasons, but finally back to 100 percent health, he'll be an every-week TE1 thanks to his nose for the end zone.
Sep 11 - 5:52 PM

ESPN Jaguars reporter Michael DiRocco believes Julius Thomas will be "a significant part" of the offense this season.

"Really, anywhere on the field he’s a matchup nightmare," Blake Bortles said. "So I think there’ll definitely be stuff that we have for him [in] really every single category." Thomas had an injury-marred start to his Jaguars career last season and was quiet this preseason, catching just one pass for four yards. Still, he is an excellent weapon in the red zone and mismatch in the middle of the field. The pass-happy Jags should target him early and often as long as he is healthy.
Source: ESPN
Sep 8 - 9:59 AM

Julius Thomas hauled in 1-of-2 targets for four yards Sunday night against the Bengals.

Thomas' quiet preseason continues, although he did finally record a catch to convert a third down on the first possession. He also had an end-zone target broken up in the second quarter. Thomas has not been heavily involved this preseason, but he still projects as a red-zone factor on what should be a high-scoring offense. He is worth a look as a back-end TE1.
Aug 28 - 10:23 PM

Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times Union expects Julius Thomas to score double-digit touchdowns this season.

Per Carlyon, Thomas was "nearly unstoppable" at OTAs. Thomas got off to a slow start last year after missing the first month with a broken hand but finished the season strong by nabbing touchdowns in four of his last seven games. Thomas will have no trouble returning TE1 value as long as he stays healthy.
Jun 26 - 8:53 AM

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said Julius Thomas has had "really good OTAs."

"It’s not only the things that we’re seeing on the field, it’s off the field – the extra meeting time that he and Blake [Bortles] are spending," said Bradley. "He really wants to have this offense down." Thomas worked hard to build chemistry with his quarterback this offseason and the extra reps seem to have paid off. "He never drops a ball," said Bortles. Thomas leads all NFL tight ends in touchdowns over the last three seasons. He could be a bargain at his current eighth-round ADP.
Jun 6 - 4:08 PM

Blake Bortles said he and Julius Thomas met "multiple times" to watch film and develop chemistry this offseason.

Bortles said the duo met to "talk about what he wanted from me and what I wanted from him and how we can quickly get on the same page to grow together." Thomas looked to be developing chemistry with Bortles in last year's offseason program, but a broken hand cost him most of training camp and Weeks 1-4. Thomas struggled to integrate himself into the offense once returning, and it seems like he and Bortles want to prevent that from happening again. Even with the passing offense as a whole set to regress, Thomas could see a statistical bump this season.
Source: ESPN
May 27 - 4:00 PM

Julius Thomas caught 2-of-6 targets for 12 yards in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Texans.

Thomas missed the first four games of the year as he recovered from hand surgery. He didn't miss any more time, and did his job as a red zone threat, scoring five touchdowns. He produced just 46 catches for 455 yards, however, and was much less effective on a per-play basis than he was in Denver. He'll have to be much better to be worth his $9 million salary in 2016. Thomas will begin his second year as a Jag on the TE1 borderline.
Jan 3 - 5:25 PM

Julius Thomas caught 2-of-2 targets for 12 yards in Jacksonville's Week 16 loss to the Saints.

It was a dud of a day against a defense that's gotten ripped all year by tight ends. Thomas will be a touchdown-dependent, mid-range TE1 for next week's finale against the Texans.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:19:00 PM

Julius Thomas caught 6-of-9 targets for 79 yards Week 15 against the Falcons.

Thomas was Blake Bortles' most consistent target in the first half, hauling in four passes for 55 yards and just missing a long touchdown in the second quarter. Thomas made a big play on the Jags' opening touchdown drive of the second half, but he was held off the stat sheet until the final drive of the game. Thomas did not score for the first time since Week 10, but he continues to be a big part of the passing offense. He will be a solid TE1 in a great matchup next week against the Saints.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 05:41:00 PM

Julius Thomas caught 5-of-7 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 14 win over the Colts.

Thomas simply overpowered Jalil Brown on an end zone slant for his score. Thomas has been doing what the Jaguars paid him to do over the past month, catching a touchdown in four straight games. He'll remain a mid-range TE1 against the Falcons in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

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QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
3Brandon Allen
RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Chris Ivory
3Denard Robinson
4Corey Grant
GLB1Chris Ivory
2T.J. Yeldon
3RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Chris Ivory
WR11Allen Robinson
2Marqise Lee
3Arrelious Benn
WR21Allen Hurns
2Rashad Greene
WR31Marqise Lee
TE1Julius Thomas
2Marcedes Lewis
3Ben Koyack
4Neal Sterling
LT1Kelvin Beachum
LG1Luke Joeckel
2Chris Reed
C1Brandon Linder
2Tyler Shatley
RG1A.J. Cann
2Patrick Omameh
RT1Jermey Parnell
K1Jason Myers