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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
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Julius Thomas (back) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.
Thomas hasn't played since Week 11. Barring some a miracle, he won't be active this week. Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling have been sharing tight end responsibilities during his absence. Dec 8 - 2:53 PM

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Julius Thomas (back) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Thomas hasn't played or practiced since injuring his back in Week 11. Coach Gus Bradley said there's no timetable for his return. Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling have been filling in at tight end, but neither is a fantasy option.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 7 - 5:22 PM

Julius Thomas (back) is inactive for Week 13 against the Broncos.

He was listed as doubtful. The Jags used Ben Koyack as their lead tight end in last week's loss to the Bills. Neal Sterling rotated in on passing downs.
Dec 4 - 11:40 AM

Julius Thomas (back) is doubtful for Week 13 against the Broncos.

He won't face his former mates. Ben Koyack will make another start at tight end.
Dec 2 - 11:21 AM

Julius Thomas (back) did not practice Friday.

He hasn't practiced at all this week and appears poised to miss his second-straight game. Ben Koyack got the start last week and saw two targets.
Dec 2 - 10:41 AM

Julius Thomas (back) did not practice Thursday.

He looks set to miss his second game in a row. Thomas is not a viable fantasy option even when healthy.
Source: ESPN
Dec 1 - 12:21 PM

Julius Thomas (back) is not practicing Wednesday.

He missed practice all last week and was inactive for Week 12. In Thomas' absence, Ben Koyack got the start and played 40 snaps, catching two passes.
Nov 30 - 1:37 PM

Julius Thomas (back) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Bills.

Thomas missed practice all week. With Marcedes Lewis on I.R., Ben Koyack figures to draw the start at tight end. He's not much of a factor in the pass game, and neither is Thomas. Thomas hasn't cleared 28 yards since Week 2.
Nov 25 - 11:07 AM

Julius Thomas (back) didn't practice Wednesday.

It's not clear when the injury happened after Thomas played the entire game Sunday. The missed practice is a concern to his Week 12 status. Ben Koyack would see more snaps if Thomas doesn't play this week.
Nov 23 - 5:13 PM

Julius Thomas caught 3-of-5 targets for 12 yards Week 11 against the Lions.

Even in a cake matchup, Thomas fell flat on his face. His only target of the first half was a failed connection in the back corner of the end zone. Thomas had gotten a step on the play, but Blake Bortles overthrew him. He did get more involved after the break, but two of his second-half catches were short of the marker on third down. Thomas has now failed to top 30 yards in seven consecutive games. He will be nothing more than a TE2 next week in Buffalo.
Nov 20 - 4:43 PM

Julius Thomas played just 41-of-78 snaps in the Week 10 loss to the Texans.

Thomas still saw 10 targets in the pass game, but turned them into just six catches for 24 yards and a score. It's notable though that Thomas' playing time is taking a hit with the emergence of Ben Koyack in the run game. Koyack actually got the start against Houston and played a season-high 24 snaps. Coach Gus Bradley, when asked about Thomas this week, chose to talk up Koyack instead. Thomas has a dream Week 11 matchup with the Lions on deck, but he's become very hard to trust in this anemic offense.
Nov 16 - 10:12 AM

Julius Thomas caught 6-of-10 targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 10 loss to the Texans.

Thomas got on the board early with a red-zone score and was targeted heavily, but Blake Bortles' passes were mostly off the mark. Thomas has also begun losing some playing time to Ben Koyack, who caught three balls for 35 yards off the bench against Houston. Thomas has a mouth watering matchup against the Lions in Week 11 and will be worth firing up as a streamer.
Nov 13 - 5:29 PM

Julius Thomas caught both of his targets for 21 yards Sunday in the Jaguars' Week 9 loss to the Chiefs.

Even with Jacksonville playing in catch-up mode for most of the second half, Thomas still failed to make his presence felt. Blake Bortles’ regression certainly hasn’t helped, but Thomas has only himself to blame for his lackluster production. He won’t be more than a TE2 next week against Houston.
Nov 6 - 5:25 PM

Julius Thomas (ankle) was removed from the Week 9 injury report and will play against the Chiefs.

After missing practice Wednesday, Thomas was full go Thursday and Friday. With Rob Gronkowski, Tyler Eifert, and Jordan Reed on byes this week, Thomas is a low-end TE1, even in a tough matchup at Kansas City.
Nov 4 - 11:33 AM

Julius Thomas (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Thomas hasn't been practicing a whole lot the past couple weeks, but coach Gus Bradley said after practice that he expects Thomas to play in Kansas City. The Chiefs have smothered tight ends all season.
Nov 2 - 3:38 PM

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PosRoleName
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
3Bryan Walters
4Shane Wynn
WR31Marqise Lee
TE1Julius Thomas
2Ben Koyack
3Neal Sterling
4Alex Ellis
LT1Kelvin Beachum
LG1Chris Reed
2Luke Joeckel
C1Brandon Linder
2Tyler Shatley
RG1A.J. Cann
2Patrick Omameh
RT1Jermey Parnell
K1Jason Myers