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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
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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

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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

The Miami Herald reports Ryan Tannehill’s timing with Julius Thomas "remains a work in progress."

It’s a non-concern this early in the offseason. Thomas is healthy after dealing with injuries the last two years and projects for a high volume red-zone role. Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen thinks Thomas can push for 10-plus touchdowns.
May 26 - 5:40 PM

When asked about what Julius Thomas can add to the offense, Dolphins OC Clyde Christensen said, "10, 12 touchdowns."

"That's what he added in Denver," Christensen continued. Thomas caught 24 touchdowns in 27 games playing for now Dolphins coach Adam Gase in Denver, and the tight end said he feels "at home" after being reunited with Gase this offseason. Thomas' touchdown total dipped to four in nine games last year with the Jaguars, the same total Dion Sims managed on limited targets in Miami. If he can stay on the field, Thomas should easily better that total this year.
May 6 - 12:35 PM

Julius Thomas said this is "probably the best I've ever felt."

He was present for the start of offseason conditioning and claims to be 100 percent coming off an injury-plagued 2016 season. Thomas also said he feels "at home" playing under coach Adam Gase, who coordinated Denver's offense when Thomas was there from 2013-14. The 28-year-old reeled in four touchdowns with Jacksonville last season, his fewest since his rookie year in 2011.
Apr 22 - 1:25 PM

Dolphins coach Adam Gase thinks Julius Thomas will "make a little bit of a difference."

Miami tight ends recorded just 55 catches combined last season, and Gase said the lack of a real threat at tight end allowed teams to play their base defense even when the Dolphins went three wide. If Gase can get Thomas back to the level he was when they were together with the Broncos, that should not be an issue moving forward. Thomas caught 24 touchdowns in 27 games with Gase as the offensive coordinator in Denver.
Source: ESPN
Apr 3 - 6:47 PM

New Dolphins TE Julius Thomas insists he's 100 percent healthy.

Injuries have been a constant presence in Thomas' six-year career. He missed 11 combined games his two seasons in Jacksonville. He's reuniting with a coach in Adam Gase who, along with Peyton Manning, coaxed monster numbers out of Thomas in 2013-14, but it's possible injuries have taken a toll on Thomas' past explosiveness. He turns 29 in June.
Mar 13 - 4:28 PM

Julius Thomas agreed to restructure his deal with the Dolphins.

Thomas agreed to take $800,000 less over the next two years and ax a season off his deal. He is now set to play on a two-year, $12.2-million contract. Thomas was acquired from the Jaguars in exchange for a 2017 seventh-round pick.
Mar 9 - 4:42 PM

According to the Florida Times Union, Julius Thomas' poor blocking was one reason the Jaguars decided to move on.

One source called Thomas' blocking "non-existent" and said his presence was a "giveaway" to the defense that the Jaguars were passing or running to the other side of the field. Signed by the Jags to a five-year, $46 million contract, Thomas only played about 25-32 snaps a game while often battling injuries. After coaching him in Denver, Dolphins HC Adam Gase should have a better feel for Thomas' strengths and weaknesses than Gus Bradley's staff did.
Feb 26 - 8:25 AM

Julius Thomas has passed his physical with the Dolphins.

It allows the Dolphins and Jaguars to announce their trade at the start of the league year on March 9. Thomas has never played a full 16-game season and battled numerous injuries last year, including a fractured tailbone, back problems, ankle issues, and an elbow injury. He appeared in just nine games. Thomas will be nothing more than a late-round flyer in 2017 fantasy drafts.
Feb 22 - 8:20 AM

The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports Julius Thomas agreed to be traded to the Dolphins "because he wanted to reunite with coach Adam Gase."

Thomas agreed to restructure his contract to facilitate the deal, turning some of his base salary into performance-based incentives and greatly lowering his cap hit in the process. It makes sense for Thomas to seek out Gase, who coordinated a Broncos offense which funneled the tight end 24 touchdowns in 27 games. Miami is likely Thomas' best bet to get his career back on track.
Feb 20 - 6:25 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Jay Cutler
2Matt Moore
RB1Jay Ajayi
2Damien Williams
3Kenyan Drake
4Senorise Perry
GLB1Jay Ajayi
2Damien Williams
3RB1Jay Ajayi
2Damien Williams
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Leonte Carroo
3Jakeem Grant
WR21DeVante Parker
2Kenny Stills
3Rashawn Scott
WR31Kenny Stills
TE1Julius Thomas
2Anthony Fasano
3MarQueis Gray
LT1Laremy Tunsil
2Eric Smith
LG1Jesse Davis
2Isaac Asiata
3Ted Larsen
C1Mike Pouncey
2Jake Brendel
RG1Jermon Bushrod
2Anthony Steen
RT1Ja'Wuan James
2Sam Young
K1Cody Parkey