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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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Dolphins place TE Julius Thomas on injured reserve with a foot injury, ending his season.
Acquired from the Jaguars in a salary dump by Jacksonville in the spring, Thomas was a huge flop in Miami. A summer hype-piece All Star via the Miami media, Thomas caught 41 passes for 388 yards and three touchdowns after multiple members of the media had been guaranteeing Thomas double-digit touchdowns and fantasy superstar status in training camp. Thomas is just about done and will be 30 next summer. He's a lock to be released by the Dolphins after the season. Wed, Dec 20, 2017 12:08:00 PM

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The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson expects the Dolphins to release Julius Thomas in the offseason.

It's pretty much a lock. Thomas is under contract at a $6.5 million salary in 2018, the final year of his deal, but the Dolphins can clear all of that and a $100K workout bonus off the books by cutting the tight end. His first year in Miami after a spring trade has mostly been a disappointment. Thomas is only 29, but he has the body of a 39-year-old who is going on 49. There isn't much left.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 06:39:00 PM

Julius Thomas caught 2-of-4 targets for 15 yards in Week 15 against Buffalo.

It's the third straight week Thomas has been held under 20 yards. Thomas was an afterthought despite a pass-heavy gamescript and dropped an easy touchdown. He's had an increased red-zone role since the Jay Ajayi trade, but Thomas remains just a TD-dependent streaming option.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:50:00 PM

Julius Thomas caught 2-of-4 targets for 11 yards in the Dolphins' Week 14 win over the Patriots.

Jay Cutler barely missed Thomas on two deep passes which would have ignited his stat line. Thomas has now crossed 30 yards just twice all season and isn't anything more than a touchdown or bust streaming option in Week 15.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:05:00 AM

Julius Thomas caught 3-of-3 targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 13 win over the Broncos.

Facing his former team, Thomas got his revenge-game touchdown on a fade in the back right corner of the end zone. Thomas has been a touchdown-or-bust fantasy streamer all season and will remain one in Week 14 against New England.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 04:47:00 PM

Julius Thomas caught 5-of-6 targets for 52 yards in the Dolphins' Week 12 loss to the Patriots.

This was just Thomas' second game above 30 yards all season. He will remain a touchdown-or-bust streamer when Miami takes on the Broncos next. The plus matchup will make Thomas more attractive as a fantasy play than most weeks.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 05:20:00 PM

Julius Thomas caught all four of his targets for 30 yards in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

Even with a touchdown in each of his past two games, this is the Thomas we've seen for most of the year. He's now had more than four catches in just one game and topped 30-yards receiving just twice on the season. He is not an option next week against New England.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 06:41:00 PM

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.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 01:05:00 AM

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.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 12:34:00 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.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 12:12:00 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.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 06:01:00 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.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 05:07:00 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.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 05:50:00 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.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 01:45:00 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.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 08:21:00 PM

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