Julius Thomas, TE, Jaguars: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Julius Thomas, TE, Jaguars

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
TE - #10 82.84 JAX Doubtful 4 years 27 6'5 255

2015 Outlook: Gamble (high risk)

Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs


Thomas could be one of the trickiest players to gauge in 2015. He has scored 12 times in each of the past two seasons, but his success was created by a dynamic, Peyton Manning-led offense with deep passing options. In Jacksonville, Thomas should slot in as the second option in the passing game behind Robinson. Julius has missed five games over the past couple of seasons due to ankle and knee pains. Over the first five games of last year, he accumulated 24 catches, 277 yards and nine TDs on 30 targets. His value faded over his final eight games (19 catches, 212 yards and three TDs on 32 targets). The Jags completed 47 passes to their TEs for 547 yards and two scores last season; That should be the floor for Thomas. He will improve this offense, and Bortles will improve with him. I expect a 60-catch campaign with 700-plus yards and a minimum of five touchdowns. That makes him a low-end TE1 in PPRs.

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas

Latest Update

Aug-31-15 Jaguars TE Julius Thomas expected to need surgery, which will cause him to miss 4-5 weeks

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is now expected to require surgery on a tendon in his finger. The surgery will force him to miss 4-5 weeks. He will seek out a second opinion but as of now his availability for the start of the season does not look good.

Fantasy Analysis:

This is extremely predictable. We have been calling Thomas a potential bust since he signed with the Jags for just this reason. He can no longer be considered a TE1. He's currently being drafted as the TE6, but look for his ADP to drop quickly. He should be considered a high-upside TE2 at this point and there is no way he should be drafted ahead of Antonio Gates. Gates is in the TE15 slot. Look for Clay Harbor to step into the pass-catching role in Jacksonville.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

8/31 - Jaguars TE Julius Thomas expected to need surgery, which will cause him to miss 4-5 weeks Injury
8/29 - Jaguars TE Julius Thomas looking good for Week 1 Injury
8/17 - Jaguars TE Julius Thomas is expected 'to heal very quickly' Injury
8/15 - Jaguars TE Julius Thomas injury described as a 'stable fracture' Injury
8/14 - Jaguars TE Julius Thomas fractures his finger Injury

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
3.07 RotoExperts - Was between him and Vereen. I liked the gimmick of taking Thomas, love Thomas' red zone potential and Denver is definitely the right offense to load up on.
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