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 Twitter
TE - #22 88.29 JAX Questionable 4 years 27 6'5 260 @Julius_Thomas

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

Oct-07-15 Jaguars TE Julius Thomas catches passes for first time since hand surgery

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas remained limited in practice today while still recovering from hand surgery. However, he was allowed to start catching passes today for the first time since the surgery. Still, he is not likely to make his Jaguars debut this week. It is time to start monitoring his availability after that though.

Fantasy Analysis:

The Jaguars can use all the weapons they can get, especially in the red zone. There is no denying his presence in the red zone. Nonetheless, he probably won't be worth the wait for Fantasy owners. Anybody who drafted him banking on him being the same guy from Denver is going to be thoroughly disappointed. The only similarity is his frequent appearances on the injury report. He's a TD dependent tight end leaving Peyton Manning for Blake Bortles. He has averaged more TDs per season with Manning than Bortles threw all of last season.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

10/7 - Jaguars TE Julius Thomas catches passes for first time since hand surgery Injury
10/2 - Jaguars TE Julius Thomas has been ruled out for Week 4 Injury
9/30 - Jaguars TE Julius Thomas still not cleared to play Injury
9/26 - Jaguars WR Marqise Lee downgraded to questionable for Week 3 Injury
9/26 - Jaguars TE Julius Thomas ruled out for Week 3 Injury
9/16 - Jaguars TE Julius Thomas cleared for individual drills Wednesday 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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