Thomas hauled in three of his four targets for 57 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Rams. Thomas caught a 1-yard pass to draw the Broncos to 23-20 with under two minutes remaining in the game. He tied two teammates for fourth on the team in targets on the day, but the Georgia Tech product may not mind as long as he keeps finding paydirt. The 30-year-old will try to get in the end zone for a third straight game Week 7 at Arizona.
Thomas snagged all five of his targets for 63 yards during Sunday's 27-14 loss in Baltimore. Thomas received criticism following Week 2's win against the Raiders for being prone to frequent drops. He cleaned that up in wet conditions on Sunday. Despite the criticism he's faced and the praise concurrently enjoyed by teammate Emmanuel Sanders, Thomas still leads the duo in targets through three weeks, 26 to 23. It just so happens that Sanders has had more success downfield than Thomas. The veteran big man did change that narrative a bit with a clutch 22-yard reception upfield during Sunday's loss, and he figures to get more opportunities next week against the Chiefs.
Thomas caught six of 10 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 win against the Seahawks. Thomas was relatively quiet until he caught a nice four-yard touchdown in the final period. Meanwhile, Emmanuel Sanders led the Broncos in all receiving categories, catching 10 of 11 targets for 135 yards and a touchdown. With Case Keenum upgrading the quarterback position for Denver, it wouldn't be surprising to see both Thomas and Sanders rebound from their disappointing 2017 stat lines.
Thomas caught two of four targets for 13 yards in Friday's preseason game against Washington. Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton provided all the highlights, with Thomas contributing a modest 13-yard gain on a touchdown drive. Sutton's emergence has contributed to some rumors about Thomas being available for trade, but recent reports out of Denver suggest the team isn't actually considering the idea. Given their lack of proven talent at tight end, the Broncos shouldn't have too much trouble keeping Thomas, Sanders and Sutton busy.
Rumors that Thomas is on the trade block are false, Benjamin Allbright of 104.7 FM Denver reports. Some had speculated that Thomas could be reunited with former coach Josh McDaniels in New England, a proposal that makes a little sense given New England's lack of depth at the position and John Elway's penchant for saving dollars. Getting rid of Thomas, particularly from a leadership and morale perspective, would be a tough pill to swallow. Thomas staying in Denver might be bad news for fantasy perspective in the sense he'd have seen a major upgrade at quarterback had he been moved, but it's certainly good news for Case Keenum and the Broncos' other weapons.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/28||@Kansas City Chiefs||19||23.67|
|11||11/18||@Los Angeles Chargers||23||25.00|
|14||12/09||@San Francisco 49ers||17||23.20|
|17||12/30||Los Angeles Chargers||23||25.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||154||93||1112||5||55||11.96||137|