Julius Thomas could have played if Broncos needed him; fantasy status solid for Week 15
Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas could have played on Sunday if the team needed him. We break down the fantasy implications.
Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas was active for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills, but he did not take a single snap and essentially missed his third consecutive game with an ankle injury. Denver head coach John Fox said that Thomas “got a week better,” and that the the team would have put Thomas on the field if they needed him.
In other words, they liked what they saw with Thomas but they had the luxury of letting him rest for another week, a decision which could wind up being a big deal as Denver is headed for the postseason. Ensuring Thomas is fresh for the playoffs is a big deal, as he’s one of the most prolific red zone threats in the league, with 12 touchdowns receptions.
Fantasy Impact: But what’s good for the Broncos isn’t necessarily good for fantasy owners. There’s precious time left and Thomas’ injury likely lost a lot of fantasy owners their matchups. Whatever the case, there’s basically no chance he misses the team’s Week 15 game against the San Diego Chargers.