Julius Thomas practices on Friday, fantasy value still iffy

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas practiced with the team on Friday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas participated in team practice on Friday, according to Lindsay Jones of USA Today. Thomas is dealing with a knee injury, and will likely go down as limited on the official injury report. Thomas missed practice earlier in the week, but was able to do some work on Thursday.

He was very limited in Thursday's session, though. It sounds like he did more work on Friday though an official diagnosis for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots is not yet available. A "questionable" status would not be surprising at this point.

It does sound as though Thomas will play against New England, however. Thomas has been excellent for the Broncos this season, catching 45 passes for 590 yards and 10 touchdowns thus far. This is his third season in the NFL, but the first in which he's done anything of note, as the first two were wiped out by injury.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas seems like he should start on Sunday, but with three other excellent receiving options on the roster (two of which who will be available for certain), Peyton Manning might look elsewhere in Week 12. Fantasy owners can't bank on that and must start Thomas anytime he's likely to be active, but they should pay a close attention to the inactive reports and have a backup option ready.

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