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Julius Thomas ruled inactive for Week 13

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The Broncos will likely take the field without their pass-catching tight end on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Editor's Update: Thomas has been ruled INACTIVE for Week 13.

Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas's chances of playing against the Kansas City Chiefs are "iffy at best" according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Thomas got three limited practice sessions in this week, but will remain a true game-time decision despite that. A knee injury sustained in Week 11, also against the Chiefs, has kept Thomas out of game action ever since, and it appears that Week 13 is far from a guarantee for the team's dominant tight end.

Fantasy Spin: There will have been 10 games in the books by the time the Broncos and Chiefs take the field at 4:25 p.m. ET, leaving Thomas's fantasy owners with pretty much nothing to choose from if they wait until then to make a decision on who to start at tight end. There has been nothing encouraging about his status thus far, and fantasy owners will need to make a decision before Sunday's early games to avoid playing with fire.

In the event that Thomas does play, he will face a defense that has allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to tight ends this season, and also just 41.6 yards per game. At far less than 100 percent, it's a matchup that fantasy owners would be well-advised to avoid.

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