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Demaryius Thomas feeling better, still questionable for fantasy owners

The Denver Broncos’ wide receiver should be back to full practice by Wednesday. We breakdown the fantasy impact.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (hip) is expected to return to practice Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Thomas suffered a hip injury in the team’s season-opening win against the Carolina Panthers, but the Broncos head coach told Schefter Monday that the seven-year WR was “feeling better.” Results from Thomas’ MRI Friday were positive and he was able to partake in some on-field work when the team returned to practice Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas’ injury may not have been serious, but it did seem to affect his play in Week 1. The three-time Pro Bowler caught only four passes on six targets for just 48 yards. He also had a key goal-line drop in the fourth quarter — but giving Thomas the benefit of doubt here, he was facing one of the toughest defenses in the league.

Owners should expect a much better Week 2 showing from Thomas against Indianapolis and they can breathe easy knowing he will likely play. The Colts are one of the thinnest secondaries in the league. He should be a solid WR2 option with a lot of upside Sunday.