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.