Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
5 months ago

Thomas concluded the 2015 season with 46 catches for 455 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas underwent surgery on his finger after suffering an injury during the preseason, which kept him out of the Jaguars' first four regular season games. He got off to a slow start in his first game against Tampa Bay, catching just two passes for 20 yards but was able to get on track the following week, hauling in seven catches (13 targets) for 78 yards and a score in a loss to Houston. Thomas' production varied greatly week-to-week, but he came into his own midway through the year when he reached the endzone in four straight games between Nov. 19 and Dec. 13. Included in that span was a nine-catch, 116-yard performance in a loss to the Chargers, a game that would prove to be his most productive in a Jaguars uniform. Coming off of a relatively disappointing first season, Thomas has the makings of a decent buy-low candidate in 2016, as he'll have an entire offseason to get healthy and jell with quarterback Blake Bortles and the rest of the Jaguaras' young receiving corps.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
7 months ago

Thomas (arm) is questionable to return Sunday against the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas was unable to catch any of his four pass targets before exiting the game. In his absence, Marcedes Lewis is likely to see an increase in snaps.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
7 months ago

Thomas was held to two catches on two targets for 12 yards in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas had taken on a larger role in the passing game over previous weeks, catching at least five passes in four of his last five contests, but that was not the case Sunday, as Blake Bortles leaned more heavily on the trio of Allen Hurns, Denard Robinson and Allen Robinson, who combined for 26 targets of the team's 35 targets. The 6-5 Thomas remains a dangerous red zone weapon, but he has only five touchdown receptions on the year after registering 12 touchdowns in each of the previous two seasons.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
7 months ago

Thomas caught six of nine targets for a team-high 79 receiving yards in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

The big tight end has developed a nice rapport with Blake Bortles since missing the first portion of the season, with at least 79 yards or a touchdown in each of the last five games. Thomas failed to score for the first time in that span, and should remain a popular target for Bortles, especially in the red zone. He is primed for another strong showing versus the Saints next week.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
8 months ago

Thomas caught five passes on seven targets -- both team-highs -- for 54 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas missed the first four games of the season due to injury, but he's developed excellent chemistry with quarterback Blake Bortles, as the two have hooked up for a touchdown in four straight games. Thomas isn't likely to be a huge source of yards, but the touchdowns certainly make him an intriguing fantasy option in Week 15 against the Falcons.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
8 months ago

Thomas caught two passes on five targets for 15 yards and a touchdown Sunday against Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas was held in check for most of the afternoon, but he scored on a nine-yard pass from Blake Bortles early in the fourth quarter after a Tennessee fumble. The 27-year-old has now been targeted 23 times over his last three games, but he has just two games of 30 or more receiving yards on the season.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
8 months ago

Thomas caught 9-of-10 targets for 116 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-25 loss to the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas turned in by far his best performance of the season against a defense he had grown used to eviscerating as a member of the Broncos. He has scored in two straight games after an incredibly slow start to 2015, and the tight end's 24 touchdowns over the previous two seasons indicate that he's capable of being a consistent red zone weapon when utilized properly. Next up for Thomas and the Jaguars is a matchup against a Titans team that he just scored against in Week 11.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
8 months ago

Thomas caught five passes for 28 yards and a touchdown on a team-high eight targets in Thursday's 19-13 win over the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Allen Hurns (abdomen) had a somewhat reduced role, possibly due to the sports hernia injury that he expects to play through for the rest of the season. Given that Hurns has accounted for a hefty portion of the team's red-zone targets and total targets, any lingering issues could free up room for Thomas to get this kind of workload on a more regular basis. Still, it's hard to ignore how little Thomas has done when he hasn't reached the end zone. He has just 20 receptions for 167 yards and two touchdowns on 40 targets through six games, which works out to a pitiful 4.2 yards per target and 8.4 yards per reception. Given that Hurns and Robinson have been far more efficient, it's hard to justify feeding Thomas the ball between the 20s. There's also the issue of Blake Bortles' recent struggles, with the young quarterback looking very shaky in solid matchups the past two weeks. Even with the continued touchdown potential, Thomas will be tough to trust in a Week 12 matchup with the Chargers.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
8 months ago

Thomas (abdomen) secured just 2-of-5 targets for 23 yards Sunday against the Ravens

EDGE Analysis

Thomas' up-and-down first season in Jacksonville has taught him that Blake Bortles is no Peyton Manning. The second-year quarterback's inconsistency is reflected in Thomas' numbers, as he has topped three receptions only once in an injury-plagued season. It's hard to expect much from Thomas until he demonstrates an improved rapport with Bortles.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
8 months ago

Thomas (abdomen) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas is out there if you need him Sunday, but in four games with the Jags this season, his production has been spotty, most recently with his eight targets in Week 9 against the Jets resulting in just three catches for 14 yards.