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Thomas caught 7-of-14 targets for 115 yards in Monday's 37-28 loss to the Bengals.
Thomas had two long gains called back on penalties, but he also had a 46-yard reception that stood. He could have had an even bigger night, as Peyton Manning was uncharacteristically inaccurate, and Emmanuel Sanders caught both of the team's touchdowns. Thomas got consecutive looks in the end zone during the third quarter, but the first throw fell incomplete, while the second drew a pass interference penalty. With the Broncos now having plenty to play for in Week 17, Thomas will again be an elite option for a favorable matchup against the Raiders.
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Thomas (ankle) had six catches on 11 targets for 123 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Chargers.
An excellent bounce back game for Thomas, who finished with just two catches for 11 yards in Week 14 against the Bills. He now has eight 100-yard games this season and continues to be quarterback Peyton Manning's favorite target. Up next is a Week 16 matchup against the Bengals, when Thomas will try to reach 100 receptions in a season for the first time in his career.
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Thomas (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Thomas is coming off a quiet effort in Week 14 (two catches for 11 yards), but prior to that, he recorded double-digit targets in his previous six outings, so he's a bounce-back candidate Sunday in the absence of any injury setbacks.
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Thomas (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, the Broncos' official site reports.
It looks safe to roll with Thomas this week after the wideout moved from a limited practice on Thursday to a full session on Friday.
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Thomas (right ankle) returned to practice Thursday, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.
Thomas did not practice Wednesday, but his return to the field Thursday presumably puts him on track to be available for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
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Thomas (right ankle) did not practice Wednesday, the Denver Post reports.
Per the report, there's no concern about Thomas' Week 15 availability, with his absence Wednesday characterized as a rest day. A return to the field Thursday on Thomas' part would of course confirm that notion.
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Thomas (ankle) had two catches on five targets for 11 yards Sunday against the Bills.
The Broncos' passing game was very limited Sunday, as quarterback Peyton Manning threw only 20 passes, 12 of which went to wideouts Wes Welker (six catches for 82 yards) and Emmanuel Sanders (four catches for 56 yards). It was easily Thomas' worst game of the season, and it continued to troubling trend that has seen his receiving yards decrease for the fifth consecutive game. He'll look to bounce back in Week 15 against the Chargers, with the Broncos one win away from earning their third consecutive AFC West title.
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Thomas (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Assuming no setbacks with his ankle, Thomas remains in line to see his share of looks Sunday, after having racked up double-digit targets in each of his last six outings and 13 in each of the Broncos' last two games.
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Thomas (ankle) returned to a limited practice Friday and is probable for Sunday's game against the Bills, the Broncos' official site reports.
"It's all right," Thomas said Friday of the ankle bruise that he sustained on Wednesday. "It feels way better." Given the probable designation, it looks safe to roll with Thomas in fantasy lineups this week, though we'll verify the wideout's status in advance of Sunday's 4:05 ET kickoff, in any case.
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Coach John Fox has downplayed the ankle issue that sidelined Thomas at Thursday's practice, the Broncos' official site reports.
"It's a bruise, and he'll be fine," Fox said of Thomas on Thursday. We'll revisit the wideout's status Friday, but based on Fox's statement, Thomas' absence from practice Thursday is now a little less ominous with regard to the receiver's status for Sunday's game against the Bills.