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The Seahawks held Julius Thomas to four catches for 27 yards on six targets in Super Bowl 48.

His first two receptions went for three and five yards as Seattle let Denver catch short stuff, but gave up little deep and tackled relentlessly around the line of scrimmage. Thomas added an 11-yard gain late in the first half, but never put a real dent in the Seahawks' defense as WLB K.J. Wright and SS Kam Chancellor put drapes on "Orange Julius" in coverage. Still, Thomas broke out in a major way in 2013, his first season as a full-time player, scoring 12 touchdowns in 14 regular season games to finish as the No. 3 fantasy tight end. He'll be in the second- and third-round mix as a 2014 fantasy pick.

Julius Thomas TE DEN 3 Months

Julius Thomas caught eight balls for 85 yards in Denver's AFC title game win over the Patriots.

Orange Julius had four deep red-zone targets, but two fell incomplete, the third came on a shovel pass where he was tackled at the two-yard line, and Thomas dropped the fourth. Two 14-yard gains and a 37-yarder over the top of Patriots LB Jamie Collins in the second half buoyed Thomas' stats, but this was mostly a Demaryius/Decker day when the game was still in doubt. Look for more impact from Denver's basketball-player tight end in the Super Bowl.

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Julius Thomas caught six passes for 76 yards in the Broncos' Divisional Round win over the Chargers.

Lined up at Z receiver, Thomas ripped off his first reception on a legit wideout route, beating Chargers LCB Shareece Wright's man coverage for a 16-yard gain. Thomas lost a fumble when S Jahleel Addae ripped the ball out at the end of a five-yard catch, but San Diego failed to capitalize when Nick Novak's 53-yard field goal try fell short. Overall, it was an uncharacteristically error-filled game for Orange Julius, who also had an ugly drop and committed a false start penalty, drawing the ire of Peyton Manning. Thomas did atone with two first-down receptions (17, 9 yards) to put the game on ice late in the fourth quarter. Expect more production in next week's bout with the Patriots.

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Julius Thomas caught five passes for 36 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Raiders.

Thomas was held out of the end-zone this week and didn't play in the second half with the Broncos resting their starters. He finishes his breakout season with 65 catches, 788 yards, and 12 touchdown despite only appearing in 14 games. The Broncos will take on the lowest remaining seed in the second round of the playoffs.

Julius Thomas TE DEN 4 Months

Julius Thomas caught six balls for 78 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' Week 16 win over Houston.

Thomas' fourth-quarter touchdown football is headed to Canton, as it broke Tom Brady's 2007 single-season record as Peyton Manning's 51st of the year. Orange Julius has ever bit earned his nickname by finding pay dirt in 10 of his 13 appearances this season. The Broncos will close out the regular season against the Raiders in Week 17.

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Julius Thomas (knee) is practicing in full for Week 16.

Denver's touchdown-scoring machine is a top-three play for championship week.

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Julius Thomas caught four passes for 49 yards in Denver's Week 15 loss to the Chargers.

It was looking like it was going to be a big night for Thomas in the first quarter, as he caught three passes for 44 yards. Along with the rest of the Broncos' offense, however, he went into a shell for the game's final three periods with the Chargers played keep away. Tonight was just the third time in 12 games that Thomas did not find the end zone. He'll remain an elite TE1 for Week 16.

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Julius Thomas (knee) is listed as probable for Thursday night's Week 15 game against the Chargers.

Thomas has solidified his spot as a top-five tight end for the playoffs.

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Julius Thomas (knee) is practicing in full for Week 15.

Thomas escaped his Sunday return without setbacks. He's locked in as a top-five tight end for the fantasy playoffs.

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Julius Thomas caught five passes for 35 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Titans.

Playing for the first time since Nov. 17 due to a knee injury, Thomas appeared to be 100 percent. He dropped a touchdown pass that hit him in the stomach (although it appeared to be slightly tipped), but then bounced right back with a toe-tapping score on a goal-line fade. Thomas now has 11 touchdowns on the season, setting a franchise record for scores by a tight end. He'll be a great bet to find the end zone again when the Broncos host the Chargers on Thursday night. Thomas' goal-line looks could even increase with the likely absence of Wes Welker (concussion).