IRJulius Thomas
TE MIA (1)
3 weeks ago

Thomas (foot) is expected to be cut by Miami in a move to clear up salary cap space, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas only had 41 receptions for 388 yards and three scores before being placed on injured reserve due to the foot injury. If the Dolphins were to part ways with Thomas they would save $6.6 million against the salary cap. The Dolphins would be forced to acquire a TE if they were to make this move either via the draft or free agency.

IRJulius Thomas
TE MIA (1)
1 month ago

The Dolphins have placed Thomas (foot) on IR.

EDGE Analysis

With Thomas set to sit out Miami's last two games of the season, Anthony Fasano and MarQueis Gray are in line to head the team's tight end corps in that span, with A.J. Derby and Thomas Duarte in reserve. Though Thomas is under contract with the Dolphins for the 2018 season, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald believes that the tight end has played his last game with the team. The 29-year-old, who finishes the 2017 campaign with 41 catches for 388 yards and three TDs in 14 games, hasn't been a top-shelf fantasy option since his last two seasons with Denver, when Thomas logged back-to-back 12-TD efforts in 2013 and 2014.

IRJulius Thomas
TE MIA (1)
1 month ago

Thomas snagged two of four targets for 11 yards during Monday's 27-20 win over the Patriots. He fumbled during the contest.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas entered Monday with at least 50 yards or a touchdown in four of five games. He narrowly missed keeping that streak going when he and Jay Cutler failed to connect on a deep ball down the left sideline in the third quarter. The veteran tight end is clearly improving from earlier in the season, but - at the same time - he had just one more offensive snap, 43 to 42, than fellow tight end Anthony Fasano.

IRJulius Thomas
TE MIA (1)
2 months ago

Thomas brought in all three of his targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-9 win over the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end touched up his old squad for a score when he brought in a nine-yard touchdown pass from Jay Cutler in the second quarter. Thomas has scored on three occasions over the last five contests and has seemingly carved out a modest but consistent role as a secondary option in the passing game.

IRJulius Thomas
TE MIA (1)
2 months ago

Thomas brought in five of six targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran tight end continues to emerge in the latter half of the season, with Sunday's performance marking his third game over the last four in which he's logged at least four catches. Thomas also has his only two touchdowns on the season over that span, as well as exactly half of his 34 catches. The 29-year-old has proven he can still get downfield when given the opportunity and is likely to have an extra bit of motivation against some of his old Broncos teammates in a Week 13 matchup.

IRJulius Thomas
TE MIA (1)
2 months ago

Head coach Adam Gase relayed that he expects to get Thomas more involved in the offense as the season continues, Roy Cummings of Florida Football Insiders reports. "Yeah, with Julius, I didn't get him going enough early in the season," Gase said this week. "But I feel like we've gotten [back] into a little bit more of a groove with him now, and I still think there are some other things we can do."

EDGE Analysis

Through the first seven games of the season, Thomas accumulated 17 receptions (on 28 targets) for 168 yards and no touchdowns. After a 40-0 shellacking at Baltimore in Week 8, Gase reevaluated the offense and noticed a lack of reliance on Thomas. Since then, Thomas has been targeted four times in the red zone, finally reaching the end zone twice in the midst of 12 catches (on 17 targets) for 122 yards across three contests. Assuming his usage remains consistent, he'll aim to keep up the pace Sunday versus a Patriots defense that has conceded just 10 catches for 88 yards and no scores to tight ends over the last four outings.

IRJulius Thomas
TE MIA (1)
2 months ago

Thomas had four receptions for 30 yards as the Dolphins lost to the Buccaneers 30-20 on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas was only targeted four times during the contest but reeled each one in. He hasn't been the red zone threat that some were hoping for after being reunited with Adam Gase and that seems unlikely to change in the near future. Now that the bye weeks have completed you should be able to do better for your starting tight end.

IRJulius Thomas
TE MIA (1)
2 months ago

Thomas caught two of five passes for eight yards and a touchdown during Monday's 45-21 loss to Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas got Miami on the board late in the first half with a two-yard shovel pass for a score. It was Thomas' second touchdown in as many games after opening the season on a seven-game scoreless run. He's also been a bigger factor in the offense with 13 targets in two weeks after averaging just four per game to start the season. The Jay Cutler-Thomas connection seems to be picking up steam, but is Miami's offense a unit you really want to hang your hat on at this point?

IRJulius Thomas
TE MIA (1)
3 months ago

Thomas caught six of eight targets for 84 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-24 victory over the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas put together one of his finest performances since his days in Denver on Sunday, setting season highs in nearly every receiving category and finding pay dirt for the first time this season. With that said, this is the first time Thomas has seen more than five looks all year and just the sixth time he's been targeted in the red zone. With a wideout trio of Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills around to compete for looks on any given night, it'll be hard to rely upon Thomas to produce at a similar clip going forward.

IRJulius Thomas
TE MIA (1)
3 months ago

Thomas caught two of three passes for three yards in Thursday's 40-0 loss to the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Thursday marked a new low for what has been a disappointing reunion for Thomas with head coach Adam Gase. The former touchdown machine has topped 30 yards just once in seven games and is scoreless thus far this season. He might be able to fair better against a shoddy Oakland defense this week, but he might see some competition for playing time with Anthony Fasano, who has caught five passes over the past two weeks and tied Thomas with 36 offensive snaps on Thursday.