WR Demaryius Thomas - New York Jets
|6-3, 224||Born: 12-25-1987||College: Georgia Tech||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2010|
News you need to know
General News (Wed Nov 20): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 12: vs Oakland Raiders
FBG says: Good matchup. In the midst of a nightmarish sophomore season, Sam Darnold may finally be hitting some kind of stride. Over his last 3 games, he's completed 66% of his throws at a respectable 7.9 yards per attempt, with 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. It's important to remember that Darnold is still just 22, and that the Jets offense is still very much building around him. At the very least, he and slot man Jamison Crowder (45 receptions over 7 games together) have shown great rapport on quick-hitting slants and underneath routes. Still, the Jets would love to see Darnold fine-tune his connection with top wideout Robby Anderson to truly kick-start this attack. Anderson has grown into more than just a deep-ball decoy, yet he and Darnold just aren't on the same page most of the time. The pair closed 2018 very strongly, and they roasted the Cowboys for 125 yards and a long touchdown back in Week 6. But over 5 games since, Anderson has produced just 103 and a single score - a short catch last week against a busted Washington coverage. Demaryius Thomas has been more involved of late, though the explosive Anderson always carries the higher ceiling. The hope is that Darnold's development matches up with it, as it did down the 2018 stretch (84 yards per game and 3 scores over the final 4 weeks). The Raiders trot out one of football's most talent-hungry units, and also one of fantasy's most beatable. They've shown well over the past 2 weeks against the spiraling Chargers and the Ryan Finley-led Bengals, but struggled against virtually everyone else. Other quarterbacks are averaging 312 yards in this matchup, and 6 of 7 have thrown multiple touchdowns. They put very little heat on opposing passers, and the cornerbacks have played musical chairs for much of the year. They can't expect much help down the field, either: since preseason wrapped up, the Raiders have lost their top three safeties to injury, forcing them to plug in a handful of journeyman types. D.J. Swearinger was signed last week and immediately stepped into 60% of snaps, but he's long been a liability in coverage. This unit is still trying to find its footing, and baby steps are being made. But it still looks like a get-right opportunity for Sam Darnold and his floundering Jets.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Demaryius Thomas's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 11 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)
Thomas is not the receiver he once was, but he is slowly gaining more of Sam Darnold and the offense's trust, and if his impact is a bit limited due to his waning skillset, he still makes some nice plays, such as on his catch and run for 13 yards in the first quarter. Still, his use is scattershot, and he's not a top option in this offense.
2019 Week 10 vs NYG (9 / 6 / 84 / 0 rec)
Thomas led the team in targets, catches and yards, as he not only did a good job catching passes thrown his way, but finding extra yards on many of his receptions. On one such play early in the first quarter, Thomas caught a short pass from quarterback Sam Darnold and quickly had Giants safety Antoine Bethea on him to make the tackle. But Thomas made a sharp jump cut that had the safety grasping air, and then continued upfield for a gain of 16-yards. He hit for even bigger yards in the fourth quarter. Darnold had to scramble and found Thomas open on a drag route about 15 yards downfield, heading towards the sideline. Darnold hit him in stride and Thomas immediately turned upfield while hugging the sideline. Thomas gained 47-yards before eventually being taken down.
2019 Week 9 vs MIA (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Thomas had a really nice catch to convert on a fourth down but was otherwise absent from the gameplan.
2019 Week 8 vs JAX (5 / 5 / 63 / 0 rec)
Thomas caught all of his targets but didn't make much of an impact overall. Whether because he gets open quickly or because it's being schemed to happen, Thomas is getting as many looks as anyone on this offense, but he's not able to break free enough to pile up any real yardage.
2019 Week 7 vs NE (9 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
Thomas saw a surprising nine targets to lead receivers, and drew several flags to move the chains. That said, he had a bad drop early and hasn't really shown the ability to consistently break free of coverage before or after the catch.
2019 Week 6 vs DAL (5 / 4 / 62 / 0 rec)
As he came into the game with some hamstring and knee issues, Thomas' output should be no surprise, though he did catch all but one of his targets and seemed to do a good job of getting open on a consistent basis.
2019 Week 5 vs PHI (9 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
Thomas led the team in yards, though not catches, as he lined up outside and Jamison Crowder moved back to the slot. He had a bad drop that should have been a touchdown and was the target on one of Falk's interceptions. He looks like he isn't hampered by the hamstring which had sidelined him since early in the Week 2 game against Cleveland.
2019 Week 2 vs CLE (2 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
Despite not practicing with the team all week, Thomas was active, but ended up leaving early as he re-aggravated his hamstring. His night was notable for being the only wide receiver with a catch at halftime.
Latest NewsJets | Demaryius Thomas still limited (Thu Nov 21, 05:09 PM) - New York Jets WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) remained limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 21. link to story Jets | Limited practice for Demaryius Thomas (Wed Nov 20, 05:44 PM) - New York Jets WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. link to story Jets | Demaryius Thomas will play in Week 11 (Sun Nov 17, 11:50 AM) - New York Jets WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring, knee) is active for Week 11's game against the Washington Redskins. link to story Jets | Questionable tag for Demaryius Thomas (Fri Nov 15, 06:35 PM) - New York Jets WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring, knee) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is listed as questionable for Week 11. Our View: Thomas is a what the heck flex in a matchup against a hapless Washington pass defense. He has looked better than expected during his stint with the Jets.
link to story Jets | NY Jets' Week 11 injury report (Fri Nov 15, 03:31 PM) - New York Jets LB C.J. Mosley (groin), DB Matthias Farley (quad), OL Ryan Kalil (knee) and LB Paul Worrilow (quad) were unable to practice Friday, Nov. 15, and have been ruled out for Week 11 against the New York Jets. CB Darryl Roberts (calf) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful. RB Le'Veon Bell (ribs, knee, illness), LB Brandon Copeland (hip, thumb), LB Neville Hewitt (neck, knee), OL Alex Lewis (elbow), DL Steve McLendon (neck), OL Kelvin Beachum (ankle) and WR Demaryius Thomas (knee, hamstring) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. DL Henry Anderson (shoulder) was upgraded to full practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. WR Robby Anderson was a limited participant in practice all week but no longer appears on the injury report. RB Josh Adams (illness), QB Sam Darnold (thumb), WR Jamison Crowder (knee, quad), WR Braxton Berrios (hamstring, hip), TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), OL Tom Compton (back), LB Jordan Jenkins (calf), DB Blessuan Austin (knee) and DB Nate Hairston (thumb, knee) fully participated in practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report. link to story More News
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