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WR Demaryius Thomas - Denver Broncos

6-3, 224Born: 12-25-1987College: Georgia TechDrafted: Round 1, pick 0

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General News (Tue Nov 18): had seven receptions for 103 yards in Week 11 against the St. Louis Rams. It was his seventh consecutive 100-yard receiving game.

Week 12: vs Miami Dolphins

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Peyton Manning had a misfire against the Rams, throwing more interceptions (two) than TDs (one) for the first time this season, while posting 34/54 for 389 yards passing. It was also his first game this season with only one passing score - he's had at least two in all of his other games, and averages three per contest (30 TDs over 10 games played). This off game has the clear look of an aberration, folks - this is not the start of a trend. Julius Thomas exited the St. Louis game early due to a sprained ankle that looks fairly minor as of mid-week, so it looks like Thomas dodged the injury bug despite having a mere 2/3/0 receiving during the loss in St. Louis. Demaryius Thomas (10 targets for 7/103/0 receiving) and Emmanuel Sanders (eight for 5/102/1) still posted respectable games despite the struggles of Manning. Don't panic Manning owners/Denver fans - it's time to R-E-L-A-X, as Aaron Rodgers might say. The Miami pass D ranks second in the NFL averaging 208.0 net passing yards allowed per game, with 14 TDs given up vs. 10 interceptions and 30 sacks generated so far (tenth- and third-ranked, respectively). Last week, Buffalo was held without a TD in either phase of the game (Kyle Orton posted 22/39 for 183 net yards, zero TDs or interceptions, with two sacks taken for -10 yards), while Matthew Stafford and company managed 27/42 for 288 net yards, two TDs and one interception thrown, with three sacks taken for -19 yards vs. Miami two games back. Manning and company face a tougher-than-usual matchup this week, but he remains an elite fantasy option no matter who Denver faces. David Dodds projects Manning to be the third-best fantasy quarterback in the land during Week 12.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
8 vs SD 0 0 0 12 8 105 0 0
9 at NE 0 0 0 11 7 127 0 0
10 at OAK 0 0 0 14 11 108 0 0
11 at STL 0 0 0 10 7 103 0 0
12 vs MIA PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 8 * * *
12 vs MIA PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 6 * * *
12 vs MIA PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 7 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 9 vs NE (11 / 7 / 127 / 0 rec)

Demaryius Thomas spent about half of the game against New England working against Darrelle Revis, and while Manning completed all three of his targets with Revis in coverage (for 33 yards), the bulk of Thomas' damage was done against cornerback Brandon Browner, instead. Thomas also received Manning's deepest target of the game, going 41 yards on a pass that traveled mostly through the air despite the windy conditions. Thomas had to do most of his damage through the air, as New England's defense was always in position and limited his ability to gain yards after the catch.

2014 Week 10 vs OAK (14 / 11 / 108 / 0 rec)

Despite not reaching the end zone, Demaryius Thomas continued his red-hot play since Denver's bye, extending his franchise record for consecutive 100-yard games to six. Thomas had 14 targets against the Raiders, his second-highest total of the season. He was targeted downfield three times; he caught the first for 21 yards despite defensive holding, he drew defensive pass interference for 21 yards on the second, and the third was well-defended and broken up in the end zone. Otherwise, he spent most of the day catching short-to-intermediate gains around the line of scrimmage and keeping Denver in favorable down-and-distance situations.

2014 Week 11 vs STL (10 / 7 / 103 / 0 rec)

Lightly involved in the first half, Demaryius Thomas became a much larger part of Denver's offense in the second half after fellow receiver Emmanuel Sanders left with a concussion. Unfortunately, St. Louis was able to increase the defensive attention on Thomas, and he was unable to capitalize. While Thomas increased his team-record streak of 100-yard games to seven straight, (one shy of the NFL record), Thomas was unable to render any game-breaking plays against the Rams, who limited his yards after the catch on screens and who intercepted Manning once on a slightly underthrown deep pass for Thomas.

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Latest News

Broncos | Demaryius Thomas hits century mark (Sun Nov 16, 08:34 PM) - Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas had seven receptions for 103 yards in Week 11 against the St. Louis Rams. It was his seventh consecutive 100-yard receiving game.

Our View: Thomas probably benefits more from Emmanuel Sanders being on the field to give the defense more choices to focus on that he does from the extra targets a Sanders absence would shake free.
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Broncos | Demaryius Thomas over 100 yards again (Sun Nov 9, 08:39 PM) - Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas posted his sixth consecutive 100-yard receiving game in Week 10 against the Oakland Raiders.

Our View: These have become routine with Peyton Manning. Thomas might give Antonio Brown a run for his money as the most valuable fantasy receiver this year.
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Schedule

12vs Miami Dolphins
13@ Kansas City Chiefs
14vs Buffalo Bills
15@ San Diego Chargers
16@ Cincinnati Bengals
17vs Oakland Raiders