Jaguars TE Julius Thomas fractures finger, 'hope' is it will affect him 'minimally'

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

Jaguars TE Julius Thomas fractured a finger during tonight’s game, I’m told. The hope is it’ll affect him minimally.

Update: The AP's Mark Long reports that Thomas is "out for preseason with a stable fracture of his left hand."

Fantasy Impact: 

We'll have to wait for the injury fallout and hope that he doesn't miss any regular season games. Thomas was tied with Rob Gronkowski as the #1 TE through 10 weeks (in standard formats), but suffered an ankle injury which limited him to just five catches for 66 yards as he appeared in four of his team’s final seven games. He has considerable talent as a pass-catcher, but this is a huge system downgrade from Denver to Jacksonville. He'll no longer enjoy the benefits of playing in a Peyton Manning-led offense and will instead be relying on Blake Bortles to deliver the ball. If the Jaguars feature him in the passing game -- and why wouldn't they? -- he has the potential to finish as a solid fantasy TE1 provided he can stay healthy. He already has a finger injury, so staying healthy will be a challenge.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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