Julius Thomas 'pretty hopeful' to play Week 1

Jacksonville.com - [Full Article]

Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is “pretty hopeful,” the broken bone in his right hand will be healed well enough for him to play in the regular season opener against Carolina Sept. 13.

“Right now, it’s just a healing situation,” he said in the locker room today. “Hopefully, it if goes really well, I’m back before then, running around and feeling great.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Thomas was injured on the Jaguars’ second offensive snap Friday night against Pittsburgh. The injury will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Thomas caught a 2-yard pass from Blake Bortles and was hit by cornerback William Gay. Thomas had just enough time to leave his feet. Thomas should at least be a big red zone target for the Jags this year giving him some solid fantasy value. But owners may want to have a backup at the position in case Thomas isn't ready to start the season.

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