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Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 6:51pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

The Broncos placed their $12.82 million franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas in March and have until 2 p.m. on July 15 to secure a long-term deal. If not, Thomas can sign the one-year contract and play on the guaranteed tag this season. Elway sits two-for-two in these situations, having worked out deals with kicker Matt Prater and left tackle Ryan Clady. Going three-for-three represents a challenge even for a former top Major League Baseball prospect like Elway. The sides began discussing an extension a year ago but have been unable to bridge the gap. Thomas ranks among the game's elite. The Broncos have said they want to sign him long term. However, they would like it at a fair cost that represents a compromise by both sides.

Fantasy Impact:

The author says: the Broncos are attempting, it appears, to find a balance between respect and restraint. They know Thomas is a playmaker. The also know Thomas is better than Mike Wallace, the game's second-highest paid receiver with $30 million guaranteed on his contract. They also realize that the entire industry views the contract of top-paid wideout Calvin Johnson, whom Thomas has said he believes he's better than, as an outlier. It has tangled the web with Dez Bryant's talks with the Cowboys; he's in the same franchise-tag situation as Thomas. Thomas is third on our WR list but his ADP shows he's been the fourth WR off the board at the position. We project him for 106 catches and over 1,500 yards.

2015 Strength of Schedule - DET
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
21
@SD
13
@MIN
8
DEN
2
@SEA
9
ARI
32
CHI
13
MIN
23
@KC
BYE6
@GB
31
OAK
12
PHI
6
GB
17
@STL
29
@NO
7
SF
32
@CHI

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppXP AttXPFG AttFG
1IND----
2KC----
3SEA----
4BYE----
6MIN2231
7NO3311
8ATL1133
9BYE----
10MIA2232
11ARI0022
12NE0043
13CHI4422
14TB4422
15MIN1133
16CHI2232
17GB2200
Totals21212621

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