Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:22pm
Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm
Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 6. With Parker sidelined, Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and Julius Thomas are the most likely candidates to pick up the slack. Landry in particular is a high floor play, especially in PPR formats.
The NFL officially postponed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Miami Dolphins tilt until Week 11.
With Hurricane Irma gaining steam as it moves toward South Florida, the league announced the matchup will be moved from Sunday to Sunday, Nov. 19. Both the Bucs and Dolphins had a bye in Week 11.
The news means that Miami and Tampa will play 16 straight games to close out the season.
Setting aside the danger of a Category 5 hurricane barreling down on Florida, the fantasy ramifications of the move to Week 11 are significant. Owners counting on any of the Bucs or Dolphins to play in Week 1 are going to have to look elsewhere. These issues show up most often in "onesie" positions like quarterback, tight end, kicker or defense, where owners oftentimes don't have other options available on the bench. Jameis Winston owners could pick up Carson Palmer, Sam Bradford, Carson Wentz or another quarterback with a good matchup to start Week 1. In addition, Doug Martin won't start his suspension until Week 2 and is therefore not eligible to return until Week 5. It's our opinion that owners with these types of issues who play in leagues without waivers/free agency prior to Week 1 should be allowed to make one waiver move per issue to pick up a replacement quarterback, tight end, defense or kicker. This should not be used as a way to pick up a hot running back or receiver prospect, but instead to ensure fairness in what is a very out-of-the-blue situation.
It’s been a slow start for Julius Thomas with the Dolphins.
Thomas hasn’t had a ton of catches in training camp, though Adam Gase dismissed that as incidental, and now he joins an already long injury list. He’s out today with a back injury.
As the story pointed out, this is concerning given that back trouble ruined last season for him so keep an eye on this.
This core group of skill Dolphin players is stocked with young players who are approaching their prime. That is a strong indication that the future is now for this group as it enters its second season together in head coach Adam Gase’s offense.
It's almost hard to fathom that Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, 28, is entering his sixth year as a starter. On paper, this is the best offense he's had, and now the pressure is on him to match or surpass last year’s production that included going 8-5 as a starter, which was the first winning season of his career.
The same group ranked 24th in total offense and 17th in scoring last season, but there were signs something positive was building, the story said. Adding TE Thomas could be huge if he can come close to repeating what he did with Gase in Denver, when he scored 24 TDs in two seasons.
Dolphins coach Adam Gase expects TE Julius Thomas to cause similar matchup problems with Miami like he did in Denver in 2013 and 2014.
According to Gase, the Dolphins were seeing a lot of base defenses when they went with three wide receivers and one tight end. Essentially, opponents didn't fear Miami's tight ends enough and were willing to cover them with linebackers, and the statistics bear that out.
The Dolphins did not get nearly enough production out of the tight end position last season due to injuries and inconsistency. Last year’s starters -- Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims -- combined for just 34 receptions for 316 yards and five touchdowns.
Thomas knows the system well and shouldn’t have a big learning curve, the story said. Gase also knows how to get the best out of Thomas and will put together a productive route tree and efficient ways to use the tight end.
Thomas is reunited with his former offensive coordinator, Adam Gase, in Miami. While in Denver, Thomas averaged 4.2 catches for 49 yards and 0.92 TD (14.6 PPR fantasy points) in 26 games under Gase. Since then, he has averaged 3.6 catches for 35 yards and 0.43 TD (9.7 PPR fantasy points) in 21 games. Injuries have been an issue, but Thomas is entering his age-29 season and is a major threat in the red zone.
Injuries have been the biggest issue for Jags TE Julius Thomas, who was placed on injured reserve Saturday. He missed the first four games last season because of a fractured bone in his hand and it took a while for him to get involved in the offense when he did return. He finished with 46 catches -- the second-highest total of his career -- but his yardage was way down (455 yards, the lowest of his career in which he played more than five games) and so were his TDs (five).
The story went on to say Thomas may have played his last game for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team certainly hasn’t gotten what they’d hoped out of Thomas when they signed him to a five-year contract worth $46 million with $24 million guaranteed in March 2015. It’s partly due to injury and also because of erratic quarterback play by Blake Bortles, but Thomas has 76 catches for 736 yards and nine touchdowns in two seasons. The story added a new GM and/or coach may want to move on from Thomas, especially if they like what they see from young tight ends Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling over this season’s final month.
Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:41pm
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:27pm
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:58pm
Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm
Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (back) missed practice again Thursday. Thomas was out last week as well. His Week 13 is not off to a good start, which is a shame since he’d likely play a ton of snaps with Mercedes Lewis out for the year.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm
Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (back) did not practice Wednesday. Thomas was out last week as well. His Week 13 is not off to a good start, which is a shame since he’d likely play a ton of snaps with Mercedes Lewis out for the year.
Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm
Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (back, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 12. Thomas is out. It’s a shame, since he’d probably play heavy snaps with Marcedes Lewis done for the year. Ben Koyack is likely to see the most snaps at tight end.
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