Julius Thomas Fantasy News
Broncos exercise option on Wes Welker
Monday, March 17, 2014, 10:16am
Denver has exercised its 2014 option on Wes Welker, who will make $8 million (including bonuses) at age 33 this fall, and then become a free agent for what might be one final (minor) payday in 2015.
How the Broncos likely will line their receivers up in 2014: Julius Thomas tight to the formation, either left or right; Demaryius Thomas split wide, either left or right; Welker most often in the slot; and Emmanuel Sanders mostly opposite Demaryius Thomas. But here’s the changeup: Sanders started in the slot 11 times for Pittsburgh in 2012 before moving mostly outside in 2013. One of the things offensive coordinator Adam Gase likes to do is move Welker around so he doesn’t get beat up too much in the slot, so don’t be surprised to see Sanders learning all the spots.
Welker should post similar numbers in 2014 if he can stay healthy. He was #20 in standard formats and #21 in PPR. On a per game basis, he was #16 and #17, respectively.
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Jets sign Eric Decker to a five-year deal
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 2:48am
Decker was expected to command as much as $9 million per season, so this seems like a reasonable deal. Decker is a solid receiver, but it remains to be seen if he can produce when drawing the attention of the defense's top corner. The Jets don't have a Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker or a Julius Thomas to occupy the defense. He's also seeing a downgrade at quarterback from Peyton Manning to Geno Smith, which is like going from Chipotle to a Taco Bell Dumpster. Still, he'll have decent value as a real-world WR1. It's doubtful that the Jets will be able to do any better this offseason.
Julius Thomas active for Broncos
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2:42pm
Julius Thomas is active as expected.
Moreno active, Julius Thomas OUT for Broncos
Sunday, December 1, 2013, 3:13pm
Julius Thomas expected back Week 13
Monday, November 25, 2013, 6:00pm
Welker IN, Thomas OUT for Broncos
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 7:26pm