Posted by Scot Berggren
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:48pm
For the past two seasons, Demaryius Thomas has been catching passes from Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch. He should see an upgrade at QB for the 2018 campaign with Case Keenum, which should allow for his numbers to increase. You can pretty much lock Thomas into your starting fantasy lineup, as he has played in every contest the past six years, recording over 90 receptions and 1,000 yards during five of them.
Despite playing in all 16 games last year, Thomas registered 949 receiving yards, the first time since 2011 he failed to reach 1,000 yards. He caught 35 TDs from 2012 to 2014 but has totaled only 16 the past three seasons. He had just one 100-yard outing in 2017 and was held out of the end zone in each of the final seven games. Even though he has over 600 career receptions, drops have plagued No. 88 throughout his career.
2018 Bottom Line
Once again, Thomas will be the Broncos' No. 1 WR and should receive plenty of looks throughout the season. The 30-year-old has averaged 147 targets, resulting in 96 catches over the past six seasons. There is no reason to believe he won’t post similar numbers again with Keenum at the helm. He is still an elite WR and makes for a solid fourth- or fifth-round selection.