Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas not planning to slow down

Demaryius Thomas has no plans to slow down.

He knows former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson retired at 30, and he’s seen other wide receivers lose a step as they reach their 30s.

Thomas is doing everything in his power to make sure that doesn’t happen to him. As he approaches his 31st birthday in December, he still has plenty he hopes to accomplish.

“It’s a change of my diet, the way I work out [and] take care of my body,” Thomas said. “I still remember the talk I had with [former Broncos safety] Brian Dawkins, and he was telling me the things that I should do and change up, because as you know, the first two years, I was injured. [I] talked to him and [former Broncos cornerback] Champ [Bailey], and they kind of helped me out and gave me the path and I took it and ran with it. Ever since then, I haven’t missed a game and don’t plan on missing one.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Thomas has been an iron man on the Broncos roster since the end of his 2011 season. He’s started 90 straight games, even as he’s battled hip pain for much of the recent past, the story said. That pain is gone now and Thomas, and fantasy owners, could again expect the stats that tend to accompany a player of his caliber. Reunited with OC Mike McCoy and challenged by HC Vance Joseph, a healthy Thomas could be a focal point of the Broncos offense.

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