| Welker suffers concussion -- Sun Dec 8 8:30 pm --|
Unlikely to play in Week 15
|Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker left Sunday's win over the Tennessee Titans just before halftime with a concussion and did not return to the game. Welker is now subject to the NFL's concussion protocol, which will include baseline testing Monday. However, even if Welker were to be cleared for activity this week with that exam, the protocol would preclude him from playing in Thursday night's game against the San Diego Chargers. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: This is the second time in the last four games that Welker has suffered a concussion. Welker owners should have plan B in place as the Broncos play on Thursday night next week. Julius Thomas could see increased targets if Welker sits.
| Jennings expected to be Inactive -- Sun Dec 8 11:30 am --|
Marcel Reese to start at RB for Raiders
|Raiders RB Jennings not expected to go, they'll shift FB Marcel Reece over. Julius Thomas expected to go. Steelers L Bell gets the go too (Jay Glazier via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Rashad Jennings won't be cleared for Week 14. Reece won't be a recommended fantasy play against a tough Jets run defense but owners in desperation mode can certainly take a flier on him.
| Julius Thomas back at practice -- Thu Dec 5 5:00 pm --|
On track to play in Week 14
|Julius Thomas (knee), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (shoulder) full participation in practice today. (Mike Klis via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Thomas was inactive last week but appears to be on track to play in Week 14 against the Titans. Thomas is a TE1.
| Not looking good for Julius Thomas -- Sun Nov 24 8:10 am --|
Decision on his status expected this morning
|Broncos expect a decision on TE Julius Thomas (knee) this morning. Still up in the air. Heard last night “it’s not looking good.” (Ian Rapoport via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Thomas injured his knee last week against Kansas City and is listed as Questionable on the Injury Report. Joel Dreessen would see increased playing time if Thomas sits.
| TE Julius Thomas questionable -- Fri Nov 22 1:50 pm --|
Limited on Friday
|Another one of Peyton Manning’s favorite targets this year, tight end Julius Thomas, was listed by the team as limited during Friday’s practice and is questionable for the game this weekend. (Cover32)|
FF Today's Take: This will be a tough one for fantasy owners as it's unclear if Thomas will play on Sunday night and if he does play, he may be limited. Thomas was limited in practice both Thursday and Friday.
| Julius Thomas day-to-day -- Mon Nov 18 6:05 pm --|
|Broncos interim HC Jack Del Rio says Julius Thomas is "day to day" with knee strain. (Lindsay Jones on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: The day-to-day tag is encouraging given how close Thomas' right leg was to being planted on the hit that took him out of the game. Thomas became the first tight end to score against Kansas City this season earlier in the game and could see an increased role in Week 12 if Wes Welker isn't cleared in time from his concussion. Denver travels to New England next.
| Julius Thomas returns to practice -- Wed Nov 6 3:25 pm --|
|At Wednesday's practice, the Broncos were healthier than they'd been in weeks. Notable returns were safety Duke Ihenacho, offensive tackle Orlando Franklin and tight ends Julius Thomas and Joel Dreessen. Ihenacho and Thomas both hurt their ankles against Washington.
FF Today's Take: Good news for Thomas owners. He injured his ankle in Week 8. We'll follow his practice status throughout the week.
| Julius Thomas undergoes MRI -- Mon Oct 28 5:25 pm --|
Injured ankle in Week 8, tests negative
|Denver Broncos HC John Fox says initial MRI results on Julius Thomas ankle have been "negative." So that's a positive. (Lindsay Jones on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Thomas was injured early in the third quarter on a tackle by Josh Wilson. Despite the early exit, Thomas is tied with Jimmy Graham for the most touchdowns by a tight end (eight) this season. Denver has a well-timed bye to hopefully get Thomas and Peyton Manning (ankles) healthy in time for an AFC West game against San Diego in Week 10.