Julius Thomas Week 12 Fantasy Football

 

“The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.” Tony Robbins

Julius Thomas was apparently very limited in practice Thursday, and he was able to practice Friday as well. With that being said, fantasy owners have a tough decision to make as the Broncos will be playing the night game. At this point it may be too risky to start him, so you absolutely need a backup plan at this point. Fortunately for fantasy owners there are several tight ends who have emerged in the past couple of weeks as reliable options, so you still have a good chance of finding productivity.

  1. Delanie Walker– Owned in 25% of ESPN standard leagues, Walker has emerged as one of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s favorite targets, and he has scored a touchdown in the past two weeks. He has some nice match ups on the horizon, so if the injury to Thomas is still lingering in the next few weeks, you will have a solid fill in.
  2. Garret Graham- There are some nice details for support in starting Graham.

1. He is playing the Jaguars

2. The Jaguars have allowed the second most fantasy points to tight ends this year

3. He scored two touchdowns when the Texans faced the Jaguars last season

Graham is currently owned in 28.9% of leagues.

3. John Carlson- He has accumulated 15 and 6 points respectively in standard scoring leagues his past two weeks. Even if the quarterback play is a mess, the Packers defense is ranked 21st against the pass, so Carlson should get his. He is only owned in 1% of leagues.

The most important thing to do is follow any updates on Thomas throughout the next two days, but have your backup plan ready.

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