Posted: 8/19/2019 3:08 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) participated in a light workout Monday, Aug. 19, but is still on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players can monitor the situation to see if Thomas has a chance to be ready for Week 1. He is coming off a disappointing 2018 season but could still have a role in the Patriots passing game. He could be a late-round option in deeper leagues if he is ready to play but will not be a weekly starting option.
Posted: 8/15/2019 3:08 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) was doing full sprints on a side field during practice Thursday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: Thomas probably will miss at least the first six games of the season and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues. He could have some value during the second half of the season if he remains with the team.
Posted: 7/24/2019 6:07 am UTC
New England Patriots WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) is a candidate to be released, in the opinion of NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal, who notes that Thomas was already showing signs of decline before suffering a serious injury.
Huddle Up: Despite being a recognizable name in a fairly anonymous receiving corps, Thomas has a lot to prove. He's definitely someone to take a wait-and-see approach with when it comes to assembling your own group of fantasy receivers.
Posted: 7/21/2019 8:07 pm UTC
New England Patriots WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) is on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list entering his first season with the Pats.
Huddle Up: It's not a great sign for Thomas who'll need as much repetition as he can to get accustomed and up to speed with head coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady's offense. Thomas will start the year behind Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett and N'Keal Harry, and will struggle to get enough targets to be fantasy relevant.
Posted: 4/16/2019 9:04 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Demaryius Thomas (Texans) signed a one-year contract worth up to $6 million with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, April 16.
Huddle Up: NFL Network's James Palmer is reporting that Thomas is expected to be available sooner than most believe, in part because offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who drafted Thomas in 2010 while in Denver, saw his former first-round pick overcome the same injury in six months. If that scenario plays out, then it is possible the Patriots may have found an outside receiver capable of giving them roughly what Chris Hogan did. It's also very possible he doesn't make the roster.
Posted: 4/16/2019 8:04 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Demaryius Thomas (Texans) reportedly agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, April 16.
Huddle Up: Thomas' game has been in decline for at least a couple of years, but he immediately becomes the most notable outside receiver on the Patriots' depth chart for however long Josh Gordon is away from the team. While he brings plenty of name value to the position in New England, owners need to realize he is coming off an Achilles injury and little more than a veteran flier. Only four months removed from his injury, he could easily begin the 2019 season on the PUP list.
Posted: 2/16/2019 9:02 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Demaryius Thomas (Texans) suffered minor injuries after being involved in a car accident in Denver Saturday, Feb. 16.
Huddle Up: Thomas is also dealing with a torn Achilles' tendon, so he will be recovering from multiple injuries. He may not be signed until training camp and probably will not have a big role with his new team. He could be a late-round pick in fantasy drafts based on his situation.
Posted: 2/14/2019 12:02 am UTC
Free-agent WR Demaryius Thomas (Texans) likely will not receive interest from the New York Jets this offseason even though he has played for head coach Adam Gase before, in the opinion of the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta.
Huddle Up: Thomas is recovering from a torn Achilles' tendon, so he may not sign with a team until training camp. There has been a drop in his production over the last several season and would only be a late-round fantasy option if he joins a team.
Posted: 2/12/2019 9:02 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles') was officially released Tuesday, Feb. 12, with a failed physical designation. His release created $14 million more in Houston's salary cap space.
Huddle Up: The release of Thomas means more opportunities for Keke Coutee and Will Fuller as the No. 2 and No. 3 wide receivers behind DeAndre Hopkins. Coutee performs better without Fuller, but both possess WR3 upside.
Posted: 2/12/2019 1:02 pm UTC
Houston Texans WR Demaryius Thomas (Achilles') will be cut Tuesday, Feb. 12. He has no timetable for his return from a torn left Achilles', but he returned from a torn right Achilles' in six months after his rookie season.
Huddle Up: Thomas will be little more than a PPR WR5 when he is healthy as age and the injury really limit his fantasy output.