The Denver Broncos have held star tight end Julius Thomas out of the team’s last two games, but Thomas is fully expected to make his return tomorrow against the Tennessee Titans. Thomas has been a game-time decision with a knee injury for the past two weeks, and he’s been ruled inactive over the last two weeks following Sunday reports of a likely absence. But this week, Thomas’s status is less cloudy, and it would be a massive surprise for Orange Julius to miss the game against the Titans.
Thomas has practiced every day this week, and he actually put in a full practice session as early as Thursday. He’s been steadily making progress over the past week, and there is little doubt that he’s just about fully healthy. The Broncos have wisely been playing it cautious with Thomas, and they were able to defeat the rival Kansas City Chiefs despite not having him out there. With Thomas in the fold against the Titans, the offense should be that much better.
So far this season, Thomas has caught 45 passes for 590 yards and is averaging 59 receiving yards per game despite being in a crowded pass-catching situation. He’s been one of the breakout players of the 2013 season, and Thomas’s athleticism and versatility have turned him into a star player. Peyton Manning looks for the 6’5″, 255 pound target often in the end zone, as Orange Julius has ten touchdown receptions this season. He’s a must-start in fantasy football this week, and he’s always a must-start, really. He gives the Denver Broncos offense another dimension, and he should have a big game tomorrow.