Broncos insider Mike Klis believes the team will go pass-heavy in 2017. "It’s pretty much the same offense [OC Mike] McCoy passed down to Adam Gase in 2013 and 2014, when Peyton Manning handed off only to allow receivers like Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders to catch their breath," Klis wrote discussing the 2017 scheme. Those Denver offenses weren't quite as pass-happy as Klis believes. The 2013 Broncos ranked 2nd in pass attempts and 10th and pass rate. The 2014 version finished 9th in attempts and 16th in rate. If the Broncos approach that territory this year, though, it'd be a shift from last year, when they ranked 17th in attempts and 18th in rate. That'd be good news for WRs Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, who have been nice values in early fantasy football drafts.

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Jets WR Demaryius Thomas (knee, hamstring) missed practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. His absence should mean a few extra targets for WRs Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder, but those guys remain low-upside fantasy plays in this difficult matchup.

Jets WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring, knee) is listed as doubtful for Thursday night's game against the Ravens. He's averaged 5.3 targets per game this season, so his absence opens up a few extra looks for WRs Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder.

Jets WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring, ankle) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins. Note that he played just 60% of New York’s offensive snaps last week. So despite this plus matchup, Thomas is no better than a WR4.

Jets WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring, ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. He’s been on the injury report with the hamstring for the past few weeks now, but the ankle issue is new. It’s especially noteworthy after Thomas’ snap rate sunk to 60% last week. Despite a plus matchup with Miami, Thomas is looking like a shaky Week 9 fantasy play.

Jets WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) is "likely" to play against the Eagles on Sunday, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini. Thomas is officially listed as questionable after getting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. He should slide in as New York's #3 WR but isn't a fantasy option with Luke Falk under center.

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