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Demaryius Thomas' Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook and Trade Value After Week 4

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 12:  Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 12, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent ISeptember 29, 2013

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was the major beneficiary of Peyton Manning's brilliance in Week 4's matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The fourth-year wideout caught two touchdowns in the third quarter to ignite the blowout. That gives Thomas, who is owned in 100 percent of all ESPN fantasy leagues, nearly 400 receiving yards and four touchdowns on the season.

He finished Sunday's game with 10 targets, nine receptions, 86 yards and two scores.

Fantasy owners who are counting on Thomas to light it up for them in 2013 have been waiting for the former Georgia Tech player to explode ever since his 161-yard, two-touchdown performance in Week 1 against Baltimore.

Obviously, Sunday's dominant performance adds to Thomas' trade value. But seeing as Denver has two favorable matchups on the horizon against Dallas and Jacksonville, fantasy owners would be foolish to swap Thomas with another wide receiver.

He has the most productive passer in the league throwing him the ball and has caught at least five passes in nine consecutive regular-season games. 

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