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Julius Thomas' Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 5 Performance vs. Cowboys

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 06:  (L-R)  Julius Thomas #80 of the Denver Broncos and  Peyton Manning #18 on the field in between downs against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistOctober 6, 2013

"You know, I always thought this Julius Thomas was going to be huge this season," said nobody ever.

Once again, the Denver Broncos tight end is having himself a performance to remember, this time victimizing the Dallas Cowboys defense to the tune of nine receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns. He was the Broncos' leading receiver.

With those two TDs, Thomas was able to get himself in the same class as Shannon Sharpe, via Patrick Smyth, Denver Broncos executive director of media relations.

Tight end is such a volatile fantasy position. Every year you get somebody like Thomas or Jordan Cameron, who emerge from out of nowhere to become the best at their position.

The former burst onto the scene in Week 1, with five receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens. He's since maintained a high amount of value by being one of Denver's best red-zone options.

There's no reason to expect Thomas to start slowing down anytime soon, either. Don't even think about taking him out of your fantasy lineup, unless you're going to cash in on his value and make a big trade.

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