Demaryius Thomas' Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 7

Austin GreenCorrespondent IOctober 20, 2013

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 29:  Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos runs for yards after the catch in the third quarter of a game at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on September 29, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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Demaryius Thomas had a subpar game Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts, but he still put up solid numbers for fantasy owners. 

Thomas was shut down by the Colts defense, catching just four passes four 82 yards. Luckily for those who decided to start him, one of those catches was a 31-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. 

It was Thomas' fifth touchdown catch of the season, and the latest reminder that he is one of the most valuable wide receivers in fantasy football. Even when he struggles, the fourth-year man out of Georgia Tech is capable of swinging a fantasy game. 

Unfortunately for the Broncos, they needed more than just fantasy production out of Thomas. 

His below-average (for him) game contributed to their first loss of the season. Thomas was unable to contribute for most of the game, and he dropped a crucial two-point conversion after his 31-yard touchdown. 

He was targeted nine times. 

Although he struggled, look for Thomas to bounce back next week against the porous Washington Redskins secondary.