Posted Mon Oct 24th by Jon Heath
During a team scrimmage at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August of 2010, Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow hit receiver and fellow rookie Demaryius Thomas on a beautiful fade route for a touchdown.
Witnessing the event live, I hoped it was a sign of things to come.
Just over a year later, the two former first round draft picks appear to have developed some rhythm. Tebow targeted Thomas ten times on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, which resulted in three connections for 27 yards and a touchdown.
Many of Tebow’s passes were erratic ones, which partly explains why Thomas was thrown to ten times and only recorded three catches. However, it was clear Thomas was Tebow’s go-to-guy and his accuracy got better as the game went on.
Thomas is available in 97.3% of Fantasy Football leagues on ESPN.com, and on Sunday scored eight points in standard scoring leagues. As the season goes, Thomas’ numbers will most likely improve as he remains Tebow’s favorite target.
Thomas would be a nice pickup now if you are looking for a third receiver or if you just want to hold on to him and wait for him to get hot. When he does get hot, Thomas will become a hot commodity in fantasy leagues. Now is the time to claim him.
If Thomas can stay healthy, he has loads of potential. I can see TT to DT becoming a great duo down the road.