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Broncos' Julius Thomas Avoids High-Ankle Sprain

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MRI results came back negative on Julius Thomas' ankle Monday. Photo by Steve Nehf/The Denver Post via Getty Images.
MRI results came back negative on Julius Thomas' ankle Monday. Photo by Steve Nehf/The Denver Post via Getty Images.

Lindsay Jones of USA Today tweeted Monday that the MRI on Julius Thomas’ ankle came back negative. Thomas also tweeted himself that he had avoided a high-ankle sprain.

This is great news for the breakout tight end as high-ankle sprains tend to linger. With the Broncos on a bye in Week 9, he should benefit from the extra rest. Even so, he is still questionable at best heading into Week 10.

Thomas is in his third year out of Portland State. Over his first two seasons, he played in just eight games and registered one reception. Through eight games this season he already has 39 receptions for 451 yards and a ridiculous eight touchdowns. That puts him on pace for 78 receptions, 902 reciving yards and 16 touchdowns this season.

If he can get healthy quickly coming out of the bye, he will continue to be an every week TE1 in all fantasy formats. Anyone in the Denver offense is dangerous on any given Sunday. They have scored the most points through eight games in league history.