Fantasy football: Julius Thomas bounces back from injury vs Chargers

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Nov 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (80) runs after a reception during the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


The Denver Broncos got some great news today prior to their game against the San Diego Chargers when starting  tight end  Julius Thomas was declared active for the AFC West showdown game.

Prior to the team’s Week 9 bye week, Thomas went down with an injury in the game against the Washington Redskins, and it appeared as though it might be enough to sideline him for at least one game. That same ankle has plagued him throughout his three-year NFL Career, and t looked as though it would halt his breakout season with the Broncos.

But that wasn’t  the case today against the Chargers, as Thomas suited-up and caught two passes for 92 yards and a score, and his 74-yard catch-and-run for the score in the first quarter helped the Broncos build an early lead they would never relinquish:

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