The Denver Broncos are preparing for their second match up with the Kansas City Chiefs in three weeks, but they could be without one of their top offensive weapons. Tight end Julius Thomas has been limited all week in practice with a knee injury and his chances of suiting up for today’s game don’t appear to be great.
From Adam Schefter of ESPN:
No final decision, still a pre-game warmup for Broncos TE Julius Thomas. But chances of playing are iffy at best at this time. Knee tight.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 1, 2013
Being without Thomas would be a big setback for the Broncos offense, who is already banged up.
Thomas has become a favorite target of quarterback Peyton Manning, so Manning will need to rely more heavily on his wide receivers in hostile territory at Arrowhead Stadium.
There is still a chance that Thomas could suit up if he looks good in pre-game warm ups, but it is not looking good for the Broncos and fantasy owners.