Fantasy Football Week 8: Demaryius Thomas will light up Saints D

Doug Pensinger

Thomas has been a solid play this season, but with a matchup against the Saints, the Broncos wide receiver could make an impact for his owners in Week 8.

Demaryius Thomas has fumbled the ball away three times through seven weeks, which is the same number of times the the has reached the end zone. Despite this, the Broncos wideout has put up above-average yardage totals and continues to get touches in Denver's slant-and-go passing attack led by Peyton Manning. He'll look to hold onto the ball and score double-digit fantasy points against a New Orleans defense that has given up yards in bunches, ranking last in the NFL in total yards allowed.

Numberwire.com has Thomas ranked #11 for wide receivers just behind teammate Eric Decker, who has equaled the production of his fellow wideout. Thomas is projected for 11 fantasy points, which makes him a solid number two option for fantasy owners.

What makes Thomas special is his ability to go up and get the ball, with his leaping ability and his 6'3" frame. The Broncos should have plenty of red zone opportunities at home this Sunday night, and it isn't far-fetched to think that Thomas will score on a jump ball from in close.

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