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Texans Make Bold Move To Pick Up Thomas From Broncos

Texans Make Bold Move To Pick Up Thomas From Broncos

He started every game in the last seven seasons and leaves Denver with 665 receptions and 9055 receiving yards as well as 60 touchdowns.

Demaryius Thomas has departed the Denver Broncos, traded to the Houston Texans ahead of the NFL's trade deadline.

Week 9 of the National Football League season is nearly here and midway in the week the odds makers in Las Vegas have chosen the Denver Broncos to be the favorites in their game against the Houston Texans. Houston's interest in Thomas no doubt picked up with both their recent surge to the top of the AFC South standings, and the loss of starting wide receiver Will Fuller for the year.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection ranks high on several franchise lists, including No. 2 for most receiving touchdowns and receiving yards.

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Thomas has played his entire nine-year career with the Broncos.

This Sunday's game should be fun for the fact Thomas is facing his former team for the first time in his first game with the Texans. The speed that made Thomas' NFL career has diminished, but that doesn't mean he can't be effective as a target for Deshaun Watson. He profiles as a top 25-35 guy who can be a weekly starting option in fantasy football (Thomas is 35th right now in rankings, and Sutton could outperform him).

For the uninitiated, that line comes straight out of the 1995 hit movie "Friday", and the reference is ideal, given that Thomas and Miller were teammates since the 2011 season and won Super Bowl 50 together in 2016. According to ESPN, the teams will also swap seventh-round picks.

Miller posted this on Instagram after Thomas was traded as a "goodbye" of sorts. One is the aforementioned Sutton. In trading Thomas to Houston, Denver saves $3.5 million in cap space this year and $14 million in cap space next year.