Broncos tight end Julius Thomas is expected to be utilized even more in his second season as a starter.

Thomas was a favorite target for Peyton Manning during the 2013 season and with Eric Decker gone, even though Emmanuel Sanders is there, Thomas should be seeing a significant increase in targets as he will be deployed as both a tight end and a wide receiver. Consider him a solid No. 2 overall pick at the position, just behind Jimmy Graham.ANALYST: Howard Bender