Hamilton will return to the Steelers on a one-year contract in 2017, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports. Hamilton is set to rejoin the Steelers after beginning the season as a free agent. He finished the regular season with 17 receptions for 234 yards and two touchdowns and added another score in the AFC Championship loss to the Patriots. Although he made the most of his limited opportunities, Hamilton is far from a lock to have a significant role in the upcoming season as he'll have to battle Darrius Heyward-Bey, Eli Rogers, and Sammie Coates for targets behind Antonio Brown. There's also the potential added competition should the Steelers add a wide receiver in the draft.
Hamilton caught two passes for 37 yards and a touchdown in Pittsburgh's 36-17 AFC championship loss to New England. Hamilton's score came in the final minutes, with the outcome of the game already decided. He had another touchdown called back earlier for an illegal touch penalty after stepping out of the end zone before making the catch.
Hamilton had three catches for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers' 27-24 overtime win against Cleveland on Sunday. Hamilton was targeted four times, the last being a lob pass from Landry Jones for a score to win in overtime. He finishes the regular season with 17 catches for 234 yards and two touchdowns, the first coming in Week 6 against Miami, who the Steelers will host in the Wild Card playoff game.
Hamilton caught his only target for six yards in the Steelers' 31-27 win over the Ravens on Sunday. Despite all the wide receiver woes Pittsburgh has had this season, Hamilton can't seem to garner significant attention from Ben Roethlisberger.
Hamilton caught one pass for 21 yards in Pittsburgh's 24-20 win over Cincinnati on Sunday. Targeted just two times all game, Hamilton continues to have a minor role in the offense. Although the Ravens allow the second most touchdowns to opposing receivers, fantasy owners should not consider inserting Hamilton in their Week 16 lineup.
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