Hamilton caught 23 of 44 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns during the 2020 campaign. Hamilton caught nine passes for 159 yards in two contests against Los Angeles, including a game-turning 40-yard touchdown in Week 8. Against all other opponents, he averaged just one catch for 9.6 yards per game. Following the Week 8 win over the Chargers, quarterback Drew Lock talked up Hamilton, but the junior from Penn State got lost in the shuffle. He'll probably remain there during the 2021 season. 2020 rookies Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler and Tyrie Cleveland will all enjoy their first full offseason and Courtland Sutton should be back to speed following a torn ACL. Add in Tim Patrick and it wouldn't be a surprise to see Hamilton back on the bubble come September.
Hamilton caught two of six targets for 18 yards during Sunday's 32-31 loss to Las Vegas. Hamilton was pushed into the WR2 role mid-game after Tim Patrick went down with a foot injury. He was unable to capitalize, not connecting with Drew Lock on a couple of deep balls down the sideline. Hamilton enters a contract year in 2021 and, though he's had strong chemistry with Lock, faces a crowded receiving corps with the return of Courtland Sutton (knee) and KJ Hamler (concussion).
Hamilton caught five of nine targets for 77 yards in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Chargers, With KJ Hamler (concussion) forced from the game early and Jerry Jeudy having trouble with drops, Hamilton wound up seeing a season high in targets and topped 33 yards for the first time since Week 8, leading the Broncos in receiving in the process. His two best performances this year have both come against the Chargers, making him a risky option in Week 17's clash with the Raiders even if Hamler remains sidelined.
Hamilton was not targeted on 11 offensive snaps during Saturday's 48-19 loss to Buffalo. Hamilton broke a three-game catchless streak with a 13-yard reception during Denver's Week 14 road win over Carolina, but his offensive role again reverted to obsolete against the Bills. The 25-year-old's best stretch of the season came Weeks 7 through 10 when he collected 12 receptions for 153 yards and a pair of touchdowns, however, he hasn't exceeded 20 receiving yards in any of his 10 appearances outside of that brief span.
Hamilton caught his lone target for a 13-yard gain during Sunday's 32-27 win over Carolina. Entering Sunday, Hamilton hadn't recorded a reception since Week 10 against Las Vegas. He saw just one target during that stretch. Though the streak is over, Hamilton still isn't a great gamble heading into Saturday's matchup against Buffalo, especially with the continued growth of rookie KJ Hamler. Hamilton has topped 20 yards just three times this season and seen more than three targets in a game just twice.
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