Hamilton finished 2018 having caught 30 of 46 targets for 243 yards and two touchdowns.
During training camp, some thought that Denver's fourth-round pick Hamilton, and not the team's second-rounder Courtland Sutton, was destined to be Denver's No. 3 receiver in 2018. In the end, Sutton's raw, big-play ability won out and Hamilton struggled to find a rhythm and missed extended time with a MCL sprain. His abilities as a savvy underneath target showed through down the stretch, however, as he averaged 6.25 catches off of 9.5 targets per game during the season's final four weeks following Emmanuel Sanders' season-ending Achilles' injury. Hamilton scored both of his touchdowns on the season during that span. Sanders may return to provide an established threat in 2019, but it's easy to see a Denver passing attack that is eventually based around attacking with fellow youngsters Sutton and Tim Patrick down the sidelines and deep while Hamilton and his much-hyped route-running takes hold of the middle of the field.
Hamilton caught five of eight targets for 49 yards in Sunday's 23-9 loss to the Chargers.
Hamilton closed out the season with four consecutive contests of at least five balls and 40-plus yards in the loss, but the real star of the passing game was Royce Freeman, who logged eight catches on 10 targets. Unfortunately, the Broncos failed to sustain many drives and their lone touchdown was caught by fullback Andy Janovich. Hamilton finishes the regular season with 30 catches on 46 targets for 243 yards and two scores, much of which came in the final four contests after Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) was placed on IR. The 23-year-old will certainly be in line for a larger role come 2019.
Hamilton hauled in six of his nine targets for 40 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 27-14 loss to the Raiders.
Hamilton got open as he was headed out of the left side of the end zone but made the seven-yard catch to get the Broncos for the first time all day in the third quarter. The 23-year-old has provided a consistent target for Case Keenum since Emmanuel Sanders went down with an Achilles injury and how has at least six catches and 40 yards in each of Denver's last three games to go with two scores. The 2018 fourth-round pick will try to close out the regular season in similar fashion with a home matchup against the Chargers in Week 17.
Hamilton caught seven of 12 targets for 46 receiving yards during Saturday's 17-16 loss to the Browns.
Though receiving production has been relatively split between Hamilton, Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick in two weeks sans Emmanuel Sanders, the Penn State standout may be the most promising of the bunch, demonstrating reliable hands and savvy acumen after the catch with more opportunity to get on the field of late. Hamilton has garnered a monstrous 21 targets over Denver's past two games (team-high), turning those chances into 14 catches for 93 receiving yards and a touchdown. Following a second consecutive noteworthy showing, Hamilton figures to be a popular waiver wire add and potential deep-league streaming option going up against an Oakland defense that's allowing a league-high 3.9 red zone drives per game this season, 10 times being burned by a wide receiver for more than 15 points in PPR scoring.
Hamilton co-led the Broncos in receptions, helping them in the first game without Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles). The rookie from Penn State's reception, receiving yardage and target totals were all career highs, and his 1-yard touchdown reception with 3:53 remaining brought Denver to within six points. Hamilton's ability to take advantage of extra snaps was certainly encouraging, giving him a solid fantasy outlook heading into a Week 15 battle against the Browns next Saturday night.