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13 K.J. Hamler WR

Denver Broncos

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November 17, 2020 08:16 PM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Leads team in targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler caught four of 10 targets for 50 yards during Sunday's loss in Las Vegas.

Hamler kicked Denver's offense into gear in the closing minute of the first half, coming across the middle and turning up field for a 27-yard gain that helped put the Broncos in striking distance right before the half. Hamler was hampered by a hamstring injury through training camp and into the season and was averaging a respectable 4.5 targets per game in his first four outings of the year. The rookie out of Penn State has now been targeted 10 times in each of the last two weeks as his speed has sometimes been too much for the corners he often draws. The Broncos haven't yet been able to make Hamler a consistent deep threat, but his ability to take short passes and quickly head up field should be helpful against a Miami defense that is unlikely to let Denver's quarterback, whether it's Drew Lock (ribs) or Brett Rypien, sit too long in the pocket.

November 9, 2020 01:12 PM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Double-digit targets at Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler secured six of 10 targets for 75 receiving yards during Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Falcons. He also registered a 15-yard rush on his lone carry.

Hamler eclipsed his previous career high in targets by three, also doubling his pre-existing best of three receptions during Sunday's defeat. Though Tim Patrick did score one of two wide receiver TDs while nearly equaling Hamler with nine targets of his own, the rookie proved to be significantly more explosive with his 12.5 yards-per-catch average. Hamler and Patrick fit in as the second and third options at WR behind Jerry Jeudy heading into the Broncos' Week 10 matchup against the Raiders' 25th-ranked pass defense.

November 2, 2020 02:20 AM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Snags game-winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler caught all three of his targets for 13 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-30 win over the Chargers.

Following a pass-interference penalty against the Chargers, the Broncos had one second to complete the comeback. Drew Lock rolled out, and when the defender came up to defend against the keeper, Hamler came open along the sideline for a a one-yard score. The rookie second-rounder has struggled to establish himself this season with recurring hamstring injuries and a revolving door at quarterback. Sunday might have been Hamler's chance to turn the corner. The next step in his development will be to emerge as the deep threat the Broncos drafted him to be. Next week's matchup could be a good opportunity to get there as the Falcons rank fifth worst in the league in yards per opponent catch, surrendering 12.2 yards per reception.

October 27, 2020 11:08 PM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Snares two passes in blowout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler corralled two of three targets for 24 receiving yards during Sunday's 43-16 loss to Kansas City. He also fumbled twice, but neither loose ball was recovered by the Chiefs.

Though Denver was unable to generate a single passing touchdown Week 7, it was at least a balanced attack, with eight different Broncos contributing two or more receptions. Hamler made his first contribution on the final play of the second quarter, registering a 21-yard catch-and-run as time expired in the first half. The Penn State product was otherwise held quiet in what was his first appearance since aggravating a hamstring injury Oct. 1. Having made it through the contest with no issue, he's seemingly ready to go for a Week 8 matchup against the Chargers' No. 23 pass defense.

October 23, 2020 06:24 PM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler (hamstring) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Hamler is set to return to the field for the first time since Week 4, when he aggravated a hamstring injury that had first cropped up back in training camp. The rookie second-round pick stands to be in the mix as Denver's third wide receiver behind Tim Patrick and Jerry Jeudy.

October 22, 2020 05:40 PM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Limited again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Hamler was unable to increase his activity level from Wednesday, but the Broncos are still seemingly encouraged with how he's progressed from the hamstring injury that has sidelined him since Week 4. According to DiLalla, head coach Vic Fangio said earlier Thursday that Hamler hasn't suffered any setbacks with the injury, leaving the door open for the rookie to return to the lineup Sunday against the Chiefs. The Broncos will decide whether Hamler carries a designation into the contest after Friday's practice concludes.

October 22, 2020 11:56 AM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Officially limited Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

Hamler's limited listing was expected after he was spotted on the field during the portion of practice that was open to the media. Since Hamler hasn't played since exiting the Broncos' Week 4 win over the Jets on Oct. 1 with the hamstring injury, he'll likely need to upgrade to full participation Thursday or Friday to avoid a designation heading into Sunday's game against the Chiefs. If cleared to play this weekend, Hamler should supplant DaeSean Hamilton for a regular spot alongside Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick in three-receiver formations.

October 22, 2020 11:52 AM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Back at practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler (hamstring) is participating in Wednesday's practice, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Hamler was spotted stretching at the early portion of practice, and an official word on his activity level will come when the Broncos' first injury report is released later in the day. Denver will most likely list the rookie second-round pick as a "limited" participant in the session, but that would still represent a tangible step in the right direction. Hamler will look to continue ramping up his workload with an eye on returning from a one-game absence Sunday against the Chiefs.

October 19, 2020 03:28 PM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Could return Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Hamler (hamstring) could return for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Hamler's hamstring kept him out of the season opener and the Week 6 win over the Patriots, but there's a chance he could return to the lineup this Sunday. If he's able to shake off the injury in time, the rookie second-rounder likely will line up as the No. 3 wideout behind Tim Patrick and Jerry Jeudy, and he could be pushed further down the pecking order if tight end Noah Fant (ankle) also returns. We'll have a better idea of Hamler's status when practices start up Wednesday, and the speedy wideout is worth keeping an eye on with the Broncos' target shares still ambiguous.

October 16, 2020 03:56 PM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Not available Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

The rookie second-round pick was initially ruled out for the matchup with New England when it was scheduled for Week 5, and he still won't be available for the rescheduled date Sunday. DaeSean Hamilton is likely to see increased offensive snaps in Hamler's absence.

October 14, 2020 09:24 PM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Still not ready to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler (hamstring) isn't participating in Wednesday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Hamler has yet to resume practicing since aggravating his hamstring injury Week 4 and being forced off the field. The rookie second-round is far from a lock to suit up Sunday against New England.

October 7, 2020 02:28 PM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Ruled out for Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday that Hamler (hamstring) won't be available to play in the Broncos' Week 5 game against New England, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

Though the Broncos will benefit from a longer turnaround between games after playing Thursday in Week 4, Hamler won't be able to move past the hamstring injury he sustained in the 37-28 win over the Jets before Sunday arrives. He was at least able to work out on the side during Tuesday's practice, which bodes well for his chances at avoiding a lengthy absence. With Hamler sidelined for at least Week 5, DaeSean Hamilton is the top candidate to join Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick in three-receiver sets.

October 7, 2020 08:08 AM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Rehabbing on side Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler (hamstring) worked out on a side field during Tuesday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Hamler exited Thursday's game against the Jets early with a hamstring injury, which was quite concerning after he battled a hamstring issue during training camp and missed Week 1 as a result. It's somewhat encouraging that he's working out in some capacity, and we'll have a better idea of his recovery when the Broncos release their first injury report of the week Wednesday.

October 1, 2020 10:20 PM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Won't return Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler is ruled out to return to Thursday's game against the Jets due to a hamstring injury, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Hamler did not record a catch during the first half, and he was ruled out as the third quarter began. The rookie second-round pick missed Week 1 and much of training camp due to a hamstring injury, but it remains to be seen whether Thursday's issue is related.

September 29, 2020 09:40 AM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Snags three passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler caught three of five targets for 30 yards during Sunday's 28-10 loss to Tampa Bay.

Hamler made a big 17-yard catch up the middle late in the second quarter, setting up Denver's lone touchdown of the game. Hamler was supposed to have a relatively quiet rookie season, but the injury to Courtland Sutton (ACL) has opened up some solid opportunities. The quality of those opportunities, however, is suspect. Until Drew Lock (throwing shoulder) returns, Hamler will be catching passes from Blake Bortles, Brett Rypien, or Jeff Driskel -- who struggled mightily Sunday. Without much at quarterback, even a favorable matchup against the Jets on Thursday might be a struggle.

September 22, 2020 09:36 PM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Should maintain consistent role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler should start for the Broncos in three-wide sets with Courtland Sutton (torn ACL) ruled out for the season, Ben Swanson of the team's official site reports.

Hamler actually finished with more offensive snaps (62 percent) and the same number of targets (seven) as rookie first-rounder Jerry Jeudy in Week 2, and he finished with three receptions for 48 yards. With Sutton done for the season, there's room for both players along with Tim Patrick in three-wide sets. Hamler's a speedy, versatile receiver who the Broncos can move around the formation, and they made need to get creative with Hamler with Jeff Driskel under center, as QB Drew Lock (shoulder) is set to be out 3-to-6 weeks.

September 20, 2020 09:04 PM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Makes three catches in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler caught three of seven targets for 48 yards and carried one time for nine yards during Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Steelers.

Hamler finally made his NFL debut after recovering from a hamstring injury and finished tied for the team lead in targets. He made a couple of flashy plays, including a nifty nine-yard carry, but he struggled to get open at times against a talented Pittsburgh defense. Hamler saw plenty of looks from Jeff Driskel, who replaced Drew Lock (shoulder) early on, so he should be used similarly in next Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers.

September 21, 2020 08:56 AM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Ready for NFL debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hamler (hamstring) is not listed among Denver's inactives for Sunday's matchup against the Steelers, per the Broncos official Twitter account.

The second-round rookie was unable to suit up for the Broncos' Monday night game against the Titans, but he now readies for his NFL debut against the vaunted Steelers defense. With Courtland Sutton back in the lineup after sitting out Week 1 due to a shoulder injury, Hamler fits into the rotation as a depth option.

September 18, 2020 04:04 PM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: May be limited in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Vic Fangio said Friday that he expects Hamler to play "some" during Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Hamler resumed practicing without limitations this week, but it looks like he may still be feeling residual effects from the hamstring injury that hampered him for nearly a month. It's also possible that despite now being back to full health, Hamler will need a bit of time to catch up after missing a substantial portion of training camp. In any case, considering that Hamler will also need to fight for targets behind Jerry Jeudy, Noah Fant and potentially Courtland Sutton (shoulder), the rookie second-round pick won't be easy to trust in fantasy lineups during his NFL debut.

September 16, 2020 08:44 AM
Broncos' KJ Hamler: Should be ready for Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Vic Fangio said Hamler (hamstring) will be a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Fangio also said that Hamler was full-go toward the end of last week, although the rookie second-rounder stuck to the scout team and was listed as a limited participant as a result. If he's indeed a full participant Wednesday, Hamler will make his NFL debut Sunday versus the Steelers, barring a setback. With Courtland Sutton (shoulder) potentially returning, however, Hamler will need to battle for reps since Jerry Jeudy and Noah Fant are already commanding considerable targets shares to start the season.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultRECYDSAVGLGTD
1Mon 09/14@ DENL 16-1400--0
2Sun 09/20@ PITL 21-2634816.0180
3Sun 09/27vs TBL 10-2833010.0170
4Thu 10/01@ NYJW 37-2800--0
7Sun 10/25vs KCL 16-4322412.0210
8Sun 11/01vs LACW 31-303134.371
9Sun 11/08@ ATLL 27-3467512.5360
10Sun 11/15@ LVL 12-3745012.5270
11Sun 11/22vs MIAW 20-134358.8160
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020DEN832527511.03613013
2019DEN0000---00000
Total832527511.03613013
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020DEN834328.015002
2019DEN0000---0000
Total834328.015002
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020DEN824221.0240
2019DEN000---00
Total824221.0240
Career Punt Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGFCLGTD
2020DEN8284.0280
2019DEN000---000
Total8284.0280
 
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Height/Weight:
5-9/178
Birthdate:
07/08/1999
Age:
21
Hometown:
Pontiac, MI, USA
School:
Penn State
NFL Experience:
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