College: Penn State | Rookie
Height: 5'9" | Weight: 178 lbs
Birth Date: 7/8/1999
Depth Chart: WR1.2
2020 Bye Week: 5
Total Pts: 61.9
Avg Pts: 6.19
Rank: 85 WR
|Week 2||8.70||KJ Hamler 9 rushing yds (0.90 pts)|
KJ Hamler 48 receiving yds (4.80 pts)
KJ Hamler 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
|Week 3||6.00||KJ Hamler 30 receiving yds (3.00 pts)|
KJ Hamler 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
|Week 7||5.40||KJ Hamler 10 rushing yds (1.00 pts)|
KJ Hamler 24 receiving yds (2.40 pts)
KJ Hamler 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
|Week 8||10.30||KJ Hamler 13 receiving yds (1.30 pts)|
KJ Hamler 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
KJ Hamler 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . KJ Hamler 1 yd TD pass from Drew Lock
|Week 9||15.00||KJ Hamler 15 rushing yds (1.50 pts)|
KJ Hamler 75 receiving yds (7.50 pts)
KJ Hamler 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
|Week 10||9.00||KJ Hamler 50 receiving yds (5.00 pts)|
KJ Hamler 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
|Week 11||7.50||KJ Hamler 35 receiving yds (3.50 pts)|
KJ Hamler 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
|Week 12||8.30||3-39yds / 0.2TDs projected|
|Playoff Week 1|
|Playoff Week 2|
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler contributed four catches for 35 yards on six targets in the 20-13 Week 11 win over the Dolphins on Sunday. Hamler continues to have a role in the Broncos offense, but they relied mostly on a successful ground attack in this upset victory over Miami. The 21-year-old rookie out of Penn State does have 26 targets for 14 receptions and 160 yards over the last three games, but he has just one touchdown on the season in eight games so far. The quick and explosive slot weapon can break big plays at any time and has become a WR4/5 in deeper leagues as he sees an increased role in the offense. Hamler could be a surprise performer in a Week 12 matchup against the Saints, but fantasy managers in 12-team leagues should still have better flex options.
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler has seen 10 targets in back-to-back weeks and caught four passes for 50 yards in the Week 10 loss to the division-rival Raiders. The 20 targets in the last two weeks shows that Hamler has earned a more prominent role alongside fellow rookie Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick. The 21-year-old has a bright future and could be very successful out of the slot in this offense, but he's not quite a weekly flex consideration in fantasy leagues with Jeudy, Patrick and tight end Noah Fant also competing for targets with him. Hamler will have some opportunities in Week 11 against the Dolphins and has sneaky upside, but for now he's a bench stash in deeper leagues, especially if quarterback Drew Lock (ribs) doesn't play this week.
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler may not have stood out on the stat sheet in the 37-12 loss to the division-rival Raiders in Week 10, but he continues to see his role increase in this offense. Hamler led the team with 10 targets and has now seen exactly 10 targets in back-to-back weeks. The Penn State product hauled in four of those 10 looks on Sunday for 50 yards. He has 10 receptions (20 targets) for 125 yards the last two weeks after catching 11 passes (18 targets) for 115 yards and a touchdown in his first five games of the season. Hamler's arrow is definitely pointing upwards, making him worth stashing in deeper leagues. However, he's still a risky WR4/flex as quarterback Drew Lock continues to struggle with accuracy and consistency.
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler is coming off his best performance as a professional, posting career-highs in catches (six), targets (10) and yards (75) in the loss to the Falcons. Hamler scored his first career touchdown of the game-winning variety in Week 8 and has taken over the slot role in Denver's offense. It has led to increased usage in recent weeks, although the 21-year-old from Penn State isn't quite a serious consideration for starting fantasy lineups in the flex spot just yet. He'll be facing a tough matchup in the slot against Raiders cornerback Lamarcus Joyner this Sunday, so don't expect him to put up the numbers he did last week. But Hamler is an intriguing stash in deeper leagues and has plenty of long-term upside for those that are currently stashing him in dynasty setups.
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler was targeted 10 times in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons, catching six of those passes for 75 yards. Hamler entered the game with just 18 targets on the season, so this explosion in usage was a bit unexpected. It's unclear if we can expect this trend to continue, but Hamler's at least worth a waiver add in 14-team leagues because of his upside.
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler had a memorable first career touchdown in Week 8 against the division-rival Chargers, as his touchdown grab with time expiring in the fourth quarter proved to be the game-winner. Hamler caught all of his targets in the game, but he saw just three looks and gained 13 yards outside of the game-winning score. The Broncos are facing a Falcons Defense in Week 9 that has allowed the third-most fantasy points to wideouts, but Hamler has just 18 targets through five games in an inconsistent Denver offense. The potential return of receiver Tim Patrick (hamstring) could also mean fewer snaps for the rookie this Sunday. Hamler isn't a realistic starting option in fantasy lineups this weekend.
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler caught his first career touchdown pass in Week 8 against the Chargers, and it was a big one, as it proved to be the game-winning score as time expired in the 31-30 victory over the division rivals. Hamler caught all three of his looks in the game for 13 yards. From a fantasy perspective, though, the Penn State product just hasn't seen enough volume -- six targets in the last two games -- to be worth rostering outside of dynasty/keeper leagues. Hamler has 11 receptions on 18 targets for 115 yards and the one touchdown in five games this season. The 21-year-old has missed two games with injuries in his rookie season as well.
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler returned last week after missing a month with a hamstring injury, but he didn't do much in the 43-16 blowout loss to the Chiefs, catching two of his three targets for 24 yards. He also ran the ball once for 10 yards. Hamler saw seven targets in the Week 2 loss to Pittsburgh, but he just hasn't been involved enough in Denver's spotty passing attack to warrant fantasy attention in any single-year fantasy formats. In his four games, the second-round pick has caught eight of his 15 targets for 102 yards. The Penn State alum could find himself in a bigger role this Sunday against the Chargers if Tim Patrick (hamstring) is ruled out, but even then he'd be a desperation dart throw as a flex in deep leagues.
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler returned to action in Week 7 against the Chiefs after missing a month with a hamstring injury that he suffered in the Week 4 win over the Jets. Hamler caught two of his three targets for 24 yards and also had a 10-yard run in the 43-16 blowout loss to Kansas City. In four games so far in his rookie season, the 21-year-old second-rounder has eight receptions on 15 targets for 102 yards. Hamler could eventually be a weapon for Denver out of the slot, but he's too far down the receiving pecking order right now in a much too inconsistent offense. He hasn't had more than three catches in a single game in 2020 and is really only a dynasty/keeper stash for now.
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler (hamstring) was limited in practice for the second straight day on Thursday, giving him a chance to return to action in Week 7 against the Chiefs. Hamler was injured in the Week 4 win over the Jets and hasn't played since. There's a good chance he'll be listed as questionable on the final injury report. But even if the 21-year-old first-year player is active against Kansas City, he cannot be trusted in starting lineups after catching half of his 12 targets for 78 yards in his three games played in 2020. The 5-foot-9, 176-pound slot guy is explosive and will become a nice deep threat for Denver eventually, but he hasn't been a big enough part of the offense yet in his first year. Hamler remains strictly a dynasty/keeper league stash.
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant (ankle) and wide receiver K.J. Hamler (hamstring) could both potentially return to play in Sundays contest versus Kansas City after missing last Sundays outing due to respective injuries, per head coach Vic Fangio. Fant is the more fantasy relevant of the two, having established a considerable rapport with Drew Lock last season. Fant has hauled in five receptions in three of his four appearances this year, combining for 219 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Hamlers first two contests saw him receive 12 targets, which bodes well for his fantasy upside should he ultimately suit up. Check back throughout the week for updates on both players, whose return would knock Jerry Jeudys appeal down a notch.
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler (hamstring) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 6 against the Patriots. Hamler wouldn't have played last week either and hasn't practiced since suffering the injury in the Week 4 win against the Jets. The 21-year-old rookie has the potential to be an explosive and dynamic slot receiver down the road for Denver, but he should really only be stashed in dynasty/keeper leagues at the moment. His absence will open the door for DaeSean Hamilton to see a bigger role, but he can't be trusted in fantasy lineups. Rookie Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick will remain the top receivers for Denver.
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler (hamstring) missed practice all week and has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Patriots in Week 5. Hamler was injured in the Week 4 win over the Jets and wasn't targeted in the contest. The speedy rookie has only six receptions on 12 targets for 78 yards in the first three games of his career, but he has big-play ability and will get more opportunities this season with Courtland Sutton (knee) out for the year. The 21-year-old should remain stashed in dynasty/keeper formats and deeper leagues. DaeSean Hamilton should see work in three-receiver sets in Hamler's place on Monday night, but he can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler (hamstring) suffered an injury in the 37-28 Thursday night win over the Jets in Week 4 and did not return to the contest. Hamler wasn't targeted at all in the passing game before his injury with quarterback Brett Rypien making his first career start, while teammate Tim Patrick went for six catches, 113 yards and his second touchdown of the season. It's concerning for Hamler, as he dealt with an injury earlier this year that caused him to miss the season-opener. If the speedy rookie is forced to miss additional time, DaeSean Hamilton would ascend to No. 3 receiver status behind Jerry Jeudy and Patrick. For now, Hamler is strictly a dynasty/keeper league stash.
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler has a healthy 12 targets in his first two NFL games, but he's caught just six passes for 78 yards, including only three catches for 30 yards in the Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers. There's a lot to like long term about this speedy big-play 21-year-old, but fantasy managers will need to be patient with him in dynasty/keeper leagues. There's no real fantasy appeal in redraft leagues just yet with Hamler, at least until quarterback Drew Lock (shoulder) returns to the mix. With Brett Rypien making his first career start against the Jets on Thursday, you can do better than Hamler in deep leagues.
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler caught three of his five targets for only 30 yards in the 28-10 Week 3 loss to the Buccaneers. Hamler ran the ball once but lost two yards in the process. The speedy youngster has big-play ability, but it'll probably be few and far between that he can take advantage of that with backup quarterback Jeff Driskel leading the team right now with Drew Lock (shoulder) injured. Hamler could do some damage against a poor Jets Defense on Thursday night in Week 4, but he'll be a hail mary in terms of DFS and season-long leagues as long as Driskel remains the starter.