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Broncos WR K.J. Hamler suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's win over the Jets and will miss the rest of the season, insider Mike Klis reports. The timing of the injury gives Hamler a good chance to be ready for the start of the 2022 campaign, but durability is a significant concern here after Hamler struggled staying healthy at Penn State and as a rookie. With WR Jerry Jeudy still expected to miss a few more weeks, Denver is down to WRs Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, Diontae Spencer and Kendall Hinton for now.

Broncos WR K.J. Hamler injured his left knee in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Jets. He had to be helped off the field and back to the locker room. We'll update Hamler's status when we know more.

Update: Hamler has been ruled out

Broncos HC Vic Fangio informed the team this morning that Teddy Bridgewater has won the starting QB job over Drew Lock. It looked like a dead heat until Bridgewater turned in an excellent outing in the 2nd preseason game, going 9 of 11 for for 105 yards and a TD. Bridgewater sits 10th among 80 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' preseason passing grades. Lock ranks 37th. Bridgewater isn't an exciting player or high-upside fantasy option. But he's steady and accurate. And Denver's strong group of pass-catchers could turn him into a spot-start option for fantasy teams this year. We like this news for the fantasy value on the Broncos' pass-catchers, especially WR Jerry Jeudy.

Broncos WR KJ Hamler missed practice today due to COVID-19 protocols, per team insider Mike Klis. Hamler told reporters last week that he was fully vaccinated — but not yet 14 days clear of his 2nd shot. Loaded with speed, the former Round 2 pick will likely need an injury to Courtland Sutton or Jerry Jeudy to emerge in fantasy. We'll let you know when he returns to practice.

Update: Hamler said Wednesday that he missed practice due to a false positive. He was back at practice on August 4.

Broncos WR K.J. Hamler sustained a concussion in the 1st half of Sunday's game vs. the Chargers. We'll see if the rookie can get cleared for next weekend's finale vs. the Raiders.

Broncos QBs Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles have tested negative for COVID and been cleared to return to the team. Lock will be back under center for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs. That puts guys like WR Jerry Jeudy and TE Noah Fant back in play for Week 12 fantasy lineups.

Broncos QBs Drew Lock, Brett Rypien, Blake Bortles and Jeff Driskel are all ineligible to play against the Saints on Sunday due to COVID contract tracing concerns to Driskel, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. We'll see whether this game gets played tomorrow -- and what the hell Denver does on offense if it does. Insider Mike Klis throws out Kendall Hinton as an option at QB. He's on Denver's practice squad as a WR but was a 3-year starting QB at Wake Forest. This is a mess and you should try to avoid all Broncos in Week 12 fantasy lineups.

Broncos WR Tim Patrick (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Chargers. That leaves Jerry Jeudy, K.J. Hamler and DaeSean Hamilton as Denver’s top 3 WRs.

Broncos WR Tim Patrick (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. He didn’t practice all week, though, so don’t bank on him playing. Patrick’s absence would leave Jerry Jeudy, K.J. Hamler and DaeSean Hamilton as Denver’s top 3 WRs.

Broncos WR Tim Patrick (hamstring) didn't practice on Wednesday. He's in danger of missing this weekend's game vs. the Chargers. Patrick's absence would free up targets for WRs Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler and TEs Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam

Broncos WR K.J. Hamler (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Patriots. The early rule-out hints at a multi-week injury. Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton will operate as Denver's top 3 WRs this weekend.

Broncos WR K.J. Hamler was knocked out by a hamstring injury in the 1st half of Thursday night's game against the Jets. He was replaced by WR DaeSean Hamilton, who finished with 1 catch on 3 targets for 9 yards. WR Tim Patrick broke out for a 6-113-1 line in this one. We'll see when Hamler is able to return.

Broncos WRs Courtland Sutton (shoulder) and K.J. Hamler (hamstring) are inactive for tonight's game against the Titans. That leaves Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton as Denver's top 3 WRs. TE Noah Fant should also get a target boost with Sutton out.

Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Titans. After hurting that right shoulder on Thursday, he didn't practice on Friday or Saturday. So consider him on the wrong side of 50/50. With the late kickoff, Sutton should be on fantasy benches. His absence would mean more targets for WR Jerry Jeudy and TE Noah Fant. Broncos rookie WR K.J. Hamler (hamstring) is also listed as questionable after a limited week of practices.

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