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K.J. Hamler - Fantasy Points Outlook

Basic StatsK.J. Hamler's Basic Stats

K.J. Hamler
ADP: 34.10
Bye: 9
Experience: 2 Yr(s)
Age: 22.9
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 178
40 Time: 4.32
Speed Score: 99.40
SPARQx (Rank): 112.10 (74%)

K.J. Hamler's 2022 Projections & Outlook

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#127 Wide Receiver

47.7 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
34.10 24.3 329.6 2 0.8 0.1

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Basic StatsK.J. Hamler's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:
  • Hamler’s 2021 season ended when he tore his left ACL and dislocated his left hip in Week 3.
  • He needed surgery on both the knee and hip but was able to resume running and run routes with new QB Russell Wilson in March.
  • Prior to going down, Hamler caught 5 of 10 targets for 74 scoreless yards in about 2.5 games worth of action.
  • As a rookie in 2020, Hamler posted a 30-381-3 line on 56 targets across 13 games. He ranked 92nd among WRs in PPR points per game.
  • Hamler missed 3 games as a rookie with a hamstring injury and concussion. He also tore an ACL as a high school senior in 2016, sustained a concussion at Penn State in 2018 and was unable to work out at the 2020 Combine due to a hamstring injury.
  • Hamler checked in at just 5’9 and 178 pounds at the Combine.
  • He played 92% of his snaps from the slot at Penn State and has played 62% of his snaps in the slot for the Broncos.
  • When healthy, Hamler figures to slot in as Denver’s #4 WR behind Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick, who’s coming off a nice 2021 and got a 3-year, $34 million extension in November.
  • Wilson will be a big QB upgrade in 2022. He struggled after suffering a right finger injury last October. But Wilson was excellent before that and had shown no signs of decline the previous few seasons.
  • Patrick will play under a new coaching staff this offseason after the Broncos named Nathaniel Hackett their HC.
    • It’s Hackett’s first crack at a HC gig. He has 8 years of NFL OC experience: 2013-2014 with the Bills, 2016-2018 with the Jaguars and 2019-2021 with the Packers.
    • Hackett’s Bills and Jaguars offenses – piloted by E.J. Manuel, Kyle Orton and Blake Bortles – were run leaning. But Hackett went pass heavier when he hooked up with Aaron Rodgers. The Packers ranked 7th, 9th and 11th in situation-neutral pass rate the last 3 seasons.
  • With Wilson and Hackett in town, we’re projecting the Broncos to pass at a tangibly higher clip than they did last season.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Hamler’s first order of business is recovering from last September’s torn ACL and dislocated hip. After that, he still has plenty to prove after 16 mostly underwhelming games to open his NFL career.

Hamler gets a big QB upgrade this season with the arrival of Russell Wilson. But he’ll likely be 4th on Denver’s depth chart behind Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick. Hamler would need an injury to at least 1 of those guys to have a shot at reliable fantasy value.

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K.J. Hamler, WR DEN

9:35am EDT 6/20/22

Deep balls upcoming for Hamler?

Nick Kosmider of The Athletic considers K.J. Hamler the Denver WR that best fits Russell Wilson’s skill set. Hamler suffered a torn left ACL and a dislocated hip in Week 3 of last season. Following a smooth rehab, the speedster could fill a key role alongside one of the league’s best deep ball passers. Kosmider notes that the 3rd-year pro posted a massive 20.1 air yards per target in a limited 2021 sample. Given the crowded WR depth chart, though, Hamler’s best off as a late-round WR7/8 in best ball leagues.

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Broncos WR K.J. Hamler revealed Wednesday that he dislocated his hip on the same play on which he tore his left ACL last September. He needed surgery on the hip, in addition to the knee. Hamler has resumed running and said he's ahead of schedule in his rehab. “The fact that I’m out there, when I’m not supposed to be out there… it tells you how hard I work. I’m working my butt off," he said. We'll see how Hamler looks when Denver opens training camp in July. He'll likely slide in as the Broncos' #4 WR behind Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick.

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Broncos WR K.J. Hamler is “well ahead of schedule" in his recovery from last September's torn left ACL, GM George Paton said. Hamler was able to get on the field and run some routes with new QB Russell Wilson in March. "The fact that I saw him running routes last month at Russell’s, I mean, I know he’s doing well, I know his surgery went well, but when I saw him out there (running routes), very impressive," Paton added. It sounds like Hamler is on track to be ready for the start of training camp. His challenge at that point will be climbing a depth chart that's topped by Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick.

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Broncos GM George Paton told The Denver Post that WR KJ Hamler is a "long shot" to participate in spring OTAs. Hamler suffered an ACL tear back in Week 3, so it's not surprising that he isn't trending for early workouts. We'll see about his status for training camp and beyond. In addition to the knee, though, Hamler must compete with a crowded offense for targets. It's tough to envision him becoming much of a 2022 factor in redraft fantasy football leagues.

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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.

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K.J. Hamler, WR DEN
Dynasty MVP 45.2
Position Rank #123 WR
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