K.J. Hamler

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K.J. Hamler Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • Hamler caught 30 of 56 targets for 381 yards and 3 scores in 13 games as a rookie last year.
  • He ranked 92nd among WRs in PPR points per game and 86th in non-PPR.
  • Among 84 WRs with 50+ targets last season, Hamler ranked 76th in yards per route run and 83rd in Pro Football Focus receiving grade.
  • Hamler dropped 18.9% of his catchable targets -- dead last among those 84 WRs.
  • He missed 3 games last year: Week 1 with a hamstring injury, Week 6 with another hamstring and Week 17 with a concussion.
  • He also tore his ACL as a high school senior and missed last year’s Combine with a hamstring injury.
  • The injuries are an even bigger concern considering Hamler is just 5’11 and 178 pounds.
  • He had 2 productive seasons at Penn State, leading the team in catches (42) and receiving yards (754) as a redshirt freshman and leading in all major receiving categories with a 56-904-8 line the following year.
  • He averaged 16.9 yards per catch over those 2 seasons. And, while we never got a 40 time on him, Hamler has elite speed.
  • He faces stiff target competition in 2021. Courtland Sutton is on track to return by Week 1 after missing all but 31 snaps last season with a torn ACL and MCL. WR Jerry Jeudy figures to remain ahead of Hamler in the pecking order after garnering 113 targets as a rookie last year. And TE Noah Fant is still on the ascent heading into year 3.
  • Hamler figures to battle Tim Patrick for #3 WR duties
  • The Broncos traded for QB Teddy Bridgewater in April. He’ll compete with QB Drew Lock for the starting job.
  • Bridgewater sports a career 66.5% completion rate and 7.3 yards per attempt average -- much better than Lock’s 59.1% completion rate and 6.6 yards per attempt through 2 seasons.
  • Whether Lock takes a significant step forward in 2021 or Bridgewater beats him out, Denver should get better QB play this season than last.
  • OC Pat Shurmur returns for his 2nd season with the B…

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K.J. Hamler Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 27, 2020 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Hamler exited Week 16's game against the Chargers due to a concussion. He finished the season on IR
Oct 1, 2020 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Hamler suffered a hamstring injury during the Week 4 game against the New York Jets. He missed two games
Aug 20, 2020 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Hamler sustained a hamstring injury at the Denver Broncos’ summer training camp. He missed the season opener game vs. the Titans.
Sep 29, 2018 Non-NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Hamler exited the game against Ohio State in the fourth quarter after taking a hit to the helmet