KJ Hamler
KJ Hamler
22-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Denver Broncos
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The Broncos are a strange team - they're loaded with receiving depth but have one of the worst QB situations in the league. Last year's 46th overall pick, Hamler is part of that depth, as he slots behind Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick. At 5-9, 181, Hamler is tiny, but he can fly - he was expected to run a sub 4.3 40 before a hamstring injury kept him out of the 2020 combine. Expect Hamler to serve as a field-stretcher and an option on gadget plays, but it's hard to see someone with his frame generating high volume, especially in such a crowded receiving corps that includes rising TE Noah Fant. Meanwhile, Teddy Bridgewater enters Week 1 as the starting quarterback, a likely weakness for the Broncos. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $7.14 million contract with the Broncos in July of 2020.
Collects three receptions
WRDenver Broncos
September 13, 2021
Hamler caught three of four targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Giants.
ANALYSIS
Hamler was tied for third in targets with fellow wideout Tim Patrick, behind only Noah Fant and Jerry Jeudy. Jeudy's exit from the contest with a high ankle sprain likely will cause the wide receiver to miss multiple weeks. In his absence, Hamler figures to benefit and be used more in Denver's passing attack. The 2020 second-round pick will have a chance to take a step forward when the Broncos visit the Jaguars in Week 2.
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How do KJ Hamler's 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
86.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
3.58
 
% Team Air Yards
28.9%
 
% Team Targets
11.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
21.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
25.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.3
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Jaguars pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
112.3
 
Cornerbacks
137.5
 
Safeties
70.3
 
Linebackers
79.2
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do KJ Hamler's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
181 lbs
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
30.75 in
 
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2 days ago
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Exploiting the Matchups: Week 2 Start/Sit
3 days ago
The Packers should rebound in a big way Monday night, scoring enough points to support productive days from secondary weapons like Marquez Valdes-Scantling and AJ Dillon.
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Denver double-dipped at receiver during the first two rounds of the draft, selecting Hamler in the second round after taking Jerry Jeudy in the first. Hamler led Penn State in receiving yards in each of his two seasons on campus and was expected to run a sub-4.3 40-yard-dash at the combine before injuring his hamstring. His potential as a deep threat and on trick plays should earn him some early snaps at WR3, though his immediate value might be as a decoy rather than game-breaker.
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Ready for Week 1
WRDenver Broncos
September 8, 2021
Hamler (illness) doesn't appear on the Broncos' initial Week 1 injury report released Wednesday.
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Sits out preseason finale
WRDenver Broncos
Illness
August 28, 2021
Hamler (illness) did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.
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Making case to play Saturday
WRDenver Broncos
Illness
August 28, 2021
Hamler (illness) took part in pregame warmups before Saturday's preseason game versus the Rams, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
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Unlikely for Saturday
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Illness
August 26, 2021
Hamler (illness) isn't likely to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
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Misses another practice
WRDenver Broncos
Illness
August 25, 2021
Hamler (illness) isn't practicing Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
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