KJ Hamler Fantasy Outlook Points to Underwhelming Rookie Campaign

Max Staley
KJ Hamler could struggle to contribute as a fantasy option in 2020.
KJ Hamler could struggle to contribute as a fantasy option in 2020. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

KJ Hamler will likely create more real-life than fantasy value in 2020. Projected to be manning the slot in a suddenly-crowded Denver Broncos' skill-position group, Hamler will be a difficult player to trust for fantasy purposes, though he does have some upside.

KJ Hamler Fantasy Football Value

Hamler will be fighting an uphill battle for targets next season. At best, he'll likely be Drew Lock's No. 3 target behind Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy. He'll also have to compete with Noah Fant, and solid-enough pass-catchers in Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay.

The Broncos had the sixth-fewest pass attempts in the NFL last season, though. That didn't really change much once the team installed Lock as its starter, as Joe Flacco averaged 32.8 pass attempts per game and the Missouri product averaged 31.5.

Even if the Broncos' influx of talent at the skill-position group suggests the team will be airing it out more often in 2020, Hamler's not exactly set up to produce on a week-to-week basis in year one. Being the third option, at best, in a run-first offense does not lend itself to fantasy production.

Hamler checks in as the No. 15 player in our post-draft rookie dynasty rankings, though don't be surprised if he occasionally has a big game thanks to his dynamic athletic ability.

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