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KJ Hamler

KJ Hamler

WR - DEN
Height: 5' 9"Weight: 176 lbsAge: 21College: Penn State

Week 7 Outlook

KC @ DEN
Sun 4:25pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) WR #100
Projection 3.8 pts

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Explosive athlete. Dynamic slot receiver, but also has the ability to play outside. Will be able to step in and fill the Hollywood Brown role for a NFL team. Great route runner. Stacks his routes well with shiftiness and puts the defender on his heels. Then follows through with his explosiveness to create separation. Mismatch out of the slot without a small nickel corner. A safety or LB lined up on him won't be able to keep up. Used downfield frequently, but also excels on quick outs, slants, ins, etc. Extremely athletic and agile with his size. Shifty, but also has great burst to be able to pull away from defenders. Great hands and made several difficult catches on tape. Had only one drop, but followed it up immediately with a great grab. Struggles in truly contested catch situations, but is able to hang onto the ball with a defender draped over him in tight windows. Due to his size, is not going to be a player to "go up and get it" and come down with the ball consistently. Great after the catch. Infrequently used in screens or crossing routes, but great after the catch downfield. Able to utilize his athleticism to pull away from defenders and house it. However, does have the ability to catch a defender flat footed and turn the corner to pick up a nice long gain. Decent release at the LOS, but was rarely tested due to being in the slot. Whenever he did line up out wide, he was rarely pressed...most likely due to defenses respecting his speed. Great at tracking the ball deep and should continue to succeed in this area in the NFL. And blazing speed. Might push Henry Ruggs and Jalen Reagor for fastest 40 yard dash. Overall, a great WR prospect who is not necessarily relegated to just a slot role. A cheat code on slot fade routes and will be a mismatch nightmare for defensive coordinators. Due to his size, he won't fit every NFL offense, but there's a spot for him and he could be very valuable for Fantasy Football.

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KJ Hamler totals just 34 yards in return from hamstring injury

KJ Hamler caught 2-of-3 targets for 24 yards and rushed once for 10 yards in a 43-16 loss to the Chiefs in Week 7.

Fantasy Impact

Hamler returned after missing a month with a hamstring injury. The entire passing attack struggled against the Chiefs in the snow, and will look to get back on track in Week 8 against the Chargers. Hamler could be stashed on your bench, but shouldn’t be trusted as a starter at this point.

Adam Koffler - Oct 26, 2020
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by Isaiah Sirois in FantasyOct 23, 2020
Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 7WR #100WR #61WR #10621
Rest of Season WR #80WR #78WR #883
Dynasty WR #66WR #54WR #839
Projections
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Projections (Week 7)
Rush AttRush YdsRush TdsRecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
0.41.902.330.10.103.8
History
Statistics
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week0000
Last 3 Weeks26022.8
Season to Date26022.8
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 4@ NYJ0000
Week 3vs. TB30032.8
Week 2@ PIT48035.7
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
OppSummary
Next Gamevs. KC24th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesLAC, ATL, LV10th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)CAR, BUF, LAC29th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--27th easiest remaining opponents
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