K.J. Hamler

  • Height
    5' 11"
  • Weight
    178 lbs
  • Arm Length
    30 3/4" (23rd)
K.J. Hamler headshot
  • Draft Pick
    2.14 2020
  • College
    Penn State
  • Age
    23.4
Overall rank
WR122
2022

K.J. Hamler Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Tgts Rec Rec Yds YPR Air Yds Rec TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2022 7 14 7 165 23.6 368 0 3.7 (#112)
2021 3 10 5 74 14.8 201 0 4.1
2020 13 56 30 381 12.7 569 3 6.9 (#83)
  • College Dominator
    31.7% (59th)
  • College YPR
    16.1 (70th)
  • College Target Share
    25.5% (76th)
  • Breakout Age
    19.2 (86th)

K.J. Hamler Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

-3.7
(#331)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2022

Snap Share

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Target Share

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Fantasy Points

K.J. Hamler ADP

151.80
Average Draft Position (2022)
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13.08 Pick
WR71 Rank

Popularity Index

#358

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K.J. Hamler Injury History

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Medium
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Games Missed
Injury Reports
ACL surgery rehabilitation
Preseason (2022)
1
3
Hamstring strain
Preseason (2021)
0
0
ACL tear
Preseason (2021)
14
14
Concussion
Week 16 (2020)
1
1
Hamstring strain
Week 4 (2020)
1
1
Hamstring strain
Preseason (2020)
1
1

K.J. Hamler College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Rec TDs Special Teams Age School
2018 13 (WR) 42 (77 tgts) 754 (18.0 ypr) 20.3% 54.5% 5 619 19 Penn State
2019 13 (WR) 56 (94 tgts) 904 (16.1 ypr) 25.5% 59.6% 8 639 20 Penn State

Who is K.J. Hamler

KJ Hamler ran a blazing 4.27 (99th percentile) 40-yard dash on his pro day, which lines up with his profile as he isn’t known as a big powerful wide receiver with a massive wingspan, but a fast, elusive deep threat that can take the top off a defense. Hamler was selected with the 46th overall pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. In week 8 of the 2020 season, Hamler caught his first career touchdown catch with no time left on the clock to win the game against the Los Angeles Chargers. He had three games with 90 or more air yards, and the team was willing to give him quality snaps from the slot to take advantage of the defense, however late in the season he was added to the injured reserve due to a hamstring injury and finished his rookie year with 30 catches for 381 yards and three touchdowns.

Hamler failed to meet any expectations his second season; according to Next Gen Stats, he had two drops on only 10 receptions, and his season was shortened in week three of the 2021 season where he tore his ACL and was placed on injured reserve. Hamler has shown flashes of brilliance as a speedy wide receiver, but he has had both of his seasons cut short due to injuries.

Going into the 2021 season, he had an ADP near the start of the 15th round, projecting him witha WR74 fantasy ranking. Unfortunately, due to injury he would finish as WR 174. In order for him to take the next step up and become a steady contributor to an offense he must strive to remain healthy, which is difficult to do in such a violent sport. He is currently playing under his rookie contract with the Broncos.