DaeSean Hamilton
WR DEN
Mon 10/19/20 11:31 PM

Hamilton did not record a reception despite two targets during Sunday's 18-12 win over New England.

EDGE Analysis

Leading 15-3 late in the third quarter, the Denver offense got the ball in Patriots territory after a fumble recovery. Facing third and short, Drew Lock took a shot down field and put the ball on Hamilton's hands, but the Penn State product lost it. The play would have put Denver inside the five-yard line, but instead the team had to settle for a long field goal. Hamilton has just three catches on 11 targets this season and has struggled with drops dating back to last season. Expect a very strong push from fellow Nittany Lion KJ Hamler once the rookie returns to form from a hamstring injury.

DaeSean Hamilton
WR DEN
Tue 9/29/20 9:40 PM

Hamilton did not garner a target during Sunday's 28-10 loss to Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Hamilton fielded 19 percent of the offensive snaps against the Buccaneers, but Diontae Spencer (one target) was the next-most involved receiver behind starters Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick and KJ Hamler. Even with Courtland Sutton (knee-ACL) unavailable for the rest of the season, it appears Hamilton may be no more than a peripheral contributor to the Broncos' passing game at this point. He has six targets through the first three weeks of 2020, with Denver heading into a Thursday night matchup against the Jets.

DaeSean Hamilton
WR DEN
Tue 9/15/20 7:30 PM

Hamilton caught one of three targets for 18 years during Monday's 16-14 loss to Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

Hamilton's night could have been a lot brighter if he and Drew Lock had connected on a would-be touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Nursing a one-point lead, Lock launched a pass on third-and-long to the end zone, but the ball was overthrown and toward the sideline. Instead, the Broncos punted and Tennessee made the comeback. Hamilton is an interesting spot on the Broncos' roster heading into Week 2. He was effectively WR3 for the opener, but depending on the health of Courtland Sutton (shoulder) and K.J. Hamler (hamstring), Hamilton might not even be active Week 2.

DaeSean Hamilton
WR DEN
Sat 4/25/20 11:08 AM

The selections of wide receivers Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler in this weekend's draft pose a threat for Hamilton's role in 2020, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Just as he did to end his rookie campaign in 2018, Hamilton ended 2019 on a high note, collecting 11 of his 28 catches, 130 of his 297 yards, and his lone touchdown of the season in Denver's final two games. That didn't completely make up for him being in Joe Flacco's doghouse for much of the first half of the season or a key drop Week 13 against the Chargers. It was never a mystery that Denver was going to select a WR2 early to complement Courtland Sutton, but adding a second makes things interesting. Hamler, who attended Penn State with Hamilton, offers sub-4.3-40 speed from the slot. Head coach Vic Fangio told reporters that Diontae Spencer will be difficult to remove from his returner duties. That likely means that Hamilton, Tim Patrick, Fred Brown and 2019 draft pick Juwann Winfree are all competing for -- at most -- two roster spots.

DaeSean Hamilton
WR DEN
Sun 1/5/20 5:07 PM

Hamilton caught 28 of 52 passes for 297 yards an a touchdown during the 2019 season.

EDGE Analysis

Hamilton hadn't done much for most of the season, but showed some life during Denver's final two games, 39.2% of his catches and 43.8% of his yards came in wins of Detroit and Oakland. Though he seemed to have fallen out of favor with Joe Flacco and Brandon Allen, 28 of his 52 targets came during Drew Lock's five-game audition. Hamilton is a nice option short and over the middle, but doesn't seem to be an ideal option to stretch the field opposite Courtland Sutton. He may actually be well served if Denver, as expected, looks to upgrade the WR2 spot. With an extra threat on the outside, Hamilton and his rapport with Lock may have more room to damage with over the middle.

DaeSean Hamilton
WR DEN
Sun 12/29/19 9:01 PM

Hamilton caught five of six passes for 65 yards during Sunday's 16-15 win over the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

All five of Hamilton's catches went for first downs Sunday, including two third-down conversions. It's been a mostly dismal season for the Penn State product, but he'll finish on a high note as Denver's leading receiver in each of the last two games of the season. His value heading into his third season will likely be dependent on what Denver does in the draft and free agency. Upgrading the outside receiver spot opposite Courtland Sutton would appear to be a priority, which could push Hamilton into a more natural WR3/slot-receiver role.

DaeSean Hamilton
WR DEN
Sun 12/22/19 9:17 PM

Hamilton caught all six of his targets for 65 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-17 win against Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

The 24-year-old wideout was trending towards a breakout performance, as his nine targets last week against Kansas City topped his previous season high by three. He was again highly involved Sunday, tying Tim Patrick for second on the team with six targets and finishing just one notch behind Kenny Golladay for a game-high 66 receiving yards. Hamilton closed out the 2018 campaign as one of the more productive receivers in fantasy, racking up 25 catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns over the final quarter of the regular season. He has a solid chance to wrap up 2019 with a bang as well, taking on an Oakland defense in Week 17 that ranks 27th against the pass.

DaeSean Hamilton
WR DEN
Mon 12/16/19 8:07 PM

Hamilton caught two of nine targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 23-3 loss in Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Rookie Drew Lock looked Hamilton's way early and often Sunday with minimal results. Some of those miscues were poor passes by Lock, good plays by the Kansas City defense, and Hamilton definitely alligator-arming one or two in Sunday's snowy conditions. As the season winds down, it's been a disappointing sophomore season for Hamilton after the promise he showed to end his rookie campaign. If you're feeling optimistic, you can look at Lock's first three starts, see that Hamilton has been targeted 16 times and figure that with the season ending at home against Detroit and Oakland -- owners of the league's 31st- and 27th-ranked pass defenses, respectively -- Hamilton will have a shot to end 2019 on a high note.

DaeSean Hamilton
WR DEN
Sun 12/8/19 5:58 PM

Hamilton caught two of four targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 38-24 win over the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Hamilton remains an afterthought in Denver's offense, with just 15 catches and no touchdowns this season. His value in redraft leagues is negligible.

DaeSean Hamilton
WR DEN
Mon 12/2/19 11:24 PM

Hamilton caught two of three targets for 12 yards during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

On his third quarterback of the season, Hamilton caught his first passes since Week 7 during Sunday's win, including a gritty catch over the middle to convert a first-quarter third down. That was all overshadowed late in the fourth quarter when, with the Broncos driving and the game tied, Hamilton ran a clear-out underneath and dropped the pass over the middle. Had he caught it, he would have had a path to the end zone for a 34-yard touchdown. Instead, the groans regarding the sophomore's performance this season continue. Hamilton has faded far behind fellow 2018 draftee Courtland Sutton and the recently healthy Tim Patrick. These next four games will be a WR3 tryout for 2020, and it starts with a matchup against Houston's 28th-ranked pass defense.