We can safely ignore whatever the Denver Broncos wide receivers posted during the one game of the Kendall Hinton quarterback era. These three receivers came away from that game last week with exactly zero receiving yards. The only one who showed up in the box score at all was K.J. Hamler who lost eight eight yards on two rushing attempts. But with Drew Lock back in action this week, will any of Denver’s receivers be worth a spot in fantasy football lineups?
Fantasy Football analysis: Broncos WRs Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, K.J. Hamler
Setting aside last week, Patrick led this group in Denver’s Week 11 game against Miami. He finished that one with 119 yards, catching five passes on eight targets. That was his third game of the season with 100+ yards. The Dolphins clamped down on Jeudy in that one, and he came away with just three catches for 37 yards on eight targets. Hamler had 35 yards on four catches.
Jeudy is still the best option among this group, and the Broncos are likely going to have to throw the ball to chase points against the Chiefs this week. KC held him to just 20 yards on two catches the last time these two teams met, but they’ve let one receiver top 80 yards in each of their last three games, pointing to a better showing from Jeudy this week. The Chiefs have also allowed receivers to score four times in their last three games. Jeudy is a decent WR3 play this week.
Patrick offers some upside as a WR3 or Flex this week. Hamler is not worth a spot in fantasy lineups.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick. Sit K.J. Hamler.