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KJ Hamler officially questionable Week 3 vs. 49ers

We break down the news that KJ Hamler is dealing with a knee/hip injury. What it means for Week 3 and beyond.

KJ Hamler #1 of the Denver Broncos makes a reception during the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field on September 12, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Friday PM Update: Hamler is officially questionable for Sunday’s game.

Friday update: KJ Hamler is practicing for the third straight day, which is a good sign that he could suit up for Sunday night’s game, per Zac Stevens.

Thursday update: Hamler was able to get in another limited practice on Thursday, per Cody Roark. He appears to be on track to play, but he will be questionable in a tough matchup.


The Denver Broncos are set to face the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3 of the NFL season. It will be this week’s featured Sunday Night Football game. Denver is banged up at wide receiver as Tim Patrick tore his ACL before the season began. Already thin at the position, wide receiver KJ Hamler is dealing with a lingering knee and hip issue that saw him practice in a limited fashion, per Aric DiLalla.

Fantasy football implications

Hamler was able to play in the Broncos’ Week 1 game against the Seattle Seahawks but didn't receive any targets. He logged 40 snaps but re-aggravated his injury, which caused him to miss last week’s game entirely. Without Hamler in tow, Tyrie Cleveland has emerged as the third wide receiver in the Denver offense. The way that new quarterback Russell Wilson has been playing, he barely supports two fantasy-relevant wideouts. Even if Hamler were active, I don’t think he would both be worth a start. The only wide receivers to look at in Denver are Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy.