Denver Broncos: Who gets more targets with Courtland Sutton out?

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KJ Hamler, Denver Broncos
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3. KJ Hamler

KJ Hamler’s NFL debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers was absolutely tremendous.

The box score doesn’t reflect what Hamler was able to do with three receptions for 48 yards (also one rush for nine), getting open on just about every route he ran, and playing 48 snaps coming off of a hamstring injury.

The fact that Hamler had been dealing with hamstring issues since last winter makes it all the more impressive that he took on a fast, physical Steelers secondary to the tune of 48 snaps and wound up making some really nice plays.

The Broncos weren’t even really able to get Hamler any looks where he could do what he does best — make plays after the catch.

He racked up seven targets in this game and perhaps more than any other player in the Broncos’ offense currently, he built a rapport in the early goings of camp with backup QB Jeff Driskel.

Hamler should continue to see a strong target share as often as he is able to get himself open and work every level of the field with his speed and quickness. There should be no fewer than 6-8 targets coming his way per game.