WR DaeSean Hamilton - Denver Broncos
|6-1, 205||Born: 3-10-1995||College: Penn State||Drafted: Round 4, pick 113 (2018)|
2018 Week 5 vs NYJ (3 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
Hamilton was involved in the receiver rotation behind Sanders, Thomas, and Sutton throughout the contest. He got started in the 1st quarter, hauling in a skinny post from the left slot for a nice gain. Keenum found Hamilton on a crossing route later in the 2nd quarter for a nice gain that set the Broncos up inside the New York 10 yard line. Hamilton hauled in his final target for a short gain on an out route late in the 4th quarter.
2018 Week 11 vs LAC (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Hamilton was working as the 3rd receiver in the rotation behind Sanders and Sutton at the start of the game. He snagged a short slant route that didn't quite convert 3rd and 5 in the 1st quarter. Unfortunately, Hamilton left in the 2nd quarter with a knee injury. He has already missed time this season with the injury, and his prognosis is unclear.
2018 Week 12 vs PIT (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Hamilton did not see much work on offense, working sparingly behind Sanders and Sutton. He converted a 3rd down in the 4th quarter with a 13 yard gain on a deep curl route from the left slot.
2018 Week 14 vs SF (9 / 7 / 47 / 1 rec)
Hamilton worked a lot out of the slot behind Sutton and Patrick on the outside, drawing 9 targets. He got his day started with a short curl route late in the 1st quarter. Keenum hit him with a quick pass behind the line of scrimmage in the 2nd quarter, but a savvy defender stopped the play for no gain. Hamilton made a diving catch on a quick slant in the 3rd quarter. A scrambling Keenum found Hamilton on a crossing route at the end of the 3rd quarter. Hamilton made a falling catch on a short slant route in the 4th quarter. Hamilton took a huge shot to the back as he secured an 18 yard gain on a post route late in the 4th, but he bounced back up immediately and finished the drive with a touchdown. Hamilton was wide open on an out route for the short touchdown after losing his defender to a rub route by Sutton.
2018 Week 15 vs CLE (12 / 7 / 46 / 0 rec)
Hamilton drew a team-high 12 targets as he continued to fill in as Keenum's security blanket out of the slot. He made a nice catch on a pass that was thrown behind him on a 2nd quarter crossing route. He lined up in the right slot and connected with Keenum up the right seam later in the 2nd. Hamilton caught a swing route from the left slot for a short gain at the end of the 1st half. Hamilton had a step on his defender in the 3rd quarter, but Keenum overthrew him in the end zone for a potential touchdown. Hamilton hauled in another out route and turned it up the left sideline for a nice gain on the Broncos final drive.
2018 Week 16 vs OAK (9 / 6 / 40 / 1 rec)
Hamilton held down slot duties with Patrick and Sutton doing most of the work outside. Hamilton got rolling in the 2nd quarter with an out route for a minimal gain. He used a nifty double move to get open up the seam for a 15 yard gain in the 2nd quarter. Keenum loaded up a deep ball for Hamilton on a 3rd quarter post route, but overthrew it badly. Hamilton took a hard hit but held on for another reception on a curl route in the 3rd quarter. He capped the same drive off with a touchdown, breaking outside from the left slot on a well-timed corner route. Hamilton secured one more short crossing route to convert 3rd and 3 in the 4th quarter.
2018 Week 17 vs LAC (8 / 5 / 49 / 0 rec)
Hamilton worked out of the slot, drawing 8 targets total(2nd on the team) as Keenum had to get rid of the ball quickly in the face of pressure. Hamilton his first target for a short gain late in the 2nd quarter. Keenum went right back to him for a big gain on a fly route up the seam on the next play. Hamilton pulled in a few more short passes from Keenum in the 2nd half as the Broncos struggled to get enough protection to push the ball downfield. Hamilton finished with a team-high 49 yards(one more than Patrick's 48) as Courtland Sutton was shut down by Casey Hayward.