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Noah Fant gets in full practice Thursday, K.J. Hamler ‘could play’ Week 7

Drew Lock and the Broncos could get a nice boost if Noah Fant and K.J. Hamler can return against Chiefs

Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday update: Noah Fant was able to get a full practice in on Thursday, per Zac Stevens. Unless he has a setback, this is a great sign for his availability for Sunday.

K.J. Hamler was limited again, but coach Vic Fangio said:

At this point it looks good for both players to return in a big game against the Chiefs Sunday.

Wednesday update: Noah Fant and K.J. Hamler have both returned to the practice field, per Nick Kosmider. It’s not entirely clear how much work they’re doing, per Troy Renck, but they are trending in the right direction.

The Denver Broncos are missing two key players from their offense, as tight end Noah Fant and slot receiver K.J. Hamler have both been injured. Coach Vic Fangio said on Monday that the two will have a “chance” to play this week against the Kansas City Chiefs, per DNVR’s Zac Stevens.

Fant suffered an ankle sprain in Week 4 and has been getting limited practices in, but he was unable to go. Hamler was also injured in Week 4 and has yet to return with a hamstring injury.

Fant has shown good upside, especially at a position that has been weak overall for fantasy while Hamler has yet to truly get on track, as his two games have come against the Buccaneers and Steelers between his hamstring injuries.