Hunt is going to miss time with a calf injury, so the team could really use the return of Chubb. The bad news is it's a short week, and the Browns will play the Broncos on Thursday night in Week 7. If Chubb can go, he'll likely be in line for a big workload with Johnson and Felton being a change of pace and passing down options.
CLE RB Kareem Hunt - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 6 vs. Cardinals
Hunt continues to produce despite averaging only 15.2 opportunities per game. This is because he makes an impact in the passing game (4.2 targets per game) while being fed red-zone carries (12). Hunt has also been highly efficient, averaging 5.4 yards per carry while putting up 20.3 fantasy points above expectation, ranking 3rd among running backs.
Hunt now takes over the lead role with Nick Chubb out for this game. We could see the Browns adopt a run-heavy gameplan against this high octane Cardinals offense in an attempt to keep Kyler Murray off the field. We can likely pencil in Hunt for 20+ opportunities in this spot, putting him firmly in the RB1 range with overall RB1 upside if this game can turn into a shootout.