In the 19 games that he has played with Nick Chubb over the last two seasons, Hunt has averaged 12.8 touches for 69 yards and 0.74 touchdowns per game. His fantasy production has actually been higher with Chubb (12.6 PPG half-PPR) than without (11.8 PPG) even though his touches have been significantly higher without Chubb (18.4 vs. 12.8). If the Browns are without Deshaun Watson, the skill players may struggle to score fantasy points compared to last season. D’Ernest Johnson also played very well, so this backfield could be a three-headed backfield when all parties are healthy.
Browns RB Kareem Hunt requested a trade from the team but was told no by Cleveland.
Hunt is entering the final year of his contract and has been looking for a new deal. Hunt is set to make over $6 million this season between his base salary and roster bonus. Hunt has been sitting out drills. Hunt is coming off a season in which he missed nine games due to injuries and Covid-19. As a result, D’Ernest Johnson broke out and became a very solid RB2 behind Nick Chubb. Hunt is currently just inside the top 100 of Underdog ADP and the No. 31 RB. But his absence has meant more opportunities for Johnson. It’s shaping up to be a true committee behind Chubb.
The Chiefs RB duties could be up for grabs this year as it's not a loaded backfield. The team seemed to go away from CEH at the end of last year in favor of McKinnon, although CEH is getting most of the first team work, according to reports. Pacheco is certainly a name to keep an eye on when the dust settles in KC.