2022 Fantasy Upside
The Cleveland Browns are very fortunate to have a running back like Kareem Hunt as their RB2. Before injuries struck in Week 7, Hunt was seeing at least ten carries and at least 50 yards with four touchdowns. He also was eating up receptions out of the backfield, with 20 in the first six games. That’s a pace of 56 catches over a full season. Not bad for a backup.
2022 Fantasy Downside
Of course, the reason he is Cleveland’s RB2 is because that Nick Chubb guy is pretty darn good. And Cleveland also really likes D’Ernest Johnson, who saw 100 carries last season. So this is a true three-headed monster of which Hunt is not the main attraction. So it’s going to be tough to figure out which back, particularly between Hunt and Johnson, will shine each week behind Chubb.
2022 Bottom Line
Despite being in a three-headed monster, Hunt still has solid fantasy value as Cleveland loves running the football (9th-most rushing attempts in 2021). Hunt also is typically the pass-catching running back for the Browns. Obviously, the quarterback situation will dictate a lot. Regardless, Hunt is a very fine flex option with RB2 upside.