• Kareem Hunt

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  • , Cleveland Browns
  • 26
  • 216 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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by Spencer Babbitt

CLE RB Kareem Hunt - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 at Tennessee Titans
Kareem Hunt was supposed to assume the passing game role out of the Cleveland backfield in 2020, but he has done more as a runner than receiver to this point. Hunt has yet to clear 30 yards receiving in a single game this season and his season-high in receptions is four way back in Week 1. He continues to show efficiency as a runner and has been getting some goal-line looks, so he still has fantasy relevance in the run-heavy Cleveland scheme. The Titans present a middling matchup for running backs, so Hunt can be started as an RB3 in Week 13 with the hope there's enough production go around for both he and Nick Chubb.

by Spencer Babbitt

CLE RB Kareem Hunt - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 12 at Jacksonville Jaguars
Kareem Hunt continues to operate as a heavily used change-of-pace option on a Cleveland team that loves to run the ball, meaning he sees more than enough looks to be a weekly starter in fantasy. Hunt also has been receiving the majority of the Browns' carries near the goal line, meaning he brings substantial touchdown upside every week. The Jaguars struggle to stop the run and enter this game as 6-point home underdogs, meaning Cleveland should be running the ball enough for both Hunt and Nick Chubb to have good statistical showings in Week 12. Start Hunt as an RB2 in light of the soft matchup and projected game script.

by Spencer Babbitt

CLE RB Kareem Hunt - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Even with Nick Chubb returning in Week 10, Kareem Hunt still received 22 touches in a weather-affected game. Hunt's workload will likely take a small hit as Chubb is reintegrated into the offense, but Hunt's efficiency makes him startable in fantasy even with a change-of-pace role. Hunt will retain the passing game role, which gives him a healthy floor in PPR leagues. The Philadelphia defense is tough on the ground, meaning Hunt could benefit from additional passing volume if the Browns struggle to run the ball. Even with Chubb back in the lineup, Hunt is a strong flex play in Week 11.

by Spencer Babbitt

CLE RB Kareem Hunt - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 vs. Houston Texans
Kareem Hunt has not exploded in Nick Chubb's absence as some expected, but he was a solid RB1 during those weeks based on his usage. It looks like Nick Chubb should be back for Week 10, so now Hunt will return to his change-of-pace and pass-catching role behind Chubb. As you might remember, Hunt was still productive for fantasy purposes in that role. In fact, he was more productive than he has been in the last few weeks. The timeshare with Chubb appears to cost Hunt some volume while boosting his efficiency and touchdown upside. Even with Chubb returning, Hunt looks like a decent RB2 or flex play this week.

by Spencer Babbitt

CLE RB Kareem Hunt - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Kareem Hunt registered 21 touches in Week 7 and turned those touches into 102 total yards and a receiving touchdown. Hunt has garnered a bellcow workload in the absence of Nick Chubb, and his cramping issues late in games show that he probably has left fantasy production on the field despite him producing solid numbers. Hunt is set up nicely this week with a home matchup against a Raiders defense ranked near the bottom of our schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed metric to running backs. Given the desolate landscape at running back this week, Hunt should be considered a strong RB1 for Week 8 and started with confidence in all leagues.

by Spencer Babbitt

CLE RB Kareem Hunt - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 at Cincinnati Bengals
Kareem Hunt put up a dud last week in a matchup with the vaunted Steelers run defense. This week he gets a Bengals defense that he and Nick Chubb shredded for 6.6 YPC in Week 2. With Chubb sidelined, Hunt should be a strong bet for 20+ touches against Cincinnati. Hunt's passing game usage means his role is secure even if Cleveland somehow falls behind early. The Cleveland running game remains the focal point of the offense, and given all the bye weeks and injuries at the running back position, Hunt remains a rock-solid RB1 for Week 7.

by Spencer Babbitt

CLE RB Kareem Hunt - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 at Pittsburgh Steelers
Kareem Hunt's first stint as Cleveland's lead back went well as he exhibited the type of versatility that makes him a valuable fantasy asset. His rushing workload increased significantly; Hunt received 20 carries in Week 5 to go along with four targets. He turned that workload into 93 total yards and a receiving touchdown. Hunt's production could have been even better but he missed a chunk of snaps in the fourth quarter due to cramps. It should also be noted that Hunt was facing off with the Colts, one of the best run defenses in the league. Hunt gets another tough matchup in Week 6 against Pittsburgh, but he looks like a great bet for 20+ touches in every game that Nick Chubb misses due to injury. Hunt's involvement in the passing game makes him immune to game script concerns and softens tough matchups like the one he has in Week 6. Start Hunt again as a RB1 against the Steelers.

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