Kareem Hunt Fantasy Football News 2018

RB Kareem Hunt went unclaimed on waivers on Monday. He's now a free agent. "Several teams" considering claiming Hunt, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, but they all ultimately decided against it. It obviously would have brought a media backlash. And Hunt is facing a lengthy suspension anyway. We're guessing that he'll get another shot in the NFL -- he's an elite talent and just 23 -- but that's certainly not guaranteed. Hunt is worth stashing on dynasty rosters, though.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt faces a suspension of more than 6 games as the NFL investigates 2 separate incidents. We wouldn't expect Hunt to get another shot with any team until this is resolved. We'll see whether his career continues after that.

And now the Chiefs have announced they're releasing RB Kareem Hunt. It's a stunning fall overall but not a shocking development given today's video release. We'll see if Hunt gets claimed on waivers like Reuben Foster did recently. Either way, Spencer Ware is your starting RB in K.C. for the rest of 2018. Damien Williams sits behind him on the depth chart and is worth a look in many leagues. Don't overreach/overpay to add Williams.

The league has placed Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt on the Commissioner's Exempt List after today's revelation of the video in which he's pushing and kicking a woman. That will sideline Hunt indefinitely, thrusting RB Spencer Ware into the starting role for Sunday's game against the Raiders. He needs to be picked up in all leagues immediately. This might signal the end of Hunt's season.

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The Chiefs sent RB Kareem Hunt home after learning of the release of a video showing him abusing a woman back in February, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports. Both the team and the league are surely considering what action to take here. "Most likely short-term resolution is that Hunt would be placed on the commissioner's exempt list pending a final decision," Graziano adds. Hunt's status for this weekend's game against the Raiders is murky. If he doesn't play, Spencer Ware would step in as Kansas City's lead back and be a borderline RB1 in fantasy lineups.

Video has emerged of Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt assaulting a woman at a Cleveland hotel in February. We heard rumblings about this during the summer, but nothing has come of it since. There have been no charges filed against Hunt, and the league never issued a statement on the situation. That might change now that the video is out. It's eerily similar to the Ray Rice debacle. Rice, of course, was suspended indefinitely only after video of his incident emerged. We'll see what comes of this, but Chiefs #2 RB Spencer Ware needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues.

Monday night's Chiefs-Rams game has been moved to Los Angeles. The game was originally scheduled for Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, but there were concerns about the field conditions there. Consider the move back to U.S. soil good news for both offenses -- especially the Rams playing at home.

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware (knee) is ready for the start of training camp, HC Andy Reid said. Ware missed the entire 2017 campaign with a torn PCL and LCL in his right knee. He was set to open last season in a committee with Kareem Hunt but obviously returns as a pure backup. We're curious to see just how much action Ware steals from Hunt this year, though. Note that Hunt's 67.2% carry share last season was the 2nd highest mark in Reid's 19 seasons as a HC.

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware has been diagnosed with a torn PCL and LCL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He'll undergo surgery and is done for the season. Multi-ligament injuries are extremely tough and lengthy rehabs. We'll track Ware's progress, but don't consider him a lock to be ready for the start of the 2018 campaign. Kareem Hunt is entrenched as Kansas City's lead back.

Chiefs Head Athletic Trainer Rick Burkholder announced that RB Spencer Ware has a torn PCL, “in addition to other damage.” He’s going for a 2nd opinion, but the injury is likely a season-ender. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport does add that Ware is hoping to land on the IR-designated-to-return list, which would allow him to come back anytime after Week 8. That sounds optimistic, though. We’ve removed Ware from the RB rankings. Kareem Hunt is obviously the big winner here. The rookie will step into the feature role in HC Andy Reid’s offense. We detailed earlier this offseason how productive that spot has been for fantasy football. RB Charcandrick West moves up to #2 on the depth chart. And RB C.J. Spiller now stands a good chance to make the squad. Check out our updated projections for the Chiefs backfield.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said Saturday that he expects RB Spencer Ware (knee) to play again this season. "It's not one of those things that's just clear cut, end of the season," Reid said. "That's not what it is right now. We've got to go through the whole process here in this case." This coincides with the previous report that Ware's ACL is intact. We're still waiting for an official diagnosis and timeline, though. Ware can't be drafted as more than a late-round bench stash at this point. Meanwhile, Reid called rookie Kareem Hunt the "regular featured back" for however long Ware is out. He's worth drafting in RB2 range now.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid said after Friday night's preseason game that RB Spencer Ware is dealing with a "sprained knee." His ACL is believe to be intact, but he'll undergo further testing to check for damage to the meniscus, PCL or MCL. It sounds like Ware escaped without a season-ending injury, but he's probably still looking at a multi-week absence. We'll continue to update his status as we learn more. If you're drafting in the meantime, Ware is no more than a later-round bench stash. RB Kareem Hunt, meanwhile, got a big boost up the RB rankings.

Chiefs RB Spencer Ware suffered a right knee injury in the 1st quarter of Friday night's game against the Chiefs. He left the field on a cart and the team quickly ruled him out for the game. That obviously doesn't bode well. Any missed time would deliver a huge boost to RB Kareem Hunt's fantasy outlook. Hunt was already sharing 1st-team work with Ware in the 3rd preseason contest. We'll keep an eye out for further updates.

Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt got a bunch of run with the 1st-team offense in Saturday's 2nd preseason game. RB Spencer Ware got the opening snap but then gave way to Hunt. The rookie proceeded to rip off 40 yards on 8 carries, plus another 23 on 3 catches. HC Andy Reid said afterward than Hunt "tweaked" his ankle but is "fine." We'll be curious to see how the 1st-team snaps are split between Hunt and Ware in the 3rd exhibition. It certainly looks like the rookie is pushing for a significant early-season role.

Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt played just 1 of 19 first-team snaps in Friday night's preseason opener against the 49ers, according to Pro Football Focus. RB Spencer Ware got the other 18, rushing 4 times for 6 yards and a TD, and catching 3 passes for 20 more yards. Hunt touched the ball just twice, rushing once for no gain and catching a 9-yard pass from QB Patrick Mahomes on a 3rd-and-long play. It's early, but continued usage patterns like this could make Ware a stronger value at his Round 6 ADP.

The Chiefs added Toledo RB Kareem Hunt in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Hunt disappointed at the Combine, posting a 28th percentile SPARQ score. But the tape is much more impressive. He flashes a nice combination of power and make-you-miss ability, which helped him force the 2nd most missed tackles in the nation last year, per Pro Football Focus. Hunt also looks comfy in the passing game. He tallied a 41-403-1 receiving line this past year after totaling just 32 grabs across his first 3 seasons. Hunt dealt with an ankle injury in 2014 and a hamstring issue in 2015, so durability is a concern. But he handled 262 carries last year and is a solid 5’10, 216 pounds. Hunt is capable of immediately pushing Spencer Ware for touches and, longer term, has a shot to emerge as a 3-down back.

 
 
 

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