Kareem Hunt Fantasy Football News 2020

Browns RB Nick Chubb (knee) got on the practice field this week but hasn’t yet been activated from IR. HC Kevin Stefanski said Friday that he’ll meet with the team’s medical staff before deciding whether Chubb will return for this weekend’s game against the Texans. We should know his status by Saturday afternoon. Chubb will be worth getting back into fantasy lineups if he suits up. If not, Kareem Hunt will get another game as feature back.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the Browns are "hopeful" RB Nick Chubb (knee) is able to return for next Sunday's game vs. the Texans. Chubb is expected to practice this week for the 1st time since suffering an MCL injury in Week 4. We'll monitor his progress.

The forecast for today's Raiders-Browns game calls for sustained winds of 25-30 mph with gusts around 45 mph. If that holds, it'll be 1 of the windier games in recent memory. It'll definitely impact the deep passing and kicking games. We've scaled back our passing projections for both teams and would avoid both kickers in this game. We could see heavy doses of RBs Josh Jacobs and Kareem Hunt today.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt (groin) was upgraded to full participation in Friday's practice and isn't listed on the final Week 5 injury report. After seemingly being limited by that groin last week, Hunt should be ready to take on a full workload against the Colts on Sunday. Get him in fantasy lineups as a RB1.

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Browns RB Kareem Hunt (groin) is active for today’s game against the Cowboys. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, so don’t expect him to be at 100%. That leaves Hunt as a risk/reward Week 4 fantasy play.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt (groin) is expected to play against the Cowboys today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hunt only got in a limited practice on Friday, so don't expect him to be at 100%. That obviously adds risk to his fantasy profile, but upside remains in what figures to be a high-scoring game in Dallas.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Cowboys. He only got in a limited practice on Friday. We’re expecting Hunt to play at less than 100% on Sunday, adding some risk to his fantasy profile.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt (groin) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. His injury reportedly isn't serious, but he appears to be in danger of missing this weekend's game vs. the Cowboys. We'll see if he's able to get on the field tomorrow.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt was held out of Wednesday's practice with a groin injury. HC Kevin Stefanski labeled him “day to day.” Hunt was able to finish last week's win over Washington, so we're tentatively expecting him to play vs. Dallas on Sunday. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

The Browns and RB Kareem Hunt have agreed to a 2-year, $13.25 million extension, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Hunt is now locked up in Cleveland for the next 3 seasons. That, unfortunately, puts a cap on his fantasy ceiling playing alongside Nick Chubb, who's signed through 2021.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt has been "cross-training" with the WRs this spring, Pass Game Coordinator and WR coach Chad O'Shea said. Hunt was heavily involved in the passing game in his 8 games last year, tallying a 37-285-1 line on 44 targets. He ranked 10th in yards per route run among 30 RBs with 20+ targets over that span. Hunt ran a pass route on 61% of his snaps last year and actually lined up at WR on 31% of his snaps. So it's not crazy to project him to spend a bunch of time there again in 2020 -- especially since the Browns don't have a clear-cut #3 WR behind Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry. Hunt has obvious RB1 upside if Nick Chubb misses time this season, but he could also be a fantasy option alongside a healthy Chubb.

New Browns OC Alex Van Pelt this week called RB Kareem Hunt's role "something we have to keep growing," according to Cleveland.com. Van Pelt added: "We have to find a way to put the best players on the field and the matchups that will come with that each week, and it will change weekly. Kareem is an extremely talented runner ... and he is exceptional out of the backfield. He is just a football player who loves to play. We have to find ways to get him the ball." Hunt ranked 3rd among all Browns in targets after taking the field last season, trailing only Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry. He saw just 20.9% of carries, though, vs. Nick Chubb's 69.9% rushing share. Obviously, any further growth to Hunt's opportunities would likely hurt Chubb's, though there's room for these Browns to go more run-heavy overall. Last year's offense went about 60-40 in pass-run split, ranking 18th in the league in passing share. Hunt is intriguing at his current RB30 ADP, going around the 5-6 turn in best-ball drafts. Chubb carries much more risk at his late Round 1 ADP.

The Browns placed a 2nd-round tender on restricted free-agent RB Kareem Hunt. That pays Hunt $2.9 million this season and would net Cleveland a 2nd-round pick if another team offers Hunt a contract that the Browns choose not to match. In short, expect Hunt to be a Brown in 2020. It's a significant ding to RB Nick Chubb's fantasy stock. Chubb averaged 19.3 carries, 4 targets and 18.9 PPR points in 8 games without Hunt last season. Those numbers sunk to 18 carries, 2.1 targets and 13.0 PPR points in 8 games with Hunt. Hunt averaged 5.4 carries and 5.5 targets in his 8 games with Cleveland, scoring as the PPR RB16 over that span.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt was cited for speeding this week, and police found small amounts of marijuana during the traffic stop, according to multiple reports. Hunt avoided drug charges in the situation, which seems minor given that he didn't even get arrested. It's more notable, however, because off-field issues got Hunt booted from Kansas City. We'll see if this impacts his run at restricted free agency this spring.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt joined the team for Monday's practice. He'll be eligible to return from his suspension in Week 10. It's unclear what kind of role Hunt will play alongside RB Nick Chubb. But, at minimum, he's worth stashing on fantasy rosters as a high-end handcuff.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt underwent sports-hernia surgery on Thursday morning. He's expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Hunt, of course, is suspended for the first 8 games of the season, so the surgery shouldn't cost him any additional time. It's completely unclear what his role will be alongside Nick Chubb when he's eligible to return. Hunt is only worth stashing in fantasy leagues with deep benches.

Browns RB Duke Johnson missed Saturday's practice with a right hamstring injury. "We don't know the specifics," HC Freddie Kitchens told the Akron Beacon Journal. "We are going to see how it progresses. Duke is a quick healer, but we want to be cautious. We have to make sure the guy is healthy and that it is not something that lingers." RB Kareem Hunt has also sat out camp practices to this point with a groin injury.

We haven't heard much about RB Kareem Hunt since he signed with the Browns -- a good thing considering his previous off-field trouble. But Nick Shook of the Browns' official website says Hunt looked like the same player this spring as the guy we saw in Kansas City the past 2 seasons. "Even in shorts and helmets, it's clear to the naked eye that Hunt is a special player who could become the Browns' best weapon not wearing No. 13 [Odell Beckham]," Shook writes. Hunt, of course, is suspended for the first 8 games of the season, leaving him as no more than a late-rounder in fantasy drafts. But it's a reminder that he's a strong bet to be a factor -- and a problem for Nick Chubb owners -- in the season's 2nd half.

Browns RB Kareem Hunt was questioned by police after a bar fight in Cleveland late Saturday night, according to insider Mary Kay Cabot. Hunt has not been charged, and police say there is no video or documentation of Hunt being involved. Still, it's not a great look considering Hunt's history. He's already suspended for the first 8 games of 2019 for violating the league's personal-conduct policy. We'll continue to keep tabs on this latest situation.

RB Kareem Hunt has been suspended 8 games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. He was investigated for multiple incidents, including the assault at a Cleveland hotel last February. Between the missed time, a new offense to settle into and the presence of Nick Chubb, it's tough to imagine Hunt being a real fantasy factor in 2019. He's just a late-round flier in early best-ball drafts. Hunt will be a restricted free agent in 2020 and will still be just 25 when that season kicks off.

 
 
 

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