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.
The Browns have signed former Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt. It's surprising news in terms of both timing and landing spot. Hunt is still on the Commissioner's Exempt List after video was released of his February altercation with a woman inside a Cleveland hotel. It's unclear when he'll be reinstated and how long a suspension he'll garner to open the 2019 campaign. And the Browns, of course, already have RBs Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson on the roster. We'll see when Hunt is ruled eligible to return, but his addition makes Chubb a riskier pick in early fantasy drafts. We've seen him going in the late 1st and early 2nd round of FFPC best-ball drafts.
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.
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.
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