College: Toledo | 4 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 216 lbs
Birth Date: 8/6/1995
2020 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 101.3
Avg Pts: 6.33
Rank: 48 RB
Hunt was having a huge season before an off the field incident led to his release by the Chiefs. He was not picked up by another team the rest of the way. Hunt played 11 games before his release, totaling 1,202 total yards and 14 touchdowns. He was 12th overall in fantasy running back scoring despite missing the last five games. He had five games with 100-plus total yards. Hunt gets a fresh start this season with the Browns, splitting work with Nick Chubb. Hunt will serve an eight-game suspension to start the season but should be a big part of the offense once he returns. Hunt is a big back that hits the hole in a hurry and does a good job of reading his blocks. He is a legit three-down back. He catches the ball well and has good moves in space.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: You can't deny his talent and production on the field. Hunt is a supremely talented back. It will be interesting to see how he is used with Chubb around. This duo should form a great one-two punch but splitting work never helps a player's fantasy value. Hunt might have a few less big games in his current role, but expect solid production. Take him as a low-end No. 2 back but plan for all his missed time. He can get around 700 total yards and six touchdowns.
Talent has never been the issue with Kareem Hunt. After leading the NFL in rushing as a rookie in 2017, he was on pace to do the same in 2018 before off-field issues derailed his season and almost his career. In 11 games, Hunt had 824 rush yards and seven touchdowns on 181 carries. In the passing game, he was also dominant with 26 receptions for 378 yards and an additional seven touchdowns.In 2019 he will not only be on a new team in the Cleveland Browns, but unlike his first two seasons with Kansas City, he will also be in a true committee back scenario with Nick Chubb. In addition,he will miss the first eight games of the season, and with the Browns having a Week 7 bye this means the first nine games of your fantasy season. Is this someone you want to draft and hold until then in hopes he can win you playoff games? Currently, Hunt is going off the board as the RB33. This means he is going in front of options like Jordan Howard and LeSean McCoy. This is a dangerous proposition as we dont know how he will be used once he does come back. No, Nick Chubb is not a pass catcher, but Duke Johnson is. If Johnson has a solid first eight games, Cleveland may not be able to take him out in favor of Hunt. We know Chubb is going to be the first and second down back as long as he is healthy. So again. What of Hunt if Johnson pans out and Chubb is healthy?While Kareem Hunt could add explosiveness to any offense, the Browns will not want to rock the boat if things are clicking on all cylinders.Hunt's contract is only for $1 million, and in todays NFL, this is chump change. Cleveland will not want to have Chubb lose any confidence by reducing his role in favor of someone who may or may not be on the team in 2020. I refer you to the adage, better safe than sorry. In this case, it means it is safer for you not to draft him and let someone else do it. If they are struggling later in the season, you might be able to trade for him cheap, and if there is any value in him, you will have him. If you cant trade for him? Well, then there are other backs out there who will help you all season which are a better seventh-round pick. Do not waste a pick this high on someone who wont be available until Week 10.
|Week 10||14.40||Kareem Hunt 30 rushing yds (3.00 pts)|
Kareem Hunt 44 receiving yds (4.40 pts)
Kareem Hunt 7 receptions (7.00 pts)
|Week 11||11.80||Kareem Hunt 12 rushing yds (1.20 pts)|
Kareem Hunt 46 receiving yds (4.60 pts)
Kareem Hunt 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
|Week 12||12.60||Kareem Hunt 37 rushing yds (3.70 pts)|
Kareem Hunt 9 receiving yds (0.90 pts)
Kareem Hunt 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Kareem Hunt 6 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
|Week 13||17.50||Kareem Hunt 46 rushing yds (4.60 pts)|
Kareem Hunt 19 receiving yds (1.90 pts)
Kareem Hunt 15 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Kareem Hunt 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
|Playoff Week 1||14.80||Kareem Hunt 28 rushing yds (2.80 pts)|
Kareem Hunt 40 receiving yds (4.00 pts)
Kareem Hunt 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Kareem Hunt 3 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
|Playoff Week 2||15.60||Kareem Hunt 14 rushing yds (1.40 pts)|
Kareem Hunt 62 receiving yds (6.20 pts)
Kareem Hunt 8 receptions (8.00 pts)
|Playoff Week 3||8.00||Kareem Hunt 8 rushing yds (0.80 pts)|
Kareem Hunt 33 receiving yds (3.30 pts)
Kareem Hunt 1 time sacked (-0.10 pts)
Kareem Hunt 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
The Cleveland Browns placed a second-round tender on restricted free-agent running back Kareem Hunt on Monday. The tender means that a team would have to give the Browns a second-round pick if they sign Hunt and Cleveland chooses not to match the offer. Hunt is able to negotiate contracts with other teams but the Browns retain first right of refusal, meaning Hunt will remain a Cleveland Brown if the team wants to keep him. Hunt played in eight games for Cleveland last season, rushing for 179 yards and two touchdowns while adding 37 receptions for 285 yards and another score.
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent RB Kareem Hunt received a second-round tender Monday, March 16.
Fantasy Spin: Hunt averaged 4.2 yards per carry as he was under restrictions upon returning for the final eight games. He'll be a risky, low-end RB1 grab or a solid RB2.
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt will not be charged with possession of marijuana after his traffic stop on Jan. 21, a police lieutenant said Monday, March 2. The team announced at the NFL Scouting Combine that they intend to tender the restricted free agent, and there is no reason to believe the team would change that plan barring more trouble before the start of free agency March 18, beat writer Nate Ulrich suggests.
Fantasy Spin: Hunt rushed 43 times for 179 yards and two touchdowns while adding 37 receptions for 285 yards and a score in his eight games. He is worth a look in the middle to late rounds for depth in fantasy leagues, and he is a great handcuff for owners for Nick Chubb.
Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt won't be charged with possession of marijuana stemming from a Jan. 21 traffic stop. Cleveland is expected to tender Hunt as a restricted free agent despite him admitting during the traffic stop that he'd likely test positive for marijuana. He was suspended the first eight games of 2019 because of a domestic-violence incident. There is still a chance that the NFL could suspend Hunt because of the possession of marijuana, but it's unlikely. If he returns as the pass-catching back behind Nick Chubb in Cleveland, Hunt will have obvious RB3/flex appeal in PPR leagues.
Impending free-agent RB Kareem Hunt will be tendered, according to Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry Tuesday, Feb. 25. Berry didn't say which level of tender Hunt would receive.
Fantasy Spin: Hunt excelled as a dual-threat complement to Nick Chubb over his eight games played in 2019. He totaled 464 yards from scrimmage with three touchdowns and will be an RB4 or 5 if he sticks in Cleveland for the 2020 campaign.
Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry said that the team will place a tender on impending restricted free-agent running back Kareem Hunt. Despite a traffic stop in the offseason in which Hunt admitted he'd fail a drug test, the Browns would like him to return as a complement to Nick Chubb in their backfield, mainly as a pass-catching option. Suspended for the first half of 2019, Hunt ran the ball 43 times for 179 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 37 catches for 285 yards and a score through the air. He'd have more fantasy upside on another team as the primary back, but he'll continue to have RB3/flex appeal in point-per-reception leagues if the Browns bring him back.
Impending free-agent RB Kareem Hunt 'expects to be in the (Cleveland) Browns' plans next year,' according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt expects to be in the team's plans for 2020 despite admitting that he would fail a drug test during a routine traffic stop. Hunt is a restricted free agent, so he's hoping Cleveland will place a first-round tender on him or try to sign him to a long-term deal. The 24-year-old was suspended for the first eight games last year for a domestic-violence incident, and he took a back seat to Nick Chubb in the ground game. However, he was used consistently as a passer out of the backfield with 37 catches for 285 yards and a touchdown through the air. If he returns, he'll continue to have RB3/flex appeal in PPR leagues behind Chubb.
Cleveland Browns chief executive officer Jimmy Haslam is not happy with running back Kareem Hunt after he admitted to police that he would've failed a drug test during a Jan. 21 traffic stop. "Kareem knows hes got to do better. Kevin and Andrew have talked to him about it and Ill just leave it at that. What he did is not acceptable; hes got to do better," Haslam said. Hunt will be a restricted free agent this March. When asked if the Browns still want Hunt around, Haslam said, "If Kareem can lay out and follow the expectations weve laid out for him." It sounds like Cleveland still wants to move forward with Hunt on their roster, but any more slip-ups and he could be gone. The 24-year-old missed the start of last season for a suspension related to domestic violence, but he was PPR relevant as the change of pace for Nick Chubb in eight games, catching 37 passes for 285 yards and one touchdown. He'd have more value in a backfield all his own obviously, but Hunt can still be relevant in PPR leagues if he remains in Cleveland.
Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt, who will be a free agent in March, emotionally admitted that he would fail a drug test to a police officer during a traffic stop recently. This was caught on video of the police officer's dash cam during the traffic stop. Hunt also admitted that the small amounts of marijuana found in the car were his, but the officer let Hunt off with just the speeding ticket. It remains to be seen if the NFL will consider a suspension for the 24-year-old from this incident. Hunt was released by the Chiefs during the 2018 season due to a domestic-violence incident, and he served a suspension before making his Browns debut in 2019. If he signs with another team this offseason and is given bell-cow duties in the backfield, Hunt could have RB1 upside.
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt's car was found to contain marijuana following a traffic stop Tuesday, Jan. 21, in which Hunt was issued a speeding citation in Ohio.
Fantasy Spin: Although Hunt wasn't cited for possession, he could face scrutiny from the league after sitting out the first half of the 2019 season due to a personal-conduct suspension. Without a ban, Hunt projects as a low-end RB2 entering next season.
Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt was pulled over and cited during a traffic stop in Rocky River, Ohio on Tuesday. Police pulled Hunt over for going 77 MPH in a 60 MPH zone and found small amounts of marijuana in three different locations in the car. The car was registered in Hunt's mother's name and he told officers that the drugs belonged to his brother. While the running back did not receive a drug charge during the stop, he could still be subject to discipline from the NFL. Hunt is a restricted free agent this offseason and has a chance to land elsewhere as a team's starting running back. This incident is only likely to be an issue in fantasy if the NFL decides to get involved.
Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt carried the ball three times for four yards and added three catches for 32 yards in a 33-23 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17. Hunt and Nick Chubb's lack of attempts against a Cincinnati run defense that was one of the worst in the NFL goes down as yet another disappointing part of the Browns' failed 2019 campaign. Hunt is a restricted free agent heading into the offseason, meaning he has a good chance to be back with the Browns if they wish to retain him. Hunt's dynasty owners are surely hoping he lands elsewhere as a different team's lead back this offseason.
Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt can be treated as a solid flex option in his team's season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Hunt has been utilized extensively in the passing game by Cleveland this season, averaging 4.9 receptions on 5.9 targets over his seven games with the Browns. The Bengals have been generous to opposing rushing attacks this season, allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game to the running back position. Treat Hunt as a high-end RB3 and a solid tournament option in DFS contests for the final regular-season game of the year for these two teams.
Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt caught four passes for 33 yards in a 31-15 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16. Hunt also received three carries but was held without a rushing yard in the loss. It was a quiet afternoon for Hunt, who was suspended the last time these two teams met back in Week 4. He will be a bounce-back candidate in Week 17 when the Browns take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the season finale.
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt caught four passes for 33 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16. He also finished with zero rushing yards on three carries.
Fantasy Spin: Hunt has been involved in the running and passing game this season and should receive a solid amount of touches next week. He can be considered at least a flex option next week because of the favorable matchup.
Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt draws a tough matchup against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16. Baltimore has been stingy against running backs this season, allowing the fourth-fewest fantasy points per game to the position. That being said, Hunt does most of his damage in the passing game as he has operated as Cleveland's No. 3 option in the passing game. He also has a huge target ceiling on an afternoon where Cleveland projects to be playing from behind for a majority of the contest. Treat Hunt as a solid flex option for the fantasy championships in Week 16.
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt rushed four times for 14 yards and caught eight of his nine targets for 62 yards in a 38-24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15.
Fantasy Spin: Nick Chubb is the top dog in Cleveland's backfield, but Hunt typically sees about 10-15 touches and has been able to stay in the flex conversation in PPR formats thanks to his involvement in the passing game.
Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt carried the ball four times for 14 yards and added eight catches for 62 yards in a 38-24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15. Hunt didn't get much going on the ground but he made an impression in the passing attack, finishing second in receiving behind only Odell Beckham Jr. Hunt has been busy in the passing game this season, having caught at least five passes in four of his six games played. Hunt will be a high-end RB3 in Week 16 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt draws a plus road matchup against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15. The Cardinals are allowing the 11th-most fantasy points per game to the running back position this season. That being said, Arizona's defense is much worse against the pass, which plays right into Hunt's hands as he has basically been Cleveland's No. 3 option in the passing game since returning from suspension in Week 10. Fire up Hunt as a locked-in RB2 in all formats heading into the fantasy semi-finals this weekend.