Posted: 8/29/2019 3:08 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt (groin) underwent surgery for a sports hernia Thursday, Aug. 29. He is expected to need four to six weeks to recover.
Huddle Up: Hunt was already going to miss the first eight games of the season due to suspension, so if there was any time for this issue to be addressed, now is as good of a time as any. The former Kansas City Chief will not be allowed to be around the team beginning Saturday until his suspension ends after Week 8, and he won't see the field until Week 10 at the earliest due to the team's Week 9 bye. Hunt is worth stashing in deeper leagues or ones that have an IR spot, but that's about it for now.
Posted: 8/28/2019 12:08 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt will not be allowed to be around the team's facilities during his eight-game suspension.
Huddle Up: Hunt should have a role in the offense during the season half of the 2019 season. Fantasy players can consider taking Hunt in their drafts if they are able to stash him on the bench for eight weeks.
Posted: 8/13/2019 4:08 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Dontrell Hilliard is in line to begin the season behind RB Nick Chubb on the depth chart following the trade of RB Duke Johnson (Texans), at least until RB Kareem Hunt returns from an eight-game suspension.
Huddle Up: Hilliard is worth scooping up in the late rounds as a handcuff to Chubb. The Browns obviously have tremendous confidence in Hilliard since they parted with a reliable veteran in Johnson.
Posted: 8/03/2019 9:08 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt (groin) has been cleared to participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 3.
Huddle Up: Hunt missed the first week of practice because of the injury but appears to be ready to return to the field. Hunt will miss the first half of the season because of a suspension but could have fantasy value in the final few months of the season.
Posted: 7/29/2019 10:07 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt (groin) is close to participating in practice, according to head coach Freddie Kitchens.
Huddle Up: Hunt will be a valuable fantasy option during the second half of the 2019 season, so fantasy players may want to stash him on their bench if they have the room on their roster.
Posted: 7/24/2019 8:07 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt (groin) will start training camp on the Active/Non-Football Injury list because of a groin injury.
Huddle Up: Hunt will be suspended for the first half of the 2019 season but should have value in some fantasy leagues when he returns.
Posted: 6/16/2019 4:06 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt has drawn the praise of former Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce. 'I think so, without a doubt,' Kelce said Saturday, June 15, when asked if he believes the Browns are getting the best version of Hunt. '... I think you guys are getting an unbelievable athlete, somebody who can change the game with one or two carries, one or two touches and really give you a chance to win.'
Huddle Up: Hunt is suspended for the first eight games of the season due to his personal-conduct violations, but he could be a factor late in the fantasy season while also serving as a potential spoiler for Nick Chubb and his fantasy owners. Don't bother, though, with trying to stash Hunt from the start of the season unless you have the bench spot to burn.
Posted: 4/07/2019 2:04 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb is likely to remain the starter in 2019 even after RB Kareem Hunt is eligible to return from his eight-game suspension, in the opinion of beat writer Scott Petrak. Chubb earned the team's trust with a strong rookie year, but Hunt could be the starter in 2020.
Huddle Up: Chubb will be an RB2 for the bulk of the fantasy season, and Hunt will need time to acclimate himself in the offense and kick rust off. It could be Week 10 before Hunt makes a considerable dent in Chubb's fantasy stock. Hunt is worth stashing as an RB5, but Chubb seems to be safe atop the pecking order.
Posted: 3/15/2019 2:03 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt was suspended eight games Friday, March 15, for violating the personal conduct policy, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Hunt can still appeal the ruling, but he's gone for 75 percent of the fantasy season in a lot of leagues. You're really going to have to be lucky avoiding the injury bug if you're going to carry him as an RB5 all season. There is obvious risk of rust and obvious reward for the latter part of the season and playoffs. Nick Chubb will be an RB2 or RB3 in Hunt's stead.
Posted: 3/14/2019 5:03 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt is likely facing a multiple-game disciplinary suspension, but Browns general manager John Dorsey said Thursday, March 14, he doesn't have any updated information on the specifics of the suspension. Dorsey did add that Hunt has been at the team's facilities and has been doing a 'great job.'
Huddle Up: Until we get clarity on the length of Hunt's ban, he'll be a late-round fantasy draft option who could pay off late next season.