Posted: 11/17/2019 3:01 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt will 'absolutely' continue to play a big role in the passing game, according to Jake Trotter of ESPN.
Huddle Up: Hunt has 13 catches for 90 yards in two games for the Browns, and he has become a safety valve of sorts for quarterback Baker Mayfield. Throw in a handful of carries, and he is worth considering as a flex option in PPR formats.
Posted: 11/15/2019 7:05 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt ran six times for 12 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 11. He also caught six passes for 46 yards.
Huddle Up: For one week at least, Cleveland's passing game flowed through three players: Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry and Hunt. That trio was targeted on 25 of the team's 32 passes. It certainly looks like Nick Chubb will be their bruiser, and Hunt will chip in on passing downs. In that role he holds some flex appeal.
Posted: 11/13/2019 2:03 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt played 54 percent of the offensive snaps against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Nov. 10, but starter Nick Chubb played a three-week high of 81 percent in the 19-16 victory. RB Dontrell Hilliard played just eight offensive snaps for his lowest total since Week 5.
Huddle Up: Chubb ran 20 times for 116 yards while catching two of four targets for just five yards. Hunt totaled 74 yards from scrimmage on 11 touches with seven receptions and four carries. It's quite possible both could be effective fantasy options in the same games, but Chubb remains the definitive No. 1 option.
Posted: 11/11/2019 7:55 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt will 'continue to get opportunities,' and head coach Freddie Kitchens expects Hunt's role to continue growing after playing well in Week 10.
Huddle Up: If the Browns have done one thing right this season, it might be that Nick Chubb has been a near-lock for 20 touches. That didn't change in Hunt's debut, even though the former Kansas City Chief finished with four carries and seven catches. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out going forward, but 10 touches per week will be enough for someone with Hunt's talent to be a serviceable flex option in most leagues.
Posted: 11/10/2019 10:26 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt rushed four times for 30 yards with seven receptions for 44 yards on nine targets in Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills in his team debut.
Huddle Up: Hunt's eight-game suspension ended before the bye and he was able to make his team debut, totaling 11 touches to 22 for Nick Chubb. As such, Hunt is worth a look as a RB3 or flex fantasy play in leagues of 12 or more teams moving forward. The Browns meet the Steelers in Week 11 on Thursday night.
Posted: 11/04/2019 6:57 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt will 'definitely have a role' in his return from suspension in Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills, according to head coach Freddie Kitchens Monday, Nov. 4.
Huddle Up: Nick Chubb has played 74.6% of the offensive snaps this season while Dontrell Hilliard has played 17%. Hunt was much more involved in the ground game than as a pass-catcher during his time with the Kansas City Chiefs. Look for him to take over the backup duties from Hilliard before slowly taking touches away from Chubb.
Posted: 10/21/2019 4:16 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt (abdomen) has been cleared by the NFL to rejoin the team and begin practicing with them Monday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: Hunt has been sidelined all season recovering from sports hernia surgery and serving an eight-game suspension for domestic abuse for an incident that occurred during his time with the Kansas City Chiefs. The former rushing champion is not eligible to return to game action until Week 10, so Nick Chubb will serve as a team's featured back for at least two more weeks. It's expected Hunt will serve as the change-of-pace back when he returns.
Posted: 10/05/2019 5:20 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb will remain the team's primary back even after the return of RB Kareem Hunt from suspension, according to The Athletic's Jay Glazer, who says Hunt will be used as a change of pace.
Huddle Up: Chubb has been Cleveland's best offensive player over the first month and is solidly among the top-10 fantasy backs. The caveat has always been how much Hunt will play when he returns from suspension. If Glazer is correct, Chubb should remain an RB1 throughout the season with Hunt being a possible flex option upon returning.
Posted: 8/29/2019 10:00 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 7:45 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.