Posted: 4/05/2020 10:11 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb averaged 100.4 yards rushing, 0.75 touchdowns and 3.1 catches in eight games while Kareem Hunt served his eight-game suspension to begin last season. After Hunt was activated, Chubb averaged 86.4 yards rushing, 0.25 TDs and 1.4 catches.
Huddle Up: Hunt was very successful in his backup running back/slot role over the second half of the season, so it's fair to wonder if new head coach Kevin Stefanski has any designs on changing something that worked so well under the previous regime. Working in Chubb's favor is the likelihood Cleveland will be holding leads more often this season, meaning he could in a position to break off some more long scoring runs against tired defenses late in games. With Hunt around, however, Chubb should be considered a high-end RB2.
Posted: 3/16/2020 3:03 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns restricted free-agent RB Kareem Hunt received a second-round tender Monday, March 16.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 3/03/2020 4:01 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 2/25/2020 8:54 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 2/19/2020 1:36 am UTC
Impending free-agent RB Kareem Hunt 'expects to be in the (Cleveland) Browns' plans next year,' according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
Posted: 1/24/2020 6:37 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 12/22/2019 11:33 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 12/16/2019 3:35 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: 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.
Posted: 12/08/2019 10:35 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt rushed nine times for 28 yards and a touchdown in Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added two grabs for 40 yards on three targets.
Huddle Up: Hunt has been making the most of his touches behind Nick Chubb, who had his sixth 100-yard rushing day of the season, including his second in three outings. The former rushing leader Hunt remains a decent RB3 or flex fantasy option, especially in PPR leagues, heading into Week 15 in Arizona.
Posted: 12/04/2019 2:21 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt played 65 percent of the offensive snaps Sunday, Dec. 1, against the Pittsburgh Steelers while RB Nick Chubb played 59 percent of the snaps.
Huddle Up: Hunt ran the ball seven times for 46 yards and caught all five of his targets for 19 yards and a touchdown while Chubb totaled 79 yards but no scores. The two should remain in a relatively even timeshare, but Hunt's upside continues to rise the more he's on the field.