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Justin Hunter

26-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Pittsburgh Steelers

2016 Receiving Stats

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10

Yds

189

TD

4

Avg

18.9

Tar

24

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

A 2013 second-round selection, Hunter never emerged as a consistent threat in Tennessee, ultimately getting released at the end of last preseason. He then caught on with a receiver-needy Buffalo squad...

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Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 4"   WT: 203   DOB: 5/20/1991  College: Tennessee  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Hunter Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with Pittsburgh in March of 2017.

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Steelers coach Mike Tomlin implied that Hunter and Sammie Coates are competing for one roster spot, Dave Lolley of The Washington Observer-Reporter reports.

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Justin Hunter NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 19 CFB 9 16 415 7 25.9 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 3 17 314 2 18.5 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 12 73 1083 9 14.8 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2013 22 TEN 14 18 354 4 42 19.7 8.4 5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 TEN 12 28 498 3 67 17.8 7.4 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 24 TEN 9 22 264 1 31 12.0 8.5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 BUF 12 10 189 4 24 18.9 7.9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 MIA 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 26 PIT Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Justin Hunter

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Justin Hunter Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 19 CFB 9 9.3 11.1 10.2 2 46 - - - 0 0 - - -
2011 20 CFB 3 14.5 20.1 17.3 6 105 - - - 0 0 - - -
2012 21 CFB 12 13.5 19.6 16.6 6 90 - - - 0 0 - - -
2013 22 TEN 14 4.2 5.5 4.9 1 25 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 23 TEN 12 5.7 8.0 6.8 2 42 7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 24 TEN 9 3.6 6.0 4.8 2 29 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 BUF 12 3.6 4.4 4.0 1 16 7 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
2016 25 MIA 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 7 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 26 PIT Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Justin Hunter

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Justin Hunter – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

303

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Justin Hunter was on the field for 303 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Justin Hunter was on the field for 4 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 593 0
2015 378 0
2016 303 4
2016 303 4
Justin Hunter 2016 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @NE
3 Cle
4 @NE
5 @LA 11 0 1 4 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
6 SF 46 0 1 30 1 3 30.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Mia 53 0 2 25 0 4 12.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
8 NE 64 0 1 7 0 5 7.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Sea 26 0 1 5 1 1 5.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Cin 21 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Jax 13 1 1 16 1 1 16.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
13 @Oak 38 0 1 22 0 4 22.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Pit 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Cle 11 0 1 16 0 3 16.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
16 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @NYJ 6 3 1 64 0 2 64.0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Justin Hunter  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   203 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.44 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.33 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.19 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length:   33.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.38 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   41 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   138 in
ELITE
Bench Press
Not Available
Pittsburgh Steelers Team Injury Report
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Justin Hunter: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ben Roethlisberger said he likes the presence Hunter brings to the offense, ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler reports.

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Hunter has continued to work with the Steelers' first-team offense while Martavis Bryant (suspension) remains unable to practice, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Hunter has signed with the Steelers, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Hunter recorded a 64-yard reception in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

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Hunter caught one of three targets for 16 yards in Sunday's win over the Browns.

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Hunter caught one of four passes for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to Oakland.

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Hunter, who scored his fourth touchdown of the season Sunday, could be in line for more playing time, Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com reports. "I think so," said coach Rex Ryan when asked about it Monday.

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Hunter caught his only target Sunday for a 16-yard TD reception, which proved to be the game-winning score in the Bills' win over Jacksonville.

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Hunter (groin) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

The Hunter hype train derailed in 2015, as the athletic receiver underwhelmed for a third straight season since being picked in the second round of the 2013 draft. Quarterback Marcus Mariota preferred to throw to more polished route runners, and second-year man Dorial Green-Beckham seems to have the inside track to supplanting Hunter as the main vertical threat. Hunter will have to show an unprecedented level of maturity and attention to detail if he's to have any chance of topping 500 receiving yards for the first time in his career.

2015

After a rookie year in which he flashed big-play ability, Hunter found himself on a lot of sleeper lists in 2014, but he never saw consistent opportunities in an erratic Titans offense. At 6-4, 203, with 4.44 40 speed and exceptional athleticism, Hunter still managed 17.8 YPC, but caught only 42 percent of the balls thrown his way for a pedestrian 7.4 YPT. Part of the problem was the revolving door at quarterback, and this year Hunter will have to adapt to another one in rookie Marcus Mariota. Moreover, the Titans brought in more competition in the form of free-agent signees Hakeem Nicks and Harry Douglas and second-round pick Dorial Green-Beckham to go with incumbents Kendall Wright and tight end Delanie Walker. But Hunter has the physical skills to be a star should he show more consistency and develop a rapport with Mariota. Hunter also missed the last four games of the year with a lacerated spleen, but is healthy and expected to be ready for training camp.

2014

Last year’s second round pick, Hunter showed flashes of big-play ability, catching four balls of 40-plus yards on only 42 targets. At 6-4, 203 with a 40-inch vertical, and running a 4.44 40, Hunter has the physical specs to be a No. 1 receiver, and with Kenny Britt gone, the Titans need one. Kendall Wright and Nate Washington reside atop the team’s depth chart, but neither profiles as a red-zone threat or consistent downfield playmaker.

2013

Taken in the second round by a team that already had Kenny Britt, Nate Washington and Kendall Wright on the roster, Hunter might seem like a long shot to make an impact this year. But given Washington's expendability and Britt's constant injury problems and run-ins with the law, Hunter could get his chance before too long. At 6-4, 200, running a 4.4 40 and posting a 40-inch vertical leap, Hunter is arguably the most athletic receiver from April's draft. He's not especially quick in short areas, though so he profiles more as a deep threat who’s hard to catch once he reaches his top gear. Hunter also could make a nice red-zone target and is probably better positioned to fill Britt's shoes than either Wright or Washington, should Britt go down.