Kareem Hunt
Kareem Hunt
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cleveland Browns
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Hunt's first season with the Browns went almost exactly as expected, at least in terms of his own effort. After beginning the season serving the remainder of his 2018 suspension, the former Chief joined the Cleveland backfield in Week 10 and immediately was thrust into a significant role, seeing 34 to 45 offensive snaps in every game. While his overall touches were firmly capped working behind Nick Chubb, Hunt saw plenty of action on passing downs while also proving useful on the ground, and the traits that won him a rushing title in 2017 were still evident. Hunt's elite elusiveness and balance helped him average 2.7 yards after contact on 43 carries and 7.5 yards after the catch on his 37 receptions. With Chubb entrenched atop the depth chart and not showing any particular susceptibility to injury in his NFL career, Hunt's role doesn't seem likely to increase much, but better overall performance from a Cleveland offense that was a disappointment in 2019 could lead to more production to go around. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $13.25 million contract with the Browns in September of 2020.
Finds end zone in playoff loss
RBCleveland Browns
January 17, 2021
Hunt rushed six times for 32 yards and a touchdown while catching his only target for two yards in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC divisional round.
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Hunt didn't register a touch in the first half, as the Browns took a 19-3 deficit into the locker room. He continued to play second fiddle to Nick Chubb in the third quarter, then took the spotlight himself early in the fourth with a three-yard rushing touchdown. Cleveland's offense got the ball only one more time after that and gained just 12 yards before punting the ball back to Kansas City, and the Chiefs ran out the clock from there. Hunt should continue to work as the 1B to Chubb in Cleveland's run-heavy offense next season after scoring 14 scrimmage touchdowns between the regular season and postseason.
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How do Kareem Hunt's 2020 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
18.2%
 
Positive Run %
80.8%
 
% Yds After Contact
59.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.5
 
Rushing TD %
3.0%
 
Touches Per Game
14.8
 
% Snaps w/Touch
43.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
3.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.11
 
% Team Air Yards
1.5%
 
% Team Targets
10.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
74.5%
 
Drop Rate
11.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.6
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kareem Hunt's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
216 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.62 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.5 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Hunt was headed for another extremely productive season with the Chiefs before a video surfaced of his involvement in a violent incident, and the team reacted by releasing him before a Week 12 game against the Raiders. Even with the threat of league punishment hanging over Hunt, the Browns decided to offer him another chance and signed him in the offseason. He'll begin his tenure with Cleveland once he's served an eight-game suspension. It's not yet clear what kind of workload Hunt will get with his new offense, joining a backfield that already features Nick Chubb, but the trade of Duke Johnson does free up some touches. Barring an injury to Chubb, it's hard to see Hunt enjoying the same volume, or same efficiency, that he did in Kansas City while playing for coach Andy Reid. Hunt still has tremendous three-down talent, though, and if the opportunity presents itself, he could thrive given the stacked roster around him.
Initially expected to start his career in a timeshare, Hunt instead served as the Chiefs' lead back all last season after Spencer Ware suffered a devastating knee injury in August. The rookie third-round pick was good enough to spark MVP discussion early in the year, and while a midseason slump ended the pipe dream, he rebounded in Weeks 14-16 to salvage a rushing title. Hunt's elite elusiveness, balance and vision made him one of the most difficult runners in the NFL to bring down - he led the league with 137 evaded tackles - and his pass-catching skills made him a perfect fit for Andy Reid's offensive scheme. In addition to the rushing title, Hunt finished eighth among running backs in receiving yards and tied for fifth in total touchdowns. With fellow 2017 draftee Patrick Mahomes taking over the reins at quarterback from veteran Alex Smith, the Chiefs may need to lean on Hunt even more heavily than they did last year. Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins and Travis Kelce will keep safeties honest, and the Chiefs' offensive line still appears solid, though unspectacular. While Reid's desire to keep Hunt's workload in check is admirable, it may not hold up in the heat of battle. Expect the 23-year-old to once again be among the league leaders in carries and touches.
The Chiefs were one of the biggest wheelers and dealers on draft day, and Hunt was one of the players they apparently couldn't live without, as they traded away three picks to move up 18 spots in the third round to grab him. At 5-10, 216, he fits the profile Kansas City looks for in a running back, and while he lost time throughout his college career to lower-body injuries, he finally stayed healthy as a senior and put together a highly impressive campaign. Hunt may not have breakaway speed, but his vision and elusiveness are NFL-caliber, and he can be an asset in the passing game as well, potentially making him useful on any down. Already in line for a sizable Week 1 role, Hunt now finds himself entering the season as the clear leader in Kansas City's backfield after Spencer Ware suffered a season-ending knee injury during the preseason. Charcandrick West figures to be involved, but Hunt should handle the bulk of the rushing workload, including at the goal line.
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Gets pair of first-quarter TD runs
RBCleveland Browns
January 10, 2021
Hunt registered 48 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries, adding a 13-yard reception during Sunday's 48-37 wild-card win against Pittsburgh.
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Held quiet again
RBCleveland Browns
January 3, 2021
Hunt carried the ball 10 times for 37 yards in Week 17 against the Steelers. He added one reception for four yards.
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Scores TD in upset loss
RBCleveland Browns
December 27, 2020
Hunt rushed four times for 11 yards and a touchdown while catching three of five targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Jets.
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In line for significant role Sunday
RBCleveland Browns
December 27, 2020
Hunt could be more heavily involved in Sunday's game against the Jets after the Browns placed several receivers on the COVID-19 list, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Worst fantasy outing this year
RBCleveland Browns
December 20, 2020
Hunt had seven carries for 21 yards and three receptions (three targets) for seven yards in Sunday's 20-6 win over the Giants.
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