Kareem Hunt
Kareem Hunt
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cleveland Browns
Injury Suspension
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Browns in February of 2019.
Recovering ahead of schedule
RBCleveland Browns
October 16, 2019
General manager John Dorsey said Wednesday that Hunt (suspension) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from sports hernia surgery, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Hunt underwent the procedure in late August and has conducted his rehab away from team facilities while serving his eight-game suspension. The positive news regarding his recovery bodes well for Hunt's chances of being fully healthy when eligible to play again Week 10 against the Bills, though it remains to be seen how he'll ultimately mix into Cleveland's backfield. Nick Chubb has thrived in the No. 1 role through six games, with Dontrell Hilliard seeing limited snaps behind him as a change-of-pace option.
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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.
5' 11"
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
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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Has sports hernia surgery
RBCleveland Browns
August 29, 2019
Hunt (suspension) underwent sports hernia surgery Thursday with the expectation that he'll be healthy once he's eligible to play again Week 10.
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Away from team during suspension
RBCleveland Browns
August 28, 2019
The Browns' petition to permit Hunt to remain with the team during his eight-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy was denied by the league, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
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Underwhelms vs. Bucs
RBCleveland Browns
August 24, 2019
Hunt (suspension) had five carries for 11 yards and caught his lone target for three yards in Friday's 13-12 loss to the Buccaneers.
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Makes quiet preseason debut
RBCleveland Browns
August 17, 2019
Hunt carried two times for six yards and failed to haul in his only target during Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.
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Expecting 15-20 snaps Saturday
RBCleveland Browns
August 17, 2019
Hunt (groin/suspension) is expected to play around 15-20 snaps in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts, May Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
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