Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt

26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cleveland Browns
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The Browns' backfield is the most talented in the NFL, and it's easy to forget that Hunt is not just a second fiddle behind Nick Chubb. Hunt got double-digit carries in 12 consecutive games to begin last season, and he might've pushed for 1,000 rushing yards if his volume hadn't dwindled down the stretch as Baker Mayfield began to air it out. Hunt's best asset is his elusiveness, and he's extremely difficult for a tackler to square up or get a clean hit against, but he can also grind out tough yards when necessary. He's also a plus receiver, and has handled most of the third-down work since first suiting up for the Browns in November 2019. Last season, Coach Kevin Stefanski gave both his backs plenty of work in the early going, but Hunt dipped to 8.2 carries per game in December while Mayfield and Chubb carried the offense. Hunt did rebound for three TDs in two playoff games, and between the regular season and playoffs, he averaged a healthy 10.5 carries and 3.0 targets in the 13 games where both he and Chubb were available throughout. Chubb is still the top dog in the pound when it comes to the rushing attack, but Hunt should see enough volume to make an impact, especially if the red-zone split is as equal as it was last season. Read Past Outlooks
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#56.22
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$Signed a two-year, $13.25 million contract with the Browns in September of 2020.
Back from five-game absence
RBCleveland Browns
November 28, 2021
Hunt (calf) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Ravens, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
This will mark Hunt's first game appearance since Week 6, and in his return from IR he's likely to handle third-down and complementary work behind top back Nick Chubb, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. It's an arrangement that yielded enough touches for Hunt to maintain fantasy relevance prior to his calf injury, though Rapoport suggests that the Browns figure to ease Hunt back into the mix with "not too big of a workload" Sunday, which could allow D'Ernest Johnson to mix in as well versus Baltimore.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Kareem Hunt's 2021 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
20.3%
 
Positive Run %
84.1%
 
% Yds After Contact
64.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.3
 
Rushing TD %
7.2%
 
Touches Per Game
14.8
 
% Snaps w/Touch
47.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.02
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.1%
 
% Team Targets
7.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
83.3%
 
Drop Rate
4.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.6
 
% Targeted On Route
14.6%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.98
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Nov 28th at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
85.2
 
Cornerbacks
76.6
 
Safeties
90.5
 
Linebackers
113.5
 
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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'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.
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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Third-down role on tap in return
RBCleveland Browns
Calf
November 28, 2021
Hunt (calf), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Baltimore, is expected to be available and will be in line to serve as Cleveland's third-down back, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Activated for Week 12
RBCleveland Browns
Calf
November 27, 2021
Hunt (calf) was activated from injured reserve on Saturday.
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Coach expects him to play Sunday
RBCleveland Browns
Calf
November 26, 2021
Coach Kevin Stefanski says he expects Hunt (calf) to be activated from injured reserve before Sunday's game against the Ravens, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Plans to play Sunday
RBCleveland Browns
Calf
November 24, 2021
Hunt (calf) expects to return from injured reserve and play in Sunday's game against the Ravens, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. "Yeah, [I'll] see how I feel during the week, but I'm definitely thinking I'm going to play," Hunt said Wednesday.
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Cleared for practice
RBCleveland Browns
Calf
November 24, 2021
The Browns designated Hunt (calf) for return from injured reserve Wednesday.
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