Kareem Hunt
Kareem Hunt
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Out
Injury Undisclosed
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Chiefs in November of 2018.
Potential punishment known soon
RBFree Agent
Undisclosed
January 20, 2019
The NFL's investigation into Hunt is ongoing but expected to be resolved by the start of the new league year on March 13, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
The Chiefs cut Hunt loose in late November after video emerged of the running back pushing a woman. The aforementioned investigation regards that incident as well as two others. Since he landed on the Commissioner's Exempt list, Hunt commenced counseling for anger management and alcohol issues but has yet to speak with league officials about his situation. It's unclear whether his inevitable suspension for violating the personal conduct policy will include the final five games of this season or instead begin in earnest during the 2019 campaign. Either way, Hunt should know his fate by the start of free agency, helping teams weigh the risk-reward balance of bringing the 23-year-old into the fold.
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How do Kareem Hunt's 2018 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 the number of times he touched the ball.
  • 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 %
11.6%
 
Positive Run %
81.2%
 
% Yds After Contact
69.5%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.2
 
Rushing TD %
3.9%
 
Touches Per Game
18.8
 
% Snaps w/Touch
41.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
4.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.09
 
% Team Air Yards
0.9%
 
% Team Targets
6.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
72.2%
 
Drop Rate
8.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
13.6
 
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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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22 days ago
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27 days ago
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East Coast Offense: The Team I Wish I Had Drafted
34 days ago
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Under NFL review
RBFree Agent
December 4, 2018
The NFL is reviewing three separate off-field incidents reportedly involving Hunt, as the league works towards determining potential discipline for the running back, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.
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Not claimed on waivers
RBFree Agent
December 3, 2018
After being released by the Chiefs on Friday, Hunt went unclaimed on waivers Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Released by Kansas City
RBFree Agent
November 30, 2018
The Chiefs released Hunt on Friday.
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Will be released
RBFree Agent
November 30, 2018
The Chiefs will release Hunt, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Placed on Commissioner Exempt List
RBKansas City Chiefs
November 30, 2018
Hunt was placed on the Reserve/Commissioner Exempt List on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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