Kendall Hunter
Kendall Hunter
31-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, $660,000 contract with the Saints in December of 2015.
RBNew Orleans Saints
January 1, 2016
The Saints placed Hunter (undisclosed) on injured reserve Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Hunter came down with an unknown injury in Thursday's practice, which was serious enough to impact his Week 17 availability. Instead, the Saints will trust in Tim Hightower and Travaris Cadet to head the backfield in Sunday's season finale at Atlanta.
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How do Kendall Hunter's measurables compare to other running backs?
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5' 7"
199 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.46 sec
Shuttle Time
4.21 sec
Cone Drill
6.74 sec
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
Broad Jump
122 in
Bench Press
24 reps
Hand Length
8.75 in
Arm Length
31.00 in
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Hunter didn't see the field in 2014 after tearing his ACL in training camp, but a full season of recovery and his name resurfaces in San Francisco’s backfield mix with Frank Gore gone. His return was short lived, as he was placed on season-ending IR prior to week 1.
Despite being undersized – 5-7, 199 – and fairly little-utilized by the Niners, Hunter's been a credible backup to Frank Gore for the last three years, averaging 4.6 YPC. Though he only carried 78 times last year, he took two for more than 40 yards and five for 20-plus, both career highs. A quick, well-balanced runner, his lack of elite speed hasn't stopped him from breaking off big runs. A July knee injury unfortunately derailed his 2014 season, which figures to provide added opportunities for the likes of Carlos Hyde, Marcus Lattimore and LaMichael James.
At 5-7, 199, Hunter's been quietly effective as the backup to Frank Gore the last two years, averaging 4.6 YPC. His season ended prematurely last year, though, when a torn Achilles' tendon in Week 12 landed him on IR. He hopes to be ready for training camp but will have to compete with LaMichael James for backup snaps when he does return. If the aging Gore were to go down, Hunter likely would split the backfield duties with James.
Hunter didn’t receive a ton of work as a rookie, but played well when given the opportunity, attacking the hole hard and showing noticeably more speed than starter Frank Gore. However, San Francisco signed Brandon Jacobs in free agency and spent a second round pick on LaMichael James, so it’s a crowded backfield behind Gore this season. Hunter might have the most upside of the entire group, but he’ll need injuries to strike to be anything but a change-of-pace type back.
Hunter isn't a burner, but he's still an elusive and quick runner who's tough to track in traffic and is already being projected to be the 49ers' No. 2 running back in 2011. San Francisco’s backfield belongs to Frank Gore, but he's played 16 games just once during his six-year career and is coming off hip surgery. Hunter could make an immediate fantasy impact if Gore were again to go down. This team is going to run the ball a ton under new coach Jim Harbaugh.
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RBNew Orleans Saints
December 16, 2015
The Saints signed Hunter on Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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RBFree Agent
September 17, 2015
Hunter (undisclosed) and the 49ers agreed to terms of an injury settlement Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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RBSan Francisco 49ers
September 5, 2015
Hunter (undisclosed) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, CSN Bay Area reports.
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RBSan Francisco 49ers
September 3, 2015
Hunter struggled again Thursday, gaining just 21 yards on 10 carries in a 14-12 preseason win over San Diego. He added 13 yards on three receptions.
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RBSan Francisco 49ers
Knee - ACL
August 30, 2015
Hunter (knee) made his preseason debut against the Broncos on Sunday, toting the rock seven times, but only managing to gain 15 yards.
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