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Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt

Running Back #27
ADP:Round: 5, Pick: 2
Team: Cleveland Browns
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 216 lb.
College:Toledo
Age:25
Born:August 6, 1995
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 3 (86)
Draft Team:KC

Kareem Hunt: Scores seventh TD of 2020

Hunt rushed 18 times for 76 yards and caught three of four targets for 26 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-34 win over Cincinnati.

Analysis: Hunt's five carries for 31 yards represented all of Cleveland's first-quarter offense, as quarterback Baker Mayfield went 0-for-5 with an interception through the air. Mayfield completed 22 of his next 23 passes, however, as the offense flowed primarily through the air with the Browns playing from behind for most of the game. Hunt got in on the fun by catching one of Mayfield's five touchdown passes from eight yards out, giving the versatile running back four receiving scores to go with his three rushing touchdowns this season. With Nick Chubb (knee) still a few weeks away from returning based on his expected recovery timetable, Hunt should continue to work as Cleveland's feature back against the Raiders in Week 8.

October 25, 2020 2:12 PM EST

Kareem Hunt: Cleared for Week 7

Hunt (ribs) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Bengals after practicing fully Friday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: After being limited in the Browns' first two practices of the week, Hunt's ability to take every rep at Friday's session was enough for the coaching and training staffs to sign off on him playing this weekend. He'll pick up a third straight start in place of the injured Nick Chubb (knee) after amassing 150 total yards and a touchdown on 38 touches (33 carries, five receptions) over the previous two contests.

October 23, 2020 11:52 AM EST

Kareem Hunt: Another limited practice

Hunt (ribs) remained limited at practice Thursday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: There's no reason to think that Hunt's status for Sunday's game against the Bengals is in any danger, though Friday's final injury report of the week will reveal whether he approaches that contest listed as questionable or free from a Week 7 injury designation.

October 22, 2020 2:44 PM EST

Kareem Hunt: Begins week with limited practice

Hunt was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a ribs injury, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Hunt put forth a 'LP/LP/FP' practice slate last week while dealing with a thigh injury before being fully cleared to suit up against the Steelers, so he could be set to practice in a similar capacity leading up to Sunday's contest in Cincinnati. As long as Hunt manages to resume practicing in full at some point before facing the Bengals, he'll once again be in line to serve as the Browns' clear top running back.

October 21, 2020 1:23 PM EST

Kareem Hunt: Stymied by Steelers

Hunt carried the ball 13 times for 40 yards in Week 6 against the Steelers. He added two receptions for 17 yards.

Analysis: The Browns worked from behind for the entire game, limiting Hunt's involvement as a rusher. While he remained involved in the passing game, Hunt struggled to find space in either facet of the game and racked up only 57 yards on 15 total touches. Even so, Hunt was the clear lead back for the team, with Dontrell Hilliard only worked into the game during garbage time. That bodes well for Hunt's ability to bounce back in Week 7 against the Bengals.

October 18, 2020 3:46 PM EST

Kareem Hunt: No injury designation for Week 6

Hunt (thigh) was a full participant in practice Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against the Steelers, Scott Petrak of The Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Hunt upgraded to full participation after a pair of limited sessions and is set to serve as the feature back in a run-heavy Cleveland offense with Nick Chubb (knee) on IR. D'Ernest Johnson -- who has 21 carries over the past two weeks -- will be on hand to spell Hunt, but Hunt is the superior option as both a rusher and a receiver, meaning he'll be heavily involved regardless of how game script plays out.

October 16, 2020 1:09 PM EST

Kareem Hunt: Limited with thigh injury

Hunt (thigh) was limited in practice Wednesday, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Analysis: Hunt has been playing through a groin injury recently, and there's little reason for concern over this thigh issue at this time. Barring any setbacks in practice this week, Hunt should take on the majority of the backfield workload in Sunday's pivotal game against the Steelers for a Browns team that's still without Nick Chubb (knee).

October 14, 2020 1:43 PM EST

Kareem Hunt: Scores TD despite tough sledding

Hunt carried 20 times for 72 yards while adding three catches (on four targets) for 21 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 32-23 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Hunt shrugged off a groin injury and received a full workload as the team's lead back. Despite averaging just 3.6 yards per carry against a strong Colts defense, the volume he received, along with a two-yard receiving touchdown in the second quarter, enabled him to produce respectable fantasy numbers. Hunt appears to be back to full strength and should receive plenty of touches next Sunday against the Steelers, especially if Baker Mayfield (ribs) is limited after suffering a knock at the end of the game.

October 11, 2020 6:10 PM EST

Kareem Hunt: Cleared to play Sunday

Hunt (groin) doesn't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Colts after practicing fully Friday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: With that, Hunt is poised to head the Browns' rushing attack both Sunday and beyond, with Nick Chubb (knee) on IR and expected to miss about six weeks. D'Ernest Johnson will also mix in, with Dontrell Hilliard on hand in reserve, but assuming he's moved on from the groin injury that had been impacting his practice participation prior to Friday, Hunt is now poised to see a greater percentage of the Browns' carries, after previously working in a time-share on that front that slightly tilted in Chubb's favor. Moreover, Hunt should continue to see his share of passing targets out of Cleveland's backfield, giving him a stable fantasy floor while Chubb is out.

October 9, 2020 12:34 PM EST

Kareem Hunt: Still limited Thursday

Hunt (groin) was limited in Thursday's practice, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Hunt managed to play through his groin injury against the Cowboys in Week 4, so that he's been able to take the field in some capacity for back-to-back practices is somewhat encouraging. The Browns may simply be taking a cautious approach to Hunt's health, given that he's on track to serve as the team's clear top back with Nick Chubb (knee) expected to spend roughly six weeks on IR.

October 8, 2020 1:43 PM EST

Kareem Hunt: Limited at practice Wednesday

Hunt (groin) was limited at practice Wednesday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site previously relayed that coach Kevin Stefanski indicated that Hunt came out of this past Sunday's win over the Cowboys "pretty good" after having dealt with a groin injury leading up to Week 4 action. With that in mind, we suspect that Hunt's listed limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related, as he prepares for an expanded role in Cleveland's ground game with Nick Chubb (knee) on IR and expected to miss about six weeks.

October 7, 2020 1:49 PM EST

Kareem Hunt: Survives Week 4

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said Hunt came out of Sunday's win over the Cowboys "pretty good" after dealing with a groin injury during the practice week, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports.

Analysis: Hunt should assume a bigger role while Nick Chubb (knee) is sidelined. He's averaging 12.5 carries per game, but that could increase with Chubb expected to miss about six weeks. D'Ernest Johnson will also compete for carries, as the Browns typically give their top two backs significant playing time each game.

October 6, 2020 4:46 AM EST

Kareem Hunt: Scores two rushing TDs

Hunt carried 11 times for 71 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 49-38 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Hunt finished second on the team in carries while gashing the Dallas defense for 6.5 yards per carry. He found paydirt on a two-yard run in the second quarter and added a 14-yard score to help his side build an insurmountable lead in the third. Meanwhile, Nick Chubb (knee) left the game in the first half and did not return, opening the door for Hunt to carry more of the load. However, D'Earnest Johnson stepped in and led the team with 95 rushing yards on 13 carries and could be a major part of the equation next Sunday against the Colts if Chubb sits out.

October 4, 2020 1:49 PM EST

Kareem Hunt: Set to play in Dallas

Hunt (groin) is active for the Week 4 matchup at Dallas, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Hunt saw his only practice action of the week Friday on a limited basis, but optimistic reports started to surface very early Sunday morning. That sentiment has since been confirmed by Hunt's absence from the inactive list, and he'll once again be poised to work in tandem with Nick Chubb in the Cleveland backfield. The one thing the Dallas defense has been respectable at this year is limiting passes caught by opposing running backs, as the 11 receptions given up to the position is tied for the fourth-best mark in the league. This game has the highest over/under (approximately 56) on the entire Sunday slate, however, so there will be plenty of opportunity out there for fantasy options such as Hunt to find the end zone.

October 4, 2020 8:34 AM EST

Kareem Hunt: Expected to play in Week 4

Hunt (groin) is expected to play Sunday against the Cowboys,Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The running back sat out practice both Wednesday and Thursday, before returning to a limited session Friday, but now it appears as though he'll be available to work in tandem with Nick Chubb in Week 4. Confirmation of Hunt's status, either way, will arrive upon the release of the team's inactives in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.

October 4, 2020 4:31 AM EST

Kareem Hunt: Makes positive impression

Hunt (groin) looked good during individual drills that were open to the media Friday, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Hunt sat out practices Wednesday and Thursday but returned Friday and was impressive in sessions open to onlookers. Per Cabot's description, one would not know Hunt was dealing with a groin injury. He's listed as questionable due to being labeled as a limited participant Friday, but Hunt looks like he'll be a go for Sunday's 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff.

October 4, 2020 3:33 AM EST

Kareem Hunt: Listed as questionable

Hunt (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys after logging a limited practice Friday, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The running back sat out practice both Wednesday and Thursday, but his return to practice Friday -- albeit in a limited capacity -- has him trending in the right direction in advance of Week 4 action.

October 2, 2020 10:03 AM EST

Kareem Hunt: Back at practice

Hunt (groin) is participating in the portion of Friday's practice open to the media, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Hunt has missed two straight practices due to a groin strain, but it looks like he'll be listed as at least a 'limited' participant on Friday's final injury report. If the 25-year-old were to have his touches restricted in Dallas on Sunday, or even sit out the contest entirely, Nick Chubb would stand to see a notable uptick in his already sizeable workload.

October 2, 2020 8:59 AM EST

Kareem Hunt: Sidelined for another practice

Hunt (groin) won't participate in Thursday's practice, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: While the Browns don't believe Hunt's groin issue is significant, he'll be sidelined for a second straight practice on account of the injury. Starter Nick Chubb and Hunt have had a fairly even split of the backfield reps through three games, but the distribution of snaps and touches could tilt more in Chubb's favor Sunday in Dallas if the groin injury results in Hunt's workload being limited, if he's not held out of the contest entirely.

October 1, 2020 9:49 AM EST

Kareem Hunt: Injury not serious

Hunt's groin injury is not believed to be serious, and he will try to play Sunday, per a source, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Hunt did not practice Wednesday due to the injury. The Browns promoted Dontrell Hilliard from the practice squad Wednesday, raising some speculation about the significance of Hunt's injury.

October 1, 2020 3:20 AM EST

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