Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt

26-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cleveland Browns
IR
Injury Calf
Est. Return 11/14/2021
Mon Practice: DNP
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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$Signed a two-year, $13.25 million contract with the Browns in September of 2020.
Heads to injured reserve
RBCleveland Browns
Calf
October 19, 2021
Hunt (calf) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
ANALYSIS
With a 4-6 week timetable to return from the calf injury he sustained this past Sunday against the Cardinals, Hunt was destined to land on IR, if only to open up a spot on the active roster. The Browns proceeded to sign running back John Kelly off their practice squad Tuesday, but this position group still runs through Nick Chubb (calf) when he's healthy. He's not, though, as he sat out Week 6 and kicked off Week 7 prep as a non-participant on Monday's practice estimate. There's no telling if Chubb will do enough to be able to play Thursday versus the Broncos, but at the moment Demetric Felton, D'Ernest Johnson, Kelly and fullback Johnny Stanton are the four healthy members of Cleveland's backfield.
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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.
Broken Tackle %
20.3%
 
Positive Run %
84.1%
 
% Yds After Contact
63.4%
 
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
-0.2%
 
% Team Targets
14.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
83.3%
 
Drop Rate
4.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.6
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
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18816%
10743%
17114%
7329%
333%
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202%
125%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Broncos
Thursday, Oct 21st at 8:20PM
Overall QB Rating Against
86.9
 
Cornerbacks
110.2
 
Safeties
47.7
 
Linebackers
71.4
 
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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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Kareem Hunt
NFL Injury Analysis: Trouble in Cleveland
2 days ago
Jeff Stotts checks in with the NFL’s most prominent injuries, and this week the Browns are so banged up, they get an entry all their own.
NFL Waiver Wire: Week 7 Pickups
2 days ago
Kevin Payne analyzes the top wavier-wire options for Week 7, including Tua Tagovailoa, who returned healthy from a rib injury last week.
Weekly Rankings: Week 7 Value Meter
2 days ago
With bye weeks and injuries crippling a lot of rosters, Josh Jacobs looks a lot better this week due to his consistent workload.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 6 Recap & Week 7 Sleepers
3 days ago
With Nick Chubb and now Kareem Hunt both battling calf injuries, D'Ernest Johnson is the top waiver add in most leagues.
NFL Reactions: Week 6
4 days ago
Joe Daley recaps the Sunday Week 6 action, as Dak Prescott and the Cowboys look like the real deal after an exciting win against the Patriots.
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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Coach confirms timeline
RBCleveland Browns
Calf
October 19, 2021
Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed Monday the reported four-to-six week timeline for Hunt (calf), Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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Likely heading to IR
RBCleveland Browns
Calf
October 18, 2021
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that Hunt (calf) is in line to miss multiple weeks and likely will land on injured reserve, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
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Picks up calf injury
RBCleveland Browns
Calf
October 17, 2021
Hunt won't return to Sunday's game against the Cardinals due to a calf injury, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
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Leaves field with assistance Sunday
RBCleveland Browns
Leg
October 17, 2021
Hunt needed assistance to get off the field Sunday against the Cardinals, as he was unable to put any weight on his right leg, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Suits up for Sunday's game
RBCleveland Browns
October 17, 2021
Hunt (wrist/knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports.
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