Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt


Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 42%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 3.3%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 1.7
Durability: question mark 127

Medium Risk


Kareem Hunt Player Overview

What You Need To Know:

  • After serving an 8-game suspension, Hunt returned to look like the super-elusive guy we saw in Kansas City.
  • He averaged 10 touches per game — enough to finish as the RB26 in PPR points per game.
  • Hunt projects as Cleveland’s primary receiving back who’ll also mix in on rushing downs. New HC Kevin Stefanski is expected to execute a run-first attack after doing so in Minnesota.

Half season

You probably remember why Hunt didn’t play much last season.

The former Chief received an 8-game ban for shoving and kicking a woman in February of 2018. Later in the year — just prior to Week 1 — Hunt underwent surgery for a sports hernia.

Upon returning, he played a complementary role behind 2nd-year stud Nick Chubb. Hunt never reached double-digit carries but averaged 5.5 targets per game vs. Chubb’s 2.1. Impressively, Hunt was credited with 15 avoided tackles on catches by Pro Football Focus. That ranked top-10 at RB, despite Hunt finishing outside the top-20 in receptions.

He excelled on the ground, albeit on a small sample. His 19 avoided tackles on just 44 attempts certainly lined up with the powerful back we saw in Kansas City.

2020 outlook

The Browns brought back Hunt — formerly a restricted free agent — on a Round 2 tender. He’ll make about $3 million in another contract year.

Again, though, he projects as a complementary piece behind Chubb. The former Georgia Bulldog matches Hunt in power and brings even more size at 227 lbs. (vs. 215). Interestingly, only 2 of Hunt’s carries came in goal line situations. Chubb tied Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey for a league-leading 32 goal-line carries.

Still, there’s an optimistic angle here for Hunt. The Browns are ushering in new OC Kevin Stefanski, a noted fan of running the rock. In his lone stop as an OC (2019 with Minnesota), the Vikings registered the 3rd highest run rate (50.5%). That translated to 476 attempts, o…

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Kareem Hunt Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 2, 2020 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Hunt was a limited participant in Cleveland's practice due to a thigh injury ahead of Week 13 game. He was cleared for that game at Tennessee