Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt

RB - CLE
Height: 5' 11"Weight: 216 lbsAge: 23College: ToledoDrafted: #86 (3rd Rd. by Kansas City)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
18th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #125
Best / Worst #80 / #321
ADP N/A

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Kareem Hunt suspended 8 games

According to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter, Browns running back Kareem Hunt has been suspended eight games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Fantasy Impact

We've been waiting for the suspension to come down and it was a minimum of six games, so this isn't a big surprise. Considering the nature of the crime, it's unlikely Hunt appeals, though it's possible he tries to knock it down to six games. The Browns don't really need him with Nick Chubb on the roster, though he does provide great depth for a team that has Super Bowl aspirations. Knowing there's no guaranteed role when he comes back from suspension, Hunt isn't worth a draft pick in redraft leagues with his eight-game suspension.

Mike Tagliere6 weeks ago
Kareem Hunt shockingly signs with Browns

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Browns have signed RB Kareem Hunt.

Fantasy Impact

This is a stunner. Not only do we not yet know the terms of Hunt's suspension but the Browns already have Nick Chubb and Duke Johnson in house. Hunt's arrival certainly complicates Cleveland's backfield from a fantasy perspective, but Hunt still figures to miss a good portion of 2019. It'll be tough to fully judge Chubb's fantasy value until we hear how long the suspension is, however. Browns GM John Dorsey is the one who drafted Hunt back when he was with the Chiefs in 2016.

Kareem Hunt not an option for Jets

The New York Daily News reports the Jets are not expected to have interest in signing Kareem Hunt.

Fantasy Impact

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan did not consider drafting Joe Mixon after he physically assaulted a woman. He's now going to take the same stance with Hunt. The Jets do appear eager to make a run at Le'Veon Bell, however.

Kareem Hunt suspension to come before free agency

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com writes Kareem Hunt's suspension is likely to be handed down before the start of free agency.

Fantasy Impact

This would mean interested teams would at least know how many games Hunt will be suspended for before signing him. The NFL is still conducting their investigation and has yet to speak to Hunt. Rapoport adds that several teams are keeping tabs on the 23-year-old, including the Bears. It sounds as if Hunt will get a chance to play in the NFL again, but nothing is certain yet.

Kareem Hunt not being ruled out by Bears

Jeff Dickerson of ESPN reports Bears GM Ryan Pace was non-committal to the idea of his team pursuing Kareem Hunt this off-season.

Fantasy Impact

The Bears are linked to Hunt because of coach Matt Nagy's experience with him in Kansas City. Nagy reportedly spoke to Hunt on the phone a week ago. It's unlikely the 23-year-old gets signed anywhere until his suspension is handed down, which will likely take a while.