RB - CLE
The Browns are going to have a new offense in 2020, so we can't automatically assume that Hunt will be as big as he was in the gameplanning process in 2020. From the time he entered the lineup last year, he was the No. 26 running back in half-PPR formats while Nick Chubb was the No. 18 running back. The reason we have to assume he'll have a role is due to the Browns tendering him with a second rounder instead of moving on. Chubb is the superior play in this backfield, but it's important to note that Hunt has standalone value, while also offering league-winning handcuff value. If Chubb were to miss time, Hunt would be a top-five play.
Even with Nick Chubb slated to be the starter in Cleveland, I still believe Hunt will carry stand-alone value in 2020. During his eight games in 2019, Hunt saw over five targets a game with just over five carries as well. Now that he's in his 2nd year with the Browns, both of those numbers should go up making him an intriguing option, especially in PPR leagues.
Hunt has absolute league winning potential if Chubb were to miss time, and is a trustworthy Flex and fringe RB2 with Chubb. Averaged 10 looks a game once he joined Cleveland in 2019 and averaged double digit points in ppr leagues. He is a tremendous option at his current ADP. Has the floor and sky hiigh ceiling.
Hunt showed well in the second half of the season with 464 yards from scrimmage and 3 touchdowns as a receiving back and change of pace to RB Nick Chubb. He should be a flex option if he can maintain that production over an entire season.
Hunt should have some standalone value in 2020, but his true value comes if something were to happen to Nick Chubb. With where he's being drafted right now, Hunt would be an absolute league winner in that scenario.
Kareem Hunt returns to the best backfield committee in the NFL likely to remain behind stud RB Nick Chubb. He will however remain the main passing back and that will be valuable as Chubb rarely sees the field when the Browns are chasing quick points. Given they've had three winning seasons in the last 30 years, that could continue to be a common site. Hunt also has enormous handcuff upside but he's very much a startable RB even with Chubb around. The Browns appear to be doubling down on the run and Hunt can expect to see 10-15 high value touches each week. That means borderline RB2 value if he can swing the committee towards 50-50 and flex upside if Chubb remains the main man. Draft the former Chief over every backup or low level starter in the league as his upside will win you your league.
Was pacing for 74 receptions, that's James White level with a better YAC ability than White, and better chance at gaining rushing attempts.
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