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Update: After this story was published on Thursday, Nov. 29, ​a video of a February incident involving Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was released by TMZ, putting his playing status in question.

It's just about time for the fantasy football playoffs, which means you're going to be putting everything on the line to try and win the championship. The key to any championship team is a stud player who can score 15-20 points every week throughout your playoff run. Players like Melvin Gordon and Kareem Hunt come to mind. 

​​However, with Melvin Gordon out for a few weeks with an MCL sprain, suddenly Gordon owners are stuck with a huge hole in their roster. Unless they handcuffed Gordon by picking up Austin Ekeler. 

Obviously, the Gordon injury still hurts, but at least Ekeler is there to immediately replace the carries and touches that were going to Gordon. He might just do enough to get those teams a couple of playoff wins before Gordon comes back. 

Lucky for Kareem Hunt owners, Hunt is still healthy and running for the Kansas City Chiefs, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Pick up Spencer Ware right now if you have Kareem Hunt. 

The playoffs don't come down to depth, they come down to who can put the best team on the "field" in the matchup. If Hunt goes down during the playoffs and you don't have Ware, you could be stuck without a top running back. Then you'll have to bump up your RB2 to RB1 and hope one of your sleeper waiver-wire pickups can come through. Instead of that desperate situation, just make sure you have Spencer Ware on the roster. The Chiefs offense makes it worth it. 

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