The Duel

Kareem Hunt Fantasy Outlook Playing Alongside Nick Chubb Makes Both Browns RBs Valuable in Week 13

Zach Brunner
Miami Dolphins v Cleveland Browns
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Kareem Hunt has now played three games with the Cleveland Browns, and with his increased usage he has shown he can be worthy of a fantasy start alongside lead back Nick Chubb.

Chubb has clearly still been the lead back with Hunt in the fold over the last three weeks, but we have also seen that the team is clearly set on having Hunt involved in the offense. In their Week 12 41-24 blowout win over the Miami Dolphins Hunt had 46 yards and a touchdown on his 10 touches.

Chubb saw 24 touches in the game, solidifying his status as the No. 1 back, but both were on the field for 57 percent of the team's offensive snaps, making that three consecutive weeks that both have played over 50 percent.

Hunt's fantasy value has been closely tied to his work in the Browns' passing attack. He has seen 20 targets to go with 18 rush attempts since debuting, while Chubb has 68 carries but just nine targets in the same stretch.

Hunt's value is the highest in PPR leagues, where fantasy owners will be most rewarded for this usage in the passing game. He is ranked as RB24 in our Week 13 PPR rankings, while Chubb is up at RB9.


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