Kareem Hunt Fantasy Outlook Rises After Solid Debut With Browns in Week 10

Zach Brunner

After being suspended for the first half of the season, Kareem Hunt made his Cleveland Browns' debut in Week 10. His numbers didn't blow anyone away, but he saw the field more than many were anticipating he would.

Hunt played 54 percent of the offensive snaps against the Buffalo Bills, and he even shared the field with Cleveland's incumbent starter, Nick Chubb. While Chubb was still the clear-cut workhorse on the ground (with 20 carries to Hunt's four), Hunt did see quite a bit of work in the passing game.

He ran 23 routes on Baker Mayfield's 41 dropbacks, seeing nine targets to Chubb's four. Hunt caught seven of those passes, taking them 44 yards, finishing the day with 14.4 fantasy points in PPR scoring.

While it looked like Hunt was initially little more than a handcuff to Chubb, he's clearly carved out a niche in the passing game for Cleveland. Chubb is still safe to fire up as a rock-solid RB1 going forward, but Hunt looks like he could be a fantasy asset down the stretch, particularly in PPR formats.

Chubb checks in at RB7 in our Week 11 fantasy football PPR rankings, while Hunt clocks in at RB32.

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