Kareem Hunt Injury Update Boosts Demetric Felton Fantasy Outlook in Week 6

Isaiah De Los Santos
Kareem Hunt injury update boosts Demetric Felton fantasy outlook in Week 6.
Kareem Hunt injury update boosts Demetric Felton fantasy outlook in Week 6. / Jason Miller/GettyImages

Kareem Hunt is in line to lead the Cleveland Browns' backfield on Sunday with starting running back Nick Chubb out. However, Hunt is nursing a pair of injuries himself, and head coach Kevin Stefanski is planning to manage the RB's touches against the Arizona Cardinals.

Hunt's work potentially being limited could boost Demetric Felton's fantasy outlook in Week 6.

Hunt has been productive alongside Chubb this season, averaging 88.8 yards from scrimmage on 15.2 opportunities (rushes plus targets) per game. His workload should increase without his running mate, especially in a game where weather conditions could have an impact on the passing game.

Demetric Felton Fantasy Outlook

The update on Hunt's touches being monitored gives Felton a chance to be fantasy relevant on Sunday.

He has only featured a receiving threat out of the backfield so far, turning 7 targets into 6 receptions. He's made the most of his limited touches, totaling 76 yards and a score.

Felton hasn't played in more than 14% of the team's snaps over the first five games, but the absence of Chubb opens up an opportunity. Hunt also playing through some minor ailments gives him sneaky upside, making him a deep sleeper choice for anyone desperate at RB in Week 6.

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