- Height / Weight
- 5'10" / 216 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- August 6, 1995 (22)
- 2nd Season
- 2017 / Rd. 3 / Pk. 86 (KC)
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said running back Kareem Hunt (hamstring) "will be okay" for the start of training camp. Hunt was held out for most of organized team activities and minicamp, but it looks like it was just a precaution. Hunt led the NFL in rushing last year and will be a strong RB1 choice in the first round of drafts going into his second season.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, who led the league in rushing yards as a rookie in 2017 and who amassed more yards from scrimmage in his professional debut than any player in NFL history, focused on improving his pass-catching skills last week in organized team activities. "I'm just working on my game all around," said Hunt following OTAs on Thursday. "(One thing I'm doing is) I'm catching the ball more and running a lot more routes." He still managed to catch 53 passes for 455 yards last year, but he could improve on that in his sophomore season as KC's unquestioned lead back. Hunt is a no-brainer RB1 target early on in drafts.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt was a fantasy darling in 2017 and coach Andy Reid said he hopes to involve Hunt more in the passing game. Reid said he liked Hunt finishing with 325 touches, and "We probably need to expand on his role in the pass game," where Hunt caught 53 passes, but lost third-down and two-minute duties to Charcandrick West. Particularly in PPR leagues, Hunt's fantasy stock will benefit if he sees a meaningful uptick in targets. Spencer Ware's status remains uncertain after last year's multi-ligament knee injury.