2018 Fantasy Football: Kareem Hunt Player Profile

Kareem Hunt Player Profile

As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated running backs in standard scoring and points per game leagues.  If you want your running backs in high-powered offenses, then this Kareem Hunt player profile is for you.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but most of the guys at the top are no longer in the league anymore.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best running back value lies.

Fantasy Football Kareem Hunt

Current ADP (As of 9/3/2018):

Standard: Number 8 among running backs.  Number 9 overall.

PPR: Number 7 among running backs.  Number 9 overall.

 

Stats:

FANTASY FOOTBALL KAREEM HUNT SCORING — STANDARD

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 3 232.7 4 15.5

FANTASY FOOTBALL KAREEM HUNT SCORING — PPR

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 4 295.2 5 18.5

FANTASY FOOTBALL KAREEM HUNT USAGE

Carries Carries Per Game Targets Targets Per Game
2017 272 17.0 63 3.9

 

Overview: Kareem Hunt is a fascinating running back to look at this year.  His ADP is top ten in both standard and points per receptions leagues.  Yet I can’t help thinking that he is being undervalued.  He was the number three running back in standard leagues and number four running back in PPR leagues.  He is averaging over 20 touches a game.  Yet nobody talks about him in the same breath as Le’Veon Bell, David Johnson, Todd Gurley or Ezekiel Elliott.  Kareem Hunt is why I secretly hope I am picking in the latter half of the first round in drafts.  While I love the aforementioned running backs, I don’t think the drop-off with Hunt is that significant, but I love the idea of getting another stud in the second to pair with him.

Strategy: My strategy for Kareem Hunt is simple  If he is available and you draft him, you probably won’t regret it.  He is my number six running back overall and I don’t think the difference between the top six backs is that significant.

Ceiling: I think Hunt showed enough last year that the sky is the limit for him.  I think he has the ability to end the year as the number one running back in fantasy football. One could argue that with Ware back and healthy, he is a threat to steal touches. Still, I think, at most, he’ll be a change of pace back and Hunt will get the bulk of the workload.

Floor:  What will actually happen is Mahomes will be a massive bust, tanking the Kansas City offense.  When the passing game falls apart, Hunt will constantly see himself with nine men in the box.  While he will get some offensive numbers, he will massively underperform his draft position.  You, the Kareem Hunt owner who believed in him, will be devastated and will develop a simmering rage towards Andy Reid for costing you your fantasy football championship.  One night, in a drunken rage, you will have the idea that you should burn down every BBQ joint in Kansas City to show Reid the true meaning of pain.  Unfortunately, you end up in jail well before you can act on this plan.  You do not do well in prison.