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|In the ďlife isnít fairĒ category, we present Kendall Hunter. Not much was expected of the 5í7, 199 pound rookie 4th round pick last season but he had a productive season, gaining 473 rushing yards and 195 receiving yards on 16 receptions while scoring twice. At seasonís end, it appeared that Hunter had carved out a role as a 8-10 touches per game backup to Frank Gore. Then the offseason hit. Bam! The 49ers signed Brandon Jacobs. Bam! The 49ers shocked the football world by using a 2nd round pick on LaMichael James, essentially a Hunter clone. Whereas Hunter once appeared on the verge of being a must have handcuff to Gore and a potentially solid flex option, his fantasy value is now almost worthless, even in dynasty leagues.
| RB Kendall Hunter placed on IR -- Sat Sep 5 3:45 pm --|
Still recovering from ACL injury last season
|Kendall Hunter is headed back to injured reserve. Hunter missed all of last season with a torn ACL, but was able to return to practice this summer and played in the teamís final two preseason games. Apparently that wasnít enough to convince the team that heís well enough to help them this season and the 2011 fourth-rounder will miss a second straight year. (Pro Football Talk)|
FF Today's Take: Carlos Hyde, Reggie Bush and Mike Davis are now locked in as the No.1, No.2, and No.3 running backs respectively for the 49ers.
|Niners will use camp to figure out backfield -- Mon Aug 3 9:30 pm --|
OC: Does not want "tightly defined roles" at RB
|San Francisco 49ers new OC Geep Chryst has no idea how the 49ers will ultimately attempt to replace RB Frank Gore, who was the main man in the teamís backfield for nearly all of his 10-year run with the franchise.
ďThatís what we need camp to find out,Ē Chryst said.
Carlos Hyde will get an opportunity to be the featured back, but Chryst said he does not want tightly defined roles. He wants Hyde, Reggie Bush, Kendall Hunter and Mike Davis to be able to thrive in different roles. (CSN Bay Area)|
FF Today's Take: Hyde seems to be a good bet to command early-down work and his fantasy upside could be his current fourth-round ADP, but the odds of him serving as the featured back aren't going to be particularly good since Bush has been one of the better passing-game weapons at running back for several years. The Niners also figure to be trailing more often than they have in recent seasons, which is another reason to let someone else use an early pick on the second-year back.