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Running Back, Kansas City Chiefs

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Draft: 2017 Round 3 (22)
College: Toledo
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 216 DOB: 1995-08-06 Age: 22
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#15 4 3.05

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 KC 10 173 873 5.0 4 41 35 335 9.6 2 156.8 15.7
2017 (Projected) KC   194 855 4.4 6   37 317 8.6 1 159.2  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
One of the hottest players to watch in training camp has to be rookie Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt. Hunt is getting a ton of hype right now with some sources close to the team even indicating that he will not only be a major part of the backfield to start the season, but could have the inside edge to finish with the highest number of running back touches in 2017. Running back coach Eric Bieniemy has been specifically praising Hunt's skills as a pass catcher, which could lead to Hunt getting the majority of work on third downs as long as he can pick up his pass protection assignments. Hunt was highly productive in college at Toledo, including rushing for over 100 yards in each of his final five games. He caught four or more passes in six of his 13 games as a senior.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Kareem Hunt
RB2RB2 Charcandrick West
RB3RB3 Akeem Hunt
RB4FB1 Anthony Sherman
RB5RB4 Spencer Ware
Chiefs Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Reed: Chiefs will keep feeding Kareem Hunt
Team has no plans to scale back rookie's workload
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 26, 10:31 am

Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs don't plan on reducing rookie running back Kareem Hunt's workload anytime soon. Chiefs coach Andy Reid was asked Monday if the Chiefs have to be careful with how much they work they give the 5-foot-10, 208-pound Hunt - who leads in the NFL in rushing and is on pace to record 299 touches this season. “No, I think we’re OK with how we’re using him,” Reid said, adding that they're still getting Charcandrick West his for reps, and have plans to mix in Akeem Hunt as a third back if he develops. (Kansas City Star)

FFToday's Take: Hunt is a Top 5 back right now for fantasy purposes and there's no reason to assume he's going to lose any touches moving forward.

Chiefs OC hints at RBBC in opener
"They all know they are a big part of this game plan."
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 4, 4:20 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Rookie Kareem Hunt will start but otherwise one of the unknowns surrounding the Chiefs heading into Thursday night’s game against the Patriots is how they will divide the playing time at running back. The Chiefs are again at three backs after re-signing C.J. Spiller. But Spiller has never played for the Chiefs and Hunt has never played in the NFL at all. The known quantity among their backs is Charcandrick West, who led the Chiefs in rushing in 2015. OC Matt Nagy indicated all three backs would play. “They’re all prepared to play. They all know they’re a big part of this game plan. ... We have a group of guys that can all play well and we trust them at all positions." (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Great timing for Labor Day (and after) drafters, who might be able to use this nugget to their advantage. Hunt has seen his stock skyrocket to the early second round in some drafts, so this could take a bit of air out of that balloon. However, all we have to do is look back to last year when Spencer Ware and West "shared" the backfield work early before the former quickly pulled away. It may take until October, but Hunt should have be able to live up to his RB1 hype.

Injury Torn PCL for Spencer Ware, likely out for the year
Chiefs RB will get second opinion
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Aug 27, 11:33 am

Kansas City Chiefs
Spencer Ware has a torn PCL in addition to other damage. He'll get a second opinion, but it's thought to be season ending, per @proatc. (BJ Kissel on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Listening to Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder, it sounds like their may be other ligament damage in his knee. Ware will get a second opinion but its likely he will require surgery and be lost for the year. This news moves Kareem Hunt up to the No.1 RB in the Chiefs offense and puts Hunt in the discussion of high-end RB2s. It's not out of the question for the Chiefs to bring a free agent, but for now Charcandrick West and C.J. Spiller fill out the depth chart behind Hunt.

Injury Spencer Ware carted off with right knee injury
Chiefs lose starting RB on opening drive
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 25, 7:15 pm

Kansas City Chiefs
Bad news for the Chiefs. RB Spencer Ware down after being tackled and holding his right knee. (Adam Teicher on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Much like Julian Edelman, Ware was carted off the field tonight with a right knee injury. We don't know the severity but it didn't look good. Rookie Kareem Hunt, C.J. Spiller and Charcandrick West are next up on the depth chart.

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NE W 42-27 17 148 8.7 1 5 5 98 19.6 2 42.6
2 PHI W 27-20 13 81 6.2 2 3 3 28 9.3 0 22.9
3 at LAC W 24-10 17 172 10.1 1 1 1 11 11.0 0 24.3
4 WAS W 29-20 21 101 4.8 0 4 4 20 5.0 0 12.1
5 at HOU W 42-34 29 107 3.7 0 4 3 9 3.0 0 11.6
6 PIT L 13-19 9 21 2.3 0 6 5 89 17.8 0 11.0
7 at OAK L 30-31 18 87 4.8 0 4 4 30 7.5 0 11.7
8 DEN W 29-19 22 46 2.1 0 5 3 22 7.3 0 6.8
9 at DAL L 17-28 9 37 4.1 0 5 4 24 6.0 0 6.1
11 at NYG L 9-12 18 73 4.1 0 4 3 4 1.3 0 7.7

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