Kansas City Chiefs
  • 5'11"
  • 208
  • 22
  • 0 years
  • Toledo
  • 2017 R3 O, None

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 KC 10 214 173 873 5.0 4 1 41 35 335 2 1208 6 0 7 3

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/22/2017 8:07am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt will face the Buffalo Bills in Week 12, which have yielded the highest average fantasy points to the position the last five weeks.

    Huddle Up: Hunt has cooled off a bit the last five weeks with no touchdowns or 100-yard rushing games. Since the Bills traded Marcell Dareus, their defense has fallen off a cliff. They allowed 32.1 fantasy points per game to backs over the last five weeks, which is nearly seven points more per game than the next team. Opposing backs have 10 rushing scores in five games against them. Hunt is an elite RB1 play this week.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 2:19pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt rushed for 73 yards on 18 carries against the New York Giants in Week 11.

    Huddle Up: Hunt has been slowing down after the fast start to the season but had a solid performance against the Giants. He will continue to receive a significant amount of touches moving forward and can be at least a No. 2 running back in all leagues.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 8:06pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt finished with a season-low nine carries for 37 yards and caught four passes for 24 yards in a 28-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 9.

    Huddle Up: The rookie's rushing totals have been lacking in recent weeks, but an upcoming bye week and Week 11 matchup with an imploding New York Giants team should help Hunt return to his RB1 form.

  • Posted: 10/30/2017 9:35pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt was held to a season-low 68 yards from scrimmage in the team's Week 8 victory Monday, Oct. 30, versus the Denver Broncos. He had 46 rushing yards on 22 carries to go with three receptions for 22 yards. It was the first time Hunt did not record 100 total yards after hitting that plateau in an NFL-record seven straight games to begin his career.

    Huddle Up: Well, Hunt's remarkable streak had to be snapped at some point, and it was halted by a stingy Broncos defense. Nonetheless, Hunt has been one of the league's biggest surprises in 2017 and this particular showing shouldn't suddenly slow down the 22-year-old. He should still be inserted as an RB1 in all leagues.

  • Posted: 10/27/2017 9:52am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt has forced a NFL-high 37 missed tackles over the first seven games of his career, putting him on pace for 85 according to Pro Football Focus. Over the past two full seasons per PFF, no running back has finished with more than 60 in a season.

    Huddle Up: Hunt's big plays have fallen off recently as the Chiefs have been without two starting offensive lineman and defenses have adjusted, but the rookie's ability to play through contact has been impressive throughout. With his two offensive linemen - guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and center Mitch Morse - expected back as soon as this week, look for Hunt's fantasy numbers to spike again soon. Keep him in fantasy lineups despite a difficult matchup with the Denver Broncos in Week 8.

  • Posted: 10/21/2017 7:07pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt is the only player in NFL history to gain 100 or more yards from scrimmage in each of his first seven games.

    Huddle Up: Not only does Hunt lead the league in rushing, but his sizeable role in the passing game allows him to remain a weapon no matter the score and pace of play. He will be a must-start RB1 when the Chiefs face the Denver Broncos in Week 8.

  • Posted: 10/19/2017 10:13pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt carried the ball 18 times for 87 yards against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday, Oct. 19. He added four receptions for 30 yards.

    Huddle Up: Make it seven straight of more than 100 total yards for Hunt, who continues to make big plays and move piles. The only asterisk to Hunt's unbelievable rookie campaign is the ongoing touchdown drought; he hasn't scored since Week 3 after scoring six times in his first three games. He'll get a nice break to recharge his batteries as the Chiefs don't play until Oct. 30 against the Broncos.

  • Posted: 10/18/2017 1:23pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt (knee) will be active Thursday, Oct. 19, versus the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: The rookie phenom has been matchup-proof through the first several weeks of his first professional season. He won't have to worry about Charcandrick West stealing touchdowns this week either as West will not be active. Start Hunt as a high-end RB1 per usual.

  • Posted: 10/17/2017 2:25pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt (knee) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: Hunt has been on fire in his inaugural professional season. Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders have been one of the league's worst defenses against running backs. Start Hunt as you normally would even on a short week.

  • Posted: 10/16/2017 7:47pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt (knee) was a full participant in practice Monday, Oct. 16.

    Huddle Up: Hunt was a bit humbled for the first time in his rookie campaign on Sunday, being held to just 21 yards on the ground on nine carries, but he still managed to salvage his day with five catches for 89 yards through the air. He'll be out there on Thursday night and as usual, he can be fired up as a trusty RB1.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 7:10pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt rushed nine times for 21 yards in the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, although he did post five receptions for a team-high 89 yards on six targets.

    Huddle Up: Hunt performed well for his PPR fantasy owners, but those in standard formats weren't as thrilled with the production. It's a quick turnaround with the Chiefs traveling to visit the Raiders on Thursday night in Week 7.

  • Posted: 10/6/2017 8:47pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt's 372 rushing yards in the second halves of games are more than any other back has total, and he is averaging 8.3 yards per carry in the second half.

    Huddle Up: Hunt's ability to wear down defenses and force missed tackles has helped fuel his strong start to the year. He faces a tough matchup against the Houston Texans in Week 5, but the way he is running right now, he needs to be deployed as a RB1.

  • Posted: 10/2/2017 10:00pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt rushed for 101 yards on 21 carries Monday, Oct. 2, against the Washington Redskins. He also caught all four of his targets for 20 yards.

    Huddle Up: Remarkably, the rookie has now topped 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his first four games. This was the first contest in which he didn't score a touchdown, but considering all that he's done thus far, owners certainly won't complain. He's easily been the brightest surprise in fantasy up to this point and Hunt has provided no reasons to doubt him as a legitimate RB1. Keep relying on him with confidence.

  • Posted: 9/27/2017 9:45pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt is the first player in NFL history to have a touchdown of 50 or more yards of any kind in each of his first three career games.

    Huddle Up: Any way you look at it, it's been an incredible start for the third-round pick. Hunt actually leads the league in rushing heading into Week 4, and is doing so by a wide margin -- he's already surpassed 400 rushing yards, while Dalvin Cook, who is second, has 288. Hunt is also tied for the league lead in touchdowns with four. Owners can continue to plug him in as their RB1 with confidence.

  • Posted: 9/26/2017 9:20am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt is on pace for 299 carries and leads the league in rushing (401 yards). Head coach Andy Reid told reporters 'we're OK with how we?re using him' and has no plans to scale back his touches.

    Huddle Up: Reid's words are music to the ears of his fantasy owners. Hunt is averaging 8.5 yards per carry, breaking tackles on roughly every other run and on pace to record the most touches of any Chiefs running back since Jamaal Charles racked up 329 in 2013. Given Reid's history with running backs, don't expect the rookie's production to slow down anytime soon. Hunt has quickly emerged as possibly the best and safest play among fantasy running backs this season.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 6:34pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt rushed 17 times for 172 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Chargers and he added one catch for 11 yards.

    Huddle Up: Hunt is the first rookie since Matt Forte in 2008 to post 100 or more scrimmage yards in each of his first three NFL games. He continues to carry fantasy owners who took a chance on him in the middle rounds on draft day. He'll look to keep it rolling in Week 4 against the Redskins on Monday Night Football.

  • Posted: 9/19/2017 5:31pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook and Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt lead the NFL with six big-play rushes - defined as runs that cover more than 10 yards - through two games.

    Huddle Up: Unsurprisingly, Hunt leads the league in rushing with 229 yards, while Cook is third with a NFC-best 191. Hunt's five total touchdowns are tied for the second-most by any player in his first two career games, while his 355 scrimmage yards is the fourth-highest total by a rookie in his team's first two games in league history. Cook only needs to find the end zone - he has yet to do so - with some regularity before ascending into fantasy RB1 territory.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 1:55pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt had 13 carries for 81 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 17. He also caught all three of his targeted passes for 28 yards.

    Huddle Up: Facing two strong teams out of the starting gate, Hunt has been quite impressive. It has been a solid debut for Hunt, who is gaining status as an RB1 option with each carry. Scoring and yardage leagues will benefit from Hunt's fleet feet.

  • Posted: 9/7/2017 9:27pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt ran 17 times for 148 yards (8.7 YPC), caught five passes for 98 yards (19.6 YPR) and scored three times in Week 1 against the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: If you were wondering about the distribution of carries between Hunt and Charcandrick West heading into Thursday, wonder no more. After an early fumble, Hunt turned 22 total touches into 246 yards and three touchdowns while West had one carry and one reception. It's a long season, but Hunt looks like a legitimate featured back and possible weekly play as a high-end RB2 with RB1 potential.

  • Posted: 9/5/2017 5:29pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt will be the team's 'regular featured back' against the New England Patriots on Thursday, Sept. 7, according to ESPN.com's Adam Teicher.

    Huddle Up: This story has taken a few twists and turns over the last few days with coordinator Matt Nagy hinting at a committee Monday, but that seems unlikely given how Charcandrick West has failed to distinguish himself in 2016 or during the preseason. West will probably log about five or so touches per game and Tyreek Hill may steal a few carries here and there, but this is shaping up to be Hunt's backfield for as long as he can handle it.

  • Posted: 8/25/2017 8:31pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt carried a team-high nine times for 39 yards in a 26-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the preseason Friday, Aug. 25.

    Huddle Up: Hunt was already making a case to split time with Spencer Ware, and Ware suffered a potentially serious knee injury Friday. If Ware misses time, Hunt would instantly become a RB2 candidate.

  • Posted: 8/19/2017 6:15pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt played 17 of the first 19 snaps of the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals Saturday, Aug. 19, and had eight carries for 40 yards and three catches for 23 yards.

    Huddle Up: Hunt was given a chance to show his stuff with the starters, and he made the most of it. The versatile rookie is making a strong case for a big role in the offense, and he could potentially overtake Spencer Ware. He might not be a bad gamble as a RB3.

  • Posted: 8/8/2017 9:02am ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt is seeing increased work with the first-team as time goes on and could potentially work himself into the starting running back this preseason, according to ArrowheadPride.com's Pete Sweeney.

    Huddle Up: This should not come as a major shock, as Hunt has been consistently been praised by the coaching staff for his ability to process the playbook and his general NFL readiness. Spencer Ware is a likely best candidate at his early fourth-round ADP, while Hunt is an extreme value at his mid eighth-round ADP. This has all the makings of a split backfield early on, and it is a battle the rookie could easily win a few weeks into the season.

  • Posted: 6/5/2017 12:13pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt signed his four-year rookie deal Monday, June 5. Financial terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Hunt's playmaking ability and athleticism will help him challenge Spence Ware right away. Ware won't be pushed over easily, but Hunt should be targeted as a mid- to late-round handcuff for those who draf Ware.

  • Posted: 5/19/2017 9:37pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt will lead the team in rushing and be the leading receiver among the running backs, according to beat writer Adam Teicher.

    Huddle Up: Hunt has all the tools to be an every-down back, and Spencer Ware is by no means untouchable. The buzz continues to build around Hunt, and he could be a hidden gem later in drafts.

  • Posted: 4/28/2017 9:08pm ET

    Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt's 'contact balance' and running style stood out, according to general manager John Dorsey.

    Huddle Up: Hunt has the tools to challenge for the starting gig as a rookie or at least share carries with Spencer Ware. Grab him in the later rounds in redraft leagues, and he is worth considering in the first round in rookie drafts.

  • Posted: 4/28/2017 7:49pm ET

    The Kansas City Chiefs selected RB Kareem Hunt with the 86th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.

    Huddle Up: Hunt has the tools to be a three-down back, and he could be one of the bigger fantasy surprises from this draft class. He is a sleeper candidate in redraft leagues and someone to draft aggressively in keeper formats.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @NE 17 148 1 5 98 2
2 PHI 13 81 2 3 28 0
3 @LAC 17 172 1 1 11 0
4 WAS 21 101 0 4 20 0
5 @HOU 29 107 0 3 9 0
6 PIT 9 21 0 5 89 0
7 @OAK 18 87 0 4 30 0
8 DEN 22 46 0 3 22 0
9 @DAL 9 37 0 4 24 0
11 @NYG 18 73 0 3 4 0

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