Kareem Hunt, RB, Cleveland Browns
Hunt made his Browns’ debut on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, and while Nick Chubb took most of the carries (20, to Hunt’s four for 30 yards) the 2017 NFL rushing champ added seven catches for 44 yards (on nine targets). Hunt will probably see a few more carries per game going forward, but the passing game appears to be where he has the most room to contribute.
Two tough-looking matchups are coming against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 11 and Week 13, but the Steelers have been reasonably vulnerable to running backs as pass catchers. Outside of that, very favorable matchups are coming in Week 12 (Miami Dolphins) and Week 14 (Cincinnati Bengals) with a decent matchup in Week 15 (Arizona Cardinals).
Hunt was added a fair amount last week, but fantasy owners seemed to also want to see what he did in his first game back. Now we’ve seen it, with the prospect for better going forward, so the room to add him shy of 90-100 percent ownership should not exist much longer.
ESPN Ownership: 69.6%
Yahoo! Ownership: 71%