Start Kareem Hunt In Fantasy Football? What To Expect In His Return, Plus Impact On Nick Chubb For Week 12
Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Browns RBs Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb
- What should fantasy football managers expect from Kareem Hunt in Week 12? And how will his return impact Nick Chubb?
- Our expert weighs in on whether to start Hunt or Chubb on Sunday Night Football.
Kareem Hunt was RB6 in PPR between Weeks 1-5, before he suffered a calf injury in Week 6 that has sidelined him for five games since.
The Browns running back is expected to make his long-awaited return when Cleveland hits the road to take on the Ravens in Baltimore. But with the late kickoff on Sunday Night Football, can fantasy football managers bank on being able to start Hunt in their Week 12 lineups?
Our expert weighs in on what to expect from Hunt, plus how his return could impact the value of the other half of this one-two punch of a backfield in Nick Chubb.
Start Browns RB Kareem Hunt In Fantasy Football?
Hunt can be trusted as a RB3/Flex option in his return.
There is a chance the Browns limit Hunt with their bye next week, but I expect him to be back to his full complement of snaps for Week 14.
Verdict: Start Kareem Hunt as RB3/Flex
Impact On Nick Chubb
Chubb gets a slight downgrade with Hunt expected to return. With the Browns installed as 3.5-point road underdogs against the Ravens on Sunday Night Football (check real-time NFL odds here), the likely game script doesn’t favor Chubb.
Either way, Chubb is still a high-end RB2 fantasy option, even with Hunt offering RB3/Flex value.
Verdict: Start Chubb as high-end RB2
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