3. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns
P.J. Walker being under center in place of Deshaun Watson for the Browns was a big factor. But Hunt had a notable workload against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6 (12 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown; three catches for 24 yards). Jerome Ford had 19 touches himself, but Hunt is now a thing in fantasy--practically regardless of when Watson plays.
Before last week, Ford was not very impressive in place of the injured Nick Chubb in two full games as Cleveland's lead back. And what do you know, again with the quarterback situation fully in mind to force a run-heavy and running back heavy game plan against the 49ers, Hunt got a lot more work coming out of the Browns' bye week. That doesn't feel like a coincidence.
It's not out of the question that Hunt overtakes Ford as the lead back in Cleveland, perhaps as soon as Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts. Ford isn't going to go completely away in the mix for snaps and touches, but Hunt with the majority share of the work automatically very fantasy relevant. And as long he maintains a noticeable role, with a favorable schedule coming, Hunt will be fantasy relevant.
As mentioned, Hunt already has his bye week behind him. That only adds to his appeal as a waiver wire addition this week.
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