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Saturday, August 26, 2017

2017 FANTASY FOOTBALL STATUS REPORT: KAREEM HUNT RB KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

When the Kansas City Chiefs and head coach Andy Reid used a third-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft to select Toledo multi-talented running back Kareem Hunt, fantasy football alarms began to go off immediately.  After all the running back-loving Reid making a pick on anyone from the position is enough to pique severe attention from the masses and with incumbent Spencer Ware coming off a disappointing 2016 campaign, all the signs were there for Hunt to immediately be a prime fantasy football sleeper for 2017.  Well all it took was two-plus preseason games to send the hype into overdrive as Hunt is now expected to be the team's bellcow back right out of the gate in Week 1 after Ware sprained his knee Friday night and Reid no doubt will take advantage of his new toy;s ability both as a runner and a receiver.  Comparisons to former Reid favorite Brian Westbrook are on par here as Hunt finished as Toledo's all-time leading rusher with 4,945 rushing yards and 73 receptions.  As a senior, Hunt showed major PPR potential as he caught 41 passes and you know Reid will take full advantage of those talents.  So right away Hunt is a firm RB 2 who can claim the bellcow role permanently is he gets off to a fast start.  Anyone who took a mid-round stab in fantasy football drafts this summer have had some nice fortune already.  Meanwhile those who bought low on Ware are feeling the opposite after what happened in Friday's game.


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