Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt finds himself in hot water due to a recent video that’s been released. The video shows Hunt pushing and also kicking a woman while on the ground, and was first revealed by TMZ. It shows Hunt and the woman arguing at a Cleveland hotel back in February of 2018.
While there’s a lot to take in from this situation, the most important goes far beyond football. There will almost certainly be an investigation from both the police and the NFL. Beyond that, we have very little info aside from what was on the video so I won’t go into further detail.
Hunt seems bound to be away from the Chiefs for some period of time, and that may start this weekend when the team faces the Oakland Raiders. We’re going to take a look at the fantasy football options on the Chiefs who will take over Hunt’s workload if he is indeed out. Let’s dive in by breaking down Kansas City’s other options.
*Note: There has been no word on Hunt’s immediate availability with the team, and he may play in Week 13. We will update this post as additional information is released.
Top Chiefs RB as Fantasy Football Replacement for Kareem Hunt
The first name who comes to mind has to be Spencer Ware, who’s held down the No. 2 job behind Hunt this season. He hasn’t seen a ton of work on the year, though, and as Football Outsiders shows, Ware played just 11 snaps compared to 62 for Hunt in the team’s last game. Although Ware hasn’t played a ton, he is a talented back.
On the season, the 27-year-old has 22 carries for 124 yards and one touchdown while adding 14 receptions for 165 yards. His ability as a dual-threat back should make an ideal option to pair up with Patrick Mahomes if his number is called.
Source: Heavy Sports