Kareem Hunt may be able to thrive as a fantasy asset even with the presence of Nick Chubb in front of him, Sosa Kremenjas of Pro Football Focus contends. New coach Kevin Stefanski used two running back sets on 254 snaps as the OC of the Vikings last season (third-highest in the league) so Hunt and Chubb may find themselves both on the field at the same time plenty in 2020.
Hunt played particularly well in the passing game once he returned from his 8-game suspension last year. He ranked sixth in targets (43) and fourth in receptions (37). His 283 yards after the catch was third in the league among running backs over that stretch and his 132 receiving yards after contact ranked second.
Cleveland is expected to have a tough opposing schedule for rushing the ball, as PFF projects the positional group to have the sixth-worst sledding. Both Chubb and Hunt are expected to be productive, though their production may come through the passing game, which favors Hunt.
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