Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt reportedly missed practice on Wednesday ahead of the Browns’ Week 7 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. He is dealing with a thigh injury, and his status for Sunday’s game is unknown.
Fantasy football implications for Week 7
Update, Oct. 20 — Hunt is listed as questionable after practicing the last two days. He is likely leaning toward playing, but if he were to miss, it would be a nice boost for Jerome Ford.
Update, Oct. 19 — Hunt was back at practice in a limited capacity on Thursday after missing practice on Wednesday. That’s a good sign for his status for this Sunday vs. the Colts. The Browns should still lead the backfield with Ford but Hunt scored last week and was used more heavily in the passing game. Hunt has FLEX appeal in deeper PPR formats if he’s able to play this week.
Hunt had a big fantasy week in Week 6, putting up a season-high 71 all-purpose yards as well as a rushing touchdown. He’s still listed behind Jerome Ford on the Browns depth chart, and if Hunt is out or limited this week, we can expect Ford and Pierre Strong, Jr. to pick up the slack.
Ford had 84 rushing yards in Week 6 and would be a good option to start this week considering Hunt’s injury issues. Hunt rejoined the Browns this season after starting running back Nick Chubb suffered a season-ending injury.