Kareem Hunt, RB (CLE)

Should play, uptick in work on tap

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said that Hunt (wrist/knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, should be ready to handle a larger role than normal with top back Nick Chubb (calf) out, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. "I don't want to kill Kareem," Stefanski said, noting that he has a number of snaps and touches in mind for Hunt.

Since the Browns will have a quick turnaround for Week 7 with the Broncos traveling to Cleveland for a Thursday night game, Stefanski cautioned that Hunt won't be overworked in Sunday's contest. That being said, the absence of Chubb -- who was averaging 19 touches per game -- should pave the way for Hunt to take on his biggest workload to date, assuming the contest is reasonably competitive throughout. Behind Hunt, rookie Demetric Felton and D'Ernest Johnson are expected to get touches, too, according to Pelissero, but neither player is expected to see as sizable of a snap or touch count that Hunt typically enjoys as the No. 2 option behind Chubb. Fantasy managers will still want to confirm that Hunt avoids the inactive list ahead of Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff, though that seems like a foregone conclusion at this point.

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