5'11'' / 216 lbs
Heads to free agency
Hunt, who returned to Sunday's game after being evaluated for a head injury, finished with four carries for 13 yards and caught three of four targets for 15 yards in a 28-14 loss to Pittsburgh in Week 18.
In terms of combined yards, the 28 were Hunt's most since Week 13. Coming off a three-touch, minus-1 yard performance in Week 17, it seems Hunt was given a chance to showcase his wares in advance of the free-agent market this offseason. The year began as an effort to make Hunt and Nick Chubb work as a tandem backfield, but the plan devolved as Cleveland's season went sideways. A healthy Chubb was expected to cap Hunt's opportunities, but the Deshaun Watson-less Browns fell into a funk, and the Ohio native saw his touches diminish over the second half of the season. Hunt averaged 12 touches per contest over the first eight weeks but dropped to seven over the final nine games. The six-year veteran enters free agency this offseason, and there's a strong chance Hunt hits the open market beginning March 15 at 4:00 PM.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
|1 @CAR||Outdoor 79°||23.0||2nd||1.53||2.0||41.5||11||46||4.2||1||17%||1||1||0||4||24||1||28%|
|2 NYJ||Outdoor 79°||9.4||10th||0.63||-6.5||38.5||13||58||4.5||0||55%||4||0||0||2||16||0||35%|
|3 PIT||Outdoor 61°||9.1||11th||0.61||-4.0||38.5||12||47||3.9||0||49%||1||0||0||3||14||0||32%|
|4 @ATL||Dome 68°||8.8||15th||0.73||-1.0||48.5||10||49||4.9||0||45%||1||1||0||2||19||0||29%|
|5 LAC||Outdoor 58°||14.7||4th||1.05||1.5||47.5||11||47||4.3||1||62%||2||0||0||3||10||0||36%|
|6 NE||Outdoor 57°||1.2||24th||0.30||-3.0||42.5||4||12||3.0||0||67%||0||0||0||0||0||0||22%|
|7 @BAL||Outdoor 63°||7.8||15th||1.30||6.5||46.5||5||4||0.8||1||125%||0||0||0||1||4||0||21%|
|8 CIN||Outdoor 66°||11.2||13th||0.75||3.5||47.5||11||42||3.8||0||64%||2||0||0||4||30||0||25%|
|10 @MIA||Outdoor 85°||2.9||20th||0.41||3.5||48.5||6||9||1.5||0||67%||0||0||0||1||10||0||25%|
|11 @BUF||Dome 24°||7.4||18th||1.06||7.5||48.5||5||32||6.4||0||47%||1||0||0||2||22||0||19%|
|12 TB||Outdoor 56°||3.1||22nd||0.52||3.5||43.5||5||15||3.0||0||33%||0||0||0||1||6||0||15%|
|13 @HOU||Dome 37°||9.4||12th||0.85||-7.5||47.5||9||56||6.2||0||61%||2||0||0||2||18||0||24%|
|14 @CIN||Outdoor 47°||3.2||19th||0.53||4.0||48.5||4||6||1.5||0||67%||0||0||0||2||6||0||16%|
|15 BAL||Outdoor 34°||3.7||20th||0.74||-3.0||38.5||4||24||6.0||0||25%||0||0||0||1||3||0||12%|
|16 NO||Outdoor 6°||5.2||20th||0.52||-3.0||32.5||7||8||1.1||0||113%||0||0||0||3||14||0||21%|
|17 @WAS||Outdoor 59°||0.9||23rd||0.30||2.0||40.5||2||0||0.0||0||0%||0||0||0||1||-1||0||7%|
|18 @PIT||Outdoor 36°||5.8||17th||0.83||3.0||39.5||4||13||3.3||0||8%||0||0||0||3||15||0||18%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Averages||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Rushing Stats||Receiving Stats|
Returns to Sunday's contest
Hunt (head) returned to Sunday's game against the Steelers, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Hunt briefly left Sunday's game to get evaluated for a head injury, but he's presumably cleared concussion protocol and returned to the contest. Before leaving, he totaled three rushing attempts for 10 yards and caught all three of his targets for 15 receiving yards.
Exits Sunday's game
Hunt is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Steelers due to a head injury, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
Prior to exiting the contest, Hunt had carried three times for 10 yards and caught all three of his targets for 15 yards while working behind Cleveland's top back, Nick Chubb.
Three touches in win
Hunt had two carries for zero yards and caught his only target for minus-1 yard in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Commanders in Week 17.
This was a season low in touches and yards for Hunt, who played 18 snaps for a 32-percent share in what could have been his penultimate game in a Browns uniform. His contract is up after this season, and the organization appears to have shifted to the future after it was eliminated from the postseason in Week 16. Rookie running back Jerome Ford was given a season-high seven offensive snaps and had five carries for nine yards, a sign that he will become the top backup to Nick Chubb in 2023.