Cleveland Browns run back Kareem Hunt and Green Bay run back Aaron Jones looks to get back into the action in Week 12. Usually that’s great news for fantasy film curators, who have been forced to look elsewhere. to run production again. That may not be the case this time.
Cleveland named Kareem Hunt back from the injured reserve on Wednesday, as noted by ESPN Fantasy Field Yates analyst.
Browns RB Kareem Hunt and RT Jack Conklin have officially been reassigned from IR.
Each is eligible to play Sunday night with Raven.
– Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 24, 2021
Hunt has missed the last five games with a strained calf. That certainly puts fantasy football managers in a predicament. Hunt, who was picked as a low-level RB2 in most tournaments, had increased his RB1 count before his injury.
Unlike Hunt, Jones was picked as RB1 late in round 1, early in round 2. That yield is hard to replace. Thankfully, the MRI showed only a mild MCL sprain. Aaron Jones returned to training on Wednesday.
If Jones and Hunt are a good fit, it might not be as simple a “set it and forget it” scenario. Hunt is still 1B running back to his team with healthy Nick Chubb ahead. Also, they face the Ravens defense on Sunday night. Baltimore ranks 2nd in the NFL in terms of javelin allowed per game.
For Jones, it’s a bit different but still unsettling. His reserve AJ Dillon, played as a starter all year. Not to mention, the Packers have a bye week coming up after this week’s game against Los Angeles Rams. So it might be reasonable that even when Jones is active, his snaps are limited.
There is a lot of risk involved in starting either player. Their floors are significantly lower than ever. Take that into account if you decide to include them in your lineup.
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