I’m not a huge fantasy football fan. Working in sports for the last seven years - holy crap, it’s been seven years - you get a little tired of fantasy. I do however enjoy reading some fantasy football articles here and there because they have cool stats that help me project what to expect from the Kansas City Chiefs each year.
This article from Danny Kelly of the Ringer is littered with a bunch of those stats. Danny talked to a number of fantasy football writers about strategy, stats and which players they like and which ones they’re avoiding.
You should go read the whole thing because it’s good - Derek Carr over-performed last year! - but also for this bit on Chiefs third round pick Kareem Hunt.
“Might be the most fun I’ve had watching a running back on tape in three or four years,” said PFF’s Scott Barrett. “Here’s my report on him: ‘Hunt has the balance of a tightrope breakdancer, the elusiveness of a greased-up deaf guy, and the unwillingness to go down of a weeble.’ He was our top-rated running back in college last season.”
You see why I like reading some fantasy stuff is because of stats like this: Andy Reid’s lead back over his career averaging nearly 20 fantasy points in points per reception leagues. Translation: Big Red’s lead back is going to be productive. We may see more split carries this year but Kareem Hunt will be a fantasy factor in the future.