Check this timeline…
2017: The Chiefs select Patrick Mahomes in the 1st round of the NFL Draft; they selected Hunt in the 3rd round. Eric Bieniemy is Hunt’s RB coach as a rookie–and Hunt leads the NFL in rushing (1,327 yards).
2018: Mahomes starts at QB, Bieniemy is promoted to Offensive Coordinator, and Hunt amasses over 1,200 yards from scrimmage and 14 TDs through the first 11 games before he is abruptly dismissed from the team following a domestic violence allegation–for which Hunt is never formally charged.
2019-2022: Hunt goes on to be lightly-used behind Nick Chubb in Cleveland (442 carries and 132 receptions in the past 4 years).
2023: Hunt becomes a free agent. Eric Bieniemy becomes the Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator of the Washington Commanders. On June 16, it was widely reported that the Commanders had made “preliminary inquiries” into obtaining Kareem Hunt, but as of yet, there has been no further word.
Kareem Hunt is currently an afterthought in fantasy drafts. In four leagues, I have drafted him for $3 (with a $400 auction budget), $2, $1, and snagged him with the 10th (last) waiver priority after someone dropped him in a multiplayer trade–two of those are full-PPR leagues. If Hunt is indeed reunited with Bieniemy in Washington, he could be a league-winning steal in PPR leagues–and his landing spot doesn’t even have to be THAT ideal to outperform his current draft capital; potentially by a lot.
There are worse late-round darts to throw…