Are you crazy? You clearly didn’t watch the end of the season. I owned Hunt in both leagues and the only reason I was able to beat Gurley led teams in playoffs was because he was an absolute stud.
Week 14: 25 carries, 116 yards, 1 rushing TD, 3 catches 22 yards
Week 15: 24 carries, 155 yards, 1 TD, 7 catches, 51 yards, 1 TD
Week 16: 29 carries, 91 yards, 1 TD, 4 catches 15 yards
Everyone likes to point to that 5 games stretch and say oh kareem hunt sucks now. That was just Andy Reid being an idiot and not giving him the volume he needed. Every guy busts every once in a while. He just happened to have it consecutive weeks in a row which exaggerates it.
It’s a close call for me. I am someone who laughs at the notion that ware will somehow take a significnat workload from hunt. Ware is a replacement level player. Nowhere near as talented as hunt.
I do love CMAC a lot though. Own a lot of shares of him. One thing I will say is CMAC has questions as well. He got a tonne of target volume last year because Olsen got injured. Olsen is now back and they drafted moore so I do think that will have a negative impact on his target volume. Still think he gets a tonne, but not sure if he’s a lock for increasing last year as I had previously thought. Also, panthers oline are striaght trash after losing Norwell. I was looking at PFF advanced metrics the other day of ypc for CMAC split by gap. The gap assigned to Norwell, CMAC averaged like 4.5 YPC whereas every other lineman/gap rush yielded closer to 3YPC and sometimes even less. That’s another thing to consider. And we all know andy reid can do dumb stuff sometimes but let’s not pretend like norv turner is some offensive genius. He’s nothing to gloat about either.
The one positive though is in pre-season, cmac did see 13/14 1st team snaps and got the goalline carry. So I am less worried about CJ anderson than beginning of the season.
When its all said and done, I think it’s honestly a very even case. If it was full PPR, i’d take CMAC in a heart beat. The concern is he still may lose goalline work despite what we saw in pre season. I will re-assess closer to the season but if I had to pick now, I’d probably still go with hunt. They do like to use Hunt on the goal line / red zone via both ground and air which is another benefit. Don’t see ware eating into that workload much at all.
Although it is extremely close. Like I said, I do love CMAC. if the next 2 weeks, he is still dominating the 1st team snaps, then I would lean towards his way.