News: The Oakland Raiders have added three unrestricted free agents, signing defensive end Jason Hunter, linebacker Kaluka Maiava and defensive tackle Pat Sims.
Analysis: Of the three, only Maiava has some glimmer of Fantasy potential since he could begin the year starting for the Raiders. The Raiders could put him in the middle of the defense and that would make him a contender for some good tackle numbers. Sims and Hunter shouldn't deliver much statistically.
News: Broncos linebacker Jason Hunter, who was expected to start at defensive end for the team this season, is expected to miss at least two and up to four months, after suffering a torn triceps, according to head coach John Fox. Rookie Derek Wolfe has begun to practice with the first time in his absence.
Analysis: Hunter started just two games last season, finishing with 21 tackles and only one sack, but he was expected to be a contributor this season. The injury might cost him most of the season, and at this point Hunter is not worth owners in any Fantasy formats.
News: Denver LB Jason Hunter failed to register a tackle in the Broncos' 33-28 loss to San Diego in Week 17 on Sunday. It was the time this season Hunter did not record a stop but he did record two tackles on special teams.
Analysis: Hunter struggled in his last four games of the season and totaled just seven tackles in that span during his first season with Denver. He netted three sacks this year but did not record a QB takedown since Week 10. Consider him a marginal contributor in Fantasy IDP draft for 2011.
News: Broncos LB Jason Hunter was pretty much a non-factor in Week 16 against the Texans. Hunter finished with just one assisted tackle in the 24-23 win and was also credited with a quarterback hit.
Analysis: Hunter has had some big games this season, however, he has also turned in his fair share of performances that closely resemble Sunday's. His inconsistent production makes him a very risky start in IDP leagues, especially at this time of year. Consider him a very-low end Fantasy LB heading into Week 17.
News: Broncos LB Jason Hunter had a productive game in Week 15 against the Raiders. Along with recording three tackles, he forced a fumble and had a fumble recovery in the 39-23 loss.
Analysis: Hunter has just 57 tackles on the year but he has been able to make some big plays. He has three sacks with two fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown. Heading into Week 16 against the Texans, continue to view the 27-year-old as a viable option in Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Denver LB Jason Hunter notched three tackles in the Broncos' 43-13 loss at Arizona in Week 14. He remains stuck on three sacks for the season and has not recorded a QB takedown in his last four games -- matching his longest stretch of the year.
Analysis: Hunter, who has 54 tackles this season, had his streak of consecutive games with five tackles halted at three following Sunday's game. He remains a viable Fantasy option in IDP leagues for Week 15 at Oakland.
News: Denver DL Jason Hunter played well Sunday at Kansas City in Week 13. Hunter had five tackles, all solo. He now has 51 tackles on the season.
Analysis: Hunter is a solid source of tackles for a DL and is worth using in most leagues in Week 14 at Arizona. Consider him a No. 2 Fantasy option in that matchup with the Cardinals.
News: Denver LB Jason Hunter registered five tackles for a second straight week in Week 12. He now has 46 tackles on the year.
Analysis: Hunter is trying to fill the void left by Elvis Dumervil, who is out for the year. While Hunter has done OK, the Broncos need a healthy Dumervil back next season. For now, Fantasy owners should view Hunter as a low-end starting LB in most IDP leagues.
News: Broncos LB Jason Hunter was relatively quiet in Week 11 against the Chargers. Hunter had just five tackles, three solo in the 35-14 loss. He now has 41 tackles on the season to go along with three sacks.
Analysis: Hunter is progressing as he makes the move from down lineman to pass-rushing linebacker. He is a decent source for tackles and his ability to get to the quarterback makes him a valuable Fantasy LB in most IDP leagues. Keep him active heading into Week 12.
News: Broncos LB Jason Hunter scored his first career touchdown in Week 10 against the Chiefs. Hunter scooped up a Matt Cassel fumble, caused by a Mario Haggan sack and rumbled 75 yards for a touchdown to give the Broncos a 35-0 lead. He also had a sack in the 49-29 win.
Analysis: Hunter now has three sacks on the season and has continued to progress after making the switch from defensive line to linebacker. His main job is to rush the quarterback and he can be considered a No. 2 Fantasy LB heading into Week 11 because of his duel eligibility as a defensive lineman.
News: Broncos DL Jason Hunter had five solo tackles and one quarterback hit in Week 8 against the 49ers. Hunter has 35 tackles in eight games.
Analysis: Hunter is progressing as he makes the move from down lineman to pass-rushing linebacker. The best thing for Fantasy owners is that Hunter retains his DL-eligibility. That keeps him as a No. 2 Fantasy DL.
News: Denver LB Jason Hunter was not too happy after Oakland torched the Broncos defense for more than 500 yards of total offense and beat the Broncos by 45 points in Week 7. Weve all got to soul search deep within ourselves and find something to keep us going, Hunter said. Hunter had six tackles and one sack in the loss.
Analysis: Hunter has two sacks and 30 tackles on the year for Denver. Hunter and the Broncos were obviously disappointed in this loss, but now they have to take the show on the road to London in Week 8. They face the 49ers, which has weapons on offense, but you never know which team will show up. Fantasy owners should view Hunter as a low-end LB option in IDP leagues for Week 8.
News: Denver DL Jason Hunter picked off New York QB Mark Sanchez in Week 6, handing him his first interception of the season. Hunter would also finish with two tackles.
Analysis: Hunter has 24 tackles, one sack and one interception on the year for the Broncos. Heading into Week 7, Denver hosts Oakland, a team that has struggled offensively this year. Hunter may get some tackles, but not enough to make him worth owning in many Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Broncos DL Jason Hunter made nine tackles and sacked QB Joe Flacco in a Week 5 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: Hunter had just 13 tackles this season coming into Week 5, but the Ravens ran the ball a ton on Sunday, giving Hunter plenty of tackle chances. Continue to ignore the big man in Fantasy play heading into Week 7 vs. the Jets.
News: The Broncos have signed free agent DL Jason Hunter. The five-year veteran out of Appalachian State played with Detroit last season, registering 34 tackles and five sacks in 14 games.
Analysis: Hunter put up decent numbers last season, but hasn't seen much playing time in his career, and isn't expected to see much this year. He can be ignored in Fantasy for now.
News: In the Lions' Week 15 loss vs. the Cardinals, notable defensive players included DB Louis Delmas (eight total tackles, 100-yard interception-return for a touchdown), DB Marvin White (nine total tackles), DL Jason Hunter (two solo tackles, sack) and DE Cliff Avril (two total tackles, sack, forced fumble).
Analysis: Delmas has been impressive as a rookie for the Lions while White and Hunter have been low-end IDP producers. Consider these three players for Week 16 at San Francisco.
News: Detroit DB Ko Simpson (hamstring), DT Sammie Lee Hill (ankle) and DE Jason Hunter (ankle) have all been listed as doubtful for the team's Week 6 game at Green Bay.
Analysis: Hunter is the only one of these three players that has any Fantasy value and he is just a low-end option in IDP formats. Keep Hill and Simpson off all rosters at all times.
News: Lions DL Jason Hunter sacked Washington QB Jason Campbell in Week 3's win. Hunter finished with 4 tackles. This was his second sack of the season.
Analysis: Hunter is in his first season with the Lions after getting minimal playing time with the Packers the last three seasons. He is currently a backup DL in Detroit, but has 11 tackles in three games and is getting much more playing time. Hunter could emerge as a viable Fantasy DL, but still has minimal appeal at this time.
News: Lions DL Jason Hunter had three tackles and one sack during a Week 2 loss to the Vikings. He was also credited with four quarterback hits and one pass defense.
Analysis: Hunter is in his first season with the Lions after getting minimal playing time with the Packers the last three seasons. He is currently a backup DL in Detroit, but has seven tackles in two games and is getting much more playing time. Hunter could emerge as a viable Fantasy DL, but still has minimal appeal at this time.
News: Packers DL Jason Hunter returned a fumble for a touchdown in a Week 11 win over the Bears.
Analysis: Hunter made a nice play on Sunday, but he is only a backup DL with the Packers and shouldn't be used in any Fantasy formats in Week 12 at New Orleans.
News: Packers QB Brian Brohm, DB Atari Bigby, DB Al Harris, DL Jason Hunter, WR James Jones and DL Mike Montgomery have all been ruled inactive for Week 7 vs. Indianapolis.
Analysis: Bigby and Harris continue to battle injury and are once again unable to suit up Week 7. They are both low-end Fantasy options when active. The remaining inactive players have little to no Fantasy value and can continue to be kept reserved in Fantasy Week 7.
News: The Packers listed the following players as inactive for Week 6 at Seattle: QB Brian Brohm, DB Atari Bigby, DB Al Harris, RB Brandon Jackson, LB Jason Hunter, WR James Jones and Mike Montgomery.
Analysis: Aside from Bigby and Harris, none of the players on this list should be considered viable Fantasy option. They are not in a position to contribute regular stats as they aren't in line for regular playing time. They've got some depth chart climbing to do and should be left on the waiver wire.
News: The Packers listed the following players as inactive for Week 5 vs. Atlanta: QB Brian Brohm (third QB), RB Kregg Lumpkin, RB Korey Hall, DB Atari Bigby, DB Al Harris, DB Aaron Rouse, DL Jason Hunter and OL Breno Giacomini.
Analysis: Aside from Harris and Atari Bigby, who are out due to injury, none of the players on this list are going to be in line for considerable playing time anytime soon. Leave them on the waiver wire in all Fantasy leagues until further notice. They've got some depth chart climbing to do.
News: The Pakcers inactives for Sunday's game against New Orleans are : LB/DE Jason Hunter, DT Johnny Jolly, DT Kenderick Allen, TE Tory Humphrey and CB Will Blackmon.
Analysis: None of these players have any Fantasy value.
News: The following Packers players were inactive for Week 1 vs. Chicago: QB Ingle Martin (emergency QB), CB Will Blackmon, FB William Henderson, LB/DE Jason Hunter, TE Tory Humphrey and DT Johnny Jolly.
Analysis: On offense, Vonta Leach was the listed starter at fullback for an inactive William Henderson (33). On defense, Colin Cole was listed as the starter at defensive tackle for an active Kenderick Allen. None of these players should be in an active Fantasy lineup.