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32 Kendall Hunter RB
Height/Weight: 5-7/199 | Birthdate: 9/16/1988 | Birthplace: Tyler, TX, USA | Team: San Francisco | College: Oklahoma State | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 29/2 | Average Draft Position: 162.86
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Kendall Hunter in line for contract extension?


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) 49ers running back Kendall Hunter is entering the final year of his rookie deal and warrants consideration for a contract extension, according to CSNBayArea.com. While Hunter played fewer than 20 percent of the offensive snaps last season, he averaged 4.6 yards per carry and "appears to have value to the 49ers in the future" as part of a three-headed monster at running back, the report said.

49ers receive little from role players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) The 49ers received minor production offensively from role players in Sunday's 23-17 loss the Seahawks in the NFC Championship game.

Kendall Hunter finished as the team's second-leading rusher with 16 yards on three carries (5.3 yards per carry). Vance McDonald and Quinton Patton each finished with one grab. McDonald caught a 13-yard pass from Colin Kaepernick, and was not involved the rest of the way. Patton had a 2-yard reception in the second quarter.

Kendall Hunter carries nine times


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2014) San Francisco running back Kendall Hunter had nine carries against Carolina.

Hunter wasn't a huge part of the game, but helped the team run out the clock late in the game. He finished the game with 27 yards, including a 17 yard run. Hunter will likely get a few carries next week against Seattle.


49ers get contributions from role players Week 17


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) The 49ers received contributions from several role players during Sunday's win over the Cardinals in Week 17.

Quinton Patton caught two of three passes for 34 yards and had one carry for a gain of 26 yards, which was good enough to lead the team in rushing. Kendall Hunter had two carries for 13 yards while Anthony Dixon rushed for minus-5 yards on two carries and caught two passes for 27 yards. Offensive lineman Joe Staley also had one catch for a 14-yard gain while LaMichael James caught his only targeted pass for 12 yards. Garrett Celek was targeted once but finished without a grab.

Kendall Hunter breaks a long one


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2013) 49ers backup running back Kendall Hunter broke off a 45-yard run late in the win over Atlanta. He finished with three carries for 51 yards, his highest yardage total since Week 8.

Hunter was not targeted in the passing game. He'll visit the Cardinals in Week 17.


Garbage time could benefit Kendall Hunter


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2013) The 49ers are favored by 12 to 13 points Monday night over the Falcons, Week 16's biggest spread. This could be a blowout.

That's where Kendall Hunter comes in. The 49ers backup running back plays more when games get out of hand, like last week when he ran eight times for 40 yards against Tampa Bay. Spelling Frank Gore, he's scored three touchdowns while averaging 4.0 yards per carry.

The Falcons give up the 4th-most rushing yards (131.4). If San Francisco gets up big, Hunter could mop up against a demoralized unit. It's not a lot to hang your hat on, but it makes Hunter a desperation flex in deeper leagues.


49ers get minor contributions from four players Week 15


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) 49ers running back Kendall Hunter, running back LaMichael James, tight end Garrett Celek and wide receiver Mario Manningham all made it onto the stat sheet Week 15 at Tampa Bay.

Hunter totaled 40 rushing yards on eight carries, while James had 22 yards on two carries.

Celek had just one catch for 8 yards, while Manningham had one catch for 2 yards on two targets.

The 49ers are back in action Week 16 vs. Atlanta.


49ers get minor contributions in Week 14 win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) The 49ers received minor contributions from several role players during Sunday's win over the Seahawks in Week 14.

In the running game, Kendall Hunter rushed for 16 yards on four carries while Bruce Miller had three carries for six yards. In the passing game, Miller was limited to three receptions for 21 yards. Wide receiver Mario Manningham was targeted four times but finished the game without a grab.

49ers get minor contributions from role players in Week 13


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) The 49ers received minor contributions from a few role players during Sunday's win over the Rams in Week 13.

In the running game, backups Anthony Dixon and Kendall Hunter each combined for 20 yards on the ground. Dixon had eight carries for 13 yards (1.6 yards per carry) and Hunter had three carries for seven yards (2.3 yards per carry). In the passing game, fullback Bruce Miller chipped in with two catches for 20 yards in a 23-13 victory.

49ers get little from role players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2013) 49ers running backs Kendall Hunter and Anthony Dixon were both held under 15 yards on the ground during Monday's win over the Redskins in Week 12.

Hunter broke for a 4-yard run late in the fourth quarter for his longest gain of the night. He had eight carries for 12 yards (1.5 yards per carry). Dixon rushed for 13 yards on three carries.

Fellow running back LaMichael James was barely involved, as he failed to receive a carry in the running game. In the passing game, he finished without a catch despite being targeted once. Tight end Vance McDonald caught his only targeted pass from Colin Kaepernick for a 23-yard gain.

The 49ers will host the Rams in Week 13.

Several Niners make small offensive contributions on Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) 49ers wideout Mario Manningham regressed Sunday from his 2013 debut, when he caught three passes for 30 yards in Week 10 against Carolina. He managed just one grab for 10 yards in the loss to New Orleans.

Manningham was one of several players to make minor contributions against the Saints. Tight end Vance McDonald had one catch for 10 yards, fullback Bruce Miller caught two passes for 8 yards, running back LaMichael James had two receptions for 8 yards and two rushes for 7 yards, and running back Kendall Hunter added one yard on four carries.


Meager production infects many 49ers on Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2013) Fullback Bruce Miller and wideout Kyle Williams both contributed one catch for the 49ers in their loss Sunday to Carolina. Miller gained 10 yards on his first-half snag while Williams went got five on his, also before intermission.

Running back Kendall Hunter added 8 yards on three attempts in the ground game. LaMichael James was stopped for a 1-yard loss in his only carry.


Kendall Hunter gets going late for Niners


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) 49ers running back Kendall Hunter had a 41-yard scamper during the Week 8 win over Jacksonville from London Sunday. He finished the game with a team-high 84 yards rushing. 

Hunter saw plenty of late action as the Niners ran out the clock. He finished with nine carries for 84 yards and no scores as Frank Gore scored twice. Hunter was not targeted in the passing game for the 49ers.

The 25-year-old RB had scored touchdowns in three of his previous five games for San Francisco. He won't score Week 9, however, as the Niners have a bye. They return Week 10 against the Panthers.


Kendall Hunter a solid Week 8 start


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/25/2013) 49ers running back Kendall Hunter rushed for just 6 yards on four carries last week at Tennessee for a dismal Fantasy performance. That said, approaching Week 8 against Jacksonville from London, Hunter does have a rushing touchdown in three of his last five games.

So what can we expect from the backup to Frank Gore on Sunday from across the pond against the Jaguars?

Jacksonville is currently allowing the second-most Fantasy points per game in the NFL to opposing running backs. They are tied with the Redskins for allowing the most rushing touchdowns at eight. No team has allowed more than the 869 rushing yards the Jaguars have given up this season.

There should be plenty of yardage to go around between Hunter and Gore. Just last week, San Diego's Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead combined for 186 total yards and two touchdowns against Jacksonville.

Fantasy owners can look at Hunter as a solid low-end No. 2 or high-end No. 3 Fantasy RB for the Week 8 game from London.

49ers get minor production from role players in Week 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2013) The 49ers received minor offensive contributions from a few role players Week 7 against the Titans.

In the passing game, backup tight end Vance McDonald hauled in tipped pass from Colin Kaepernick for a 20-yard gain. It was his only catch of the day. Fullback Bruce Miller caught his only pass of the night for a gain of 9 yards. He also had one carry for 1-yard. Wide receiver Kyle Williams was targeted once and was held without a grab.

In the running game, Kendall Hunter had four carries for only 6 yards while Anthony Dixon took his only handoff of the day for a gain of 8 yards in a 31-17 victory.

Will Kendall Hunter score again?


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/18/2013) 49ers running back Kendall Hunter heads into Week 7 at the Titans looking for his fourth touchdown in his past five games. Can he score again this week?

Hunter has a touchdown against the Colts, Rams and Cardinals in three of the past four games. He's only scored double digits in Fantasy points once over that span, which was against the Rams with 10 points.

That was the only time he had double digits in carries, and he's not getting enough work to be counted on in most Fantasy leagues. He also has just two catches on the season.

The Titans have only alllowed four running backs to score double digits in Fantasy points with five touchdowns allowed, and Frank Gore will continue to do the heavy lifting this week. Hunter is still No. 2 on the depth chart behind Gore.

We like Hunter as a handcuff option for Gore, but it's hard to start him in most standard formats even with his recent success. Keep him reserved against the Titans unless you're in a desperate situation or a heavy touchdown-only league in need of a flex.


Kendall Hunter finds end zone again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2013) 49ers backup running back Kendall Hunter found paydirt for the third time in four weeks in the win over Arizona. Hunter burst up the gut for a 6-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter. 

Hunter carried three times for 11 yards. He was targeted once without a catch. Hunter visits the Titans in Week 7.


Kendall Hunter's touchdown streak ends


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2013) 49ers running back Kendall Hunter ran five times for 29 yards against Houston, an average of 5.8 yards per carry, but was unable to score for the third straight week. Hunter was not targeted as a receiver.

Hunter plays the Cardinals in Week 6.


Kendall Hunter scores in second straight game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2013) 49ers backup running back Kendall Hunter was able to make an impact in Week 4 against the Rams, as he received extensive work late in a 35-11 blowout win.

Hunter carried the ball 11 times, matching his total from the season's first three games. He unsurprisingly came away with a season-high 49 yards rushing, the bulk of which came on his touchdown run. Hunter scored on a 29-yard run late in the fourth quarter to put the finishing touches on the blow out. He added a single reception for 9 yards.

Hunter has scored in two straight games, but has not been a consistent member of the offense. The 49ers have not run the ball as much as expected, as he enters Week 5 against the Texans with 22 carries for 80 yards and two touchdowns on the season. 


Kendall Hunter looking for more work


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2013)  49ers running back Kendall Hunter had struggled to get going, like much of the 49ers offense this season. He did show a bit of upside in Week 3 while running for a touchdown, which makes him a possible Fantasy option if he continues to vulture scores.

The 49ers face the Rams in Week 4 Thursday, which doesn't bode particularly well for Hunter's chances. Though the Rams have been gashed by opposing backs to the tune of 20.0 Fantasy points per game, they have allowed just two rushing touchdowns through three games.

Hunter simply isn't receiving enough touches to be considered a weekly Fantasy option. He is worth using mostly as a flex option if you need a bye week or injury replacement for Week 4. 


Kendall Hunter scores a touchdown


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2013) 49ers backup running back Kendall Hunter only ran for 14 yards, but one of his four carries was a beauty. On a delayed draw, Hunter shot through a big gap up the middle, then darted right for a 13-yard touchdown.

Hunter, who also caught a 4-yard pass, visits the Rams on Thursday.


49ers get several minor contributions Week 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2013) The 49ers received minor offensive contributions from a few role players during Sunday night's loss to the Seahawks in Week 2.

Vance McDonald, who took over for an injured Vernon Davis, had one catch for 19 yards and two targets. Fullback Bruce Miller was the team's second-leading receiver with two catches for 22 yards on five targets. Marlon Moore caught a short, 6-yard pass late in the fourth quarter. It was his only catch of the night. Quinton Patton also played but was held without a target.

In addition, Kendall Hunter had one carry for minus-7 yards and Anthony Dixon received one carry for a 4-yard gain in a 29-3 defeat.


Kendall Hunter held under 30 yards in opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2013) 49ers running back Kendall Hunter saw some early work in Sunday's opener against the Packers at Candlestick Park.

Hunter shared the workload with Frank Gore and changed up the pace in the running game early on but was barely used in the second half. He received three carries in the first quarter and was held to just three more carries in the final three quarters.

Hunter rushed for 24 yards on six carries, averaging 4.0 yards per clip, in a 34-28 victory.

The 49ers will travel to Seattle for Week 2.

Kendall Hunter ready to return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2013) 49ers running back Kendall Hunter is set to make his return to regular season action in Week 1 against the Packers, his first game since suffering an Achilles injury in late November a year ago. 

Hunter had some success against the Packers in one game last season, rushing for 41 yards on nine carries. Hunter has proven he can be a productive player when given the chance, but he remains stuck behind Frank Gore in the depth chart.

This game could turn into a shootout, in which case the 49ers might not rely too much on the run. Either way, Hunter is unlikely to be worth using as anything more than a low-end flex option in deep Fantasy formats for Week 1. 


Kendall Hunter shows burst in debut


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2013) 49ers running back Kendall Hunter made his preseason debut Sunday night against the Vikings, and he looked quick in limited action. Hunter ripped off a 15-yard run on his first carry, though he lost 2 yards on his other two totes.

Hunter, Frank Gore's primary backup, is coming back from a torn Achilles. He was activated from the PUP list two weeks ago.