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Kendall Hunter: Long Reliever
DAVID SABINO
October 29, 2012
The 49ers have the fourth highest run-to-pass ratio in the NFL, which is great for Frank Gore and not too bad for his backup, Hunter, who's among the leaders in rushing yards for nonstarters (258). During the second half, as San Francisco tries to keep Gore fresh, Hunter will see enough touches to make him a viable flex option. Brandon Jacobs will get some carries too, but if something goes awry for Gore, Hunter would assume the lead role—and gain instant must-start status.
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October 29, 2012

Kendall Hunter: Long Reliever

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Redskins starting tight end Fred Davis suffers a season-ending Achilles injury. Slot man Santana Moss gets more looks, as does smashmouth blocking tight end Logan Paulsen.
A slumping Joe Flacco throws 43 times in Houston for only 147 yards. Be patient. After a bye, the Ravens face the easy-to-pass-on Browns and Raiders.
Bucs QB Josh Freeman throws for a career-high 420 yards and three TDs. His chemistry with Vincent Jackson and Dallas Clark makes him a spot starter.
The Patriots and the Rams travel to London to face off at Wembley Stadium in Week 8. Be wary of Sam Bradford and the young Rams, who already struggle on the road in the States.

The 49ers have the fourth highest run-to-pass ratio in the NFL, which is great for Frank Gore and not too bad for his backup, Hunter, who's among the leaders in rushing yards for nonstarters (258). During the second half, as San Francisco tries to keep Gore fresh, Hunter will see enough touches to make him a viable flex option. Brandon Jacobs will get some carries too, but if something goes awry for Gore, Hunter would assume the lead role—and gain instant must-start status.

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