Kendall Hunter RB SF 11 Months

Kendall Hunter rushed three times for 16 yards in San Francisco's NFC Championship Game loss to the Seahawks.

Hunter wasn't targeted in the passing game. Hunter actually out-gained Frank Gore despite getting eight fewer carries. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, the 5-foot-7, 199-pound Hunter now has 262 career carries for 1,202 yards (4.6 YPC). He's mixed in 27 catches for an additional 268 yards. Although the presence of Marcus Lattimore clouds Hunter's Dynasty-league value, he'll be back and ready for a bigger role in 2014 as the 49ers look to lessen the wear on an aging Frank Gore.

Kendall Hunter RB SF 11 Months

Kendall Hunter rushed nine times for 27 yards in the 49ers' Divisional Round win over the Panthers.

The 49ers mixed in Hunter in the first quarter, but scrapped their change-of-pace back following an early deficit and utilized Frank Gore as a workhorse while generally playing pass-first football until they grabbed a two-score second-half lead. That's when Hunter got his carries. Hunter will likely see a smaller workload in next week's NFC Championship clash at Seattle.

Kendall Hunter RB SF 12 Months

Kendall Hunter managed four yards on two carries as the 49ers defeated the Packers in Sunday night's Wild Card playoff game.

Operating as Frank Gore's "breather" back, Hunter was stuffed at or near the line of scrimmage on each of his carries. His role won't change in the Divisional Round.

Kendall Hunter RB SF 12 Months

Kendall Hunter rushed two times for 13 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win at Arizona.

On a day the 49ers' run game had no shot, Hunter was predictably quiet. He managed to stay healthy and ahead of Anthony Dixon/LaMichael James all year, finishing the regular season with 78 carries for 358 yards and three touchdowns. The 2012 Achilles' tear is deep in the rear-view mirror. Hunter remains a hold in Dynasty formats as Frank Gore continues to climb into his 30s with tons of tread on his tires.

Kendall Hunter RB SF 12 Months

Kendall Hunter rushed for 51 yards on three carries in Week 16 versus Atlanta.

Hunter's big run was a 45-yard scamper down inside the Falcons' five-yard line to set up Frank Gore's one-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Other than that, Hunter was a non-factor like he has been for much of the season.

Kendall Hunter RB SF Sep 25 '79

Kendall Hunter rushed eight times for 40 yards in the 49ers' Week 15 win over Tampa Bay.

The Niners were able to get Hunter more work than usual in their blowout win over Tampa Bay. Hunter remains a handcuff only in fantasy football leagues.

Kendall Hunter RB SF Sep 19 '79

Kendall Hunter rushed four times for 16 yards in San Francisco's Week 14 win over the Seahawks.

Hunter wasn't targeted in the passing game, where he ceded snaps to FB Bruce Miller. The necessity of holding onto Hunter as a high-upside handcuff has faded now that we're down to the money weeks in fantasy football leagues.

Kendall Hunter RB SF Sep 12 '79

Kendall Hunter rushed three times for seven yards in Week 13 versus the Rams.

Hunter remains the breather back for Frank Gore and is merely a weak handcuff.

Kendall Hunter RB SF Sep 06 '79

Kendall Hunter rushed eight times for 12 yards in the 49ers' Week 12 win over Washington.

Hunter wasn't involved in the passing game. The eight carries were the most he's seen in a game since racking up garbage-time looks against the Jaguars in Week 8. On Monday night, the 49ers made it a point to work in both Hunter and LaMichael James behind Frank Gore. Hunter managed just a long gain of four yards. Hunter isn't even a particularly enticing handcuff at the moment.

Kendall Hunter RB SF Aug 29 '79

Kendall Hunter rushed four times for one yards in San Francisco's Week 11 loss to the Saints.

Frank Gore's backup has now been held to 11 or fewer rushing yards in four of his past five games. Hunter remains a pure handcuff who could start losing more work to LaMichael James. James touched the ball three times Sunday.