Description: San Francisco running back Kendall Hunter is done for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.
Insight: The team is planning on reducing Frank Gore's carries this season and rookie Carlos Hyde stands to benefit the most from Hunter's injury.
8/10/2013 2:34:00 PM
Description: San Francisco running back Kendall Hunter, out last season with an Achilles tear, has been activated from the active/PUP list and will practice this week.
Insight: Nine months removed from an Achilles injury, Hunter is the handcuff to starter Frank Gore, although the team is deep at running back with LaMichael James, Anthony Dixon and Marcus Lattimore.
11/27/2012 3:24:00 PM
Description: San Francisco running back Kendall Hunter is out for the season with an Achilles tear, the Sacramento Bee confirmed Tuesday.
Insight: CSN Bay Area expects Brandon Jacobs to get the first chance at replacing Hunter as Frank Gore's backup, with Anthony Dixon and rookie LaMichael James providing depth.
11/27/2012 1:48:00 PM
Description: San Francisco running back Kendall Hunter is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season with an ankle injury. Tests haven't been announced but sources are saying he sustained a fracture.
Insight: The 49ers are deep at the running back position. Frank Gore will assume an even bigger role with increased fantasy value. His backup has yet to be determined but will likely be LaMichael James or Brandon Jacobs. They also have Anthony Dixon on their roster.
11/26/2012 8:28:00 PM
Description: Comcast Bay Area reports that 49ers halfback Kendall Hunter received an MRI on his left ankle on Monday.
Insight: It's looking like the injury could be a high ankle sprain. Frank Gore receives most of the carries out of the San Francisco backfield anyway, so this shouldn't have much of an impact on fantasy owners.
8/18/2012 10:50:00 PM
Description: San Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter rushed for 46 yards on six carries Saturday night against the Texans.
Insight: Brandon Jacobs was helped off the field and carted to the locker room with what appeared to be a significant knee injury. That could open up more touches for Hunter, making him a legit RB2 in PPR leagues.
8/16/2012 4:38:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's NFC West reporter Mike Sando, 49ers running back Kendall Hunter "has enjoyed a tremendous camp."
Insight: The 49ers' backfield is crowded, with incumbent starter Frank Gore, free agent signee Brandon Jacobs and rookie LaMichael James on board along with Hunter. Gore may not be on the field enough to even justify his current price tag (fantasyfootballcalculator.com ADP: 4.05), as Hunter will be the third-down back and Jacobs will handle goal-line duties.