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Justin Hunter | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 203
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (34) / TEN
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Steelers signed WR Justin Hunter, formerly of the Bills.
The No. 34 overall pick in 2013, Hunter has never put his intriguing blend of size (6'4/203) and speed (4.44) together, though he has shown red-zone and deep-ball skills with 12 touchdowns and a career 16.7 YPR average. Landing with Ben Roethlisberger and OC Todd Haley is as good of a chance Hunter will have to get his career on track. He'll serve as insurance should the Steelers not get back Martavis Bryant back from suspension. Mar 15 - 11:06 AM

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Free agent WR Justin Hunter is visiting the Steelers on Monday.

Coming off the mildest of career revivals in Buffalo, Hunter visited the Patriots on Friday. Hunter turns 26 in May.
Mar 13 - 2:35 PM

Free agent WR Justin Hunter is visiting the Patriots on Friday.

The former No. 34 overall pick of the Titans, Hunter spent time with the Dolphins and Bills last season. He caught just 10-of-23 targets for Buffalo, but turned them into 189 yards (18.9 YPR) and four touchdowns. Hunter had a nose for the end zone and was used in red-zone packages often. The Patriots lack big, tall receivers with speed, and Hunter has that at 6'4/196 with 4.44 wheels.
Mar 10 - 9:14 AM

Justin Hunter caught his lone target for a 16-yard touchdown in the Bills' Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

The touchdown proved to be the game winner for the Bills, who came out on top 28-21. As Sammy Watkins has now returned, none of Buffalo's complementary pass catchers are worthy of fantasy consideration regardless of matchups.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 04:29:00 PM

Justin Hunter (groin) is questionable for Week 11 against the Bengals.

Hunter was added to the injury report on Friday. Late-week additions are never good. Hunter has played minimal snaps, but he has become a red-zone factor for Buffalo with three touchdowns on six catches.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 12:16:00 PM

Justin Hunter caught his lone target for a five-yard touchdown in the Bills' Week 9 loss to the Seahawks.

Hunter sat down at the goal line in the middle of the Seahawks' zone defense in the first quarter and caught a wide-open touchdown. Other than that, he was a non-factor. Hunter now has three TDs on six catches.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 12:53:00 AM

Justin Hunter corralled just one-of-five targets for seven yards Sunday in the Bills' Week 8 loss to the Patriots.

This game set up well for Hunter, but as usual, he fell flat. Even with Buffalo forced to throw it in the second half, Hunter was nonexistent. Fantasy owners can forget about him against the Seahawks in Week 9.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 05:42:00 PM

Justin Hunter caught 2-of-4 targets for 25 yards in the Bills' Week 7 loss to the Dolphins.

Hunter played all but four offensive snaps with Robert Woods (foot) hurt, but the increase in playing time didn't lead to any extra production. He was still no more than the No. 3 pass-game option. Hunter isn't a fantasy play.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 06:21:00 PM

Justin Hunter will be the Bills' starting receiver opposite Marquise Goodwin Sunday at Miami.

Robert Woods (foot) isn't going to play. Hunter has caught a touchdown in back-to-back weeks and played a season-high 60% of the snaps in last week's win over San Francisco. He is worth a look as a dart-throw play for fantasy owners in wide receiver binds.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 08:57:00 AM

Justin Hunter caught 1-of-2 targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in Buffalo's Week 6 win over the 49ers.

Hunter's 30-yard score was a thing of beauty, as he took advantage of a Tyrod Taylor pump fake to undress two 49ers safeties. The Bills talked about getting Hunter more involved in the offense, but 2-3 weekly targets are likely to remain his ceiling.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Asked if Justin Hunter could be in for a bigger role, Bills coach Rex Ryan said he has been dropping balls in practice.

In other words, no. With Sammy Watkins sidelined, the Bills have the worst receiver corps in the league, but Hunter has drawn only one target since arriving. It went for a touchdown, but it's clear the Bills don't envision him as an important piece. For what it's worth, OC Anthony Lynn contradicted his head coach, saying he'd like to get Hunter more involved.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 01:45:00 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan said Justin Hunter could play this week.

Hunter was claimed off waivers from the Dolphins last week. "It’s a possibility we’ll see him this Sunday," said Ryan. "I hope he can help us because I’d like to get that big body out there, that kind of size and speed that he has. I think that can really help us, particularly in the red zone." Hunter has been a massive disappointment throughout his career, but the Bills have basically nobody behind Robert Woods. He should earn a role at some point.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 09:59:00 AM

Bills claimed WR Justin Hunter off waivers from Miami.

It's a low risk flyer for the WR-needy Bills. Hunter was buried on Miami's depth chart, but falls in a good spot with Buffalo. He'll push for a role behind Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 05:25:00 PM

Dolphins waived WR Justin Hunter.

Hunter hasn't been active since Week 1. He wasn't needed with DeVante Parker healthy and Miami dealing with multiple injuries. Hunter is likely to clear waivers, but should draw interest as a No. 5 wideout.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 06:20:00 PM

Justin Hunter has agreed to a paycut.

His salary was reduced from $1.1 million to $675K. The restructure should give him some job security. Hunter is Miami's No. 5 wideout.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 05:16:00 PM

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3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2Fitzgerald Toussaint
FB1Roosevelt Nix
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2Eli Rogers
3JuJu Smith-Schuster
4Cobi Hamilton
5Marcus Tucker
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2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3Sammie Coates
4Justin Hunter
5DeMarcus Ayers
WR31Eli Rogers
TE1Jesse James
2Xavier Grimble
3David Johnson
4Ryan Malleck
5Scott Orndoff
LT1Ali Villanueva
2Jerald Hawkins
3Keavon Milton
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
3Matt Feiler
C1Maurkice Pouncey
2Mike Matthews
3Kyle Friend
RG1David DeCastro
2B.J. Finney
3Ethan Cooper
RT1Marcus Gilbert
2Jake Rodgers
3Brian Mihalik
K1Chris Boswell