Hunter (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Sunday's contest against the Ravens, Teresa Varley of Steelers.com reports. Hunter will be a healthy scratch Sunday while James Washington fills in at wide receiver behind Antonio Brown, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Ryan Switzer.
Hunter caught two of his four targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 33-18 win over Cleveland. Hunter how has just three catches for 21 yards in four games this season, with all three receptions coming against Cleveland. The Steelers don't face the Browns again this season, and fantasy owners don't need to roster Hunter either.
Hunter (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports. The Steelers' decision to make Hunter a healthy inactive comes as a surprise after he played 51 of a total 84 offensive snaps in the team's Week 1 tie with the Browns, finishing with one reception for six yards on five targets. Hunter's unimpressive showing appears to have cost him the No. 3 wideout job, with rookie second-round pick James Washington ready to assume those duties in the home opener.
Hunter caught one pass (five targets) for six yards in Sunday's 21-21 tie against the Browns. Hunter saw significant playing time, with just 12 fewer snaps and three fewer targets than JuJu Smith-Schuster. However, that's where the comparison ends, as Smith-Schuster's 119 yards led all Pittsburgh receivers.
Hunter is expected to be a part of three-wide sets Sunday at Cleveland, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Since he was selected in the second round of the 2013 draft, Hunter has bounced around four organizations in five seasons, never surpassing 30 catches, 500 yards or four touchdowns in a given year. Behind Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster, Hunter also has to contend with rookie James Washington, but the veteran showed well in the preseason with a 7-132-1 line.
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