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Nick Chubb

Nick Chubb

Running Back #31
ADP:Round: 2, Pick: 3
Team: Cleveland Browns
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 227 lb.
College:Georgia
Age:24
Born:December 27, 1995
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 2 (35)
Draft Team:CLE

Nick Chubb: Ends season on down note

Chubb rushed for 41 yards on 13 carries and caught one of two targets for one yard in Sunday's 33-23 loss to the Bengals in Week 17.

Analysis: The Browns played from behind for much of the game, but not so much that they should have abandon Chubb. He finished with a season low in carries and yards while losing the NFL rushing lead to Tennessee's Derrick Henry. In a disappointing season for the organization, Chubb was one of its few bright spots. Cleveland fired head coach Freddie Kitchens following the game, so there will be some changes to the team in 2020. Chubb, however, is expected to occupy the same role as the team's lead back.

December 30, 2019 4:33 AM EST

Nick Chubb: Held in check by Ravens

Chubb gained 45 yards on 15 carries and did not catch his lone target in Sunday's 31-15 loss to the Ravens in Week 16.

Analysis: As Chubb has been the Browns' best player, the Ravens knew he was the first weapon to take away. The 45 yards from scrimmage is Chubb's lowest output of the season by a wide margin. If the Browns entertained any thought of an upset or keeping their faint playoff hopes alive, they needed to open holes for him. Chubb will look to finish off the season Week 17 against the Bengals, who rank 32nd in rushing against. Chubb averaged 7.1 yards per carry and gained 106 yards against Cincinnati in Week 14.

December 23, 2019 4:46 AM EST

Nick Chubb: Nearly 150 scrimmage yards Sunday

Chubb rushed 17 times for 127 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-24 loss to the Cardinals. He also caught all three of his targets for 21 yards.

Analysis: Chubb was once again Cleveland's best offensive player, averaging a whopping 7.5 yards per carry. That figure was aided by Chubb's 33-yard touchdown run during the second quarter, now giving the tailback eight rushing scores in consecutive seasons. Although backfield partner Kareem Hunt excelled through the air, catching eight passes for 62 yards, Chubb remains the Browns' workhorse on the ground. Sunday was the seventh time he's topped the 100-yard plateau so far, and the third time he's done so in the last four weeks, continuing his quest toward the NFL's rushing title.

December 15, 2019 4:29 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Records 117 scrimmage yards

Chubb carried 15 times for 106 yards and caught his only target for 11 additional yards during Sunday's 27-19 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Chubb averaged an impressive 7.1 yards per carry, although he was largely bottled up outside of an explosive 57-yard gain. He watched as Kareem Hunt received double-digit touches yet again and scored a short rushing touchdown despite lackluster results on most of his carries. Hunt's presence has certainly limited Chubb's weekly ceiling due to decreased usage, but he's still averaged 95.6 rushing yards over the last five games to put him near 1,300 for the season. He will look to thrive in next Sunday's favorable matchup against the Cardinals.

December 8, 2019 2:46 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Gains 79 yards in loss

Chubb ran for 58 yards on 16 carries and added a 21-yard catch during Sunday's 20-13 loss to Pittsburgh.

Analysis: The Steelers held Chubb to his first game with less than 90 total yards of offense since Week 1. The sophomore back has been supremely productive, but has just one touchdown in his last six outings. Kareem Hunt hasn't eaten into his production too much, but the veteran has two touchdowns in four games. That will be worth keeping in mind heading into Sunday's game against Cincinnati. The Bengals came into this week ranked 29th in the league, surrendering 4.8 yards per rush.

December 1, 2019 4:02 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Scores with 164 scrimmage yards

Chubb carried 21 times for 106 yards during Sunday's 41-24 win over the Dolphins. He also caught three of four targets for 58 additional yards.

Analysis: Chubb exploited this favorable matchup to the tune of 5.0 yards per carry as he topped the 100-yard mark for the fifth time this season. He also notched a new season high in receiving yardage thanks to a couple of big plays in the passing game. Kareem Hunt scored a short rushing touchdown in the first half, but Chubb got one of his own in the final minutes to end a four-game run without a TD. The second-year back continues to produce at a strong rate and will look to do so again next Sunday against the Steelers.

November 24, 2019 1:37 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Massive workload in win

Chubb rushed 27 times for 92 yards in the Browns' 21-7 win over the Steelers on Thursday. He also failed to haul in his only target.

Analysis: Any doubts about whether Kareem Hunt would eat into Chubb's lead-back workload were put to rest for at least one more game, as the latter logged a season-high workload. Chubb frequently found running room at a premium against a stingy Steelers front, but he did enough to help keep the chains moving and crossed the 90-yard threshold for the sixth time this season. While Hunt's role figures to continue expanding over the season's remaining games, Chubb will head into a highly favorable Week 12 matchup against the Dolphins a week from Sunday as the top backfield option for Cleveland.

November 14, 2019 9:11 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Rumbles for 122 yards, two scores

Chubb rushed 20 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns and caught five of six targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 32-28 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Chubb scored on a seven-yard run on the Browns' opening drive, and a major chunk of Chubb's yardage came two drives later when he ripped off a 52-yard run in the first quarter, setting up a 31-yard touchdown catch by Ricky Seals-Jones. His impressive day was topped off when the Browns took over on the Seahawks 24-yard line after an errant punt. Chubb received the ball on two straight plays, rushing twice for 28 yards and a score. That gave the Browns the lead in the fourth quarter, but the Seahawks scored again and ended up with the win. Chubb's effectiveness remains impressive, as this was the third time in four games he recorded at least 100 scrimmage yards, and the one game he failed to do so he finished with 99 yards.

October 13, 2019 1:57 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Nearly 100 scrimmage yards

Chubb rushed 16 times for 87 yards and caught his lone target for 12 yards in Monday night's 31-3 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Chubb was highly productive when handed the ball, but the fact the Browns trailed significantly for most of Monday's game worked against him. Still, with help from a long run of 37 yards, Chubb again tallied at least 85 scrimmage yards, as he's done in all five games so far this season. A model of consistency on a Cleveland team lacking just that thus far, Chubb will look to make another strong impact in Week 6 versus the Seahawks, but their sixth-ranked run defense makes his matchup less than ideal on paper.

October 7, 2019 8:42 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Runs all over Ravens

Chubb rushed 20 times for 165 yards and three touchdowns while adding three catches for 18 yards on four targets in Sunday's 40-25 win over Baltimore.

Analysis: Chubb came alive in the second half, scoring touchdowns from 14 and two yards out in the third quarter to turn a 10-10 tie into a 24-10 lead before exploding for an 88-yard score in the fourth. He had a short touchdown vultured by Dontrell Hilliard late in the fourth quarter, but Chubb's fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned about that considering the game was pretty much out of reach by then and Chubb had already done more than enough to make them happy. Finally living up to his lofty draft day valuation, Chubb should be fired up as an RB1 against the 49ers in Week 5.

September 29, 2019 1:17 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Gets 27 touches

Chubb carried the ball 23 times for 96 yards, adding 35 more yards on four receptions (seven targets) in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Chubb was the only Brown to experience consistent success against a tough Rams defensive unit in the primetime showdown. Earlier this week head coach Freddie Kitchens said that he would try and get his feature back more involved by keeping him in on passing downs more often. He held true to his word, as Chubb received 100 percent of all running back touches after surrendering 11 total touches to other backs over the first two games of the season. The uptick in usage is a positive sign for the second-year back's fantasy owners, as true backfield workhorses are few and far between in today's NFL. Expect Chubb to continue to see the lion's share of touches against the Ravens on Sunday.

September 22, 2019 9:42 PM EST

Nick Chubb: May garner more third-down work

Coach Freddie Kitchens said Thursday that he's hopeful to find ways to get Chubb more touches in future games, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports.

Analysis: Kitchens wouldn't elaborate on how he might consider heightening Chubb's role on offense, though the coach did leave the door open for the running back to poach more third-down work from backups Dontrell Hillard and D'Ernest Johnson. Operating behind a suspect offensive line, Chubb has rumbled for 3.9 yards per carry and one touchdown to go with seven receptions for 46 yards while playing 65.5 percent of the Browns' offensive snaps through two weeks. With a tough opponent in the Rams on the docket Sunday, managing Chubb's workload may be a lesser concern than the prior two weeks as the 1-1 Browns look to keep up with the undefeated Ravens in the AFC North.

September 19, 2019 3:25 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Productive night against Jets

Chubb carried the ball 18 times for 62 rushing yards and one touchdown, while adding four receptions for 36 yards during Monday's 23-3 win against the Jets.

Analysis: Cleveland's offensive line remains a question mark on an otherwise super-talented roster, after highly-touted guard Kevin Zeitler was traded to the Giants this offseason in exchange for defensive end Oliver Vernon. That rearrangement of capital may become evident against stout front sevens as the season wares on, and it sprouted up Monday with Chubb managing just 3.0 yards per carry on eight attempts while the game was within one possession. Week 3 presents a matchup against a Rams defense that was scorched by Christian McCaffrey for 209 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns in the opener, but bounced back by holding Alvin Kamara to 60 total yards on 14 touches Sunday.

September 16, 2019 9:56 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Totals 84 scrimmage yards in opener

Chubb rushed 16 times for 74 yards and caught three of four targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 43-13 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Chubb had a four-yard touchdown vultured by Dontrell Hilliard on the opening drive, and the Cleveland offense only got into scoring position one other time the rest of the way, with tight end David Njoku capping that one on a three-yard touchdown reception. While Chubb losing out on that touch near the goal line isn't what fantasy owners wanted to see, he ended up with a near-monopoly on rushing attempts (16 out of 20). Chubb's volume should climb if the Browns can play from ahead in future weeks, but this whole offense looked much less dangerous than anticipated in the opener.

September 8, 2019 1:52 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Resting again Friday

Chubb won't suit up in Friday's preseason tilt against Tampa Bay, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports.

Analysis: Cleveland's coaching staff clearly feels Chubb doesn't need any preseason reps despite entering just his second NFL season, so he's getting the same treatment as a number of star running backs around the league and sitting out the exhibition slate entirely.

August 23, 2019 3:38 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Won't play Saturday

Chubb has been ruled out for Saturday's preseason contest against the Colts, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Analysis: The Browns have elected not to risk the health of their starting running back at Lucas Oil Stadium during the team's second preseason tilt, lending reserves D'Ernest Johnson, A.J. Ouellette and Trayone Gray additional opportunities for reps with Chubb sidelined. Chubb's next chance to appear in preseason action will come Aug. 23 against the Buccaneers.

August 17, 2019 12:07 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Picks up 26 yards in debut

Chubb caught a 14-yard pass and enjoyed a 12-yard run during Thursday's 30-10 win over Washington.

Analysis: Chubb's touches came on back-to-back plays on the Browns' opening touchdown drive before resting for the remainder of the contest. Gaining some chunk yardage early is an encouraging beginning for Chubb, who coming off of an exciting rookie campaign. He figures to be plenty busy during the first half of the season with Kareeum Hunt serving a suspension, Duke Johnson Jr. in Houston, and little experienced depth behind him.

August 8, 2019 8:07 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Ready for backfield challenge

New head coach Freddie Kitchens said Chubb won't back down from any competition, Keith Britton of 923 The Fan reports.

Analysis: Kitchens was responding to inquiries about the recent signing of Kareem Hunt, who is expected to serve a lengthy suspension before he can suit up for his new team in a regular-season game. It was an unexpected move from a franchise that already has Chubb and Duke Johnson in the backfield -- especially after the former produced 5.2 yards per carry and 10 total touchdowns in 2018. Despite the brilliant rookie-year performance, the addition of Hunt does create some worries about Chubb's workload for the second half of the 2019 campaign.

February 27, 2019 12:48 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Bottled up

Chubb totaled 24 rushing yards on nine carries in Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Ravens. He also added two receptions for -4 yards.

Analysis: Chubb was bottled up by one of the best rushing defenses in the league, leaving him four yards shy of breaking the 1,000 rushing-yard barrier. Considering he had only 125 yards on the ground through six weeks, it's clear Chubb came on strong in the second half of the season after Carlos Hyde was traded. Even with a disappointing final game, it is clear that Chubb can work as a featured workhorse back, and he will almost certainly enter the 2019 season with that role for the Browns. The only downside to his game thus far is his lack of activity in the passing game, as he only surpassed 40 receiving yards twice this season.

December 30, 2018 7:49 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Second straight 100-yard outing

Chubb rushed for 112 yards on 19 attempts, adding two receptions for three yards during Sunday's 26-18 win against the Bengals.

Analysis: Chubb has been an absolute workhorse since the trade of Carlos Hyde on Oct. 19, leading the NFL in percentage of team carries over that span (18.6 per game since Week 7, compared to 16 combined attempts over the first six weeks of the season). With an impressive outing against Cincinnati on Sunday, the rookie back now has consecutive 100-yard rushing performances for the first time in his career. He has, however, failed to find the end zone over the past two weeks, after racking up a ridiculous seven total touchdowns between Weeks 9 and 14. Upcoming in Week 17 is a tough inter-division showdown against a Ravens defense that ranks top-5 in both rushing (994) and receiving yards (448) allowed to opposing running backs this season.

December 23, 2018 1:03 PM EST

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