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Nick Chubb

Nick Chubb

Running Back #31
ADP:Round: 1, Pick: 11
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: Recovery progressing on track

Running back coach Stump Mitchell said that Chubb (knee) is doing well in his recovery and has attended all team meetings since being placed on IR on Oct. 5, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Chubb is two weeks into the expected six-week recovery timetable he was handed upon originally spraining the MCL in his right knee. It's encouraging to see that the 24-year-old has avoided any setbacks in his recovery thus far, a hint that fantasy managers can still anticipate him making a return mid-November. Until such time as Chubb does return, however, Kareem Hunt (ribs) will remain the Browns' clear top backfield weapon.

October 21, 2020 2:13 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Officially moves to IR

The Browns officially placed Chubb (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Chubb was forced out of Sunday's win over the Cowboys due to a right MCL sprain, the severity of which is now expected to sideline him for roughly six weeks. It's a good sign, at least, that the star running back will avoid surgery and is expected to return this season. In the meantime, Kareem Hunt will take over as Cleveland's clear top running back. D'Ernest Johnson, who impressed in relief of Chubb in Week 4 and turned 13 carries into 95 yards, could also have a shot at seeing enough work to attain fantasy relevance in Cleveland's high-powered ground game.

October 5, 2020 12:43 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Expected to miss six weeks

The Browns' medical staff expects Chubb (knee) to miss roughly six weeks due to his MCL sprain, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Chubb has a history of serious knee injuries, so it's relieving to hear that he's avoided a season-ending issue after being forced out of Sunday's win over the Cowboys. Still, it now looks as though the Browns will be forced to roll with Kareem Hunt as the lead ball carrier until November. D'Ernest Johnson will be a candidate to mix in for backfield work in the meantime, and the team could also see fit to add another running back to the roster. Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports that Chubb won't need to undergo surgery to facilitate his recovery.

October 5, 2020 9:21 AM EST

Nick Chubb: Avoids season-ending injury

Coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that the results of Chubb's MRI revealed an MCL injury that will cause him to spend "several weeks" on IR, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Chubb will be required to spend at least three weeks on injured reserve, though it sounds like the Browns could be without him for longer than that. In the meantime, Kareem Hunt will take over as the top man in Cleveland's backfield. D'Ernest Johnson, who translated 13 carries into 95 yards after Chubb was forced out of Sunday's win over the Cowboys, may also continue seeing increased touches.

October 5, 2020 9:05 AM EST

Nick Chubb: Will undergo MRI

Chubb will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the knee injury he suffered in Sunday's 49-38 win over the Cowboys, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It's too soon to know if Chubb will be forced to miss any additional game action, but if he does, both Kareem Hunt and D'Ernest Johnson would be in line for added touches out of the Cleveland backfield.

October 4, 2020 1:45 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Won't return to Sunday's contest

Chubb (knee) won't return to Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

Analysis: With Chubb -- who carried six times for 43 yards prior to his exit -- now out for the day, the Browns' Week 4 backfield duties will be handled by the duo of Kareem Hunt and D'Ernest Johnson. Given that Hunt is already rostered in most leagues, Johnson could be a useful waiver-wire add in advance of Week 5, in the event that Chubb is forced to miss any time with his knee issue.

October 4, 2020 11:42 AM EST

Nick Chubb: Exits Sunday's game

Chubb was forced out of Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a knee injury.

Analysis: Prior to his exit, Chubb had logged six carries for 43 yards. Next up for the Browns' carries in his absence is Kareem Hunt.

October 4, 2020 10:52 AM EST

Nick Chubb: Another two scores

Chubb carried the ball 19 times for 108 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 3 win over Washington. He also added one reception for two yards.

Analysis: Chubb saw just over half of the team's 37 rushing attempts and made the most of his opportunities. He punched in his first score midway through the second quarter from 16 yards out and followed that up with a 20-yard trip to the end zone to help clinch the win the in the final quarter. While Kareem Hunt continues to earn plenty of work out of Cleveland's backfield, Chubb has shown the skill to produce even with the split workload by averaging 5.8 yards per rush through three games.

September 27, 2020 2:37 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Scores twice in Week 2 win

Chubb rushed 22 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns and brought in his only target for nine yards in the Browns' 35-30 win over the Bengals on Thursday.

Analysis: Chubb and backfield mate Kareem Hunt put on a clinic against the porous Bengals front seven, with the two combining for an average of 6.6 yards per rush on 32 carries. For his part, Chubb saw a nice bump in workload for a Game 1 tally of 10 carries, and this time, he comfortably outpaced Hunt in that department by 12 rushing touches overall after having trailed his teammate by three against Baltimore four days earlier. The third-year pro's 11-yard trip to the end zone in the first quarter opened the scoring on the night for Cleveland, and Chubb later added a one-yard touchdown in the latter stages of the third quarter to extend the Browns' lead to double digits. The fact the Week 2 rushing workload tilted much heavier in Chubb's direction had to elicit a sigh of relief from fantasy mangers for the time being, and the Georgia product will look to put together a successful encore at the expense of the Washington Football Team in a Week 3 home battle on Sunday, Sept. 27.

September 17, 2020 9:12 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Limited workload in Week 1 loss

Chubb rushed 10 times for 60 yards and brought in his only target for six yards in the Browns' 38-6 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.

Analysis: Chubb saw backfield mate Kareem Hunt outpace him by three carries, and given that the unexpected workload split unfolded in the first game under a new head coach/coordinator, it certainly is a situation at least worth monitoring heading into Week 2. There certainly was noting amiss with Chubb's efficiency, however, as his 6.0 yards per carry against an elite defense was highlighted by an impressive 29-yard run. Chubb did cough up the ball with four seconds remaining in the third quarter, although the Browns were already down 31-6 at the time. The third-year back will look to build on his solid numbers with a bigger share of touches in a Thursday night AFC North battle against the Bengals in Week 2.

September 13, 2020 2:16 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Clears concussion protocol

Chubb has cleared concussion protocol and will practice Saturday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Less than a week after leaving practice early following a hard tackle from teammate Mack Wilson, Chubb will return to the practice field having cleared concussion protocol. The star running back figures to be in line for an excellent 2020 campaign behind a rebuilt offensive line and alongside head coach Kevin Stefanski who made Dalvin Cook a top-tier fantasy asset during his tenure with the Vikings.

August 22, 2020 10:25 AM EST

Nick Chubb: Looks to return soon

Chubb (concussion) hopes to be cleared to return to practice soon, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: Supporting that notion is that Cleveland's running back coach Stump Mitchell noted that Chubb has been attending meetings and doesn't have any headaches at this stage. In the meantime, Kareem Hunt is handling first-team practice reps out of the team's backfield.

August 20, 2020 10:07 AM EST

Nick Chubb: Back in building

Chubb (concussion) has been at the Browns' headquarters since suffering a concussion Monday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Chubb is not cleared to return, but his presence in the building is a positive sign. While he takes the time in concussion protocol, Kareem Hunt gets first-team reps as the top running back.

August 19, 2020 7:11 PM EST

Nick Chubb: In concussion protocol

Coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed Tuesday that Chubb is in the NFL's concussion protocol, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: Chubb will thus be held out of practice Tuesday and we'll consider the Browns' top running back day-to-day. In his absence, Kareem Hunt figures to take the team's first-team backfield reps.

August 18, 2020 10:37 AM EST

Nick Chubb: Exits with possible concussion

The Browns are evaluating Chubb for a possible concussion after he was on the receiving end of a hard tackle from teammate Mack Wilson during Monday's padded practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: The incident occurred when Chubb reeled in a short pass before being met by Wilson, who hit him around the shoulder area. Chubb walked off the field with a trainer by his side and didn't return to the practice, the Browns' first padded session of training camp. He'll presumably go through testing over the next day or two before the Browns determine whether he's fit to return to practice or if he'll need to remain in the NFL's concussion protocol.

August 17, 2020 1:19 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Ready to share with Hunt

Chubb says he's excited to work with Kareem Hunt in the Cleveland backfield, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Chubb was averaging 19.3 carries and 4.0 targets per game at the midway point of 2019, before dropping to 18.0 carriers and 2.1 targets over the final eight weeks with Hunt in the lineup. That still left Chubb as one of the more heavily used runners in the NFL, with the Browns even utilizing formations that put him on the field at the same time as Hunt. It isn't clear if those two-back looks will be popular under new coach Kevin Stefanski, who takes over an offense that added TE Austin Hooper and FB Andy Janovich during the offseason. It's thus fair to wonder if Chubb could drop down closer to 15 carries per game, though his performance to this point in his career certainly justifies larger workloads. As such, the backfield split between Chubb and Hunt will be one of the major fantasy storylines to monitor early in the season.

August 11, 2020 9:09 AM EST

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

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