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Nick Chubb

Nick Chubb

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

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

Nick Chubb: Hits century mark in win

Chubb rushed 20 times for 100 yards during Saturday's 17-16 win over the Broncos. He failed to catch his lone target.

Analysis: Chubb broke off a 40-yard run to essentially seal Cleveland's victory in the fourth quarter, as the rookie reached the century mark for the third time this season. Though he found success on the ground, his five-game touchdown streak came to end. He also wasn't involved in the passing game, failing to catch a pass for the first time since Oct. 21 against the Buccaneers. He'll look to keep up his impressive debut season next Sunday when the Browns square off against the Bengals.

December 15, 2018 8:45 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Extends rushing touchdown streak

Chubb rushed 13 times for 66 yards and a touchdown while adding four catches for 17 yards on six targets in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: Chubb extended his touchdown streak to five games, turning a 20-17 deficit into a 23-20 lead early in the fourth quarter. He's carried the ball just 23 times over the past two weeks after logging 18-plus carries in each of the previous five, but the minor questions about Chubb's workload are overshadowed by his major scoring ability. Up next for the rookie running back is a Week 15 date with second cousin Bradley Chubb and the Broncos.

December 9, 2018 1:59 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Stretches TD streak to four

Chubb rushed nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown while catching all three of his targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 29-13 loss to Houston.

Analysis: Chubb finally got his team on the board with a two-yard touchdown in the third quarter, cutting Houston's lead to 23-7. This game shows that the Browns still have a ways to go before they're consistently competitive against quality competition, but Chubb's nose for the end zone has allowed him to become a largely matchup-proof option in the latter stages of his rookie campaign. Chubb heads into a Week 14 meeting with Carolina having scored a rushing touchdown in each of the past four games while also compiling two receiving scores over that span.

December 2, 2018 2:08 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Two more touchdowns in Week 12

Chubb rushed 28 times for 84 yards and a touchdown while catching all three of his targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-20 win over Cincinnati.

Analysis: Cleveland raced out to a 28-0 lead in this one, with Chubb scoring two of the four touchdowns in that dominant stretch. His first score came via a one-yard run while the second was a spectacular 14-yard catch on which Chubb reached around a Bengals defender to secure the ball in the end zone. While the rookie running back averaged only 3.0 yards per carry, his two trips to the end zone more than made up for that poor average. Chubb's quickly emerging as one of the league's most productive running backs and should hold plenty of fantasy value in Week 13 despite a tricky matchup with a stout Texans defense.

November 25, 2018 2:18 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Scores 92-yard TD in win

Chubb rushed 20 times for 176 yards and a touchdown while catching all three of his targets for 33 yards and another touchdown in Sunday's 28-16 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Chubb caught a 13-yard score in the final minute of the first half, then exploded for the longest offensive touchdown in the league this season on a 92-yard scoring scamper in the third quarter. The rookie second-rounder is quickly making a name for himself in a starting role, but owners will have to look elsewhere at the running back position in Week 11 with Cleveland on bye.

November 11, 2018 1:51 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Rushes for touchdown

Chubb carried the ball 22 times for 85 yards and scored a touchdown during Sunday's 37-21 loss to the Chiefs. He also caught his only target for five yards.

Analysis: Since taking over the starting job for jettisoned Carlos Hyde in Week 7, Chubb has averaged 3.9 yards per carry and has yet to eclipse the century mark. But his workload and knack for finding the end zone makes him a solid play in fantasy formats, especially considering no one on Cleveland's roster is challenging him for carries. The rookie running back will look to keep it up against a Falcons' defense that allows 112 rushing yards per game.

November 4, 2018 1:41 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Picks up 75 yards in loss

Chubb ran for 65 yards on 18 carries and added 10 yards on two receptions during Sunday's 33-18 loss to Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Cleveland continues to feed Chubb following the trade of Carlos Hyde, with 18 carries in each of his two starts after just 16 carries during the season's first six games. The rookie looks as though he'll be given every opportunity to develop in a season that is fading fast and should enjoy a more favorable matchup next Sunday against a Kansas City run defense surrendering 5.2 yards per carry, a full yard more than the Steelers.

October 28, 2018 4:33 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Accounts for third touchdown of season

Chubb rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries during Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Suddenly possessing low-end RB2 upside with Carlos Hyde being traded to Jacksonville earlier in the week, Chubb handled 18 of 19 halfback carries Sunday, while averaging an efficient 4.4 yards per rush (had not exceeded three attempts in any game prior to Week 7). Without another downhill thumper on the Browns roster, expect Chubb to garner the vast majority of between-the-tackles work, while seeing plenty of carries down near the goal line. The next opponent on the slate is Pittsburgh, and a Steelers front seven that has surrendered 97.8 rushing yards per contest (entered Week 7 bye as a top 12 defense against the run).

October 21, 2018 2:38 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Not starting, but could feature prominently

Duke Johnson is listed as the Browns' starting running back for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, but Chubb could still handle the bulk of the carries for the team, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

Analysis: Johnson has been adept both on the ground (19 carries for 111 yards) and a receiver (14 catches for 164 yards) this season and will take the departed Carlos Hyde's post atop the depth chart in Week 7, but that doesn't indicate that he'll be the first back on the field nor earn the most touches. The Browns invested a second-round pick into the 5-foot-11, 227-pound Chubb this spring, presumably with the expectation that he would fill a workhorse role in time. Chubb has made the most of his limited opportunities thus far with 16 carries for 173 yards and two scores, production that probably made the Browns comfortable with shipping Hyde away to Jacksonville. Both Chubb and Johnson have both seen their fantasy value rise with the move, but factors such as game flow and strength of opponent may dictate which of the two is the stronger option on a week-to-week basis.

October 21, 2018 9:21 AM EST

Nick Chubb: To back up Duke Johnson in Week 7

Chubb is not listed as the starting running back in advance of Cleveland's Week 7 matchup against Tampa Bay, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Analysis: While Chubb has impressed with a 10.8 YPC through the first six games of the season, it's worth noting that he has yet to exceed three carries in a contest this year and has been targeted just once in the passing game. Time is running out for the Browns to ease the rookie into action, as previous starter Carlos Hyde was traded to Jacksonville over the weekend, putting Chubb in line for a significantly expanded role. It won't be as a starter, however, as Duke Johnson will get the nod as the veteran back with more pass-catching upside. While total defense hasn't been the strength of the opposing Buccaneers, it hasn't been due to an inability to stop the run, as Tampa Bay is giving up just 3.8 YPC to opposing backs -- the fifth-best mark in the league.

October 21, 2018 8:54 AM EST

Nick Chubb: Set for role increase

With Carlos Hyde reportedly being traded to the Jaguars, per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Chubb is now in line to head the Cleveland backfield.

Analysis: Duke Johnson remains on hand to handle the team's change-of-pace duties, but the move paves the way for Chubb to see an immediate and significant increase in carries. He's a must-add for anyone looking to add depth at running back.

October 19, 2018 12:33 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Productive in small role

Chubb ran the ball three times for 25 yards in Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Chubb was on the field for just seven offensive snaps, though his production -- 8.3 yards per carry -- didn't go unnoticed by his head coach. During his Monday press conference, Hue Jackson suggested that the Browns need to give Chubb more opportunities in the rushing game. The rookie running back hasn't carried the ball more than three times in a game this season, but his 16 attempts for 173 yards and two touchdowns overall suggests he deserves more work. We'll see if Chubb's work load increases on Sunday against the Buccaneers.

October 15, 2018 3:17 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Quiet performance Sunday

Chubb carried three times for two yards and failed to catch his lone target during Sunday's 12-9 overtime win against the Ravens.

Analysis: Despite Chubb's two touchdown, 105-yard performance in Week 4, the rookie running back didn't see an increase in work Sunday as expected, and was shut down during the rare times when he did touch the ball. He did, however, see more field time, as he increased his snap count from three to 11. Chubb hasn't garnered more than three touches in any week this season, and that doesn't figure to change with Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson firmly ahead of him on the depth chart.

October 8, 2018 7:08 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Could earn more carries

Chubb could be bound for more carries in Sunday's game against the Ravens after rushing for 105 yards and two touchdowns on his three totes in the Week 4 loss to the Raiders, Patrick Maks of the Browns' official site reports.

Analysis: Despite logging only three offensive snaps in the contest, Chubb's pair of explosive scoring jaunts earned him NFL Rookie of the Week honors. With veteran Carlos Hyde locked in as the Browns' lead runner and Duke Johnson handling most of the passing-down work, Chubb hasn't mustered more than three touches in any contest this season. Any effort to get Chubb more work would likely come at the expense of Hyde, who has scored five touchdowns but is averaging a meager 3.4 yards per carry across 83 attempts this season.

October 5, 2018 1:57 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Scores two long touchdowns versus Raiders

Chubb carried three times for 105 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 45-42 overtime loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Virtually all of Chubb's production came on long touchdown runs of 63 and 41 yards in the second and fourth quarters, respectively. He was much more effective than starter Carlos Hyde, but hide still finished with 22 carries and a touchdown of his own. Hyde should dominate the touches again next Sunday against the Ravens, but Chubb could enjoy a few extra carries after this electric performance if the former struggles again.

September 30, 2018 6:57 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Two touches in Week 2

Chubb ran the ball two times for 14 yards during Sunday's 21-18 loss versus the Saints.

Analysis: Though Chubb wasn't involved in the offensive game plan save for his two carries, he looked impressive when he touched the ball, gaining six and eight yards, respectively. Barring an injury to starter Carlos Hyde, the rookie out of Georgia likely won't see much more work going forward than he did Sunday, but the potential is there, making him a must-own in dynasty formats.

September 16, 2018 6:31 PM EST

Nick Chubb: Three carries in debut

Chubb rushed three times for 21 yards during Sunday's 21-21 draw against the Steelers.

Analysis: Of Cleveland's trio of running backs, Chubb saw the fewest number of carries in his first professional game. Carlos Hyde dominated the touches with 22 rush attempts, while Duke Johnson added five. That workload share seems likely to continue as the season goes on while Chubb gets acclimated to the NFL, but the rookie still showed his big-play ability when he broke away for a 17-yard gain in the third quarter.

September 9, 2018 7:00 PM EST

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