College: Georgia | 2 years
Height: 5'11" | Weight: 227 lbs
Birth Date: 12/27/1995
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB
Chubb had three or fewer carries each of his first six games but finally got a chance for more work Week 7 and took off as the starter for the Browns. He was just four yards shy of a 1,000-yard season despite his little work early in the year. Chubb had 1,145 total yards and 10 touchdowns for the season. He had four 100-yard games and touchdowns five of his last eight games. Chubb should start this year but will lose carries to Kareem Hunt once he gets off the suspended list. This should be a timeshare at running back after Hunt gets on the field in Week 9. Chubb is a very big back with good vision and the ability to run through tacklers. He doesn't have elite speed but enough to make plays on the outside. Chubb didn't get much work on passing downs in college but showed pretty well in that area last year, catching 20 passes. He can improve in that area going forward with more seasoning.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: If Hunt wasn't around, Chubb would be a surefire No. 1 fantasy back. But with Hunt in the mix, Chubb will see a dip in production. Chubb will be a No. 1 back while Hunt is out, but more of a high-end No. 2 when Hunt gets back on the field. Look for around 1,300 total yards, double-digit scores and 30 receptions.
After being allotted only minimal usage from Weeks 1-6 (2.6 carries-per-game)Chubbs rookie season was transformed through the opportunity to operate as Cleveland's feature back. He was entrusted with 18.5 carries-per-game from Week 7-16 and established his ability to thrive with an expanded workload by generating 89 yards-per-game during those nine contests. That propelled Chubb into the 10th highest yardage total (996) and would have launched him into consideration as a first-round draft option if not for the looming presence of 2017 rushing leader Kareem Hunt. Chubb should function as an effective point producer for the first eight games, as he confiscates the vast majority of carries within a potent Cleveland offense. The Browns' became more proficient after Freddie Kitchens became the play caller, and the fusion of creativity that Kitchens and Todd Monken can provide while concocting the teams attack will be beneficial for Chubb and the ascending unit. Hunts potential to procure a sizable number of touches once he is no longer affixed to the sideline creates uncertainty regarding the late-season roles for both backs. However, the combination of Chubbs talent, and his opportunity to stockpile yardage until November justifies his Round 2 ADP.
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Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb will look to find the end zone for a second straight week when he takes on the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3. Chubb ripped off a 19-yard score in Week 2, giving him 137 rushing yards through the first two games of the season. Aided by Drew Brees' thumb injury, the Rams shut down Alvin Kamara in Week 2 but struggled to contain Christian McCaffrey in the season opener. Cleveland head coach Freddie Kitchens told reporters this week that they need to get the ball to Chubb more going forward, opening up speculation that he might see more third-down work. Look for the second-year running back to get fed often in this one. He can be trusted as a rock-solid RB1 in all formats this weekend.
Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens said that he'd love to give running back Nick Chubb more touches, which would include using him more on third downs in passing situations. Through two games, the second-year back has 35 rushing attempts and has caught seven of his eight targets in the passing game. It's pretty good volume already, but if he gets even more it'll just make him an even stronger RB1 for fantasy owners. Chubb and the Browns face the Rams in Week 3 on Sunday night, where he'll be a strong RB1 yet again.
Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb carried the ball 18 times for 62 yards and a touchdown in a 23-3 win over the New York Jets in Week 2. Chubb also added four receptions for 36 yards in the winning effort. The second-year running back scored Cleveland's first touchdown of the evening in the second quarter when he broke several tackles in a bruising 19-yard run. Chubb often left the field for D'Ernest Johnson on third downs but he wound up handling 18 of Cleveland's 21 rush attempts. Chubb is locked in as a high-volume runner in the Cleveland offense and will be an RB1 again in Week 3 when the Browns face the Los Angeles Rams.
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb rushed 18 times for 62 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the New York Jets on Monday, Sept. 16 and he added four receptions for 36 yards.
Fantasy Spin: Chubb just missed out on 100 total yards from scrimmage, which meant some fantasy fell short of bonus points. But at least he shook free for the 19-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, and he showed nice burst at times. The way the Browns are using Chubb early on has to frustrate fantasy owners, as it seems like they aren't ready to kick off the training wheels. He'll look for better production in Week 3 against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football.
Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb turned in a productive Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans, going for 75 rushing yards on 17 carries. It would have been a better outing had he not been vultured by Dontrell Hilliard from the four-yard line. Chubb will be in line for a majority of the carries again in Week 2 when the Browns take on the New York Jets on Monday night. Chubb should be able to find some room to run against a Jets run defense that ranked 21st in DVOA in 2018. Start Chubb confidently as an RB1 for Week 2.
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb rushed 16 times for 74 yards in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans and he added three catches for 10 yards on four targets.
Fantasy Spin: It wasn't an awful start for Chubb, but it wasn't what fantasy owners were looking for after selecting him in the early rounds as their first RB. He'll be just fine as the season goes along, and he should still be treated as an obvious RB1 in all fantasy formats heading into Monday night against the New York Jets in Week 2.
Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb carried the ball 16 times for 74 yards and added three catches off four targets for 10 yards receiving in Week 1. The Tennessee Titans Defense disrupted the Browns offense throughout the day. The Browns lost several offensive linemen throughout the game, including the early ejection of left tackle Greg Robinson, which didn't help Chubb's cause. Adding to the frustration, Chubb had an early touchdown vultured from him, which would have aided his final stat line. The second-year star out of Georgia should bounce back strong against the NY Jets in Week 2.
Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb saw just one carry in the preseason as the team opted to keep their lead running back fresh for the regular season. Chubb will go up against a Tennessee Titans Defense that was solid against the run in 2018, ranking 15th in DVOA. With Chubb locked in as the lead back on what should be an explosive offense, he should be treated as an RB1 in fantasy most weeks. Feel free to get him active and consider him in DFS contests as a top-six running back option in Week 1.
Cleveland Browns offensive guard Eric Kush was named the "starter as we speak," at right guard by head coach Freddie Kitchens. However, they haven't seen newly-acquired guard Wyatt Teller yet. Kush is a slightly better pass blocker than Teller, based on their rating from Pro Football Focus last season. However, Teller had a slightly higher run-blocking grade than Kush last season. Whoever starts, running back Nick Chubb has a solid blocker ahead of him. Chubb is a good RB2 in fantasy.
Cleveland Browns running backs coach Stump Mitchell talked up running back Nick Chubb on Wednesday. "I think hes going to be special like he was last year," said Mitchell. "Hell be used a little more in the passing game than he was last year. Nick just continues to improve on the skillset that he has, and I think he has a fantastic skillset." In a rising offense as the lead back that could see more work catching passes in his second season, Chubb has low-end RB1 appeal. The 23-year-old had 192 carries for 996 yards and eight touchdowns in his rookie season and caught 20 passes for 149 yards and two more scores. Chubb could lose some playing time on passing situations once Kareem Hunt returns from suspension in the second half of the season, but it shouldn't make him any less appealing.
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb is expected to see more work catching the football in 2019. 'I think he's going to be special like he was last year,' running backs coach Stump Mitchell said Wednesday, Aug. 21. 'He'll be used a little more in the passing game than he was last year. Nick just continues to improve on the skillset that he has, and I think he has a fantastic skillset.'
Fantasy Spin: Chubb will be a tremendous RB1 in most fantasy formats, and a bump in catches and receiving yards would boost his value in PPR formats significantly, at least until Kareem Hunt is ready to return midseason from his suspension.
According to the Cleveland Browns pregame show, running back Nick Chubb is not expected to play on Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts in his team's second preseason game. Chubb saw minimal work last week in the preseason opener as he played on the first series with the team and took one carry. Cleveland has little reason to risk injury to their No. 1 running back in the preseason, so Chubb will be a spectator. Look for Chubb to play more extensively in the preseason dress rehearsal next week.
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb will not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17.
Fantasy Spin: Chubb will be the starting running back this season and should receive a solid amount of touches each week. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues but could lose some work during the second half of the season when Kareem Hunt rejoins the roster.
Cleveland Browns RB Dontrell Hilliard is in line to begin the season behind RB Nick Chubb on the depth chart following the trade of RB Duke Johnson (Texans), at least until RB Kareem Hunt returns from an eight-game suspension.
Fantasy Spin: Hilliard is worth scooping up in the late rounds as a handcuff to Chubb. The Browns obviously have tremendous confidence in Hilliard since they parted with a reliable veteran in Johnson.
Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb played in just the first offensive series in his team's 30-10 win over Washington in Thursday's preseason opener. Chubb carried the ball once for 12 yards and added a 14-yard reception in the win. The second-year running back made just a short appearance with the starters in the team's touchdown-scoring drive and then spent the rest of the evening watching from the sidelines. Chubb is primed to have a huge year in a Cleveland offense that should be very explosive. Treat the former Georgia Bulldog as a locked-in RB1 in all fantasy formats.
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is tied with Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb for first place with 3.7 yards after contact per attempt among the 54 NFL backs with 100 or more carries when they've been contacted at or behind the line of scrimmage since 2016, per Pro Football Focus. The league average among the group is 2.3.
Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb should be the starting running back in 2019, even after Kareem Hunt serves his eight-game suspension. Chubb, the No. 33 pick in 2018, earned the team's trust with a strong rookie season and should be in the RB1 conversation during draft season. However, Hunt, who led the league in 2017 as a rookie, could start 2020 as the lead back if he avoids further off-field trouble this year. Hunt's fantasy value is obviously capped in 2019, but he can still be useful in PPR leagues, depending on how Cleveland uses him when he's back from his suspension.
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb is likely to remain the starter in 2019 even after RB Kareem Hunt is eligible to return from his eight-game suspension, in the opinion of beat writer Scott Petrak. Chubb earned the team's trust with a strong rookie year, but Hunt could be the starter in 2020.
Fantasy Spin: Chubb will be an RB2 for the bulk of the fantasy season, and Hunt will need time to acclimate himself in the offense and kick rust off. It could be Week 10 before Hunt makes a considerable dent in Chubb's fantasy stock. Hunt is worth stashing as an RB5, but Chubb seems to be safe atop the pecking order.
The Cleveland Browns re-signed tight end/fullback Orson Charles to an undisclosed one-year deal on Wednesday. Charles appeared in 13 games (two starts) for the Browns last year and had only three catches for 23 yards as mainly a blocker for running back Nick Chubb. The former fourth-rounder appeared in 49 games with the Bengals, Lions, Chiefs and Browns and won't be on the fantasy radar in 2019.