RB Nick Chubb - Cleveland Browns
|5-10, 228||Born: 12-27-1995||College: Georgia||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2018|
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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Nick Chubb's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 17 vs CIN (13 / 41 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Chubb got off to a nice start but the team went away from him as the game went on, despite it being a close game and the Bengals having a weak run defense. Chubb picked up five yards on his first carry, a pitch to the left and followed that up with another five yards to the right. Those two run plays on the first two plays of the game helped set up the play-action 46-yard touchdown pass that capped off the first drive. Chubb only saw one carry on the next two possessions, losing four yards. On the fourth possession of the game, he was stopped for no gain twice and drew a target deep down the right sideline. The pass was thrown too high for him to catch. In the second quarter, Chubb saw just three carries, going for seven, three, and five yards. His lone reception came at the beginning of the third quarter. He caught a pass behind the line of scrimmage and was able to evade a tackle, turning what would have been a four-yard loss into a one-yard gain. In the fourth quarter, Chubb appeared to be picking up steam but he only wound up seeing three carries, going for eight yards, seven yards, and one yard.
2019 Week 16 vs BAL (15 / 45 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chubb was held in check for much of the game by a Baltimore run defense that was keyed in on stopping him. Very little came easy for Chubb as most of his runs went for short gains. He saw a red zone carry in the second quarter from the Baltimore 10-yard line and lost three yards on the play. His best drive came in the third quarter. He ripped off a seven-yard run where he dragged a defender for about two yards before going down. He then picked up 12 tough yards where he dragged the pile for a few extra yards at the end of the run. He capped that drive off with another 11-yard run up the middle and drew his lone target of the game, which was thrown short and was uncatchable. Chubb saw some more red-zone work in the fourth quarter, losing one yard on first-and-goal from the Baltimore one-yard line and then losing another four yards on the next play.
2019 Week 15 vs ARI (17 / 127 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Chubb had an excellent game against Arizona although the team went away from him while in fourth-quarter comeback mode. Chubb had a quiet first drive, gaining just seven yards on three carries. He came back on the second drive to haul in an eight-yard reception. He really came to life in the second quarter. He picked up 17 yards on a nice cutback from right to left to find the hole in the line. He then exploded for a 33-yard touchdown run up the middle where he ran/hurdled over a diving tackle attempt. In the third quarter, Chubb lost four yards on a reception behind the line of scrimmage. He followed that up with a 12-yard gain where he broke another tackle about six yards into the run. Chubb then ripped off a 29-yard run where he displayed an impressive cutback to get the team down the to Arizona three-yard line. He saw a red zone carry from that spot, gaining one yard down to the Arizona two-yard line, which then set Ricky Seals-Jones up for his two-yard touchdown catch. It was a quiet fourth quarter for Chubb, who had just one touch, a five-yard carry.
2019 Week 14 vs CIN (15 / 106 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Chubb got off to a slow start despite running against a struggling Bengals run defense. He had just one carry, a three-yard gain, in the first quarter as the Browns had two drives cut short by interceptions. Chubb got a bit more involved in the second quarter, however. He had an eight-yard catch nullified by an illegal shift penalty. He then saw a red zone carry from the Cincinnati 10-yard line, gaining three yards on the run. In the third quarter, Chubb really got going. He ripped off a seven-yard run where he dragged a defender. He followed that up with an impressive 57-yard gain down to the Cincinnati three-yard line. He broke a tackle near the line of scrimmage, stiff-armed another defender away and relied upon several cutbacks to weave his way down the field. He was getting a breather on the sidelines when Kareem Hunt cashed in the three-yard touchdown run on the following play. On the second drive of the third, Chubb ripped off two separate 11-yard gains, running right through an arm tackle on the first and employing a nice cutback on the second. Chubb caught his only pass in the fourth quarter, taking a short screen for an 11-yard gain.
2019 Week 13 vs PIT (16 / 58 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Chubb was mostly bottled up by the Steelers in the game. On the first drive he took a handful of carries, gaining three yards on two separate touches and then getting stuffed on a third carry. He got a red zone carry at the end of that drive from the Pittsburgh six-yard line and lost a yard on the play. His best series came on the third drive of the game. Chubb ripped off gains of nine, 12, two, five, and seven to help get the team into the red zone, eventually leading to a Kareem Hunt receiving touchdown. Of Chubb's 58 rushing yards in the game, 35 came on that drive alone. In the third quarter Chubb had gains of three and five. He was also targeted for the first time all game but the ball was too far out in front of him. In the fourth quarter, Chubb ripped off a 21-yard reception. He took a short pass to the left and had plenty of space ahead of him, rumbling for 21 yards before getting forced out of bounds.
2019 Week 12 vs MIA (21 / 106 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 58 / 0 rec)
After losing passing game work to Kareem Hunt over the previous two games, Nick Chubb made an instant impact through the air in this contest. On the first play, Chubb caught a short screen, broke a few tackles, and rumbled for a 32-yard gain. He finished that drive with three red zone carries but couldn't find the end zone. On the second drive, Chubb again ripped off a big gain through the air, this time a 22-yard gain where he sprinted out of the backfield and was hit in stride by Baker Mayfield. Chubb lost a little work to Kareem Hunt, most notably a second-quarter red-zone carry that Hunt converted for a six-yard rushing touchdown. Chubb bounced back in the fourth quarter. On the second drive of the quarter he saw two more red zone carries but couldn't convert. Then on the ensuing drive, he finally found the end zone on a powerful five-yard rush. It looked like Miami had him stopped around the two-yard line but a powerful push from Chubb got him into the end zone.
2019 Week 11 vs PIT (27 / 92 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chubb saw a season-high 27 carries in the victory, including nine in the third quarter where Cleveland played extremely conservatively. His first carry went for a 10-yard gain but he then lost a yard on the ensuing carry. In the second quarter, Chubb saw two red zone carries. He lost a yard on a carry from the Pittsburgh nine-yard line and then gained three yards down to the Pittsburgh seven. In Chubb's busy third quarter, he ripped off another 10-yard gain and later broke a tackle to pick up another eight yards. In the fourth quarter Chubb was mostly quiet, although he did see another red zone carry from the Pittsburgh four-yard line. He lost four yards on the play. He took three carries on the final drive to kill the clock. It appeared he may have tweaked something on his final carry of the game. He came off the field holding the inner area of his upper leg and was spotted on the sideline stretching out his groin. The team has yet to update Chubb's status. The presence of Kareem Hunt has cut into Chubb's role in the passing game. He is still seeing a high volume of carries but has become a more touchdown-dependent option.
2019 Week 10 vs BUF (20 / 116 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
Chubb miraculously was unable to find the end zone, despite seeing four carries from the Buffalo one-yard line and a fifth carry from the Buffalo two. That being said, when he wasn't getting stuffed at the goal line, Chubb ran well. There was some concern about how Kareem Hunt's return would affect Chubb but that was only felt in the passing game as Chubb out-carried Hunt 20 to four. He and Hunt split the backfield on several plays with Hunt even serving as Chubb's lead blocker on some runs. Chubb continues to show excellent vision and powerful, tackle-breaking ability when he gets the ball. He did commit a tough drop in the second quarter when Baker Mayfield attempted a short shovel-pass from the Buffalo one-yard line. Chubb dropped the ball where it looked like he would have been able to score. He saved perhaps his best run of the game for the final, game-winning drive. Chubb ripped off a powerful 21-yard run to the right where he dragged Bills defenders about 10 yards. He saw one final red zone carry on that last drive, going for no gain from Buffalo's seven-yard line.
2019 Week 9 vs DEN (20 / 65 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec)
The Broncos did a good job limiting Chubb as there were often several defenders waiting to tackle him on his carries. His usage was a bit puzzling in this one as the team decided to take him off the field on two separate third-and-threes in Denver territory, instead opting to give the ball to Dontrell Hilliard. It was some questionable decision-making to ignore Chubb, who has been the team's best offensive player by far this season. Chubb's first run was a nice, seven-yard gain where he displayed excellent vision to cut back from right to left to find a hole in the line. He saw a few red-zone looks in the second quarter, gaining three yards down to the Denver 14 and then another two yards on a delayed handoff down to the Denver 12. The following drive saw another pair of red-zone looks, with a five-yard run up the middle down to the Denver four and then a five-yard loss on first-and-goal from the four-yard line where he attempted to go left and was swarmed by several Denver defenders. He was set up for what would have gone for a decent gain in the third quarter but Baker Mayfield overthrew him on a short screen. Chubb had a lead blocker in front of him and likely would have picked up a long gain. He saw a red zone carry at the end of that drive, gaining one yard down to the Denver 13. In the fourth quarter, Chubb fought hard for a first down on third-and-one where he carried a defender on his back for an 11-yard run. Chubb continues to see plenty of red zone looks but he just wasn't able to find the end zone in this one.
2019 Week 8 vs NE (20 / 131 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Chubb finished with an excellent yardage total but he lost two fumbles on consecutive carries which ruined his afternoon. Besides those lost fumbles, Chubb looked good when he got touches, operating as Cleveland's best means of moving the ball against New England's defense. Chubb lost a fumble on his very first carry which was picked up and returned for a defensive touchdown. Upon viewing the replay, the ball was kicked out of Chubb's hands by a falling offensive lineman. He fumbled again on his very next carry, this time ruining what was a beautiful 44-yard run. This time, the ball was punched out by a defender at the end of the run. From that point forward, Chubb calmed down. He showed excellent vision and tackle-breaking ability on many of his runs, often ripping off large chunks of yardage.
2019 Week 6 vs SEA (20 / 122 / 2 rush, 6 / 5 / 17 / 0 rec)
Chubb had another multi-touchdown game, giving him five scores in his past three contests. He was also used extensively in the passing game, hauling in a career-high five balls. He capped off the first drive of the game with a seven-yard touchdown. He showed nice vision to bounce the run outside away from the majority of the defenders. He saw another red zone carry on the second drive, this time getting a carry at the Seattle 11-yard line. He looked primed to break a big run but a Seattle defender was able to bring him down by the ankle, holding him to a one-yard gain. The third drive saw Chubb rip off an impressive 52-yard run. He took advantage of a huge hole on the right side of the line and brought the ball all the way down to the Seattle 31-yard line. He saw another red zone carry toward the end of the second quarter, going for two yards down to the Seattle 10. Chubb did lose a fumble after catching a short pass in the third quarter. Credit goes to Seattle defender Ezekiel Ansah, who punched the ball out to force the fumble. In the fourth quarter, Chubb saw plenty of red zone work, ripping off a seven-yard gain down to the Seattle 13-yard line. He then picked up another yard on a dump-off and saw two more red zone carries, getting stuffed on both. He found the end zone for a second time on the ensuing drive, punching in a three-yard score. He made a nice cutback towards his right and dove across the goal line on the play. His final touch of the game was an eight-yard run that was nullified by an offensive holding penalty.
2019 Week 5 vs SF (16 / 87 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Chubb was one of the few bright spots for the Browns on an ugly evening for the offense. The second-year back ran hard and continues to operate as a true, three-down workhorse for Cleveland. While he was unable to find the end zone, Chubb saw a handful of red zone carries. His first came at the San Francisco seven-yard line in the second quarter but he lost five yards. Chubb ripped off the run of the game on the ensuing possession, going for 37 yards down the left side. It was a well-designed play as Baker Mayfield faked a pitch to Odell Beckham before giving the ball to Chubb on an inside handoff. Toward the end of the second quarter, Chubb got another red zone carry from the 49er seven-yard line, this time gaining just one yard after trying to bounce the run outside to the left. In the fourth quarter, Chubb picked up a 15-yard gain on a draw on 3rd-and-22.
2019 Week 4 vs BAL (20 / 165 / 3 rush, 4 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Chubb had a huge game, displaying his combination of breakaway speed and bruising tackle-breaking throughout the contest. He went for a five-yard gain on the first drive. On the second drive, Chubb caught a short screen and ran for 10 yards. He saw two red zone carries on that drive, going for six yards to the Baltimore 10 and then another yard to the Baltimore nine-yard line. He saw a red zone target on the final drive of the first half but he dropped the ball near the Baltimore 17-yard line. Chubb really got going in the second half, scoring all three of his touchdowns. His first touchdown was a great 14-yard run where he changed direction going right to left and then forced three missed tackles on his way to the end zone. On the following drive, Chubb punched in a two-yard score. He saved his best run for last as he ripped off an 88-yard touchdown run where he went untouched up the right side of the field. He got some excellent blocking on that run from a pulling guard.
2019 Week 3 vs LAR (23 / 96 / 0 rush, 7 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
The Cleveland coaches talked earlier in the week about how they wanted to use Chubb more and they did just that in the Week 3 loss to the Rams. Chubb was the only Cleveland running back to see a touch and he was used frequently in the passing game. Chubb made a nice leaping catch on the first drive of the game, although it went for no gain. He did drop a pass later on the drive as he was hit as the ball arrived. He showed nice vision on a 12-yard gain to the left on that same drive. On the team's third drive of the first half, Chubb had a red zone reception nullified by an offensive pass interference call. It would have gone for around eight yards. He followed that up with two red zone carries, both going for two yards apiece and getting the Browns down to the Los Angeles seven-yard line. On the first drive of the second half, Chubb caught a short pass and ripped off a 30-yard gain. He got excellent blocking on the play. At the end of that drive it appeared Chubb had a one-yard touchdown run but the play was nullified by an illegal shift penalty. In the fourth quarter, Chubb ripped off a 12-yard gain and was the ball-carrier on the ill-fated draw play call on fourth-and-nine. He finished his day off with a drop on a catchable pass in the fourth quarter.
2019 Week 2 vs NYJ (18 / 62 / 1 rush, 4 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)
Chubb continues to see a lead-back workload with D'Ernest Johnson seeing just three carries in the game. He left the field a few times in passing situations but is doing enough through the air to offset concerns. His first carry was an eight-yard gain where he used good vision to find an opening. He got a red zone carry at the Jets' four-yard line at the end of the first drive but lost a yard. On the third drive of the first quarter, he had a seven-yard run to the right and tacked on a six-yard reception. At the beginning of the second quarter, Chubb lined up out wide on the left and hauled in a 13-yard reception. A week after Dontrell Hilliard vultured a touchdown from him, Chubb made sure that wouldn't happen again by ripping off a 19-yard run for the score in the second quarter. He trucked a defender attempting to tackle him around the New York four-yard line. He received excellent blocking from the left side of the line on the touchdown run. In the third quarter, he ran for eight yards while breaking two tackles along the way. In the fourth quarter, Chubb went for a 15-yard gain to the left. He ran right through a tackle just past the line of scrimmage on the run. Chubb is better than advertised in the passing game and has been breaking tackles at a consistent rate.
2019 Week 1 vs TEN (17 / 75 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 10 / 0 rec)
Chubb had a solid game although the game script got out of hand as the Titans started to pull away in the fourth quarter. Chubb displayed a nice cutback on his first run, which went for 10 yards. He wound up getting vultured by backup running back Dontrell Hilliard at the end of the team's touchdown drive on the opening possession. Chubb's longest run was a burst up the middle in the third quarter which went for 15 yards. He had a pretty play on a seven-yard catch in the third quarter where he evaded a tackle and then spun his way forward for extra yardage. Chubb saw decent usage in the passing game, hauling in 3-of-4 targets. He could have caught the fourth target but wound up tipping it in the air on what was almost an interception.
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