RB Nick Chubb - Cleveland Browns
|5-10, 228||Born: 12-27-1995||College: Georgia||Drafted: Round 2, pick|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 22): The Browns will stay committed to the run, and after the trade of Carlos Hyde, committed to Chubb. He's a strong RB2 going forward with a week-winning ceiling.
Week 8: at Pittsburgh Steelers
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
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
2018 Week 7 vs TB (18 / 80 / 1 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chubb operated as the Browns' clear lead back following a mid-week trade which sent Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville. Duke Johnson was listed as the team's RB1 heading into the game but it was Chubb who saw the majority of the work in the backfield. He, along with the entire offense, got off to a slow start in the first half. Similar to how the Browns were using Hyde, Chubb was not utilized much in the passing game, drawing just two targets. He saw one in the second quarter on a touch pass that Mayfield tried to float over the defender into Chubb's hands. Former Brown Carl Nassib made an excellent play to deflect the pass away from Chubb. His best run of the first half was a 14-yard pickup that was nullified by a face mask penalty. He looked explosive on the play. The offense opened up in the second half, which, in turn, got Chubb going. He was an integral part of the team's touchdown-scoring drive on the third possession of the third quarter, ripping off a 21-yard run and then punching in a one-yard touchdown. In the fourth quarter, Chubb had another 14-yard run nullified by a holding penalty but he bounced back with a 12-yard carry up the middle. He saw a red zone carry on 3rd-and-two from the Tampa Bay two-yard line but wound up getting stopped inches short of the goal line. Chubb is ready to be the team's lead back. He looked quick, powerful, and decisive in this game.
2018 Week 6 vs LAC (3 / 25 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chubb saw his typical three carries in Week 6. The rookie runner showed well in his limited chances, looking fast and powerful on his runs. He ripped off a 27-yard rush in the second quarter, but wound up just getting credit for a 19-yard gain after an offensive holding penalty was called downfield. Chubb continues to be the strict backup to starter Carlos Hyde but would be a factor if he saw starter's carries.
2018 Week 5 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The coaching staff spoke of getting Chubb more carries after he ripped off two long touchdown runs in Week 4. That didn't happen as the rookie saw just three carries and was targeted once in the passing game. He did have a fourth carry, which went for 14 yards, nullified by an offensive holding penalty. He had a chance to make a catch with some room to run in front of him, but Baker Mayfield threw the ball a bit too high for him to corral. Chubb remains stuck behind Carlos Hyde in the Cleveland backfield and may need an injury to Hyde to make noise this season.
2018 Week 4 vs OAK (3 / 105 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chubb only saw three carries in the game but he certainly made the most of them. Chubb's first carry went for an impressive 63-yard touchdown. Chubb ran toward the right side and broke a tackle about 10 yards into his run. Then he flashed some impressive speed in out-racing the defense to the end zone. He wasn't done there, however, as he found the end zone again in the fourth quarter. This time, Chubb scored from 41 yards out. He made a great move in the backfield to avoid a tackle on that carry. Chubb continues to operate strictly as Carlos Hyde's backup, but it may be hard for the Browns to keep him off the field after his showing against the Raiders. He could start forcing more of a timeshare if he continues to flash in his limited opportunities.
2018 Week 2 vs NO (2 / 14 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Chubb continues to play behind starter Carlos Hyde and only seems to get work when Hyde needs a breather. Chubb saw two carries in Week 2, picking up six yards and eight yards. His eight-yard run showed his acceleration as he raced toward the left sideline. Chubb is just a handcuff at this point of the season.
Latest NewsBrowns | Nick Chubb productive in first start (Sun Oct 21, 07:43 PM) - Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb made the start in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, running for 80 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. link to story Browns | Time is now for Nick Chubb in Cleveland (Fri Oct 19, 05:36 PM) - Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb is in line for more carries and total touches following the trade of RB Carlos Hyde to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The rookie is expected to be the starting back while getting a bulk of the carries. Our View: Chubb might not be a league winner but on any given Sunday he has the chance to be a week winner with his explosiveness and the Browns commitment to the run.
link to story Browns | Nick Chubb to see more work? (Mon Oct 15, 03:11 PM) - Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb ran for 25 yards on three carries in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers, and head coach Hue Jackson suggested for the second time in three weeks that Chubb needs to get more carries. Our View: Chubb has the ability to take over in the Browns backfield if he only gets the opportunity. He's a natural runner with instincts and power. Chubb can handle a large workload but he should still split time with Carlos Hyde even if his role does grow.
link to story Browns | Nick Chubb held to 25 yards (Sun Oct 14, 05:12 PM) - Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb rushed for 25 yards on three carries against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6. link to story
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