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Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Date of Birth:  12/27/1995
Age:  25
Height  5'10"
Weight:   225
College:  Georgia
Drafted:  2018 | Round 2 | Pick 35
Depth Chart:  Starter

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Nick Chubb | Browns RB

The Browns are signing Nick Chubb to a three-year, $36.6 million extension.

Chubb is reportedly getting $20 million guaranteed in the deal for one of the league's best overall players. The short-term extension will also allow the elite runner to get another contract and cash in for a second time before he hits 30 years old. Through three seasons, Chubb has averaged 5.2 yards per carry with 3,557 rushing yards and 28 rushing touchdowns. He’ll remain a focal point of the Browns offense for the next few seasons and should continue to deliver high-end RB1 value in fantasy leagues.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

The Browns are activating Nick Chubb (knee) from injured reserve.

This was the expectation when Chubb returned to practice this week following the bye, and the star running back will play tomorrow against the Texans. Do not hesitate to get Chubb into Week 10 fantasy lineups in a great matchup. Chubb missed four games after suffering his knee injury in Week 4.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb (knee) has been designated for return off injured reserve.

Chubb, who is expected to have a good shot to play in Week 10 this Sunday, now has 21 days before he must be activated to the 53-man roster or spend the rest of the year on injured reserve. With the Browns making this move on a Monday off the bye as opposed to a Wednesday when the official practice week starts, the indication is that Chubb should be back very soon. Pick him up if he’s somehow available in your league.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb is dealing with a sprained MCL.

[UPDATE: Chubb is expected to miss six weeks with his MCL injury.] The injury will knock him out for multiple weeks, but it's fortunately not a season-ender. Cleveland obviously has Kareem Hunt in place as the next man up, and he will immediately be elevated to weekly RB1 status for however long Chubb is out. The good news is fantasy owners should have their star runner back for the fantasy playoffs.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of today.

This isn't a surprise after Chubb left in the first half, and now we just have to hope it's a relatively minor injury that the star third-year back is dealing with. Before leaving today against the Cowboys, Chubb had six carries for 43 yards.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb's injury is officially a knee.

Chubb is officially questionable to return, which we suppose might be a good sign. Hopefully this is a relatively minor injury compared to what it might be, but more information might not be available until later tonight or tomorrow if Chubb isn't able to return today versus the Cowboys.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb suffers apparent leg injury.

Chubb is not the type of player that is going to show that he's hurt, so it appeared to be relatively serious after he grabbed his calf area and took off his helmet after getting rolled up on. Chubb walked off the field under his own power, but he was limping pretty badly and is headed to the locker room. It doesn't look like Chubb will return to today's game, but we'll update you when more information is available on his status.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb gets 11 touches in Week 1.

Chubb had just ten carries for 60 yards and one reception for six yards in the Browns' blowout loss to the Ravens. Meanwhile, Kareem Hunt had 17 touches (13 carries for 72 yards and four receptions for nine yards). This could be seen as a positive that Chubb didn't get much work in a blowout with a Thursday night matchup on deck, but there's been obvious cause for concern after Cleveland extended Hunt before the season. Still, Chubb is too good of a player not to get fed the ball more consistency in close games. Expect more touches and a bounce-back performance for the third-year star running back against the Bengals to kickoff Week 2.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb has cleared concussion protocol.

Thankfully, Chubb just spent a few days in the protocol, and it's great to hear that he's feeling better and can resume practicing with his teammates. The presence of Kareem Hunt is a slight concern, but Chubb is an exceptional running back that should be handed the ball a ton this season. He's a strong selection in the first or second round of 2020 fantasy drafts.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb is in the concussion protocol.

Chubb apparently took a big hit yesterday at practice, but hopefully he can clear the protocol quickly and practice again with his team. Because of his talent and fit in Kevin Stefanski's system, some missed time in camp shouldn't be a significant concern for fantasy owners targeting Chubb in the first or second round of drafts.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb handles 24 touches in Browns' win.

Chubb carried 21 times for 106 yards and a touchdown along with three receptions for 58 yards in Cleveland's victory at Miami. Meanwhile, Kareem Hunt carried eight times for 37 yards and a touchdown while adding two receptions for nine yards; Hunt's score came by the goal line, which is a disappointment for Chubb owners, but Chubb was able to finish off another strong workhorse afternoon with a late touchdown. The score was Chubb's first since October 13, so he was due, and the second-year running back has touch totals of 22, 27, and 24 in the three games since Hunt has joined the team following his eight-game suspension. Chubb is locked in as an excellent RB1 down the stretch.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb goes off in Browns' win over the Ravens.

Chubb had 20 carries for 165 yards and three touchdowns along with three receptions for 18 yards in Cleveland's win to bring the team's record to 2-2 with an early lead for first place in the AFC North. The second-year running back churned out positive yardage all game against Baltimore, but the highlight was an 88-yard touchdown run where he turned on the jets to give the Browns a two-possession lead in the fourth quarter. Ravens defensive lineman Brandon Williams being out certainly delivered a blow to the team's run defense, but it's still a very positive sign that Chubb was able to do this type of damage to one of the league's better defenses. Overall, Chubb has had steady performances this season, but he also has shown this type of weekly upside dating back to last year. He's looking like at least a borderline elite RB1 in 2019.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb records 27 touches in Week 3.

Chubb carried 23 times for 96 yards and caught four passes for 35 yards in the Browns' Sunday night loss to the Rams. It was another strong, steady performance for Chubb, who could have had a bigger night if not for an illegal formation bringing back a one-yard touchdown run—and the worst part was the penalty appeared to be a mental error by quarterback Baker Mayfield, who brought Odell Beckham Jr. in motion (which caused the penalty) despite it not really affecting the play. The takeaway is that Chubb might've left the field for just one play, and he ran effectively all night as usual. The Browns should continue relying on Chubb with a tough schedule continuing this week with an AFC North matchup against the Ravens.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb has been involved as a receiver throughout the offseason.

Nick Shook of ClevelandBrowns.com writes: "Anyone who's had a chance to observe Browns offseason activities will notice Chubb has been doing something he's rarely been tasked with completing before: catching passes. It's the last ball-moving part of his game to be developed, and one he's worked on plenty in the last month. The results are noticeable and could become very important with [Kareem] Hunt slated to miss the Browns' first eight games due to suspension." Browns running backs coach Stump Mitchell recently said he believes Chubb has the ability to be a 1,000-yard receiver, and the Georgia product showed he can make plays in the passing game as a rookie last season. Just because Chubb is a big, powerful runner, people might think he doesn't have plus ability as a receiver; but he's a hard worker that appears to have natural hands and solid route-running ability. Those in PPR leagues shouldn't shy away from Chubb because of concerns about his role in the passing game, as he should have 50+ reception potential in 2019.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb comes up short of 1,000 yards in Week 17 loss.

Chubb rushed nine times for 24 yards, also adding two receptions for negative-four yards. Unfortunately, Chubb was over 1,000 rushing yards before losing five yards and not getting another carry the rest of the way, and the Browns probably didn't run close to enough against a defense that has been vulnerable on the ground in recent weeks. Still, Chubb's impressive rookie campaign ends with 192 carries for 996 yards (5.2 YPC) and eight touchdowns, and he also chipped in a 20/149/2 receiving line. The Georgia product will likely settle in as a late second-round or early-third round pick in fantasy drafts next summer, but we think he is worth considering as a top-ten selection, particularly in standard leagues.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb goes for fourth 100-yard game of the season as Cleveland improves to 7-7-1.

Chubb rushed 19 times for 112 yards, also adding two receptions for three yards. Unfortunately, for as well as the rookie ran, he couldn't find the end zone with Cincinnati being unable to stop the passing attack in scoring territory. Chubb is now at 972 yards on the season, though, and you can be sure Cleveland will get him over 1,000 yards next week in Baltimore. Also, the Ravens have shown some vulnerability against the run, so Chubb will remain a rock-solid RB1 for those still competing in fantasy title matchups.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb has 100-yard game in Saturday night win over the Broncos.

Chubb rushed 20 times for 100 yards and didn't catch his lone target. The impressive rookie runner didn't have much room to operate against a stout Denver front, but he rushed for 53 yards on the final offensive possession, including a highlight 40-yard run where he got skinny between left tackle Greg Robinson and a defender to reach the second level. It was the first time that Chubb hasn't scored since October, but he has a good chance of returning to the end zone next Sunday in a meaningful game for the Browns as the Bengals come to town. Consider Chubb a solid RB1.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb keeps it going in win over the Panthers.

Chubb rushed 13 times for 66 yards and a touchdown, also adding four receptions (on six targets) for 17 yards. The Panthers were a tough matchup, but the rookie overcame it with a four-yard touchdown run in the second half, and he consistently picked up tough yardage in the win. Chubb has now scored in five consecutive games, and he remains a must-start RB1 despite a tough schedule (@ DEN, v CIN, @ BAL) surrounding a good matchup against the Bengals.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb scores in Week 13 loss.

Chubb rushed nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown, also adding three receptions (on three targets) for 41 yards. The score came from two yards away at the start of the third quarter, but a 23-0 halftime deficit forced Cleveland to abandon the running game, as Chubb's nine carries were a low since taking over as the starter. Still, the rookie was involved as a receiver once again, and he's solidified himself as a matchup-proof RB1 for a so-so schedule in the fantasy playoffs (v CAR, @ DEN, v CIN, @ BAL).

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb scores twice in Browns' win.

Chubb carried 28 times for 84 yards and a touchdown along with three receptions (on three targets) for 44 yards and a touchdown. The receiving score was a truly exceptional catch on a corner route where Chubb went up and secured the ball in tight coverage while going to the ground. Cleveland continues to treat Chubb like a workhorse, and this was the rookie's career-high in both carries and touches. Since taking over as the starter (the past five games), Chubb is averaging over 18.8 standard fantasy points per game, which is among the best at the position. The Georgia product will have one of his toughest matchups next week against the Texans, but he should continue getting the ball and should do some damage. He remains an obvious RB1 in fantasy lineups for Week 13.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb totals 209 yards and two scores in win over the Falcons.

Chubb rushed 20 times for 176 yards and a touchdown, also adding three receptions (on three targets) for 33 yards and another score. The highlight was a franchise-record 92-yard touchdown run where Chubb got to the second level and showed his breakaway speed to bust the game open in the third quarter, and the Georgia product continues to make a legitimate case for Offensive Rookie of the Year with 627 total yards and six scores on just 100 touches heading into the bye week. Chubb will obviously be a must-start RB1 when the Browns return to face the slumping Bengals in Week 12.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb scores in Week 9.

Chubb worked as a workhorse against the Chiefs, carrying 22 times for 85 yards and a touchdown while adding one reception (on one target) for five yards. The rookie running back didn't have a ton of room to run on Kansas City's defense, but he continuously kept his legs moving and pushed forward for positive yardage. Next week, Chubb faces a Falcons defense that's played very well against the run in recent weeks, but he's still in the RB1/RB2 mix as a potential 20-carry guy.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb gets 18 carries in Browns' loss.

Chubb gained 65 yards on his 18 attempts against the Steelers, who did a great job of limiting Cleveland's rushing attack. The rookie running back from Georgia will look to have a bigger game next week against the Chiefs, but fantasy owners must hope the Browns don't go away from the run game too much in an effort to keep up with Kansas City's elite offense. However, Chubb is still an excellent option in fantasy lineups for Week 9.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb impresses in first action as featured back.

Chubb rushed 18 times for 80 yards and a score, easily out-carrying Duke Johnson (one attempt) while converting his lone goal-line attempt. The Georgia product looks like a legitimate RB1 down the stretch, and he has plenty of touchdown potential over the next three weeks (@ PIT, v KC, v ATL) if the Browns can at least somewhat keep up with some high-powered attacks. He wasn't listed as the starter for Week 7, but it's clear that Chubb will be featured as Cleveland looks to turn their season around.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb is Cleveland's new starting running back following the trade of Carlos Hyde.

This is exactly what fantasy owners holding onto the second-round pick were hoping for, as the talented runner has averaged 10.8 yards per carry this season, but he's received just 16 touches behind Hyde. Now, talk of getting the rookie more involved will need to come to fruition, and he's immediately a fringe RB1/RB2 option behind a strong offensive line on an emerging offense. Duke Johnson will handle most of the receiving work out of the backfield, but Chubb is also an underrated receiver that obviously needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues as a potential league-winner down the stretch. Don't hesitate to get the Georgia product in lineups this week against a banged-up Tampa Bay defense.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb gets three carries in Browns' loss.

Chubb gained 25 yards on his three attempts against the Chargers, including a long run of 19 yards. The Browns continue to commit to Carlos Hyde (14 carries for 34 yards) despite talk of getting the second-round rookie more involved, making the Georgia product difficult to trust in fantasy lineups until he actually gets the ball more. That said, Chubb is a strong hold on fantasy benches in case he eventually takes over the backfield.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb gets three carries in Week 5.

Despite running the ball exceptionally well with his touches, the Browns still refuse to give the second-round rookie more work. Chubb carried three times for two yards compared to 17 carries for Carlos Hyde (63 yards) and five carries for Duke Johnson Jr. (five yards). Chubb simply cannot be trusted in fantasy lineups with this workload.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb scores two touchdowns on three carries in Week 4 loss.

Chubb rushed three times for 105 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown and a 41-yard touchdown, becoming the first player in NFL history to rush for 100+ yards and multiple scores on three or fewer carries. The Browns seem committed to Carlos Hyde (22 carries for 82 yards and one touchdown) as their starter this year, but the Georgia product might simply be too good to keep off the field for too much longer. Through four games, Chubb has rushed ten times for 146 yards (14.6 YPC) and one touchdown; he is arguably the best handcuff in the league as an impact talent behind an elite offensive line.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb handles two touches in Week 3 win.

Chubb rushed twice for six yards in the 21-17 victory over the Jets, though one of them came inside the ten-yard line on Cleveland's game-winning scoring drive, and he almost powered into the end zone. Still, Carlos Hyde (23 carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns) came in and finished things off win a one-yard score, and the veteran is clearly the back to own in Cleveland. Right now, Chubb is just an elite handcuff.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb gets two carries in Week 2.

Chubb gained 14 yards on his two attempts, with the runs going for eight and six yards. The Browns apparently don't want to put anymore on Chubb's plate despite him looking good, though, so he's not a fantasy option right now. We would think Chubb will eventually work his way into at least a timeshare with starter Carlos Hyde.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

Nick Chubb operates as distant backup in NFL debut.

Chubb rushed three times for 21 yards, including a 17-yard run that displayed his impressive vision, power, and acceleration. Unfortunately, the rookie was out-touched by Carlos Hyde 23-3, and Cleveland's coaching staff seems committed to the veteran despite struggling to get going. That said, we think it's only a matter of time before Chubb takes over the lead role in the backfield, as Hue Jackson might need wins to save his job in 2018. Consider the Georgia product a high-upside bench stash.

Nick Chubb | Browns RB

The Browns have selected Georgia running back Nick Chubb with the No. 35 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Cleveland took offensive lineman Austin Corbett with the No. 33 pick to start the second round probably knowing that Chubb would likely be there at No. 35, as the Giants wouldn't draft him after taking Saquon Barkley second overall yesterday. Chubb goes a few picks after his former Georgia teammate Sony Michel, who the Patriots took with the 31st pick during last night's first round. During his college career, Chubb had a ton of production but also suffered a serious knee injury that put his career in doubt, so it's great to see him bounce all the way back and get selected high in the NFL Draft. Chubb is a classic running back that can be handed the ball a ton in an offense that could be on the rise, but Carlos Hyde is also in the mix after he signed with the Browns during free agency; then there's also Duke Johnson, who is used as more of a receiver out of the backfield. The dynasty outlook of Chubb is bright, but he might be in a committee as a rookie in 2018.

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