Nick Chubb is as sure a thing as there is in the NFL at the top of the Browns’ running back depth chart. Things behind him are a little murky at the moment with Jerome Ford injured. Ford won’t practice the remainder of this week or play in Kansas City and is still a question mark for Week 1 against the Bengals.
Kevin Stefanski said Ford is progressing but added his absence presents an opportunity for other players down the depth chart, like Demetric Felton Jr., newcomer Jordan Wilkins, and others. “I think it’s great competition,” Stefanski said. “Obviously unfortunate with Jerome’s injury, unfortunate for Jerome, but a great opportunity for those other guys to get good reps out here at practice, getting great reps in the game, so I think it’s a great competition in that entire room.”
Reading between the lines, it seems like Ford is still locked into the RB2 role, whether or not he's playing in Week 1. He still makes for an interesting late-round dart in best ball leagues but doesn't need to be drafted in most typical redraft leagues.