Chubb finished the season as the No. 7 fantasy running back but is currently the 11th running back off the board thanks to the somewhat alarming drop in production upon Kareem Hunt’s return. In eight games prior to Hunt’s return from suspension, Chubb averaged 22.4 touches for 120.5 yards and 0.75 touchdowns, or 17.4 half-PPR points per game. He was the No. 5 running back at that point. Once Hunt returned, Chubb’s production dipped to 12.3 PPG, but he still saw 19.4 touches per game (producing 101 total yards and 0.25 touchdowns per game). His targets dropped from 4.0 per game to 2.3 per game, which is probably the most alarming split. The good news is that the Cleveland offensive line could be an elite unit after signing T Jack Conklin and drafting T Jedrick Wills early in the first round, and the team should be pretty run-heavy under new HC Kevin Stefanski. What’s not clear is how Stefanski plans to use Chubb and Hunt, the best running back duo in the league.
Oct 09 · 7:14 PM EDT