• Nick Chubb

  • RB
  • , Cleveland Browns
  • 26
  • 225 lbs
  • 5' 10"
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Scouting report

by Frank Ammirante

CLE RB Nick Chubb - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 12 at Ravens

Nick Chubb has been terrific in his last two games, combining for 267 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries (7.42 YPC). He's also caught all four of his targets for 40 yards and a touchdown. The issue here is that Kareem Hunt is expected back in the lineup this week, which would limit Chubb's potential volume.

Chubb goes up against a Ravens defense that ranks eighth in schedule-adjusted fantasy points per game, so this is a tough matchup. However, the Browns running game is among the best in the NFL, capable of powering through any difficult matchup. We can consider Chubb a low-end RB1 with Hunt's return. Remember though, there's always a chance that Hunt is limited in his first game back, which would bode well for Chubb's outlook.

by Frank Ammirante

CLE RB Nick Chubb - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 vs. Lions

Nick Chubb should be ready to be activated from the COVID-19 list in time for this game. It's perfect timing because it's an absolute smash spot against a Lions defense that ranks 31st in schedule-adjusted fantasy points per game against running backs. It's also a phenomenal game script with the Browns projected to win by double-digits.

Chubb demonstrated his upside without Kareem Hunt in their blowout win over the Bengals two weeks ago, rushing 14 times for 137 yards and two touchdowns. We could see similar output from one of the most efficient running backs in the NFL. Fire him up as an elite RB1 in this spot.

by Frank Ammirante

CLE RB Nick Chubb - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 at Bengals

Nick Chubb was disappointing in his return last week, rushing 16 times for 61 yards (3.8 YPC). It was surprising to see Chubb not have a bit of a larger role in the passing game in Kareem Hunt's absence, but perhaps this was just the Browns easing him in since it was his first game back. Chubb remains one of the most efficient runners in the NFL (5.5 YPC), so he's always in play as an RB1, especially with Hunt out.

Chubb faces a Bengals defense that ranks 26th in aFPA to running backs, so this is a good matchup. While D'Ernest Johnson figures to play a role, you have to think that we see Chub get about 20 touches in this spot. There's a chance that this game turns into a shootout because the Browns might struggle to contain this Bengals' passing game. This bodes well for Chubb.

by Frank Ammirante

CLE RB Nick Chubb - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 vs. Steelers

Nick Chubb returns to the lineup after missing last week's Thursday nighter against the Broncos. Chubb is in line for a larger workload with Kareem Hunt sidelined with a calf injury. While we saw D'Ernest Johnson go off for 146 yards on 22 carries, we can safely project more volume for Chubb than what he was seeing when Hunt was healthy. You'll probably see Johnson spell Chubb a bit to keep him fresh, but you have to think that 20+ touches are in play for the star running back.

Chubb goes up against a Steelers defense that ranks 6th in aFPA to running backs and 9th in rush DVOA. However, this Browns' offensive line is fantastic at run-blocking, ranking 1st in the NFL in Adjusted Line Yards. They are also 1st in rush DVOA, so we shouldn't be too concerned about the matchup. Consider Chubb as an RB1 in this spot.

by Frank Ammirante

CLE RB Nick Chubb - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 vs. Cardinals

Chubb is coming off a big game against the Chargers, where he rushed 21 times for 161 yards and one touchdown. He also caught his lone target for nine yards. Chubb continues to put up absurd efficiency, averaging 5.8 yards per carry while posting 17.5 fantasy points above expectation, which ranks fourth among running backs.

While the Cardinals rank eighth in aFPA to running backs, they haven't faced a running game as good as this yet. The Browns rank second in adjusted line yards, which means that their offensive line is elite at run-blocking. We've also seen Arizona give up efficient games to Darrell Henderson Jr. (6.4 YPC) and Dalvin Cook (6.0 YPC). Chubb looks poised for another productive week.

by Frank Ammirante

CLE RB Nick Chubb - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 at Chargers

Chubb has been his usual efficient self this season, averaging 90.5 rushing yards per game with 5.2 yards per carry, but he's been a zero in the passing game, posting only four targets this season. He's also only averaging 18.25 touches per game, which caps his upside. Kareem Hunt is playing well, so he continues to see a solid workload.

However, this game projects as a good spot for Chubb to approach his weekly ceiling. The Chargers have given up big games to Clyde Edwards-Helaire (17 carries for 100 yards) as well as Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard (combined for 29 carries for 180 yards). We could see the Browns mimic the Cowboys' approach and pound their two running backs here. Chubb needs to be considered an upside RB1 in this spot.

by Frank Ammirante

CLE RB Nick Chubb - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 at Vikings

Chubb currently ranks as RB8 in half-PPR points per game, but he's only playing on 52.74% of the snaps while averaging 17 touches. Chubb hasn't been a factor in the passing game at all, catching all three of his targets for 21 yards this season. Having said that, this is one of the best pure runners in football (5.5 YPC), running behind an elite offensive line. He's an RB1 on a weekly basis, but the ceiling is capped due to usage.

Chubb goes up against a Vikings defense that ranks 21st in aFPA to running backs. This team gave up big games to Joe Mixon (150 yards on 33 touches), and Chris Carson (6.7 YPC), so this is an exploitable matchup for Chubb. There's also a good chance that he finds the endzone given his high touchdown equity in a projected high-scoring game.

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