Posted: 3/22/2021 4:01 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb leads the league with 34 runs of at least 20 yards since 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Part of the reason Chubb stands atop the leaderboard in 20-yard runs is that he also ranked first in the league in "elusiveness rating" per PFF. Even though Kareem Hunt capped his upside a bit and a knee injury cost him four games last year, Chubb still ran for more than 1,000 yards and generally operated at a low-end fantasy RB1 level at the very least. That should be the expectation again in 2021.
Posted: 2/05/2021 3:40 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb led the NFL with 4.1 yards after contact per carry in 2020, and he has averaged at least 3.8 yards after contact per carry in all three of his seasons.
Huddle Up: Chubb has been the model of consistency, averaging at least 5.0 yards per carry in each of his three seasons while rushing for at least 996 yards and eight touchdowns. Even with Kareem Hunt also in the mix, Chubb is a safe bet to deliver RB1 numbers in 2021.
Posted: 1/30/2021 8:41 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb is Pro Football Focus' highest-graded running back (92.9) since he entered the league in 2018.
Huddle Up: Don't be misled by Chubb's season-ending totals as he missed games (four with a knee injury) for the first time in his three pro seasons. He finished seventh among running backs (min. 8 games played) with an averaged of 17.5 fantasy points per game and that was with a career-low 16 receptions last season. He's a locked-in RB1 heading into next season.
Posted: 12/27/2020 10:10 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb rushed 11 times for 28 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the New York Jets and he added five receptions for 38 yards on his five targets.
Huddle Up: The Jets keyed on the run with the Browns missing their top four receivers due to COVID, and Chubb was mostly ineffective. He'll look to bounce back in Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Posted: 12/21/2020 6:53 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb carried the ball 15 times for 50 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the New York Giants. Chubb also caught two passes for 16 yards.
Huddle Up: After topping 100 yards rushing in five of his first six full games, Chubb has been held below that mark in each of the last three. He's been a bit more involved as a receiver, though, and he continues to find the end zone, thus keeping him at an RB1 level entering Week 16.
Posted: 12/15/2020 5:34 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb rushed 17 times for 82 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 14 against the Baltimore Ravens and he added two receptions for 21 yards on two targets.
Huddle Up: Chubb has been tremendous in his five games since returning from injury, going for 80 or more rushing yards in each game while scoring five rushing touchdowns. He also has 103 or more scrimmage yards in each contest since his return. He'll look to keep it rolling in Week 15 against the New York Giants on Sunday night.
Posted: 12/06/2020 9:32 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb rushed 18 times for a game-high 80 yards and a touchdown in Week 13 against the Tennessee Titans. He also added one reception for 26 yards on his only target.
Huddle Up: Chubb outgained Derrick Henry in a back-to-back battle, although the latter remains comfortably ahead in the rushing title battle because Chubb missed some games due to injury. Chubb will look to keep up the good work on Monday night against the visiting Baltimore Ravens in Week 14.
Posted: 11/30/2020 1:39 am UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb rushed 19 times for 144 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and he added three receptions for 32 yards on three targets.
Huddle Up: Chubb has been back from injury for three games, and he has three straight games with 114 or more rushing yards while finding the end zone twice during the span. Five of his past six have resulted in 100-yard games, and he has six rushing scores over the past six outings. The fantasy must-start faces a tough matchup against the Tennessee Titans in Week 13.
Posted: 11/22/2020 10:39 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb rushed 20 times for 114 yards in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles and he was not targeted in the pass game.
Huddle Up: Chubb has back-to-back 100-yard performances since returning from injury, and the Browns have won five straight games with him on the field. The good news is that he also hasn't fumbled in the past five outings since losing one in Week 1 at Baltimore. He is a fantasy stud with another favorable matchup in Week 12 at Jacksonville.
Posted: 11/15/2020 9:38 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb rushed for a game-high 126 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in Week 10 against the Houston Texans. He ripped off a 59-yard run late in the game, but stepped out of bounds on purpose at the 1-yard line so the team could kneel on the ball to run out the clock.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners were likely unhappy with Chubb, but he was being unselfish and thinking about the team when bounced out at the 1. Still, it was a tremendous return, as he split carries 50-50 with Kareem Hunt. The Browns host the Eagles in Week 11, and Chubb is once again a fantasy must-start option.