Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 11/22/20 5:35 PM

Chubb carried 20 times for 114 yards during Sunday's 22-17 win over the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Chubb was bottled up in the early going but padded his stat line quite a bit with an explosive 54-yard run in the fourth quarter. He was held out of the end zone and wasn't targeted in the passing game, giving him a respectable yet mundane fantasy line despite the strong effort in a tough matchup. Chubb has surpassed the 100-yard mark in four of his six games while also scoring five touchdowns, and he should thrive on the ground next Sunday against a hapless Jaguars defense.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 11/15/20 4:22 PM

Chubb (knee) rushed 19 times for 126 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 10-7 win over Houston. He failed to catch his lone target.

EDGE Analysis

In his first action since Week 4, Chubb was involved from the get-go, rushing four times for 19 yards to help set up a field goal on the opening drive. Those were the only points scored by either team until Chubb extended Cleveland's lead to 10-0 with a nine-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Kareem Hunt was the preferred option with the Browns running out the clock on the final drive and finished with 132 scrimmage yards on 19 carries and three catches, but this game was further proof that it's possible for both of Cleveland's running backs to be productive simultaneously, even on a modest day for the offense as a whole. Last season's second-leading rusher has been fantastic when healthy, as Chubb has 461 yards and five touchdown on the ground in less than five full games played this season. He'll look to keep rolling against the Eagles in Week 11.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 11/15/20 12:47 PM

Chubb (knee) is expected to handle the bulk of the carries for the Browns in his first game back from injured reserve Sunday against the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

After missing four games with a sprained MCL in his right knee, Chubb proved his health upon rejoining the Browns for practice this week. He was notably able to take part in all drills during Thursday's workout, prompting the Browns to activate him from IR on Saturday. Though Kareem Hunt was effective in Chubb's stead and remains on hand as a high-quality change-of-pace option, the Browns apparently aren't planning on putting Chubb on any sort of "pitch count" in his return to the lineup. With heavy winds in the forecast for Cleveland on Sunday, expect the Browns to favor a run-heavy game plan that will seemingly be headlined by Chubb.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sat 11/14/20 12:45 PM

Chubb (knee) will be activated off injured reserve and play in Sunday's game against the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Kevin Stefanski suggested Chubb would need to receive approval from the medical staff to play, so Saturday's designation should give fantasy managers plenty of confidence to insert the star running back into their lineups. It's entirely possible the Browns could still be cautious with Chubb's workload, particularly with Kareem Hunt's more-than-adequate foray as the starter, but it's hard to believe the team would activate Chubb if it didn't plan to play in some capacity. The matchup certainly couldn't be much better to get Chubb some confidence, as the Texans allow the most rushing yards per game in the NFL.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Fri 11/13/20 4:50 PM

Coach Kyle Stefanski said Friday that he'll wait until meeting with Cleveland's medical staff to decide whether Chubb (knee) will play against the Texans on Sunday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stefanski added that Chubb, who shed his right knee brace Thursday and participated in all individual drills, has hit all necessary milestones and avoided any setbacks. The Browns still could opt to take a cautious approach to Chubb's recovery and allow him another week of rest, but the 24-year-old's chances of returning Sunday at least look encouraging. In order for Chubb to be available against the Texans, the Browns would need to officially add him to the 53-man roster by Saturday afternoon. Through the first four games of the season, Chubb scored four rushing TDs and was averaging an outstanding 5.9 YPC.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Fri 11/13/20 6:47 AM

Chubb (knee) executed several individual drills during Thursday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The news that Chubb shed the brace on his right knee was encouraging, and the running back looked good while participating in individuals, which includied catching passes, running in short bursts, and making cuts. The quick cut ability is generally a good indicator of a back's readiness for game action. The potential return of right guard Wyatt Teller (calf), whom ProFootball Focus rates with a league-high 93.9 rushing grade, is another encouraging sign for Chubb. The Browns average 5.7 yards per carry behind right guard this season -- 7.2 over the first four games before Teller was injured. Head coach Kevin Stefanski is hopeful Chubb will play Week 10 against the Texans' 32nd-ranked rushing defense (159.5 YPG).

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Thu 11/12/20 3:03 PM

Chubb is practicing without a brace on his right knee Thursday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chubb has by all accounts looked good since returning to practice Monday, and that he's now managed to shed his knee brace is another positive sign. The Browns are expected to decide whether to activate Chubb from injured reserve in time to play Week 10 on Friday, per Jake Trotter of ESPN.com. An MCL sprain in his right knee has kept the Pro Bowl running back off the field since Week 4.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Wed 11/11/20 11:44 AM

Coach Kevin Stefanski indicated that Chubb (knee) is "progressing," while adding that the Browns will make a call Friday on whether the running back will be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Texans, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Browns designated Chubb to return from IR earlier this week, so he'll continue practicing Wednesday as the team continues to assess whether he's fit to return to the game action this weekend. If added back to the 53-man roster, Chubb would rejoin a backfield that also includes Kareem Hunt, who has been handling a three-down role while Chubb has been sidelined for the past four games.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Mon 11/9/20 2:46 PM

Chubb (knee) is taking part in individual drills while wearing a brace on his right knee at Monday's practice, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Browns designated Chubb for return from injured reserve Monday, and Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the 24-year-old managed to show off his agility in his first practice activity since Week 4. It looks as though Chubb is trending in the right direction to retake the field against Houston on Sunday, though the Browns would first have to officially add him to the 53-man roster. It remains to be seen whether Cleveland will ease Chubb back into action when he does retake the field, or if he'll handle a full workload alongside Kareem Hunt.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Mon 11/9/20 12:51 PM

The Browns designated Chubb (knee) for return from injured reserve Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Chubb's recovery timeframe puts him on track to resume practicing this week and potentially retake the field against Houston on Sunday, and being designated to return from IR is the first step in that process. A sprained MCL in his right knee has sidelined Chubb since Week 4, during which time Kareem Hunt has functioned as Cleveland's primary ball carrier. Once Chubb is back at full strength, he and Hunt stand to resume running as a lethal tandem.