Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Mon 10/26/20 12:25 PM

Coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that Chubb (knee) won't be ready for Sunday's game against the Raiders but will be evaluated after the Browns' bye in Week 9, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stefanski also said that Chubb remains on schedule in his recovery from an MCL sprain in his right knee. The standout running back was initially handed a six-week recovery timeframe for his injury, so a return for Cleveland's Week 10 matchup against the Texans would put him right on track. When healthy, Chubb stands to reprise his usual role as the first option in a lethal backfield tandem alongside Kareem Hunt, who's on track for at least one more contest as the Browns' unquestioned top ballcarrier.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Wed 10/21/20 5:13 PM

Running back coach Stump Mitchell said that Chubb (knee) is doing well in his recovery and has attended all team meetings since being placed on IR on Oct. 5, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chubb is two weeks into the expected six-week recovery timetable he was handed upon originally spraining the MCL in his right knee. It's encouraging to see that the 24-year-old has avoided any setbacks in his recovery thus far, a hint that fantasy managers can still anticipate him making a return mid-November. Until such time as Chubb does return, however, Kareem Hunt (ribs) will remain the Browns' clear top backfield weapon.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Mon 10/5/20 3:43 PM

The Browns officially placed Chubb (knee) on injured reserve Monday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chubb was forced out of Sunday's win over the Cowboys due to a right MCL sprain, the severity of which is now expected to sideline him for roughly six weeks. It's a good sign, at least, that the star running back will avoid surgery and is expected to return this season. In the meantime, Kareem Hunt will take over as Cleveland's clear top running back. D'Ernest Johnson, who impressed in relief of Chubb in Week 4 and turned 13 carries into 95 yards, could also have a shot at seeing enough work to attain fantasy relevance in Cleveland's high-powered ground game.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Mon 10/5/20 12:21 PM

The Browns' medical staff expects Chubb (knee) to miss roughly six weeks due to his MCL sprain, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chubb has a history of serious knee injuries, so it's relieving to hear that he's avoided a season-ending issue after being forced out of Sunday's win over the Cowboys. Still, it now looks as though the Browns will be forced to roll with Kareem Hunt as the lead ball carrier until November. D'Ernest Johnson will be a candidate to mix in for backfield work in the meantime, and the team also could see fit to add another running back to the roster. Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports that Chubb won't need to undergo surgery to facilitate his recovery.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Mon 10/5/20 12:05 PM

Coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday that the results of Chubb's MRI revealed an MCL injury that will cause him to spend "several weeks" on IR, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chubb will be required to spend at least three weeks on injured reserve, though it sounds like the Browns could be without him for longer than that. In the meantime, Kareem Hunt will take over as the top man in Cleveland's backfield. D'Ernest Johnson, who translated 13 carries into 95 yards after Chubb was forced out of Sunday's win over the Cowboys, may also continue seeing increased touches.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 10/4/20 4:45 PM

Chubb will undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the knee injury he suffered in Sunday's 49-38 win over the Cowboys, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's too soon to know if Chubb will be forced to miss any additional game action, but if he does, both Kareem Hunt and D'Ernest Johnson would be in line for added touches out of the Cleveland backfield.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 10/4/20 2:42 PM

Chubb (knee) won't return to Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

With Chubb -- who carried six times for 43 yards prior to his exit -- now out for the day, the Browns' Week 4 backfield duties will be handled by the duo of Kareem Hunt and D'Ernest Johnson. Given that Hunt is already rostered in most leagues, Johnson could be a useful waiver-wire add in advance of Week 5, in the event that Chubb is forced to miss any time with his knee issue.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 10/4/20 1:52 PM

Chubb was forced out of Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a knee injury.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to his exit, Chubb had logged six carries for 43 yards. Next up for the Browns' carries in his absence are Kareem Hunt and D'Ernest Johnson.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 9/27/20 5:37 PM

Chubb carried the ball 19 times for 108 yards and two touchdowns in the team's Week 3 win over Washington. He also added one reception for two yards.

EDGE Analysis

Chubb saw just over half of the team's 37 rushing attempts and made the most of his opportunities. He punched in his first score midway through the second quarter from 16 yards out and followed that up with a 20-yard trip to the end zone to help clinch the win in the final quarter. While Kareem Hunt continues to earn plenty of work out of Cleveland's backfield, Chubb has shown the skill to produce even with the split workload by averaging 5.8 yards per rush through three games.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Fri 9/18/20 12:12 AM

Chubb rushed 22 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns and brought in his only target for nine yards in the Browns' 35-30 win over the Bengals on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Chubb and backfield mate Kareem Hunt put on a clinic against the porous Bengals front seven, with the two combining for an average of 6.6 yards per rush on 32 carries. For his part, Chubb saw a nice bump in workload from a Game 1 tally of 10 carries, comfortably outpacing Hunt in that department by 12 rushing touches overall after having trailed his teammate by three against Baltimore four days earlier. The third-year pro's 11-yard trip to the end zone in the first quarter opened the scoring on the night for Cleveland, and Chubb later added a one-yard touchdown in the latter stages of the third quarter to extend the Browns' lead to double digits. The fact the Week 2 rushing workload tilted much heavier in Chubb's direction had to elicit a sigh of relief from fantasy mangers for the time being, and the Georgia product will look to put together a successful encore at the expense of the Washington Football Team in a Week 3 home battle on Sunday, Sept. 27.