Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 12/9/18 4:59 PM

Chubb rushed 13 times for 66 yards and a touchdown while adding four catches for 17 yards on six targets in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Chubb extended his touchdown streak to five games, turning a 20-17 deficit into a 23-20 lead early in the fourth quarter. He's carried the ball just 23 times over the past two weeks after logging 18-plus carries in each of the previous five, but the minor questions about Chubb's workload are overshadowed by his major scoring ability. Up next for the rookie running back is a Week 15 date with second cousin Bradley Chubb and the Broncos.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 12/2/18 5:08 PM

Chubb rushed nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown while catching all three of his targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 29-13 loss to Houston.

EDGE Analysis

Chubb finally got his team on the board with a two-yard touchdown in the third quarter, cutting Houston's lead to 23-7. This game shows that the Browns still have a ways to go before they're consistently competitive against quality competition, but Chubb's nose for the end zone has allowed him to become a largely matchup-proof option in the latter stages of his rookie campaign. Chubb heads into a Week 14 meeting with Carolina having scored a rushing touchdown in each of the past four games while also compiling two receiving scores over that span.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 11/25/18 5:18 PM

Chubb rushed 28 times for 84 yards and a touchdown while catching all three of his targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-20 win over Cincinnati.

EDGE Analysis

Cleveland raced out to a 28-0 lead in this one, with Chubb scoring two of the four touchdowns in that dominant stretch. His first score came via a one-yard run while the second was a spectacular 14-yard catch on which Chubb reached around a Bengals defender to secure the ball in the end zone. While the rookie running back averaged only 3.0 yards per carry, his two trips to the end zone more than made up for that poor average. Chubb's quickly emerging as one of the league's most productive running backs and should hold plenty of fantasy value in Week 13 despite a tricky matchup with a stout Texans defense.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 11/11/18 4:51 PM

Chubb rushed 20 times for 176 yards and a touchdown while catching all three of his targets for 33 yards and another touchdown in Sunday's 28-16 win over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Chubb caught a 13-yard score in the final minute of the first half, then exploded for the longest offensive touchdown in the league this season on a 92-yard scoring scamper in the third quarter. The rookie second-rounder is quickly making a name for himself in a starting role, but owners will have to look elsewhere at the running back position in Week 11 with Cleveland on bye.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 11/4/18 4:41 PM

Chubb carried the ball 22 times for 85 yards and scored a touchdown during Sunday's 37-21 loss to the Chiefs. He also caught his only target for five yards.

EDGE Analysis

Since taking over the starting job for jettisoned Carlos Hyde in Week 7, Chubb has averaged 3.9 yards per carry and has yet to eclipse the century mark. But his workload and knack for finding the end zone makes him a solid play in fantasy formats, especially considering no one on Cleveland's roster is challenging him for carries. The rookie running back will look to keep it up against a Falcons' defense that allows 112 rushing yards per game.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 10/28/18 7:33 PM

Chubb ran for 65 yards on 18 carries and added 10 yards on two receptions during Sunday's 33-18 loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

Cleveland continues to feed Chubb following the trade of Carlos Hyde, with 18 carries in each of his two starts after just 16 carries during the season's first six games. The rookie looks as though he'll be given every opportunity to develop in a season that is fading fast and should enjoy a more favorable matchup next Sunday against a Kansas City run defense surrendering 5.2 yards per carry, a full yard more than the Steelers.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 10/21/18 5:38 PM

Chubb rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries during Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Suddenly possessing low-end RB2 upside with Carlos Hyde being traded to Jacksonville earlier in the week, Chubb handled 18 of 19 halfback carries Sunday, while averaging an efficient 4.4 yards per rush (had not exceeded three attempts in any game prior to Week 7). Without another downhill thumper on the Browns roster, expect Chubb to garner the vast majority of between-the-tackles work, while seeing plenty of carries down near the goal line. The next opponent on the slate is Pittsburgh, and a Steelers front seven that has surrendered 97.8 rushing yards per contest (entered Week 7 bye as a top 12 defense against the run).

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 10/21/18 12:21 PM

Duke Johnson is listed as the Browns' starting running back for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, but Chubb could still handle the bulk of the carries for the team, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson has been adept both on the ground (19 carries for 111 yards) and a receiver (14 catches for 164 yards) this season and will take the departed Carlos Hyde's post atop the depth chart in Week 7, but that doesn't indicate that he'll be the first back on the field nor earn the most touches. The Browns invested a second-round pick into the 5-foot-11, 227-pound Chubb this spring, presumably with the expectation that he would fill a workhorse role in time. Chubb has made the most of his limited opportunities thus far with 16 carries for 173 yards and two scores, production that probably made the Browns comfortable with shipping Hyde away to Jacksonville. Both Chubb and Johnson have both seen their fantasy value rise with the move, but factors such as game flow and strength of opponent may dictate which of the two is the stronger option on a week-to-week basis.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Sun 10/21/18 11:54 AM

Chubb is not listed as the starting running back in advance of Cleveland's Week 7 matchup against Tampa Bay, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Chubb has impressed with a 10.8 YPC through the first six games of the season, it's worth noting that he has yet to exceed three carries in a contest this year and has been targeted just once in the passing game. Time is running out for the Browns to ease the rookie into action, as previous starter Carlos Hyde was traded to Jacksonville over the weekend, putting Chubb in line for a significantly expanded role. It won't be as a starter, however, as Duke Johnson will get the nod as the veteran back with more pass-catching upside. While total defense hasn't been the strength of the opposing Buccaneers, it hasn't been due to an inability to stop the run, as Tampa Bay is giving up just 3.8 YPC to opposing backs -- the fifth-best mark in the league.

Nick Chubb
RB CLE (9)
Fri 10/19/18 3:33 PM29 Comments

With Carlos Hyde reportedly being traded to the Jaguars, per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Chubb is now in line to head the Cleveland backfield.

EDGE Analysis

Duke Johnson remains on hand to handle the team's change-of-pace duties, but the move paves the way for Chubb to see an immediate and significant increase in carries. He's a must-add for anyone looking to add depth at running back.