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Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Nick Chubb
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
 
 
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ECR# 5# 20-
Best Rank# 3# 10-
Worst Rank# 14# 28-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total191.7198.3-
Avg Game16.013.2-
Avg Projection232.2185.3-
    
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SOS Rank330-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Nick Chubb
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at KC vs. BAL
Week 2 vs. HOU at PIT
Week 3 vs. CHI vs. MIA
Week 4 at MIN at LAC
Week 5 at LAC vs. CHI
Week 6 vs. ARI at DEN
Week 7 vs. DEN vs. PHI
Week 8 vs. PITBYE WEEK
Week 9 at CIN at NYG
Week 10 at NE vs. KC
Week 11 vs. DET vs. CIN
Week 12 at BAL at DAL
Week 13BYE WEEK vs. WAS
Week 14 vs. BAL at KC
Week 15 vs. LV at CLE
Week 16 at GB vs. DEN
Week 17 at PIT at IND
Week 18 vs. CIN vs. LAC
Player Projections Comparison
 
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Nick Chubb
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts281.3253.6
Rush Yards1,440.91,054.4
Rush TDs10.69.6
   
Receiving
   
Receptions28.430.7
Rec Yards239.3232.7
Rec TDs0.70.5
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points232.2185.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Nick Chubb
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
2020 Points 
Week 14.631.9
Week 225.310.5
Week 323.06.3
Week 44.37.3
Week 520.5
Week 6
Week 73.1
Week 812.9
Week 912.8
Week 1018.625.6
Week 1111.412.4
Week 1223.62.4
Week 1316.6
Week 1422.37.4
Week 1512.617.4
Week 1612.66.9
Week 1716.820.9
Week 18
Total191.7198.3
Average16.013.2
Player Targets Comparison
 
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Nick Chubb
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
2020 Targets 
Week 116
Week 213
Week 314
Week 404
Week 53
Week 6
Week 74
Week 81
Week 91
Week 1014
Week 1101
Week 1233
Week 131
Week 1425
Week 1523
Week 1652
Week 1711
Week 18
Notes for Player Combination
 
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Nick Chubb
Nick Chubb
RB - CLE
Josh Jacobs
RB - LV
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Based on the actual opportunity Chubb got in 2020, he should've finished as the RB24 in half PPR formats. Instead, Chubb scored 54.5 more fantasy points than the average running back would've and finished as the RB9 despite playing in just 12 games. The new offense proved to be very beneficial to the run game, though Kareem Hunt's presence does limit Chubb's true ceiling, which should be top-five, but unless he starts to get more targets, he'll remain in the mid-to-low-end RB1 range.I remember last year when Jacobs was going as a late first-round pick, though I wanted nothing to do with him at that price due to his lack of involvement in the passing game the previous season. Nothing changed except they added more pass catchers. He did get a slight bump in targets (45), though nothing you could rely upon every week. What's changed this offseason? The Raiders decided to pay Kenyan Drake a good chunk of money to come in and share the workload with Jacobs, forcing his fantasy stock to plummet. Drake was essentially the same running back as Jacobs last year, though we've seen him produce in the passing game before. Did the addition of Drake drop Jacobs' price too far, or is this a backfield to simply avoid if possible? I believe he's fallen enough to consider a value as a low-end RB2 who should see be in line for 250-plus touches. The expectations were out of control last year, but if you can get him in the fifth round this year, I'm buying.
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Nick Chubb is the best pure running back in football. I've been saying that before it was cool. The only thing holding him back from being at the Derrick Henry level of fantasy backs is Kareem Hunt in the same backfield stealing work. Even with a former all-pro in the same backfield, it is clear that Chubb is the lead dog.The Good: If you pressed fast forward on the 2020 season and just looked at end of year stats, you might be extremely happy with the output you got from Jacobs. The second year back ended the season as an RB1 in PPR formats (10th), saw 8.2% of his teams targets, and improved across virtually every pass-catching category from his rookie season. He also got the work where it counts most in fantasy with 68 red zone opportunities, the most in the NFL. Jacobs turned those touches into 12 TDs, 4th most in the NFL. Outside of those numbers, however, I would be reaching to give you any more good news about Jacobs. The Bad: There is no way to put this mildly, Jacobs had one of the most wildly inefficient seasons in football last season. He basically pulled a Mixon™. Jacobs' TDs were his saving grace but, as the saying goes, TDs are the hardest factor to predict year-to-year in fantasy football. Removing the TDs from the equation really reveals how bad he was. Jacobs' .448 points per opportunity excluding TDs (PPOxTD) was good for a mind-blowingly awful 101st in the NFL. Meanwhile, while he produced -1.6 fantasy points over expected (FPTS oX), ranking him amongst the scrubs of the NFL at 114th. Furthermore, his 3.6 yards per carry was 82nd in the NFL and his four big plays (20 yards or more) was tied for 36th in the NFL with his teammate Devontae Booker, who broke off the same amount of big plays in about 1/3rd of the opportunities. In fact, in the 296 times Josh Jacobs touched the ball last season, he recorded exactly ZERO plays of over 30 yards. The most telling stat of all though my be his Rushing Yards over expected. Looking at his RYOE chart (exclusive to the Fantasy Football by BRoto app), after the fist several touches, Josh Jacobs never reached a point during the season where he had more yards than expected, dropping more than 100 yards below expected at multiple junctures in 2020.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 There were certainly positives from Jacobs' 2020 season, including that he scored 12 touchdowns and carried the ball 273 times, each third-most in the NFL among running backs. But ask any fantasy manager who rostered him and he or she will tell you that it never felt comfortable, even if Jacobs did finish as an RB1 in fantasy. Preseason chatter of a massive increased role in the passing game was pure fluff (he received just 45 targets on the year), and there was, of course, his Instagram hoax about not playing in Week 14. Now, he'll share running back work with Kenyan Drake, and the best-case scenario is that Jacobs handles the rushing down work while Drake comes on for passing downs, as Jon Gruden has suggested. That should leave Jacobs as a weak RB2 in half-PPR formats, one who needs consistent work around the goal-line to have significant value.
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Chubb missed four games in 2020 and still had 1,067 yards and 12 TDS. He's one of the more underrated RBs in the NFL. Cleveland's investment in their offensive line has paid off. The Browns are a run oriented team, only Kareem Hunt's presence prevents him from being a top tier RB. Chubb is a solid pick if you want to go RB early.The free agent signing of Kenyan Drake this offseason was a perplexing move by the same Raiders team that invested a 1st round pick in Josh Jacobs. Jacobs should still get the bulk of the carries, but this is hardly good news. And if that's not bad enough, the Raiders lost some key linemen in the offseason. The silver (and black) lining is that you can get Jacobs cheaper in 2021.
Brendan Tuma
FantasyPros
Entering his fourth season in the NFL, Nick Chubb is becoming a known commodity for fantasy football purposes. Arguably the best pure inside runner in the league, it's no secret that Cleveland's 2018 second-round pick will once again need to offset a lack of receiving production by maintaining elite efficiency on the ground. While this is typically a profile to bet against in fake football, Chubb has been an outlier as of late. Helping his case for being a Round 1 pick this summer is a combination of the Browns having an easy schedule in terms of opposing run defenses, as well as Pro Football Focus rankings their offensive line as the best in football. 
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
After suffering an injury Week 4, Nick Chubb returned in Week 10 and rattled off 8 TDs over his final 8 games. While Kareem Hunt should handle the bulk of the receiving workload out of the backfield, Chubb is about as solid of an RB1 as you will find. If he stays on the field for 17 games, he's a lock for well over 1K yards rushing and double digit TDs. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Chubb had 199.7 fantasy points in just 12 games last year and he should be an elite RB1 if he is able to stay healthy in 2021.Jacobs had 214.8 fantasy points, but it took 306 touches and 12 TDS for him to reach that total. He is a RB1 based on usage, not efficiency and it remains to be seen if the Raiders try to lighten the workload for him in 2021 with the addition of Kenyan Drake.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
 Even more uninspiring w/ Kenyan Drake added for a decent price. Lowers already small receiving upside.