Nick Chubb

Nick Chubb

RB - CLE
Height: 5' 11"Weight: 227 lbsAge: 23College: Georgia

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 18th
Draft Rank (ECR) #16
Best / Worst #5 / #54
ADP #19

Ownership

 
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100%
 
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While Carlos Hyde was the lead back in Cleveland, they made him a workhorse then Chubb took over and saw 18.6 carries per game over the next 9 contests. It seems clear that he will be a 20 touch per game weapon for fantasy owners this year and should find his way into the end zone more often in what will be a much improved offense.

I loved how Chubb closed the season and he should be in the RB1 discussion for the first part of the year. As long as he starts the season strong, he should maintain that level. The risk in drafting him in the first or second round is that RB Kareem Hunt is suspended for the first eight games. Hunt would be a necessary handcuff for Chubb if Chubb were to go down with injury or lose his starting job due to Hunt being the better player.

Let others make the mistake of passing on Chubb. He was PFF's #2 rated RB last season, ranked first in elusiveness rating, and is on what should be an elite scoring offense this season. Chubb averaged 16.6 half ppr points per game over the final 8 weeks last season, as he displayed his TD upside with 7 TD's over that span. 18 TD's is well within his range of outcomes this season as he's the clear goal line option. Nick Chubb is already one of the best RB's in the league, and there's no way teams will be able to stack the box against him. Kareem Hunt is a good RB, but I have no concern drafting Chubb. You're going to get top 5 overall production over the first 8 weeks of the season, and while he'll see less workload when Hunt returns, he'll still be an elite option in the offense. I wouldn't hesitate for even a second in drafting Chubb this season

Some are worried about Chubb due to the signing of Kareem Hunt this offseason, but you shouldn't be one of them. Hunt has an eight-game suspension that will allow Chubb to run with the job, as he did down the stretch last year. The Browns invested a high second-round pick on Chubb and he's done nothing but impress. He's the starter and an RB1 in fantasy.

Some are thinking he should be higher. Maybe they're right, but I'm good with him right here. I want to see his role in this crowded backfield first.