Nick Chubb

Nick Chubb

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 37%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 2.8%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 0.7
Durability: question mark 4

Medium Risk

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Nick Chubb Player Overview

What You Need To Know:

  • Chubb ranked 3rd among RBs in carries (298) and 2nd in rushing yards (1,494) last season.
  • He played all 16 games for the 2nd straight season.
  • His numbers took a hit when Kareem Hunt returned from an 8-game suspension. But the arrival of HC Kevin Stefanski could place this offense among the league’s run-heaviest.


Confirmed: Chubb is elite

Chubb followed up a strong rookie year with an even better sophomore campaign.

Playing 16 games once again, Chubb ranked 3rd among RBs in attempts (298) and 2nd in yards (1,494). Pretty impressive when you consider that, per Pro Football Focus, Cleveland’s O-line graded 29th in run blocking. His 3.0 yards after contact per attempt was stellar.

He added 8 rushing scores on the strength of 50 red zone carries — 4th most league-wide.

Chubb wasn’t a standout receiver (49 targets, 36 catches, 278 yards, 0 TDs), but he did enough to finish as the RB8 in PPR.


Unwelcome arrival

The Browns signed Kareem Hunt in February of last year. He went on to serve an 8-game suspension before joining the team.

The ultra-talented former Chief clearly impacted Chubb’s production. Check out these splits:

Chubb before Hunt:

-- 19.25 carries per game

-- 82.3% carry share

-- 4 games of 90+ yards

-- 4.0 targets per game

-- 11.7% target share

Chubb with Hunt:

-- 18 carries per game

-- 69.9% carry share

-- 5 games of 90+ yards

-- 2.1 targets per game

-- 6.4% target share

The receiving drop off really stands out. Over the final 8 games, Chubb exceeded 3 targets only once.

Now with a new coaching staff in town, how should we project Chubb’s 2020 role?


Third year outlook

Here’s one thing we know: HC Kevin Stefanski love the run game. In his lone stop as an OC (2019 with Minnesota), the Vikings registered the 3rd highest run rate (50.5%). That translated to 476 attempts, or nearly 30 per game.

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Nick Chubb Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Oct 10, 2015 Non-NFL Knee MCL Tear Grade 3 Chubb tore the PCL, MCL and LCL in his left knee. He also dislocated the knee and suffered cartilage damage.