Nick Chubb

Nick Chubb

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 37%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 2.7%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 0.6
Durability: question mark 5

Medium Risk

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Nick Chubb Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

-Chubb posted another impressive season in 2020 (190-1,067-12). He finished as the RB7 in PPR points per game.

-Chubb missed his first career games due to injury, though. He went down in Week 4 with an MCL sprain. He returned for Week 10.

-He ranked as a top-5 RB across formats from Week 10 on. Clearly, he overcame the injury.

-Chubb ran behind Pro Football Focus’ #1 ranked run-blocking O-line. But he was a beast with 4.0 yards after contact per attempt and easily the league’s best PFF Elusive Rating (130.0). He broke 66 tackles on only 206 touches.

-The Georgia product remained explosive with 40.2% of his carries gaining 15+ yards. Only J.K. Dobbins posted a higher rate among 47 RBs with 100+ attempts.

-Kareem Hunt stayed healthy for 16 games. In Chubb’s 11 full regular season games with Hunt, he out-touched the former Chief 200-150.

-The issue was in the passing game, where Chubb caught only 16 balls all season. That followed a 36-catch 2019. Hunt totaled 38 receptions and out-targeted Chubb 51-18.

-Hunt returns for 2021, a contract-year for Chubb. The Browns also return the same QB (Baker Mayfield), O-line, HC (Kevin Stefanski) and OC (Alex Van Pelt).

-The Browns will get back Odell Beckham, who missed Week 8 on with an ACL tear. Chubb posted 5.7 YPC in three 2020 games (BAL, CIN, WAS) with Beckham.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line

Chubb overcame his first noteworthy injury as a pro to finish as a top-10 RB (PPG) for the 2nd straight season. Whether you’re considering advanced metrics, raw stats or the eye test, Chubb’s more than proven as a top-tier NFL back.

He’s simply not the complete one we look for in fantasy, as Kareem Hunt’s return all but ensures another underwhelming season for Chubb as a receiver. Given that, the 25-year-old isn’t a top-15 priority.

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.