Nick Chubb

Nick Chubb

25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cleveland Browns
Questionable
Injury Calf
Est. Return 10/31/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
A knee injury cost Chubb four games in the first half of 2020, but even if he had been healthy for all 16 contests, a timeshare with Kareem Hunt would have prevented him from matching his 2019 volume or production. It's hard to argue with the results on an efficiency basis, though, as Chubb set a career high with 5.6 YPC, and his 25.3 percent broken tackle rate led all backs with at least 100 totes. The 25-year-old combines elite speed with power and agility, allowing him to run around or through would-be tacklers with equal skill, and while he didn't get used much in that area last year, he's also a capable pass catcher. When both backs were healthy, Chubb was Cleveland's top option last season, averaging 17.2 touches to Hunt's 13.4 in the 12 games they played together. That's still not the kind of volume enjoyed by RBs around the league who have a backfield to themselves, but it wouldn't take much of a shift in that distribution to get Chubb to 300 touches over a full season. With the Browns finally looking like a serious contender, coach Kevin Stefanski won’t deviate too much from a successful formula. Chubb's upside running behind one of the NFL's best offensive lines would be massive should he find himself with a bigger workload, and his floor in the Browns' current arrangement is secure. Read Past Outlooks
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#10.13
ADP
$Signed a three-year, $36.6 million contract with the Browns in July of 2021.
Returns to limited practice
RBCleveland Browns
Calf
October 27, 2021
Chubb (calf) logged a limited practice Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
ANALYSIS
Chubb didn't practice at all last week, so his limited participation Wednesday is a step in the right direction. The running back previously relayed that he hopes to play Sunday against the Steelers, but his availability hinges on how his calf responds to the work he does at practice this week. If Chubb remains out or is limited at all this weekend, D'Ernest Johnson would continue to see an expanded role in the Browns' rushing attack, with Kareem Hunt (calf) still on injured reserve.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Nick Chubb's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
14.4%
 
Positive Run %
88.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
50.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.9
 
Rushing TD %
4.4%
 
Touches Per Game
19.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
55.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.04
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.4%
 
% Team Targets
2.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.4
 
% Targeted On Route
3.0%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.21
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
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18816%
6728%
17114%
3916%
666%
5824%
545%
3414%
30%
31%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Steelers
Sunday, Oct 31st at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
103.4
 
Cornerbacks
106.8
 
Safeties
99.2
 
Linebackers
101.4
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Nick Chubb's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
227 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.25 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.09 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.5 in
 
Broad Jump
128 in
 
Bench Press
29 reps
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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3 days ago
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Thursday Night Observations
6 days ago
D'Ernest Johnson was shockingly good and deserves to see regular work somewhere.
Thursday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Broncos vs. Browns
7 days ago
Ryan Belongia breaks down the Thursday DFS contest as the Broncos and Browns face off in Cleveland.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
2018
Chubb delivered on the promise of his rookie season, falling just short of a rushing crown last year while demonstrating he can be a capable three-down option in a Browns offense that otherwise fell well short of expectations. He showed impressive power and balance through contact, tying Aaron Jones with a league-high 32 broken tackles on rush attempts, though it was Chubb's speed that really opened eyes. On an 88-yard touchdown run in Week 4, Chubb hit a top speed of 21.95 mph, the fourth-fastest time recorded by a ball carrier in 2019 - the gear he lost when he suffered his devastating knee injury in college apparently has returned. All told, Chubb was fourth in the league with an average of 3.0 yards after contact. Despite his outstanding numbers, with Kareem Hunt still in the fold and around for a full season, it's possible Chubb doesn't match the touch volume he got last year. He averaged 19.3 carries and 22.4 touches in the first eight games of the season, but only 15.2 rushes and 16.4 touches in the final five weeks once Hunt was comfortable in the offense. Workload is the only real concern for Chubb, however, and if the Cleveland attack around him improves, he could see more scoring opportunities to make up for any lost volume.
Chubb opened his debut season buried on the depth chart behind Carlos Hyde, but after he exploded for 105 rushing yards and two TDs on three carries Week 4, it was only a matter of time before the rookie shoved the veteran aside. Chubb didn't see double-digit carries until Hyde was traded to the Jaguars in Week 7, but once he did he was a force, averaging 82.3 rushing yards per game and 4.7 YPC. The second-year pro didn't offer a lot as a receiver last year, though with Duke Johnson no longer around to handle passing-down assignments, Chubb and Dontrell Hilliard may need to step up some in that area. In his lead role, Chubb uses his power and surprising balance to stay on his feet through contact. Chubb's 29 broken tackles on rushes ranked fifth in the NFL, and he only saw nine carries inside the 5-yard line, a number that could rise significantly now that Cleveland knows what he's capable of. The offseason signing of Kareem Hunt raises questions, but he won't be eligible to return from suspension until Week 10. In any case, the trade for Odell Beckham Jr. should create a high-powered offense that gives Chubb plenty of carries near the goal line even if he eventually shares snaps.
The gruesome knee injury Chubb suffered on national television at Georgia as a sophomore still casts a shadow over his resume, but the 5-11, 227-pound power back proved the last two seasons that he still has plenty to offer an NFL club even if he doesn't quite have the same explosiveness he once did. Chubb's low center of gravity, pad level and outstanding balance allow him to plow through traffic and pick up yards after contact, so he could be a goal-line weapon in the pros. He doesn't have breakaway speed and hasn't shown much ability as a receiver, however, likely limiting his role to early downs and short yardage. Drafted 35th overall, he joins a crowded backfield that also has receiving specialist Duke Johnson and former 49ers lead back Carlos Hyde - a situation that likely will limit Chubb's touches as a rookie unless he significantly outplays Hyde. Chubb did show a great deal of improvement between his final two years at Georgia, and if he makes another leap heading into 2018 and regains more of the burst and quick-cut ability he flashed prior to his injury, he could push Hyde right out of the picture.
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Hopeful to play Sunday
RBCleveland Browns
Calf
October 27, 2021
Chubb hopes to play Sunday against the Steelers, but he needs to see how his calf injury responds in practice this week before a decision on his status is made, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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Expected to return Week 8
RBCleveland Browns
Calf
October 25, 2021
Chubb (calf) is expected to return to game action during Sunday's matchup against the Steelers, Josina Anderson of USA Today reports.
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Back at practice Monday
RBCleveland Browns
Calf
October 25, 2021
Chubb (calf) is participating in Monday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
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Coach hopeful for Week 8 return
RBCleveland Browns
Calf
October 22, 2021
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said he's hopeful that Chubb (calf) will be able to play in the team's Week 8 game against the Steelers on Oct. 31, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
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Not playing Thursday
RBCleveland Browns
Calf
October 19, 2021
Coach Kevin Stefanski has ruled out Chubb (calf) for Thursday's contest against the Broncos, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
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