Nick Chubb

Nick Chubb

27-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cleveland Browns
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Chubb is arguably the league's best pure runner, but his fantasy upside had been limited by Kareem Hunt drawing targets at his expense. While effective as a pass catcher, Chubb hasn't been given the chance to accumulate volume, with his 49 targets from 2019 still a career high. It's possible that the Browns might give Chubb a little more work as a pass catcher with Hunt no longer on the team, as new backup Jerome Ford didn't draw a target in his rookie season. If Chubb sets a new career high in targets it could bring with it his best fantasy year yet, especially if Deshaun Watson can get his act together at quarterback. If Watson produces for the Browns anywhere near the level he did for the Texans, Chubb will be a threat to lead the league in touchdowns. While Chubb is the owner of an absurd career average of 5.2 yards per carry, he has yet to play in a truly good offense in the NFL. The biggest concern with Chubb might be durability given that he turns 28 in December, but it doesn't seem like anything else can stop him. Read Past Outlooks
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#19.41
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$Signed a three-year, $36.6 million contract with the Browns in July of 2021.
Tops 100 total yards to end season
RBCleveland Browns
January 8, 2023
Chubb rushed the ball 12 times for 77 yards in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Steelers. He added five receptions on six targets for 45 yards and a touchdown.
ANALYSIS
Chubb paced the Browns backfield in carries and yards, though he ended up with fewer than 15 carries for the fifth time in his last nine games. Despite facing a tough Pittsburgh run defense, he managed to work efficiently and ripped off big gains of 19 and 15 yards. Chubb also tallied his 13th total touchdown and first receiving score of the season on a two-yard catch early in the fourth quarter. He ends the campaign with 1,520 rushing yards -- the highest mark of his career -- and will be back to lead the Cleveland backfield in 2023.
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How do Nick Chubb's 2022 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 %
18.2%
 
Positive Run %
80.8%
 
% Yds After Contact
67.7%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.4
 
Rushing TD %
4.0%
 
Touches Per Game
19.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
52.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
1.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.04
 
% Team Air Yards
0.7%
 
% Team Targets
7.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
73.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.7
 
% Targeted On Route
14.8%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.96
 
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63256%
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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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Another season, another strong performance from Chubb that makes you wonder what he would be capable of with a bell-cow workload. The Georgia product has run for 5.0 yards per carry or better in all four of his NFL campaigns, and his 3.0 yards after contact per carry in 2021 was second best in the league behind only Rashaad Penny. Chubb boasts exceptional power, speed and elusiveness, and while he doesn't get as many chances to show what he can do as a receiver as he maybe should, he hasn't been charged with a dropped pass in three straight seasons. Therein lies the problem. Kareem Hunt remains a Brown, and Hunt not only handles the majority of pass-catching duties but also poaches some carries, including in the red zone. D'Ernest Johnson also played well last year, so Chubb never took more than two-thirds of the snaps even when Hunt missed time. The Browns offense figures to look much different once quarterback Deshaun Watson is eligible to play, but for the first 11 games of the coming season the team figures to employ a run-heavy attack, with Jacoby Brissett slated to fill in while Watson is suspended.
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.
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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Efficient in 100-yard performance
RBCleveland Browns
January 1, 2023
Chubb rushed the ball 14 times for 104 yards in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Commanders. He added one reception for 12 yards.
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Heavy workload in loss
RBCleveland Browns
December 24, 2022
Chubb rushed 24 times for 92 yards and brought in his only target for 10 yards in the Browns' 17-10 loss to the Saints on Saturday.
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Cleared to play Saturday
RBCleveland Browns
December 22, 2022
Chubb (foot) isn't slated to carry an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Saints, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram and Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer report.
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Back at practice
RBCleveland Browns
Foot
December 22, 2022
Chubb (foot) was present for practice Thursday, Jake Trotter of ESPN.com reports.
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Team optimistic despite no practice
RBCleveland Browns
Foot
December 21, 2022
Chubb (foot) missed another practice Wednesday, but the Browns still have optimism he'll play in Saturday's game against the Saints, Tom Withers of The Associated Press reports.
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