Nick Chubb

Nick Chubb

25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Cleveland Browns
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
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$Signed a three-year, $36.6 million contract with the Browns in July of 2021.
Ground game stuffed Sunday
RBCleveland Browns
November 28, 2021
Chubb gained 16 yards on eight carries and caught two passes (four targets) for 23 more yards in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Ravens.
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Chubb has been one of the NFL's top pure rushers this year, but his run of consistency came to a screeching halt Sunday. The Ravens were keen on bringing extra pressure and plugging potential rush lanes for the entire Cleveland rushing attack, as neither of the Browns' top two rushers were able to eclipse 20 yards for the first time this season. Kareem Hunt (leg) was held out at the end of this contest, so Chubb could be in store for heavy usage if his teammate is unable to return healthy from the upcoming bye week. Chubb averaged 17.3 carries and 109.3 rushing yards over the five-week span Hunt missed earlier this season.
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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 %
16.7%
 
Positive Run %
86.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
53.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.1
 
Rushing TD %
4.0%
 
Touches Per Game
18.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
54.7%
 
Air Yards Per Game
2.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.06
 
% Team Air Yards
0.6%
 
% Team Targets
4.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
85.7%
 
Drop Rate
7.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.3
 
% Targeted On Route
0.3%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.02
 
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6626%
21017%
229%
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8032%
806%
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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
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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Splitting with Hunt again
RBCleveland Browns
November 27, 2021
Kareem Hunt (calf) was removed from injured reserve and is set to rejoin Chubb in the Cleveland backfield Sunday night at Baltimore, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
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Tops 140 total yards in return
RBCleveland Browns
November 21, 2021
Chubb carried the ball 22 times for 130 yards in Sunday's 13-10 win over the Lions. He added two receptions for 14 yards and a touchdown.
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Ready for Week 11 return
RBCleveland Browns
November 19, 2021
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said Chubb (illness) looked good in his return to practice Friday and is good to go for Sunday's game against the Lions, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.
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Officially activated Friday
RBCleveland Browns
Illness
November 19, 2021
The Browns activated Chubb (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.
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Returning from COVID list
RBCleveland Browns
Illness
November 19, 2021
Chubb (illness) is set to be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
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