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RB Nick Chubb, CLE (1 Viewer)

I will always remember Waldman grading Chubb higher than Barkley the year they were coming out. Chubb has to be one of the most underrated skill players in the league. He is one of the best rushing the ball and does not get enough credit for his receiving prowess. Amazing consistency the first four years of his career.

 
I will always remember Waldman grading Chubb higher than Barkley the year they were coming out. Chubb has to be one of the most underrated skill players in the league. He is one of the best rushing the ball and does not get enough credit for his receiving prowess. Amazing consistency the first four years of his career.
Before he joined Footballguys, Waldman was high on Tiki Barber who I took in a rookie dynasty draft and helped me win a lot of FF championships.  

I noted what he said about Chubb because it was a moon shot.  Matt doesn't get enough credit for that call.

IMHO, Chubb is the best 'pure' runner in the NFL. 

That said, I would not use the term 'receiving prowess' to describe him as a receiver.  He is sensational at avoiding tackles and once the ball is in his hands he's a threat but IMHO he's 'ok' running the minimal route tree he gets and is alright catching the ball.  

 
Before he joined Footballguys, Waldman was high on Tiki Barber who I took in a rookie dynasty draft and helped me win a lot of FF championships.  

I noted what he said about Chubb because it was a moon shot.  Matt doesn't get enough credit for that call.

IMHO, Chubb is the best 'pure' runner in the NFL. 

That said, I would not use the term 'receiving prowess' to describe him as a receiver.  He is sensational at avoiding tackles and once the ball is in his hands he's a threat but IMHO he's 'ok' running the minimal route tree he gets and is alright catching the ball.  
I think he was tabbed as a bad (or at minimum undetermined ) receiver in college. IMO he is a better receiver than his reputation suggests although not upper echelon.

 
Hot Sauce Guy said:
That’s key. And even if Hunt were to depart, I believe they’d bring in another receiving back. 
D'Ernest Johnson had 7 catches in one of his starts last year, it could just be him. 

That said, I do think Chubb is being underrated a bit. His rushing prowess is so good, that he finished 5th in total yards at RB, despite missing 3 games. He's averaged 5.5 YPC since Stefanski took over, and I think he's getting somewhat punished for a possible Watson suspension, which feels odd to me, as he's never played with Watson before, so if anything if Watson is out, Chubb will be the centerpiece of the offense, and if Watson plays, the offense likely scores more TD's, some of which would go to Chubb. 

I'm viewing Chubb as a very high floor 2nd round option, and its the cheapest its been to handcuff him with Hunt. 

 
You HAVE to check out the video.

Jeeebus!

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Dr. Mike Armstrong@DrCOACHStrong

Nick Chubb at Cedartown High School in GA training in a Williams Stength Facility with 610 lb load on a Tsunami Max Bar. Imagine the force load coupled with CNS activation!

LINK to video

 
You HAVE to check out the video.

Jeeebus!

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Dr. Mike Armstrong@DrCOACHStrong

Nick Chubb at Cedartown High School in GA training in a Williams Stength Facility with 610 lb load on a Tsunami Max Bar. Imagine the force load coupled with CNS activation!

LINK to video
610 is an impressive number, but that bar made it seem even more impressive.

 
You HAVE to check out the video.

Jeeebus!

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Dr. Mike Armstrong@DrCOACHStrong

Nick Chubb at Cedartown High School in GA training in a Williams Stength Facility with 610 lb load on a Tsunami Max Bar. Imagine the force load coupled with CNS activation!

LINK to video
For fantasy he’s been capped by systems and another very good RB shaking loose in Hunt, but he’s for sure a top 5 talent at the position.

 
no better RB in the nfl, imo. said that from day 1.

add in pass catching, it's a different tune, but as a pure runner, the best since AP imo. 

 
My buddy Alex Caruso not a fan at his current ADP. https://www.footballguys.com/podcast/3-players-to-avoid-at-adp-fantasy-football-2022.  Chubb content starts at 1:50 mark.

 
I have him in a keeper league.still waiting for the 'top 5 RB talent' , 'best pure runner in the league' nonsense to surface. he's good. but seriously handicapped by an inept coaching staff, Jacoby god forbit brissett, Hunt, Stefanski, and the general sucktitude of the browns since the dawn of time. trying to trade him for a baloney sandwich and having a hard time getting any action.
meaning, I don't think he's drafted as early as people think. I don't see him going as the #12 RB off the board. probably a lot lower than that - all factors above, but mostly brissett, kill any value here.
 
In a keeper league I am in where we can only keep one per position, Chubb might be made available. In many of my mock drafts I've done, I've found myself choosing between Chubb and Javonte Williams to be my RB2. Chubb may one of the best pure runners in the game but for fantasy purposes I am having a hard time taking him unless I know Hunt gets traded.
 
In a keeper league I am in where we can only keep one per position, Chubb might be made available. In many of my mock drafts I've done, I've found myself choosing between Chubb and Javonte Williams to be my RB2. Chubb may one of the best pure runners in the game but for fantasy purposes I am having a hard time taking him unless I know Hunt gets traded.
Chubb is probably the player with the biggest swing in PPR vs Standard. I think in Standard you take Chubb and it's not close. In PPR I'd take Javonte and it's close.
 
I feel like peeps are overthinking about Chubb in PPR. IMO all signs point to the Browns having a season similar to the Eagles last year.
The Browns ranked #4 in rushing last year. I can't imagine that's going to change much this year.
 
I feel like peeps are overthinking about Chubb in PPR. IMO all signs point to the Browns having a season similar to the Eagles last year.
The Browns ranked #4 in rushing last year. I can't imagine that's going to change much this year.
Ya the swing might not be as big as some have it. I just found it interesting and a little surprising (not in a bad way) that FBG has Chubb at #10 overall (RB7) in Standard, and #26 overall (RB14) in PPR.
 
Got the Chubb in the late second in PPR today.
I was searching for this thread earlier to read up on what people thought of Chubb this year. (Side note… the search function on the new forum confuses me, as I searched for Chubb by title and didn’t find this 6 pages in)

Me too (late second) after grabbing a stud WR1 in the first.

I’ve never owned Chubb, but he’s always seemed to pound me for 100+ and 2 TDs any time I play against him.

He was the end of the true RB1s and I was happy to get him mid 2nd.
 

Nick Chubb rushed 22 times for 141 yards in the Browns' Week 1 win against the Panthers, adding a catch for two yards.


It was another day at the office for Chubb as he gashed the Panthers' defense all game. Even at times when the Panthers had him stopped at the line of scrimmage, he'd break tackles and make defenders miss for extra yardage. With in consistent quarterback play, the Browns used a combination of Chubb and Kareem Hunt to move the ball. Chubb should continue to thrive in Week 2 against the Jets.

- NBCSportsEDGE
 
I hope they trade Hunt soon. Chubb gets nothing in the passing game. I know it's not traditionally his area but he could benefit from it.
 
Chubb is a beast. But today is exactly why I avoided him and targeted Hunt multiple rounds later.
Have had Chubb on my keeper league team since his rookie season... frustrating how the Browns use him in between the 20's to march down the field but then take him out of the game in the red zone. Understand it in reality... Hunt is a great 1B, it gives Chubb a blow and they don't run him into the ground.

But it still stinks to have Hunt get many of the red zone touches and snipe the TD opportunities after Chubb has done the heavy lifting.
 
Chubb is a beast. But today is exactly why I avoided him and targeted Hunt multiple rounds later.
Have had Chubb on my keeper league team since his rookie season... frustrating how the Browns use him in between the 20's to march down the field but then take him out of the game in the red zone. Understand it in reality... Hunt is a great 1B, it gives Chubb a blow and they don't run him into the ground.

But it still stinks to have Hunt get many of the red zone touches and snipe the TD opportunities after Chubb has done the heavy lifting.
For the record, I caught Hunt's receiving TD on RedZone. Both guys were on the field, they play-faked to Chubb and then threw to Hunt. And of course on the other TD Hunt broke a long run.

Today was frustrating. But I wouldn't automatically assume Chubb's only role is in between the 20s.
 
Chubb is a beast. But today is exactly why I avoided him and targeted Hunt multiple rounds later.
Have had Chubb on my keeper league team since his rookie season... frustrating how the Browns use him in between the 20's to march down the field but then take him out of the game in the red zone. Understand it in reality... Hunt is a great 1B, it gives Chubb a blow and they don't run him into the ground.

But it still stinks to have Hunt get many of the red zone touches and snipe the TD opportunities after Chubb has done the heavy lifting.
For the record, I caught Hunt's receiving TD on RedZone. Both guys were on the field, they play-faked to Chubb and then threw to Hunt. And of course on the other TD Hunt broke a long run.

Today was frustrating. But I wouldn't automatically assume Chubb's only role is in between the 20s.
Didn't say it was his ONLY role. But having had Chubb since he was a rookie, I've seen this movie before. Whether they are on the field together or not... Chubb loses more touchdowns to Hunt than he should. It is baked into his pre-season fantasy rankings and the reason why Chubb isn't ranked among the elite fantasy RB's, even though he is an elite RB in reality.
 

Nick Chubb rushed 17 times for 87 yards and three touchdowns in the Browns' Week 2 loss to the Jets.​

Chubb added three catches for 26 yards on three pass-game targets. He appeared to put the game away with a 12-yard touchdown run with 1:55 left, putting the Browns up 31-17, but Cleveland allowed a 66-yard score to Corey Davis, the Jets recovered the onside kick, and then won the game with a 15-yard score to Garrett Wilson. Chubb was the star on the Browns' side, scoring from four, seven, and 12 yards out. He's now totaled over 100 yards in back-to-back games to open the season in the Browns' run-heavy offense and is a locked-in RB1 every week with a date with the Steelers on deck.
Sep 18, 2022, 4:22 PM ET
 
Good bounce back and I appreciate the 3rd TD even though the game would have been over if he just kneeled.
 
I will always remember Waldman grading Chubb higher than Barkley the year they were coming out. Chubb has to be one of the most underrated skill players in the league. He is one of the best rushing the ball and does not get enough credit for his receiving prowess. Amazing consistency the first four years of his career.
Before he joined Footballguys, Waldman was high on Tiki Barber who I took in a rookie dynasty draft and helped me win a lot of FF championships.

I noted what he said about Chubb because it was a moon shot. Matt doesn't get enough credit for that call.

IMHO, Chubb is the best 'pure' runner in the NFL.

That said, I would not use the term 'receiving prowess' to describe him as a receiver. He is sensational at avoiding tackles and once the ball is in his hands he's a threat but IMHO he's 'ok' running the minimal route tree he gets and is alright catching the ball.
Really late reply, but everyone who followed CFB knew Chubb had a chance to be extremely special. The first year or two at UGA, the debate was Chubb vs. Fournette because both had mega hype out of high school, freaky size/speed, and dominant production out of the gate. Chubb was stacking up monster games for fun those first few years. Then he got hurt. His first season back was simply not very good. His statistics showed marked improvement in his last college season, but there was still a fear that he'd permanently lost some of his sizzle after the injury.

It's kind of a Frank Gore thing where durability/injury played a large role in his draft slot, more than pure doubt over his talent. The Nick Chubb we saw as a freshman at UGA would've been a top 10 pick in the draft...after one college season. That's how freaky he was. Prior to Saquon, he was looking like the best RB prospect to come along in a few years. The scary thing is that as good as Chubb is, Saquon had all the same size/speed and even more wiggle. That's how much of an outlier he was. They were both on the very, very high end of the talent spectrum though, even compared to guys who make the NFL.
 

Nick Chubb rushed 23 times for 113 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' Week 3 win over the Steelers.​

Chubb continued his unstoppable start to 2022, twisting the Steelers into knots with his cutting and adding consistent yardage after first contact. His one-yard score in the fourth came after Kareem Hunt failed on back-to-back goal line carries. Chubb runs with a rare combination of fluidity and power. There is not much else to say. Chubb should have positive game script in the Browns' Week 4 trip to Atlanta, though the Falcons have been a little feistier than expected through two contests.
Sep 22, 2022, 11:43 PM ET
 
Is he a first rounder if redrafting today? which Rb would you want over him?
I don’t understand why fbg has him so low every week. Think he was rb14 or 16 this week?
They are not high on Chubb this year.
Ya I noticed that pre-draft too. Wonder why. Lack of receptions?

Chubb had a couple so so recent seasons in a row, due to injuries and Kareem Hunt's presence. He always had the talent, but recency bias was working against his ADP. I'm certainly not immune, as a former Chubb enthusiast who at least latently avoided him this draft season. Congrats to everyone who ended up with him and props to those of you who targeted him.
 
He fell to me in the 3rd round, couldn’t believe it so I snatched him up as my RB3. Likely hurt my WR position but he’s making up for it.

As for the ADP and people being down on him, having Brisset as his QB for most of the season played a big part. That’s turning out to not be the liability many of us thought it was going to be.
 

Nick Chubb rushed 19 times for 118 yards and one touchdown in the Browns' Week 4 loss to the Falcons.


The Georgia native was playing in front of family and friends in this one and was the only Browns player to show up on offense, as Chubb went over 100 total yards for the fourth straight game to open the season. It was his third 100-yard rushing day, and Chubb now has five touchdowns on the ground over the last three weeks. Fantasy's overall RB1 coming into Week 4, Chubb is averaging 20.25 carries per game and gets a home date with the Chargers next Sunday.

- NBCSportsEDGE
 
Holy smoke, Chubb owners. Gigantic congrats. You guys along with Saquan owners unearthed two sleeping beasts. This is prime Chubb and it is glorious. As a fan and multiple time former Chubb owner, I am sincerely happy for you guys and envious at the same time. Chubb has leveled up to super elite in 2022! His '22 highlights are something else, man.
 

Nick Chubb rushed 12 times for 56 yards in the Browns' Week 6 loss to the Patriots.


The Browns left the third quarter with an 18-point deficit that would get out to 23 points by the end of the game. Playing most of the game from behind, they were unable to get Chubb or Kareem Hunt running downhill. Chubb still ran at 4.7 yards per carry but set season lows in rush attempts and yards. His Week 7 matchup with Baltimore won't be any easier, but the Browns will be doing everything they can to hide Jacoby Brissett after his two-interception outing today. Expect Chubb to get back on track as an RB1 next week.

- NBCSportsEDGE
 

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