2019 Outlook: Nick Chubb

Nick Chubb should be the best running back in Cleveland this season and among the best Fantasy running backs in the league. But there's some risk involved now that Kareem Hunt is a member of the Browns, which lowers Chubb's Fantasy value on Draft Day. He's worth drafting toward the end of Round 2 in most formats. The good news for Chubb is Hunt is suspended for the first eight games of the season and won't play until Week 10 because of Cleveland's Week 7 bye. If healthy, Chubb should have tremendous production until Hunt is active, and then we'll have to see how the Browns use their running backs to close the year, a group that also includes Duke Johnson. Chubb showed he can be a Fantasy star last season once he got the full-time job, getting 19 or more touches in seven of Cleveland's final 10 games. Over that span, he scored at least 13 PPR points seven times. The addition of Odell Beckham should make the Browns offense more explosive, and Chubb should have the chance for plenty of production, at least until Hunt is active. There might not be a better running back to get your Fantasy team off to a hot start than Chubb. And hopefully he can finish strong even when Hunt is able to play.

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