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News: 5 days agoChubb rushed the ball 17 times for 80 yards in Sunday's 27-14 win over the Texans.
Spin: Deshaun Watson made his team debut in Sunday's win, though Chubb maintained his typical role. He continued to run with strong efficiency, ripping off two rushes of more than 15 yards. However, he remained uninvolved as a pass catcher and also failed to find the end zone for only the fourth time this season. While it was a bit of a letdown performance, the Browns seem content to remain a run-heavy offense, as Watson took to the air only 22 times in the relatively comfortable win.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Chubb has been in the league for four seasons and has finished no lower than 11th in rushing yards, rushing TDs and yards per carry during all four campaigns. That has allowed three straight top-12 finishes in fantasy PPG despite seven missed games and minimal involvement as a pass-catcher (his 123 targets since being drafted ranks 37th among RBs). Chubb has handled an underwhelming 55% of the carries and 5% of targets during 17 games with Kareem Hunt over the last two seasons, but high-end efficiency and TD numbers have allowed RB1 production during the stretch. That's unlikely to be sustainable, but the Cleveland offense should be improved when Deshaun Watson is under center late in the season. Chubb is safest as a mid-range RB2 and can be upgraded in non-PPR.