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News: 3 days agoHubbard caught both his targets for four yards and returned a kickoff for 21 yards in Sunday's 19-14 win over the Jets.
Spin: Hubbard played 24 snaps on special teams but just seven on offense in his regular-season debut. The rookie fourth-rounder could struggle to see the field as long as superstar Christian McCaffrey is healthy, but it's at least encouraging that he hauled in a couple of passes in his brief involvement Sunday.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Carolina drafted Hubbard in the fourth round of April's draft. Hubbard has been busy the past three seasons at Oklahoma State, racking up 585 carries and 67 targets on 1,514 snaps. He stands 6-foot-1, 207 pounds and showed serviceable ability as both as rusher and receiver while also chipping in as a kick returner, though his elusiveness doesn't stack up with this year's top RB prospects. Hubbard has struggled with fumbles (11 in his career) and his efficiency plummeted in seven 2020 games after a terrific breakout campaign in 2019 that saw him produce 2,292 yards and 21 touchdowns in 13 games. Hubbard is the favorite to slide in as a Mike Davis replacement behind Christian McCaffrey. The rookie is an interesting deep-league insurance option.