Fantasy Football 2020: The Joys Of Being A Nick Chubb Manager

Nick Chubb is built different.


Despite missing 6 games with a knee injury, Chubb is tied with Kenyan Drake for the sixth-most rushing yards (719) in the league. Given the way Chubb has been running the ball, it would be more surprising if he didn’t finish in the top 5. 


It’s almost impossible to complain about having drafted Nick Chubb this season. In order to truly appreciate the season that Nick Chubb is having it’s important to look at the context. So let’s see, how are the other first-round backs doing? Well… Ezekiel Elliott has his worst stats as a pro. Joe Mixon continued to disappoint and is now on IR. Saquon Barkley tore his ACL. Taysom Hill is ruining the lives of Alvin Kamara managers. Miles Sanders is not living up to expectations. We could keep talking about those second and third-round running backs as well (hello Leonard Fournette managers) but the point is clear: it’s not bold to say that Chubb is having an absolutely amazing and underrated fantasy season.


For dynasty managers, this season is an absolute win. If you were able to go .500 during Chubb’s absence, chances are you’re gearing up for a playoff run with a fully healthy Chubb. Any concerns you had about all the talent in this backfield have to have evaporated.  Even Kareem Hunt’s presence hasn’t been enough to keep Chubb from Top-6 RB1 status when he’s healthy and that bodes extremely well for his dynasty outlook. Is it frustrating that Nick Chubb isn’t getting all those receptions as well? Sure, but that’s being greedy at this point. He has been consistently dominant on the ground since coming into the league.

So what’s made Chubb so successful? Well, as expected, Kevin Stefanski has implemented an offensive scheme that prides itself on smash-mouth football and it has paid dividends for the Browns and Chubb.  . 

Plays like this make it easy to see why Nick Chubb is leading the league in YPC this season.

On a team that features stars such as Odell Beckham Jr, Baker Mayfield, and Jarvis Landry, it is clear that Nick Chubb is the best offensive player on that team and can carry fantasy managers to the promised land this season. Don’t forget, some were calling for Chubb to be a bust this season because of Kareem Hunt. Instead, Chubb has proved just how special he is by thriving in his role like few backs in the league have.  Let’s appreciate Nick Chubb because, quite simply, he’s built different.

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