Nick Chubb Injury Update Significantly Boosts Kareem Hunt Fantasy Outlook

Max Staley
Nick Chubb injury update could significantly boost Kareem Hunt's fantasy outlook.
Nick Chubb injury update could significantly boost Kareem Hunt's fantasy outlook. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Cleveland Browns' star running back Nick Chubb went down with an ankle injury in the team's Week 4 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. Chubb was able to walk off the field on his own, but he's currently listed as questionable to return.

Any extended absence for the Georgia product would significantly boost Kareem Hunt's fantasy football outlook.

Kareem Hunt Fantasy Outlook

Hunt has been absurdly productive considering he's been working behind Chubb. The former Kansas City Chief has turned 16.7 opportunities (13.0 carries plus 3.7 targets) into an average of 82.0 yards from scrimmage per game. He's also added 3 touchdowns over the first three weeks of the year.

As long as Chubb is sidelined, Hunt will be a legitimate RB1, regardless of format. He's already handled 5 carries for 36 yards and a touchdown in just a half of play.

There's no concrete update on Chubb's status, but this will be an important situation for fantasy managers to monitor.

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