Nick Chubb Injury Update Improves Week 10 Fantasy Outlook

Max Staley
Nick Chubb injury update is huge for the Cleveland Browns RBs' fantasy outlook.
Nick Chubb injury update is huge for the Cleveland Browns RBs' fantasy outlook. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

*Update Saturday, Nov. 14 1 p.m. EST: The Browns have activated Chubb and he is set to play on Sunday*

Cleveland Browns superstar running back Nick Chubb appears set to make his return in Week 10. Not only did Chubb practice on Thursday, he did so without wearing a knee brace, which suggests he's pretty much back at 100%.

Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks, Chubb should immediately be back on the RB1 radar. Meanwhile, Kareem Hunt's value does take a hit – though it might not be as dramatic as you think.

Nick Chubb Fantasy Outlook

If he's healthy, Chubb is a set-it-and-forget-it RB1. Over his first three games Chubb turned 17.0 carries into 97.3 rushing yards per outing while scoring 4 total touchdowns. There's no way you can justify leaving that kind of production on the bench.

He should have no trouble carving up a Houston Texans' defense that ranks No. 28 in rush defense DVOA in Week 10. Expect to see Chubb dominate from the moment he sets foot on the field.

Kareem Hunt Fantasy Outlook

No longer serving as the Browns' lead dog, Hunt's outlook does take a hit. But he should still be viewed as a solid RB2 option moving forward.

In the three full games these two played together, Hunt was still averaging 16.7 opportunities (13.0 carries plus 3.7 targets) per game. He turned that volume into a healthy 82.0 yards from scrimmage with 3 total touchdowns.

Hunt will remain the Browns' primary receiving back, giving him a huge boost in PPR formats. He should be in for a solid day against the porous Texans' defense as well.

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