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Browns RB Nick Chubb (calf) is expected back for Sunday's game vs. the Steelers, barring a setback in practice this week, according to insider Josina Anderson. We'll track Chubb's progress over the next few days. Despite RB D'Ernest Johnson's impressive Week 7, Chubb should return as Cleveland's feature back.

Browns HC Kevin Stefanski said Friday that he's "hopeful" to get RB Nick Chubb (calf) back for Week 8. We'll keep an eye on Chubb's status when Cleveland gets back to work next week. Despite RB D'Ernest Johnson's impressive outing in Thursday night's win over the Broncos, a healthy Chubb will be the Browns' feature back until Kareem Hunt returns from his calf injury.

Browns HC Kevin Stefanski ruled RB Nick Chubb (calf) out for Thursday night's game against the Broncos. We'll see if he can make it back for Week 8. Cleveland will roll with D'Ernest Johnson, Demetric Felton and John Kelly in the backfield vs. Denver.

Browns HC Kevin Stefanski said Monday that he's "not ruling out" RB Nick Chubb playing Thursday night against the Broncos, according to ESPN's Jake Trotter. "He's progressing," the coach added. We'll see what happens over the next few days. Make sure you set up insurance if Chubb would be in your fantasy football lineup, though.

According to multiple reports, Browns HC Kevin Stefanski says RB Kareem Hunt will miss at least 3 weeks with the calf injury he suffered in the loss to Arizona. "Hopefully not much longer than that, but we'll see," he said, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. We'll see about Nick Chubb's status for Thursday night's game against Denver. He, of course, missed the Cardinals game with his own calf injury. If Chubb can't go, Cleveland will be down to D'Ernest Johnson and Demetric Felton as backfield leaders. That would obviously mean touch-volume upside for both players. Just keep in mind that neither is likely to land in a workhorse role -- and that both are limited talents.

Buffalo
12:30pm EDT 10/15/21

The Browns have ruled RB Nick Chubb out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals because of a calf injury. His absence obviously leaves room for Kareem Hunt to lead the backfield and hit the week as a RB1 across fantasy football formats. Demetric Felton will be involved as well, but he has been more receiver than RB so far, tallying 7 targets vs. 0 rushing attempts over the first 5 games. RB D'Ernest Johnson has logged 0 offensive snaps the past 2 weeks and in 3 of 5 games this year, but he'll likely be involved as well.

Browns RBs Nick Chubb (calf) and Kareem Hunt (knee, wrist) missed their 2nd straight practices on Thursday. This looks like a case of the Browns getting their 2 RBs some mid-week rest, but check back tomorrow for another update on the situation.

The Browns and RB Nick Chubb have agreed “in principle” to a 3-year extension worth $36.6 million, with $20 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The average money falls right in line with other recent RB extensions and shows we can expect Chubb to remain at the center of Cleveland’s offense for at least the next couple of seasons.

Buffalo
11:11am EST 11/15/20

Browns RB Nick Chubb (knee) is officially active for today’s game against the Texans. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said that morning that Chubb will handle the bulk of the backfield work today. Get him back into fantasy lineups.

Browns RB Nick Chubb (knee) has been activated from IR and will return for Sunday's game vs. the Texans. Over the first 3 games of the season, Chubb averaged 17 carries and 1 target to Kareem Hunt's 13 carries and 3.7 targets. We're expecting a similar touch distribution tomorrow.

Browns RB Nick Chubb (knee) got on the practice field this week but hasn’t yet been activated from IR. HC Kevin Stefanski said Friday that he’ll meet with the team’s medical staff before deciding whether Chubb will return for this weekend’s game against the Texans. We should know his status by Saturday afternoon. Chubb will be worth getting back into fantasy lineups if he suits up. If not, Kareem Hunt will get another game as feature back.

The Browns have designated RB Nick Chubb (knee) to return from IR. That doesn't necessarily mean he'll be ready to play against Houston on Sunday, but it allows Chubb to practice and opens a 3-week window for reactivating him. We'll watch the news on Chubb this week and hope to get the star runner back for Week 10 fantasy football lineups. Chubb's return will leave fewer touches available for other Browns backs, but it should also help the offense on whole. Kareem Hunt ranked top 12 across fantasy formats through 3 weeks with Chubb around before the lead back sprained his right knee in Week 4.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the Browns are "hopeful" RB Nick Chubb (knee) is able to return for next Sunday's game vs. the Texans. Chubb is expected to practice this week for the 1st time since suffering an MCL injury in Week 4. We'll monitor his progress.

Browns HC Kevin Stefanski confirmed that RB Nick Chubb (knee) won't play against the Raiders this weekend. Stefanski added that Chubb is "on schedule" in his rehab and "they'll see" if he's ready to go after the Week 9 bye. We'll continue to monitor his progress. Kareem Hunt gets at least 1 more game as Cleveland's feature back on Sunday.

Buffalo
12:10pm EDT 10/5/20

The Browns are placing RB Nick Chubb on IR with his MCL injury, HC Kevin Stefanski said Monday. That knocks Chubb out for at least the next 3 games, but it sounds like it might be longer. "It's a several week injury. We do expect him back this year," Stefanski said. Chubb is worth stashing on fantasy benches. His absence leaves Kareem Hunt as Cleveland's lead back -- and a RB1 in fantasy. D'Ernest Johnson played well with Chubb sidelined yesterday, carrying 13 times for 95 yards. But we're not expecting him to play such a large role going forward. Remember that Hunt was playing through a groin injury in Dallas. Johnson is still worth a speculative stash in deeper leagues, though.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that Browns doctors expect Chubb to miss about 6 weeks.

Browns RB Nick Chubb suffered a right knee injury in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game in Dallas. He was in obvious pain but was able to walk back to the locker room under his own power. We'll update Chubb's status as soon as we know more.

Update: Chubb has been ruled out for the rest of the game.

The Browns and RB Kareem Hunt have agreed to a 2-year, $13.25 million extension, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Hunt is now locked up in Cleveland for the next 3 seasons. That, unfortunately, puts a cap on his fantasy ceiling playing alongside Nick Chubb, who's signed through 2021.

Buffalo
5:08pm EDT 8/22/20

Browns RB Nick Chubb cleared the concussion protocol and returned to practice on Saturday. He missed just a few days of action.

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