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Thursday, November 1, 2018

2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 9 ISSUES: NICK CHUBB SET FOR BIG GAME VERSUS K.C.

Already the workloads have been impressive in the two games started by Cleveland Browns rookie running back Nick Chubb since veteran Carlos Hyde was dealt to the Jacksonville Jaguars but things are looking like they will take another turn for the better as the Georgia product gets a date with the brutal Kansas City Chiefs defense in Week 9.  Having surrendered the most points in all of fantasy football to opposing running backs so far this season. the only thing that can hold Chubb back from a monster day would be the score quickly getting out of hand which would then increase the usage of Duke Johnson in the passing game.  While this is a real threat, count on the Browns playing one of their better games of the season as the team should have some added juice behind their backs after the firing of Hue Jackson a few days ago and so Chubb should be graded out as a top RB 2 play for Week 9 when all of these factors are taken into consideration.  With Chubb receiving 18 carries in each of the last two games, the explosion that made him such a star in college has been evident so far and the Browns have no plans to alter the workload distribution with him and Johnson at least for the time being.  Even tough Chubb can't really gain RB 1 status in PPR formats due to the lack of receptions (think former teammate Sony Michel in New England for a similar scenario), the athletic ability and speed are there to make him a weekly high-end RB 2 as long as the Browns can resist being blown out early.  With Week 9 looking as enticing a matchup as you can get, Chubb should be started everywhere. 


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