3. Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb
Locally, Nick Chubb’s stock can’t go much higher, as he’s regarded by every card carrying member of the Dawg Pound as the best running back in the league.
But while we know it, the rest of the football world conveniently forgets about him anytime they talk about the top two or three backs in the NFL.
Anyway, Chubb played a classic Chubb game, finishing the game strong, with one of his classic long, fourth-quarter touchdown runs, which went for 26 yards.
Overall, No. 24 averaged 5.0 yards per cary AFTER contact, according to PFF. He also forced nine missed tackles! He finished the game with 11 carries for 95 yards, making for 8.6 yards per carry. Just insane.
His battery mate, Kareem Hunt, actually got more touches (13) and did well gaining 51 yards.
It was Chubb, though, that got the Brown chugging. After Mayfield’s injury, the Browns re-committed to the ground game, which was obviously the right move. For as much as we love slinging the ball around, the ground combo of Chubb and Hunt is what makes this offense tick.