5. Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb
Chubb hasn’t been the same the past couple weeks. Maybe it was the offense being in a run. Perhaps it took him some time to get back into game shape after missing two games with a calf injury.
I don’t know, but against the Bengals on Sunday, Chubb was as good as it gets, especially on than 70-yard run to the Ohio River (thanks Jim Donovan).
Chubb still gets passed by on the national scene with Derrick Henry, Dalvin Cook and even Christian McCaffery (when healthy, which is never) getting more run.
Do any have the acceleration that Chubb possesses, though? At 220 pounds, Chubb was out running safeties that are paid millions of dollars to track down guys like him, who slip into the secondary.
Not Chubb. As the river got closer, everyone else was left behind.
Per PFF, Chubb totaled six explosive runs on the day, while adding six first downs. He totaled 137 yards on just 14 rushing attempts.
The big-time run highlights his ability to hit the home run on every play and he remains the Browns best offensive player.