The Browns may possess the backfield with the best one-two punch in the league and fantasy owners who invested in this unit are likely pleased. Dallas is allowing 127 rushing yards per game thus far this season, which leaves room for both of these backs to have success. Of note, Dallas has also struggled to defend through the air, as they are near the bottom of the league allowing 277 passing yards per game. How can you expect these backs to perform in Week 4 and where do they belong in your lineups? We break down the fantasy implications below
Fantasy Football analysis: Browns RBs Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt
After a slow start in Week 1, Nick Chubb has rumbled through defenses to produce two 100 yard games with two touchdowns in each game in Weeks 2 and 3. He is averaging an impressive 5.7 yards per carry and has received 22 and 19 carries respectively in Weeks 2 and 3. When this consistent workload is combined with the level of talent possessed by Chubb, he becomes a no-brainer start. There’s no reason to believe this train is slowing down and Chubb belongs in all lineups as an RB1 .
Usually when one running back is receiving 20+ carries per game, there is little room for another back to have success. However, this is not the case in Cleveland, as Kareem Hunt has carved out a solid role for himself alongside Chubb. Hunt has received more than 10 carries in each game, while remaining involved in the passing game as well. He has two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown this year and will look to build on that this weekend against a Dallas team that provides lots of opportunity. You can feel confident starting Hunt as a high end flex/low end RB2 this week.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Chubb as an RB1
Start Hunt as an RB2