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What to do with Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt in Week 12 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt ahead of the Browns Week 12 matchup against the Jaguars.

Nick Chubb #24 of the Cleveland Browns is pursued by Rodney McLeod #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the first half at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Game day update: Neither Chubb or Hunt has an injury designation so you should expect the two backs to continue splitting snaps pretty evenly. Both appear to be quality fantasy options for Week 12.

The Cleveland Browns have found success this season behind running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, especially in the last few weeks.

The duo should have a great week on Sunday as Cleveland takes on the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Fantasy Football analysis: Browns RBs Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt

Chubb is easily one of the must-start running backs in the NFL, regardless of matchup. In fact, Hunt is pretty close to that as well. Both backs rank in the top-15 of fantasy rushers in 2020.

Chubb has missed a few games due to injury, but is still the team’s second leafing rusher and is less than 75 yards behind Hunt, who has played all 10 games. The backfield has nine combined rushing touchdowns and Hunt is a threat as a pass-catcher as well.

Jacksonville’s defense gives up a lot of fantasy points to opposing running backs as well. The Jags give up an average of 26.59 fantasy points to running backs each game. The unit has also given up 12 total scores to running backs between the ground and the air.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start both Chubb and Hunt against this weak Jacksonville defense.