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Browns RBs Nick Chubb OUT, Kareem Hunt questionable for Week 6

We break down the news that Nick Chubb is out for Week 6

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Running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt of the Cleveland Browns watch a drill during Cleveland Browns Training Camp on August 10, 2021 in Berea, Ohio.
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Friday PM update: Nick Chubb has been ruled out for Week 6, per ESPN’s Jake Trotter. Kareem Hunt returned to practice and will be questionable, but appears in line to play and be a strong fantasy pick this week.

Friday AM update: Hunt returned to practice on Friday, per Nate Ulrich. Chubb was not outside during the open portion of practice, per Mary Kay Cabot. We’ll await final designation’s, but this would indicate Chubb seems less likely to play on Sunday against the Cardinals.

Thursday update: Both Chubb and Hunt were held out of practice once again on Thursday. This becomes an interesting situation to monitor as we find out the status of both heading into the weekend.

The Cleveland Browns enter Week 6 coming off a wild 47-42 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 5. It doesn’t get any easier for the Browns, as they’ll take on the undefeated Arizona Cardinals in Week 6. Cleveland running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt did not participate in Wednesday’s practice, likely as a typical rest day. Chubb is dealing with a calf injury and Hunt has a wrist and knee ailment, according to the official injury report.

Fantasy football implications

It’s unlikely both players are in any danger of missing Sunday’s contest but both showing up on the injury report designated for something other than rest is worth monitoring. Both backs have been great in fantasy football this season and both are going to get touches consistently. Chubb and Hunt are valuable running back plays in any league on most weeks. If either back is out, the other becomes a bona fide starter regardless of the matchup.