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Nick Chubb removed from injury report ahead of Week 16 vs. Saints

The Browns RB has a foot injury. We break down the fantasy football impact.

Baltimore Ravens v Cleveland Browns
Nick Chubb of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 17, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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The Cleveland Browns are set to face the New Orleans Saints for their Week 16 matchup on Saturday and running back Nick Chubb is listed on the injury report with a foot injury. The dynamic tailback is coming off a 99-yard performance in last Saturday’s victory over the Baltimore Ravens and has played in all 14 games for the team this season.

Nick Chubb injury updates

Thursday PM update — Chubb has been removed from the injury report and should play as he usually does. This is good news, as the Browns will need all the help they can get generating offense with wind speeds gusting into the 40s.

Thursday update — Chubb returned to practice on Thursday, per Jake Trotter. He will likely get a limited practice in and be questionable to play, but it appears that he is on track to play.

Wednesday update — Chubb was not at practice on Wednesday, per Tom Withers. Withers did report that there is still optimism he will play, which likely means he should return to practice on Thursday.

Tuesday update — Chubb did not practice on Tuesday ahead of the Christmas Eve showdown on Saturday. The true severity of the injury is currently unknown but this is most likely the Browns just taking precaution and not wanting to risk their star running back ahead of Saturday’s matchup.

Fantasy football advice

Chubb will most likely be ready to go for Saturday’s game. Should the foot injury be serious and affect his ability to suit up, look for backup D’Ernest Johnson off the waiver wire if Kareem Hunt isn’t available.