RB: Nick Chubb

Josina Anderson reports Nick Chubb (calf) is expected to play in Week 8 against the Steelers, barring any setbacks in practice.

As Anderson noted, Chubb still needs to make it through a full week of practice before playing. For now, we'll assume he returns to his normal workload as a low-end RB1 this week. It remains to be seen how the Browns will replace Kareem Hunt, who is currently on injured reserve with a calf injury. D'Ernest Johnson dominated the Broncos this week with 146 yards on 22 carries but profiles as the backup to Chubb. Demetric Felton earned three receptions and two rush attempts in that game and would fill Hunt's pass-catching role more naturally. Both backs are worth holding onto in deeper leagues but the backfield figures to be Chubb's to lose until Hunt returns.

SOURCE: Josina Anderson on Twitter Oct 25, 2021, 1:18 PM ET