Week 10 was Nick Chubb Week - the Cleveland running back finally has the lead back role to himself after Carlos Hyde was jettisoned to Jacksonville. He was putting together respectable lines until - WHAM - a 92 yard TD run launched Chubb into a 176 yard afternoon. Add in another score through the air and bonus points for the gaudy yardage (WCG Tourney scoring awards 2 at 100 yards, 5 at 150 yards) and Chubb had himself one of those weeks where he wins it by himself for a fantasy team. This was painful for the Peanut Punchers, who went down to defeat by 12 points due to Chubb, and another loss in my home league to a not-so-good squad.
What might be even worse is that I sold a keeper share of Chubb for a win-now move in a 3rd league. That move is still probably going to work out but I am very much having some sellers remorse right now at what could be with Chubb. He’s managed a couple big time runs already and while he hasn’t been particularly productive in the passing game, he has “bell cow back” written all over him. For a team in Cleveland that will likely hire an offensive coach in the offseason, that team could be fun in 2019 and beyond.
As far as the rest of the year, I think Chubb is an obvious play every week (not this week, Browns are on bye). He is clearly getting the volume and in this league, a clear cut lead back is gold. Expect RB2 returns rest of season with the potential of an explosion with a big run. Chubb finishes the fantasy year with the Bengals, the 2nd most friendly defense to opposing running backs. Expect a few championships to be decided by Chubb.
The Payton Divison in the WCG Tourney has really started to shape up as a competitive league. The top 6 teams are all in strong position to earn a playoff spot and ready to break away from the bottom half of the league. The top 6 teams range from 1339 to 1250 points - a very tight range that should set up for a fun playoff race.
Make sure to update everyone on your division, start/sit questions, and bad beats in the comments below or hit me up on Twitter @gridironborn for last minute help.