Nick Chubb, RB (CLE)

Opens week as DNP in practice

The Browns listed Chubb (calf) as a non-participant on Monday's estimated practice report, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Chubb missed his first game of the season in Sunday's 37-14 loss to the Cardinals, with the Browns turning to Kareem Hunt to replace him as the team's lead back. Hunt suffered a calf injury of his own in the contest that will likely keep him sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks, but Cleveland head coach Kevin Stefanski wasn't ready to rule Chubb out from returning to action Week 7 for a Thursday night matchup with the Broncos. Due to the short week, the Browns may not hold a traditional practice session until Wednesday, which could make it tough to gauge where Chubb stands in his recovery. Regardless, Chubb will likely need to bump up to at least limited participation on the practice report at some point over the next two days to have a realistic shot at playing Thursday. If Chubb joins Hunt on the sideline Week 7, the Browns will turn to D'Ernest Johnson and Demetric Felton to lead the backfield.

The FootClan

Unlock Premium Tools + Bonus Episode

Join the #FootClan

More Cleveland Browns Fantasy Football News

Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt

RB | CLE

Expected to be fine

Hunt (calf) is expected to be fine after being held out of the Browns' final drive in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

JoJo Natson

JoJo Natson

WR | CLE

Minor run on offense

Natson did not see any targets on two offensive snaps and returned one kickoff for 15 yards in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Ravens.

D'Ernest Johnson

D'Ernest Johnson

RB | CLE

No touches in loss

Johnson played six offensive snaps and did not receive a touch or target in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Ravens.