Carlos Hyde trade means it's Nick Chubb time in Cleveland

Scott Galvin

Scott Galvin

Chubb will nearly certainly get the nod as the starter while giving up much of the passing-down work to Duke Johnson. Or at least, that's what he would tell you. Midway through the fantasy season Chubb is still available in many leagues but you will need to act quickly as he is disappearing from the free agent list. It looks like John Dorsey is finally putting his foot down.

The Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars appear to have made a trade that works perfectly for both sides. It won't last, of course, but it shows what the Browns believe they have in him. It's been three weeks, and Chubb has seen very little, if any, increase in his amount of carries.

"Browns want to get more playing time for rookie RB Nick Chubb", Schefter said in a tweet. He will assume the role Isaiah Crowell had one year ago.

It's about time someone in Berea kept Jackson honest, and we'll see if he's a man of his word this week.

It's about time. Nick Chubb time, that is...

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He won't be the only one reaping the benefits of Carlos Hyde's absence, though.

The running back workload in Cleveland has been a source of frustration for just about everyone all season.

With Hyde now joining a group of running backs that includes T.J. Yeldon, David Williams and the newly-signed Jamaal Charles, he might be able to help get this Jags offense moving again.

Following Cleveland's 38-14 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, head coach Hue Jackson admitted they needed to get Chubb the ball more.

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