3 Fantasy Football injury replacements for Browns' Nick Chubb

The Cleveland Browns star suffered a devastating knee injury Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Nick Chubb needed to be carted off after a low hit to the knee.
Nick Chubb needed to be carted off after a low hit to the knee. / Justin K. Aller/GettyImages
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Zack Moss, Fantasy Football
Zack Moss follows his blocks against the Los Angeles Chargers. / Michael Hickey/GettyImages

#1. Indianapolis Colts RB Zack Moss, ESPN Ownership: 32.1 percent

After finally making his recovery from a broken arm, Colts tailback Zack Moss made a triumphant 2023 debut against the Houston Texans en route to tallying 107 scrimmage yards and a touchdown. And, if you didn't add Moss as a speculative add already, you'd better do so fast.

In a game where rookie QB Anthony Richardson left with a concussion, Moss was the only Colts RB to take an offensive snap. Yes, Moss played 98 percent of the offensive snaps whilst no other backfield member played any. To top it off, the former Buffalo Bill also had a 91 percent route participation, a 13 percent target share, and 86 percent of the team's rushing attempts - mostly due to Richardson.

Moss has never been known as a pass catcher, but the Colts deployed him as an every-down back against the Texans and he caught all four of his targets for 19 yards. Then, he parlayed his obvious upside as a ball-carrier into 18 carries, 88 yards, and a score.

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It'll be hard to say how useful Moss will be based on the one-game sample size and the tough matchups ahead, but the workload is enticing enough at an extremely shallow position. This fantasy football sleeper still has Jonathan Taylor lurking in the shadows, but who knows if or when he'll be back. Right now, it's time to add Moss and worry about that later. Moss is a matchup-based RB2/Flex depending on what your needs are, with potential for more depending on the day.