Fantasy Football: Nick Chubb dynasty owners are going to need a contingency plan

Nick Chubb was carted off the field on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Sep 18, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) runs the
Sep 18, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb (24) runs the / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb went down in the team's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in what can only be described as one of the most brutal NFL injuries you will ever see. It was so bad that the telecast on Monday Night Football would not even show a replay.

The results of the injury have yet to be fully disclosed but it's likely that this one is going to end his season. In college, Chubb suffered a very serious knee injury as well. Early reports indicated that this was on the same knee.

He was taken off of the field by a cart and you certainly have to feel for Chubb, widely recognized as one of the league's good guys.

In fantasy football, injuries are a part of the game. If you are in a seasonal league, Chubb was likely either your first or second-round pick so this obviously creates a big dent in your roster. But for those in a dynasty league, where Chubb is likely one of your centerpieces, this is an even bigger blow.

Chubb is 27 years old and the 2024 season will be the final year on his contract with Cleveland. The NFL is a tough business and fantasy football, particularly those highly-competitive dynasty leagues, can be the same way.

If Chubb is your running back, particularly your No. 1 running back, you are going to need a better contingency plan than just going out and grabbing his backup, Jerome Ford. There is a real chance that Chubb could be on the shelf for quite some time and you may have to just sit him on your injured reserve, if your league allows those spots.

This would be the time to potentially start scouting college running backs for next year's rookie draft and perhaps make those a focal point for your first-round pick. Here are five running backs to start keeping tabs on, each of these five guys I will profile in more depth soon here at Fantasy CPR.

TreVeyon Henderson, Ohio State
Blake Corum, Michigan
Raheim Sanders, Arkansas
Trey Benson, Florida State
Braelon Allen, Wisconsin

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All of these running backs could garner first-round attention in your rookie draft next year. Find the guy you like and make the moves to get him on your roster.