RB-Value Pick: Chuba Hubbard, Carolina Panthers
This pick naturally hinges on if star running back Christian McCafferey is healthy, but it looks like all signs point to him possibly missing the contest against the Eagles. If McCafferey is listed as Inactive, then rookie Chuba Hubbard will naturally get the start.
Hubbard made his first NFL start last week against the Dallas Cowboys mustering up only 57 yards on 13 carries. While it was a meager fantasy day for Hubbard, an early lead and a hot Cowboys offense forced the Panthers to throw more than they normally would leaving the Panthers’ back with limited opportunities to run the ball, however he has shown some good flashes and natural ability as a runner.
The Eagles should be a good matchup for Hubbard as they rank No. 27 at points given up to the running back position, so this make for more of a balanced natural game script for the Panthers offense.
Hubbard is a solid flyer at $6,000 on DraftKings with only a $700 increase on FanDuel