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Browns fans split between Nick Chubb & Carlos Hyde regarding who will lead team in rushing

The results from our polls on the running back position are in.

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During our training camp preview on the running position for the Cleveland Browns, we asked four poll questions about the expectations for several players.

In Part 1 of our preview, we asked about who fans thought would lead the team in rushing yards. Duke Johnson received almost no support with just 4% of the votes. In one of the closer poll results I’ve seen, the rest of the votes were split very evenly among the other two backs. Rookie Nick Chubb took the crown with 50% of the votes, but Carlos Hyde wasn’t far behind with 4%.


By the end of the regular season, which running back will have the most rushing yards for Cleveland?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Duke Johnson
    (55 votes)
  • 46%
    Carlos Hyde
    (640 votes)
  • 50%
    Nick Chubb
    (695 votes)
1390 votes total Vote Now

We also ran a bit of a “Part 1B” preview, which focused on whether Duke Johnson will be able to break the receptions record he set last year. 70% of fans believe he will finish with 50-74 receptions — which is still a lot, but would not break his record of 74 receptions set a year ago. Only 8% think he will break the record, while 22% think he’ll fall short of 50 receptions. That latter group might be the most accurate, actually, if Jarvis Landry’s catches start to pile up quickly.


Duke Johnson broke a team record in 2017 with 74 receptions. How many receptions will he have in 2018?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Less than 50
    (54 votes)
  • 70%
    (176 votes)
  • 8%
    75+ (breaking his own record)
    (20 votes)
250 votes total Vote Now

In Part 2 of our preview, we wanted to know if you felt the team would carry four running backs on the roster, and if so, who would it be between Matthew Dayes and Dontrell Hilliard? The numbers game was pretty even; 54% think Cleveland will only carry three running backs, while 46% think they’ll carry four. Of those fans who think the Browns will carry four, 79% think the fourth back will be Dayes.


Will the Browns carry four running backs on their roster this year? If so, who will it be?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Yes — Matthew Dayes
    (240 votes)
  • 9%
    Yes — Dontrell Hilliard
    (63 votes)
  • 54%
    No — only three running backs
    (357 votes)
660 votes total Vote Now

Lastly, in Part 3 of our preview, we looked at the fullback position and which one would make the roster in 2018. 84% voted in favor of Danny Vitale, 7% voted for Marquez Williams, and 9% voted for neither fullback making the club.


Which fullback will make the Browns’ roster in 2018?

This poll is closed

  • 83%
    Danny Vitale
    (228 votes)
  • 6%
    Marquez Williams
    (18 votes)
  • 9%
    Neither fullback
    (26 votes)
272 votes total Vote Now

Next up, we will shift gears and start focusing on the trenches, specifically the defensive line.