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Chase should once again be considered among the best Fantasy receivers, and he's worth drafting with a first-round pick in all leagues. Chase is coming off the worst season of his career in 2023, but he still averaged 16.4 PPR points per game. Part of that was Joe Burrow missing the final seven games of the season with a wrist injury, but Burrow is healthy heading into training camp. Chase still managed a career-best season in targets (145) and receptions (100), and he also added 1,216 yards and seven touchdowns. Chase averaged 20.2 PPR points per game in 2022, and that's the kind of upside he has once again in 2024 with Burrow healthy. After Christian McCaffrey comes off the board at No. 1 overall, you can argue Chase could be the first receiver drafted in the group of CeeDee Lamb, Tyreek Hill, Justin Jefferson and Amon-Ra St. Brown. Most likely, Chase will be selected fourth of that group (ahead of St. Brown), but that could still make him a top-five overall pick in all formats.

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2023 100 1216 12.16 7 -6 -2.00 1589.9
2022 87 1046 12.02 9 8 1.60 14912.4
3y Avg. 89 1239 13.92 10 8 1.60 17311.5
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Taking part in walkthroughs

    Chase has been a limited participant in minicamp this week, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Chase seems to be opting for a "hold-in" rather than a holdout, as he's shown up for mandatory minicamp but is participating only in walkthroughs and team meetings. The star wideout likely doesn't want to risk an injury while his agent is negotiating a contract extension, so it'll be interesting to see what approach he takes if he's unable to strike an agreement on a new deal before the start of training camp in late July. Fellow receiver Tee Higgins, meanwhile, is missing minicamp without accruing fines, as he still hasn't signed his franchise tag and technically isn't under contract.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Absent from OTAs

    Chase and teammate Tee Higgins are not present for voluntary OTAs on Tuesday as they continue to negotiate potential contract extensions, Ben Baby of ESPN reports. Chase hasn't yet participated in voluntary workouts for Cincinnati this offseason, and he's now eligible for a contract extension. The Bengals picked up his fifth-year option. Higgins, meanwhile, has yet to sign his franchise tender after Cincinnati placed the one-year tag on him back in February. Coach Zac Taylor stated that he's not worried about the absence of either wideout, saying "they'll be ready and focused when it's time to come back." For now, though, Joe Burrow (wrist) will be taking reps without either of his top receivers present.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Fifth-year option picked up

    The Bengals exercised Chase's $21.82 million team option for 2025 on Wednesday. Cincinnati's decision to exercise the fifth-year option on Chase's rookie contract comes as little surprise with the 24-year-old having emerged as one of the NFL's top receivers since getting drafted with the No. 5 overall pick in 2021. During this past season, Chase recorded a career-high 100 catches (on 145 targets) for 1,216 yards and seven touchdowns over 16 games.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Practices fully Thursday

    Chase (shoulder) was a full practice participant Thursday. Earlier Thursday, Chase told Jay Morrison of ProFootballNetwork.com that he feels good physically and will play Sunday against the Browns, despite the fact that the Bengals have been eliminated from playoff contention. The receiver's ability to take every rep during Thursday's practice supports his assertion about his health, though it's conceivable that Chase could still have his snap count managed to some degree with little more than pride at stake in Week 18. Chase will have some motivation to end the season on a high note after he posted a meager 10-134-0 receiving line on 15 targets over Cincinnati's last four contests while missing one of those games (a Week 16 loss to Pittsburgh) due to a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Back in action Sunday

    Chase (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday in Kansas City. After Chase sustained what was eventually confirmed to be an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder back in Week 15 against the Vikings, coach Zac Taylor called the wide receiver day-to-day. The forecast dimmed within days, though, and Taylor ruled Chase out ahead of a Week 16 matchup with the Steelers. Chase finally returned to practice Thursday as a limited participant, maintaining that activity level one day later before the Bengals deemed him questionable for Week 17 action. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported early Sunday morning that Chase was in line to suit up Sunday, and now that's been confirmed. In four career appearances (including playoffs) versus the Chiefs, Chase has compiled a 30-492-4 line on 37 targets.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Appears likely to play Sunday

    Chase (shoulder) remains listed as questionable but looks likely to play in Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Adam Schefter of ESPN supports the notion that Chase is on track to make his return from a one-game absence due to a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder, though the wideout is expected to see how he feels during a pregame workout before the Bengals verify that he'll play. After sitting out last week's loss to Pittsburgh, Chase remained a spectator for practice Wednesday before returning to the field for limited sessions Thursday and Friday while also taking part in Saturday's walkthrough. While speaking to the media this week, Chase's comments also seemed to point toward him playing Sunday, so his managers can have some degree of confidence in including him in lineups. Chase's status will be officially confirmed one way or the other when Cincinnati announces its list of inactives 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Status in question for Week 17

    Chase (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Kansas City, Jay Morrison of ProFootballNetwork.com reports. Chase got back on the practice field Thursday as a limited participant and maintained that activity level one day later as he seeks to put an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder in the rearview mirror. When asked about Chase's prospects for Week 17, coach Zac Taylor told Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site, "We'll see in the next 48 hours." Chase thus may be subject to a pregame workout to get a sense of where he stands before the team makes a decision on his status about 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Working with trainers

    Chase (shoulder) isn't practicing Wednesday, but he was spotted working out on the rehab field with the Bengals' training staff, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Chase sat out Saturday's loss to the Steelers and is in danger of missing this Sunday's game at Kansas City, though head coach Zac Taylor said Wednesday that the wideout is making progress in his recovery from a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder, per Ben Baby of ESPN.com. Rookie Andrei Iosivas took on most of the snaps alongside Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd in Week 16, with veteran Trenton Irwin operating as the No. 4 receiver.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: May sit out Week 17, too

    Chase (shoulder), who is inactive Saturday at Pittsburgh, may be in danger of sitting out the Bengals' Week 17 game Dec. 31 in Kansas City, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Chase didn't practice at all during Week 16 prep due to the AC joint sprain that he sustained in his right shoulder last Saturday against the Vikings. It thus came as no surprise that the Bengals ruled him out for this Saturday's game, and Rapoport reported that Chase's injury is "more of the 2-to-4 week variety." Chase thus seems more likely to return Week 18 or even in the wild-card round, assuming Cincinnati secures a playoff spot.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Won't play Saturday

    Head coach Zac Taylor has ruled Chase (shoulder) out for Saturday's game against the Steelers, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. Per Hobson, Taylor noted Thursday that Chase will be viewed as week-to-week, which clouds the wideout's status for the Bengals' Dec. 31 contest against the Chiefs. In Chase's absence for Week 16, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd will serve as the Bengals' top two options at receiver, while Andrei Iosivas, Trenton Irwin and Charlie Jones serve as depth options behind them.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Not practicing Tuesday

    Coach Zac Taylor said Chase (shoulder) won't take part in practice Tuesday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Chase exited late during Saturday's overtime win over the Vikings and was seen in street clothes on the sideline in the game's waning moments. Taylor clarified the nature of the injury Sunday, calling it an AC joint sprain in Chase's right shoulder. While Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Monday that Chase is in line to miss Saturday's game at Pittsburgh and potentially more time beyond that, Taylor noted Tuesday that the Bengals will "take it day-to-day," and "we'll see as the week goes." Mixing back into drills Wednesday or Thursday would brighten Chase's prospects for Week 16, but if he ends up inactive, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd would hold more sway in Cincinnati's offense.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Expected to miss time

    Chase (shoulder) is expected to miss the Bengals' Week 16 matchup with the Steelers and potentially more time beyond that, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Chase suffered an AC joint sprain in his right shoulder during Saturday's 27-24 overtime win over the Vikings. While he has not officially been ruled out for Week 16, that is the expectation. Should the star pass catcher indeed sit out, Tee Higgins would slide into the No. 1 receiver role with Tyler Boyd as the second option for quarterback Jake Browning.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Officially has separated shoulder

    Chase sustained a separated shoulder during Saturday's 27-24 overtime win against the Vikings, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Chase injured his right shoulder late in the Bengals' Week 15 matchup and was unable to return, finishing with four catches (on four targets) for 64 yards. After his departure, he was seen with a wrap of some sort on the shoulder while in street clothes. It's unclear if Chase will be able to play through the issue, but his status could gain some clarity as soon as Tuesday, when the team may hold a practice ahead of next Saturday's contest at Pittsburgh.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Leaves Saturday's contest early

    Chase didn't return to Saturday's 27-24 overtime win over the Vikings after exiting with a right shoulder injury. Prior to leaving the contest, Chase caught all four of his targets for 64 yards. The star wideout will now look to potentially return to action Dec. 23 against the Steelers. If, however, Chase is limited or out in Week 16, Trenton Irwin, Andrei Iosivas and Charlie Jones could be in store for more snaps behind starting wideouts Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Exits Saturday's game

    Chase was forced out of Saturday's game against the Vikings with a right shoulder injury. Prior to his exit from the contest, Chase caught all four of his targets for 64 yards. In his absence, Trenton Irwin, Andrei Iosivasand Charlie Jones are available to log added WR snaps behind Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Ready to play after full practice

    Chase (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Vikings after he was a full practice participant Thursday. Though he was estimated as a non-participant in practice Tuesday and was limited in Wednesday's practice, Chase said after the latter session that he was "100 percent" and on track to play Saturday, according to Ben Baby of ESPN.com. The wideout's ability to take every rep at the Bengals' final Week 15 practice Thursday has since removed any lingering doubt about his status heading into Saturday. Chase will be playing a fourth straight game with Jake Browning as his quarterback, with the 23-year-old having thus far compiled a 18-259-1 receiving line on 22 targets through the Bengals' first three contests without Joe Burrow (wrist).
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Practices in limited fashion

    Chase (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday. The Bengals estimated Chase as a non-participant Tuesday while the team opened Week 15 prep with a walk-through session, but the wideout was able to take a step forward in terms of activity Wednesday. Chase may not upgrade to full activity Thursday in the Bengals' final practice of the week, but the receiver told Ben Baby of ESPN.com that he's 100 percent healthy, despite his inclusion on the injury report. Assuming he's cleared to play Saturday versus the Vikings, Chase isn't expected to face any restrictions with his snap count.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: On track for Saturday

    Chase (ankle) is practicing Wednesday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. The Bengals are facing a quicker turnaround than usual for Week 15 with a game Saturday against Minnesota, but the expectation is that Chase's ankle injury isn't anything that will prevent him from suiting up this weekend, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Cincinnati listed Chase as a non-participant on Tuesday's practice estimate, but the wideout is taking a step forward by getting on the field Wednesday in some capacity.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Managing ankle injury

    The Bengals listed Chase as a non-participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report due to an ankle injury, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. Per Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer, Chase was in uniform for the portion of Tuesday's walk-through session that was open to the media, but the receiver wouldn't have taken any reps if the Bengals held a traditional practice. Though the team provided no indication at the time that Chase had sustained an injury Sunday, the ankle issue may explain why he was limited to three catches for 29 yards on four targets while playing 86 percent of snaps in what was a favorable matchup on paper. He'll have two more chances to potentially log some practice reps before the Bengals make a call on his availability for this Saturday's game against the Vikings.
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  • Bengals' Ja'Marr Chase: Shut down in Week 14 win

    Chase secured three of four targets for 29 yards in the Bengals' 34-14 win over the Colts on Sunday. Chase tied with multiple teammates for the team lead in receptions and targets, but he was a distant fourth in receiving yards. The star wideout saw Jake Browning distribute the ball to nine different players overall, leaving Chase with his second-lowest yardage tally of the campaign. Sunday's disappointing day aside, Chase has already demonstrated plenty of rapport with Browning, so the receiver's fantasy prospects remain high in a Week 15 home matchup versus the Vikings.
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