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Ja'Marr Chase not showing as much separation, per beat writer

by Matthew MacKay | Bengals Correspondent | Mon, Aug 9th 4:28pm EDT

Cincinnati Bengals rookie WR Ja'Marr Chase has reportedly struggled to gain separation against defensive backs during his first ten days of training camp, per Paul Dehner Jr. (Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact:

Chase was last seen torching collegiate defensive backs and linking up for huge passing plays with Joe Burrow at LSU en route to a National Title win in 2019. The rookie wideout and fifth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft is reportedly struggling to establish separation from Bengals defensive backs across his first 10 days of training camp, showing signs of timidness with several drops and failing to secure contested passes. As a result, Tee Higgins is going as the WR25 and Tyler Boyd as the WR36 in half-PPR formats, creating value for fantasy managers to take advantage of during drafts. Chase is acclimating to his new team and the speed of the NFL after opting out at LSU in 2020, meaning his WR23 ECR could be a bit steep. Continue monitoring Chase and his progress throughout the preseason.

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