WR - CIN
Week 2 Outlook
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase caught 5-of-7 targets for 101 yards and a touchdown in a 27-24 overtime win over the Vikings in Week 1.
Chase put to rest any concerns after he struggled with drops during the preseason. His touchdown was a 50-yard strike from Joe Burrow as he led the Bengals in receiving in his first NFL game. Chase will be a low-end WR2 for Week 2's matchup against the Bears.
Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase is reportedly having "a fantastic week of four straight impressive practices" after a disappointing performance against Washington during Week 2 of the preseason, per beat writer.
The rookie wideout has been the subject of many negative reports throughout training camp and the preseason but is finally stringing together consistently impressive performances at practice. This includes adjusting to make a reception on a deep over-the-shoulder throw down the sideline during Thursday's practice. As a result, Chase is valued as the WR23 in half-PPR formats, and his ADP (69.8) is sliding towards the sixth round, meaning he is quickly becoming a good value in fantasy drafts.
The Athletic's Paul Dehner Jr. writes that Ja'Marr Chase has continued struggling with drops at Bengals training camp practices.
Dehner speculates that Chase could lose some early regular-season snaps to Auden Tate because of the drops. The rookie wideout dropped all three of his targets in Friday's preseason game against Washington and it doesn't sound as if recent practices have gone any better. Chase is one of the most talented wide receiver prospects we've ever seen, but it's important to remember that he hasn't played competitive football in 18 months after opting out of the 2020 college season. We don't have reason to worry about Chase's long-term potential yet, but these reports suggest we should tick him down a few spots in fantasy rankings for redraft leagues.
Bengals rookie WR Ja'Marr Chase had three drops and failed to record a catch in the Bengals loss to the Washington Football Team in Week 2 of the preseason.
Chase is still shaking off some rust after not playing for an entire year. This is evident by his drops in this game and in camp. There's nothing to worry about as of right now. Although, his WR26 ranking is still too high for the rookie.
Rookie WR Ja'Marr Chase caught one pass for 16 yards in his preseason debut for the Bengals.
Chase didn't play much, but was still able to catch his first NFL pass. The uber-talented wideout will have target competition this season, but should have a nice rookie campaign. He's a WR2/3 in fantasy drafts.
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