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News: 3 days agoChase recorded four receptions on six targets for 81 yards in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Steelers.
Spin: Chase was Cincinnati's most-targeted receiver by a narrow margin, but he was by far the team's most productive pass catcher. He made a few highlight reel plays, and his longest gain of the day came on a deflected pass that he collected and turned upfield for 31 yards. Chase later caught a tightly contested pass with his mouthguard in his hand. Though the catches may have come in unique circumstances, the fact that Chase was productive with Jake Browning under center for a full game is reassuring as Cincinnati heads into a Week 13 matchup against the Jaguars.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Chase is entering his third NFL season following a 2022 campaign in which he missed five games, but he saw a big uptick in usage (24% to 29% target share) and fantasy production (17.9 to 20.2 fantasy PPG) compared to his rookie campaign. The 2021 first-round pick has finished top 5 among WRs in touchdowns, end zone targets and fantasy PPG in both of his professional seasons. The Bengals called the league's second-pass heaviest offense last season, and Chase has separated himself from Tee Higgins as Joe Burrow's clear No. 1 target. The 23-year-old is an elite fantasy option and a candidate to pace the WR position in points this season.