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News: 6 days agoChase caught six of 10 targets for 159 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 25-22 overtime loss to the Packers.
Spin: Chase continued his sensational start to his NFL career with his best performance yet. This year's fifth pick had a drop early but compensated with an impressive 70-yard touchdown catch off a scramble drill just before halftime, again showing his unique chemistry with quarterback Joe Burrow. That play gave Chase five scores through as many games as a pro, including four of 30-plus yards. The 21-year-old star then made an acrobatic catch along the sideline to help set up Cincinnati's chance to win the game in overtime, surpassing the 150-yard mark in the process. Although his team ultimately endured an epically wacky defeat, Chase is flying high ahead of Week 6's matchup against the winless Lions.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Chase was selected by the Bengals with the fifth-overall pick of April's draft. The LSU product is a versatile and physical 6-foot, 201-pound wideout with a laundry list of assets, including good strength, speed, hands, as well as ball-tracking and tackle-breaking ability. He opted out of the 2020 season, but he's only 21 years old and broke out at the young age of 19. The Bengals had a third WR on the field on 82% of their offensive plays in 2020 (2nd most in NFL), so playing time won't be an issue even with Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins in the fold. Also, consider that since 2009, five of the six WRs picked Top 6 in the draft were top-30 fantasy WRs as rookies. Chase has elite upside and is immediately on the WR3 radar.