- Travis Kelce to Ja'Marr Chase: 'Don't you ever disrespect Pat Mahomes'
News: 3 days agoChase recorded seven receptions on nine targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Titans.
Spin: The Bengals offense continued to underwhelm in Week 4, which was particularly disappointing considering the Titans entered the game having allowed the fifth-most passing yards per game. However, with Joe Burrow only throwing for 165 yards, Chase's production was decent given the context. After combining to record only 70 receiving yards across the first two games of the season, Chase has 141 and 73 yards in his subsequent pair of contests. While that's positive, he'll continue to disappoint relative to expectation so long as the Cincinnati offense remains stalled.
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.