Posted: 9/20/2021 12:01 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase caught two of his four targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in a 20-17 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Chase ranked behind Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins in terms of targets, but he was on the receiving end of another long touchdown. Two games into his NFL career, the rookie looks like a big-play dependent flex option.
Posted: 9/13/2021 1:20 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase caught five of his seven targets for a team-high 101 yards and a touchdown in a 27-24 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1.
Huddle Up: After all the talk of drops this preseason, the rookie delivered in his NFL debut, catching a 50-yard score and leading the team in receiving yards. It is only one game, but there is no denying Chase's upside.
Posted: 8/21/2021 8:37 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase dropped three passes during the preseason game Friday, Aug. 20. Head coach Zac Taylor said Chase will continue to work on improving his play.
Huddle Up: Chase is entering his rookie season and likely will struggle at times but is expected to be a top-three receiver for the Bengals in 2021. He can be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 6/11/2021 2:19 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase will give the offense more versatility than it had with Arizona Cardinals WR A.J. Green, who lined up exclusively outside, according to WR Tyler Boyd. 'I think we got a lot more balance and can just call anything now,' Boyd said. 'We don't gotta worry about guys being in certain spots.'
Huddle Up: Chase is expected to spend time outside and in the slot, and he should slide into a major role in the passing attack from Day 1. He should at least provide WR3 production as a rookie, and he is a candidate for the top pick in rookie drafts.
Posted: 6/02/2021 4:25 pm GMT
Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick WR Ja'Marr Chase agreed to terms on a four-year deal with an option for a fifth year. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Huddle Up: Joe Burrow appears to be ahead of schedule, and Chase could grow a rapport with him quickly. It's best to target a Bengals rookie as a WR3 in fantasy, but it may be tough to take him there.
Posted: 6/02/2021 4:22 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick WR Ja'Marr Chase has made a very positive first impression on his new team, according to comments made by head coach Zac Taylor on Tuesday, June 1.
'Ja'Marr has been impressive. He picks it up really quickly. I know there's probably some new terms that are crossover from some old terms he's had that, like any young receiver, it takes a couple days to get adjusted to. But man, he gets lined up quick, he knows what to do, he's got great hands. He's everything we hoped he could be here through just the first couple of practices,' Taylor said.
Huddle Up: It would be a minor upset if Chase isn't the most productive receiver in this draft class as a rookie. Hearing such positive feedback from his coach only reinforces that notion. It may be a bit much to ask Chase to enjoy the kind of success former LSU teammate Justin Jefferson did with the Minnesota Vikings last year, but he possesses that kind of upside. Chase should be considered a low-end fantasy WR2 at worst in drafts this summer.
Posted: 5/03/2021 12:46 am GMT
Cincinnati Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase became the seventh receiver picked in the top six of the NFL Draft since 2009, and the previous six have averaged a target share of at least 19 percent. in their rookie season.
Huddle Up: Not only does recent history suggest that Chase will see his share of looks as a rookie, but the Bengals used three wide receivers in 82 percent of their offensive snaps in 2020, a rate that ranked second in the NFL. Chase should be an immediate flex option and a candidate for No. 1 overall pick in rookie drafts.
Posted: 4/30/2021 12:59 am GMT
Louisiana State WR Ja'Marr Chase was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the fifth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Chase played with Joe Burrows in college, so they should have a good connection right away. He likely will be one of the starting receivers as a rookie and could be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver.