Chase recorded five receptions on eight targets for 89 yards in Sunday's 23-20 Super Bowl LVI loss to the Rams. Chase was overshadowed by Tee Higgins' two-touchdown performance, though he still delivered explosive plays of his own. He set up Cincinnati's first points of the game when he hauled in a 46-yard reception after beating Jalen Ramsey down the right sideline. Chase also added a 17-yard catch on the final drive of the game as the team was pushing down the field in an effort to attempt a game-tying field goal. Despite the disappointing loss, Chase was excellent throughout the postseason by topping 100 yards twice and posting five gains of 20 or more yards across four contests. He'll head into his second season as the primary big-play threat in the Bengals' offense while working opposite Higgins.
Chase recorded six receptions on nine targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win over Kansas City in the AFC Championship Game. Chase was blanketed throughout the day and was unable to find much room for big gains. However, he still managed a 22-yard reception to help set up a field goal early in the third quarter. He followed that up with a two-yard touchdown reception one possession later, winning a jump ball in the back corner of the end zone. Chase is sure to be the focal point of either the Rams or 49ers defense in the Super Bowl, but he has either 100 receiving yards or a touchdown in all three of Cincinnati's postseason wins.
Chase recorded five receptions on six targets for 109 yards in Saturday's 19-16 divisional-round win over the Titans. The Titans were focused on slowing Chase, and that showed in his relatively limited target volume. However, he made the most of each of his opportunities to post another big stat line. His performance began with a 57-yard gain midway through the first quarter on a catch at the line of scrimmage that he quickly turned upfield while evading several defenders. Chase also set up the game-winning field goal with a 19-yard reception with only 20 seconds remaining in the game. He'll head into the AFC Championship Game having topped 100 receiving yards in each of his last four full contests.
Chase caught nine passes for 116 yards on 12 targets and ran for 23 yards on three carries against Las Vegas on Saturday. Be it the regular season or playoffs, Chase has proven himself a uniquely productive player who holds top-shelf fantasy value. Chase was heavily involved early for Cincinnati and spearheaded its initial offensive attack in a game the Bengals went on to win 26-19. Tee Higgins (one 10-yard catch on four targets) will normally claim a bigger share of the Cincinnati passing game than he did against the Raiders, but both players have shown the ability to shine when the spotlight lands on them.
Chase is active for Sunday's game against the Browns, though he's not expected to see his usual snap count in the contest, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. Head coach Zac Taylor suggested earlier this week that Chase could be a candidate to sit out the regular-season finale for rest purposes, as the Bengals have little at stake Week 18 in terms of playoff positioning and would ideally escape the contest without any injuries to key players heading into the postseason. To that end, Joe Burrow (knee/rest), Joe Mixon (reserve/COVID-19 list) and Tee Higgins (coach's decision) are all sitting out Week 18, but Chase will at least dress for the contest. However, the Bengals may be looking to limit his workload, with Baby noting that Chase enters the contest just 12 receiving yards shy of the single-season franchise record. It wouldn't be surprising if the Bengals attempted to give Chase the opportunity to set the record early in the game before keeping him on the sideline the rest of the day.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||@New York Jets||13||20.65|
|6||10/16||@New Orleans Saints||15||20.94|
|13||12/04||Kansas City Chiefs||28||23.80|
|15||12/18||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||20.53|
|16||12/24||@New England Patriots||5||18.56|
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