Ja'Marr Chase

Ja'Marr Chase

WR - CIN
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College: LSU
Cincinnati Bengals

2022 Season Outlooks

Chase arrived after a year away from football, playing with a QB coming off an ACL tear and alongside a pair of established wideouts. He immediately did historic things. All signs point to Chase being a true #1 type of WR. Having Tee Higgins around might slightly lower the target ceiling, but Chase also looks capable of consistently producing above-average efficiency in both yardage and TDs. And the Bengals offense still has room to improve. Joe Burrow now has a full season between him and a double-ligament tear. Chase has a year of NFL experience. Higgins heads into his 3rd pro campaign. The target question lands Chase behind Cooper Kupp and Justin Jefferson in our 2022 rankings, but he belongs in Round 1 across most formats.
The Bengals selected Chase with the fifth overall pick of the 2021 draft and the LSU product immediately stepped into fantasy stardom. Chase was probably below where you expected in the target department (18th among WRs with 127), but averaging 11.5 yards per target (second highest) and 8.1 yards after the catch (fourth highest) was enough for him to gain 1,455 yards (fourth most). Chase was also busy near the goal line (his 13 end zone targets ranked fifth), which allowed 13 TDs and the fifth-most fantasy points at the position. Chase is only 22 years old and we likely haven't seen his best season. Joe Burrow's top target is a high-end WR1.
Ja'Marr Chase is the clear budding superstar. In the Super Bowl era, Chase broke the record for rookie receiving yards with 1,429 and set the single-game rookie record with 266. Chase finished fourth in yards and third in touchdowns despite placing 20th in targets. Growth in targets is the only thing stopping Chase from fantasy overall WR1.

2022 Fantasy Football Rankings

Standard

#8

PPR

#8

Half-PPR

#10

Superflex

#13

2022 Fantasy Football Draft Projections

Rush Yds Rush TD Rec Rec Yds Rec TD
87.0 1371.0 8.7

2022 Average Draft Position (ADP)

Standard

#9

Pick 1.09

PPR

#9

Pick 1.09

Half-PPR

#9

Pick 1.09

Superflex

#12

Pick 1.12

Injury Risk

Injury Risk:
Low

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