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Ja’Marr Chase taken off injury report for Week 7 vs. Falcons

We break down the news that Chase has a hip injury. What it means for Week 7 and beyond.

Ja’Marr Chase #1 of the Cincinnati Bengals pulls in this reception against Marlon Humphrey #44 of the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on October 09, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images

Friday update: Chase has been removed from the injury report and will play normally in Week 7.

Thursday update: Ja’Marr Chase was limited for a second straight day at practice on Thursday. He will likely play, but this is something to monitor heading into the team’s final practice on Friday.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase was limited at practice on Wednesday with a hip injury. Coming off a close win over the Saints, the Bengals are preparing to face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, and WR Tee Higgins participated in his first Wednesday practice in several weeks.

Fantasy football implications for Week 7

Chase is the Bengals’ leader in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns. A limited Wednesday isn’t the end of the world, and often just signals a need for some extra rest as we get further into the season, but Chase sitting out would obviously be a huge hit to Cincinnati’s offense.

Tyler Boyd and Higgins, as well as tight end Hayden Hurts, would likely see more targets and snaps if Chase was limited or out on Sunday, though that scenario is far from a guarantee. Chase and QB Joe Burrow have been playing together since their days at LSU, which gives them a unique chemistry on the field.