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Ja’Marr Chase questionable for Week 12 vs. Titans with hip injury

We break down the news that Ja’Marr Chase is still dealing with a hip injury. What it means for Week 12 and beyond.

Ja’Marr Chase #1 of the Cincinnati Bengals leaves the field with an injury in the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Paul Brown Stadium on October 23, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Friday update: After logging another limited practice Friday, Chase is officially being listed as questionable for Week 12 against the Titans. He was expected to play heading into the week, so there’s reason to believe he will ultimately suit up. However, his status is still worth monitoring with this designation.

Thursday Update: Chase was limited in practice for the second day in a row. It is also being reported that he is looking good in practice and hasn’t suffered any setbacks, so he should play Sunday. If Chase is able to return on Sunday, he will slot in as the team’s top receiver and should see a normal workload from what we are used to seeing.

Wednesday PM update: Chase did get in a limited practice for Wednesday. That’s good news and hopefully something Chase builds on throughout the week.

Wednesday 1:05 p.m. update: Chase has not yet practiced and head coach Zac Taylor said he is day-to-day, per Marisa Contipelli.

Wednesday AM update: The Bengals return to practice Wednesday afternoon and quarterback Joe Burrow is confident Ja’Marr Chase will return this week against the Titans. The first practice report will drop in a few hours, at which point we’ll have a little more information with which to work.

Week 12 of the NFL season is sure to be an interesting one. There are no teams on bye this week, but three games on Thursday due to Thanksgiving. One of the featured matchups for the Sunday slate this week will feature the Cincinnati Bengals taking on the Tennessee Titans in an AFC showdown. The Bengals are hopeful of getting star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase back for the game, as he is expected to return to practice this week. Chase has missed the last three games with a hip injury and would instantly provide a spark to the Bengals’ offense if he is active.

Fantasy football implications for Week 12

Whenever Chase is back active in an NFL game, you will likely play him in your fantasy football lineups. Barring head coach Zac Taylor saying Chase would only get 10-15 snaps in the game, Chase should be started. He sees a high target share and had 130 yards and two touchdowns in back-to-back games before his injury. The Titans’ defense gives up the third most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers giving Chase a fantastic matchup if he is active. If Chase is inactive yet again, the fantasy value would then fall to Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd, who would both be worthy of starts.