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.
Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase (hip) was limited for the second straight day.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) November 24, 2022
Chase has looked good this week and hasn’t had any setbacks. Shaping up for him to play Sunday vs. TEN. https://t.co/kRT01Th8O8— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) November 24, 2022
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.
Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase will resume practicing this week, coach Zac Taylor said.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) November 21, 2022
Taylor said it’s hard to make a prediction for Chase’s availability for Sunday’s game against TEN.
“Everything has been positive up to this point, which we hoped it would be.”
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.