Cincinnati Bengals running back Chase Brown had 43 yards off 11 carries in Sunday's win over the Browns. He added one catch for 10 yards. The Bengals were eliminated from playoff contention after the Week 17 loss to the Chiefs. However, Cincinnati wanted to end the year with a winning record. Brown's 11 attempts were the most of his career. Although he couldn't find the end zone for the second time this season, he still had a decent year as Joe Mixon's backup. At any rate, the 23-year-old should at least remain the No. 2 running back on the depth chart, so he'll draw interest from fantasy managers during drafts ahead of Week 1 for insurance purposes. Of course, the Bengals should strongly consider keeping Joe Mixon on the roster, even more so since he had 12 touchdowns this season. Yet, Brown's outlook could improve even more if he finds himself atop the depth chart heading into the 2024-25 campaign.
Jan 7, 2024 9:26 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Chase Brown didn't do a whole lot in the team's Week 17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on the road. Brown remained the clear backup to Joe Mixon once again and was even out-carried by quarterback Jake Browning seven to three. On his three rushing attempts, Brown had only five yards and caught both of his targets for an additional 23 yards. The 23-year-old only played only one more snap than Trayveon Williams and just 15% of the snaps. The Bengals have gotten Brown more involved in their offense in recent weeks and he's capitalized on a few big plays, mainly on screens. However, Brown has yet to carve out a big enough role behind Mixon to warrant weekly starting consideration in fantasy lineups.
Jan 1, 2024 3:35 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals running back Chase Brown had 16 yards off four carries during Saturday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He added two catches for eight yards. The rookie has been more involved on the offensive end in the last few weeks. Unfortunately, Brown couldn't get anything going, although he wasn't alone, considering the Steelers defense had one of its best performances of the 2023-24 campaign. That said, Brown can't be trusted in any fantasy format in Week 17 versus the Kansas City Chiefs. While he is a threat to at least find the end zone from week to week, fantasy managers should keep him out of the starting lineup.
Dec 23, 2023 10:41 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals running back Chase Brown (chest) appeared on the injury report during the week. He practiced in a limited capacity on Tuesday. However, he logged full sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, so he's good to go for the Week 16 AFC North matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rookie started to get attention from fantasy managers after he scored a touchdown in Week 14 versus the Colts. He's also logged at least seven carries in the last three games while catching three passes in his previous two appearances. Unfortunately, Brown has played in only 42 of the team's offensive snaps combined since Week 13. As a result, it will be tough for him to do anything meaningful for fantasy managers, even with Ja'Marr Chase (shoulder) out of the lineup. On the other hand, desperate fantasy managers shouldn't rule out another trip to the end zone, giving him a small upside in the deepest fantasy setups.
Dec 22, 2023 10:20 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Chase Brown (chest) was able to upgrade to a full practice session on Wednesday after he was listed as limited in practice on Tuesday. The 23-year-old came out of Saturday's overtime victory over the Minnesota Vikings with a sternum injury, but it shouldn't keep him from being available in this Saturday's divisional clash against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brown has been involved more in the last three weeks and has at least nine touches in each game. It's led to 24 carries for 109 yards (4.54 yards per tote) and six receptions for an additional 108 yards and one touchdown in the last three contests. Joe Mixon is still dominating the backfield snaps and touches, though, leaving Brown as a touchdown-dependent RB4/flex in very deep PPR leagues in Week 16.
Dec 20, 2023 8:18 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Chase Brown (sternum) is on the Week 16 injury report after being listed as limited in the team's first practice of the week on Tuesday. It's an injury that shouldn't keep Brown from playing in Week 16 against the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers, but it's something worth watching. The 23-year-old fifth-round pick has been much more involved in Cincy's backfield the last three games after seeing virtually zero involvement in his first six games. Brown has 24 rushing attempts for 109 yards (4.54 yards per carry) and has caught all six of his targets for 108 yards and a touchdown in the passing game in the last three weeks. If he's active on Saturday, he could see an elevated role in the passing game if lead receiver Ja'Marr Chase (shoulder) is out. Brown wasn't used at all on offense in the team's first meeting against the Steelers in Week 11.
Dec 19, 2023 7:19 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals running back Chase Brown is coming off the best performance of his young career. The rookie had eight carries for 25 yards in the Week 14 win over the Colts. More importantly, he caught all three of his targets, one of which resulted in his first career touchdown. Brown has 17 carries in the last two games. However, Joe Mixon is still the top option out of the backfield, meaning Brown's ceiling is capped. As a result, it may be safe for fantasy managers to keep the 23-year-old out of the starting lineup for Week 15 against the Vikings. But he still has some value for those with nowhere else to turn. If anything, Brown can be stashed in case Mixon goes down with an injury during the final stretch of the 2023-24 campaign.
Dec 15, 2023 8:50 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals rookie fifth-round running back Chase Brown wasn't known as a speed guy coming out of college, but he has provided the Bengals offense with a spark the last two weeks and was clocked at 22.05 mph on a screen pass he turned into a 54-yard touchdown in the Week 14 win over the Indianapolis Colts. It was the second-fastest speed reached by a ball-carrier in the NFL in 2023. Brown's opportunities were limited in the first three months, having played eight offensive snaps in the first six games before going on Injured Reserve with a pulled hamstring. In the last two games, he has 166 scrimmage yards and one touchdown. Joe Mixon remains Cincy's lead back, but Brown is worth a waiver-wire pickup for those fantasy managers still playing for something down the stretch, at least as RB depth .
Dec 13, 2023 12:34 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Chase Brown (hamstring) didn't have any limitations in practice on Thursday following a limited designation in practice a day earlier. The 23-year-old third-rounder should be able to play on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts unless he suffers a setback on Friday. Brown looked fresh and was given a season-high nine carries for 61 yards (6.78 yards per carry) in Monday night's overtime win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. In standard-sized leagues, this is just something worth keeping an eye on over the next couple of weeks. Joe Mixon isn't going anywhere as Cincy's lead back, but Brown could see his role grow as a complementary ground option down the stretch if he continues to look like he did in Week 13.
Dec 7, 2023 11:07 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals running back Chase Brown (hamstring) was limited in practice on Wednesday as the team began preparing to take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 14. Brown surprisingly got nine touches in a Week 13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, overtaking Trayveon Williams for the backup role in Cincy behind Joe Mixon. The rookie's participation in practice throughout the remainder of the week will be worth monitoring. If Brown ultimately ends up missing Week 14, look for Williams to move back into the No. 2 RB role.
Dec 6, 2023 9:22 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Chase Brown (hamstring) is officially active for the Week 12 contest versus the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday after he was activated from Injured Reserve on Saturday. With Brown returning to the Bengals' backfield as depth, Chris Evans is a healthy scratch for this one. The 23-year-old rookie will be third on the RB depth chart against Pittsburgh behind starter Joe Mixon and backup Trayveon Williams, so he doesn't have any standalone fantasy value. The fifth-rounder has carried the ball just two times for six yards and has caught all three of his targets for seven yards in his first five NFL games before he landed on Injured Reserve.
Nov 26, 2023 11:45 AM EST
Cincinnati Bengals running back Chase Brown (hamstring) practiced in a full capacity this week. He is listed as questionable and remains on injured reserve. Presumably, the Bengals are waiting until Saturday afternoon to activate Brown, at which point it would become clear that he's playing in Week 12 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Even if the rookie operates as Joe Mixon's backup, he's not on the redraft radar in fantasy football.
Nov 24, 2023 4:06 PM EST
The Cincinnati Bengals have cleared rookie running back Chase Brown (hamstring) to practice by designating him for return from Injured Reserve. The team also signed quarterback Drew Plitt to their practice squad and placed offensive lineman Jaxson Kirkland on the practice-squad injured list. The Bengals now have 21 days to officially activate Brown from Injured Reserve. The 23-year-old fifth-round draft pick landed on IR on Oct. 28. In the five games he played before his hamstring injury, he had just two rushing attempts for six yards while catching three passes for seven yards. When healthy, he will once again serve as RB depth for Cincinnati behind Joe Mixon, Trayveon Williams and Chris Evans. Brown can be ignored in all redraft fantasy leagues.
Nov 20, 2023 12:14 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals running back Chase Brown (hamstring) has been placed on injured reserve. The ball carrier will now be out for a minimum of four weeks. Brown only has five total touches for 13 yards across five games this year but has been a special teams contributor. Trayveon Williams will continue to operate as the primary backup/handcuff to Joe Mixon for now.
Oct 28, 2023 2:14 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals running back Chase Brown (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 8 versus the San Francisco 49ers. The rookie had practiced in a limited capacity on Thursday before being downgraded to a non-participant on Friday. In his absence, Trayveon Williams and Chris Evans will split touches behind Cincinnati's clear-cut lead back, Joe Mixon.
Oct 27, 2023 2:07 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Chase Brown could leapfrog Chris Evans and Trayveon Williams for the No. 2 RB spot behind Joe Mixon eventually in 2023, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. The fifth-rounder from Illinois has impressed throughout training camp and the preseason, particularly with his pass-catching. It's not out of the question that Mixon will have to serve some sort of suspension this year despite being found not guilty on aggravated menacing charges, which would open up opportunities for all of the other Bengals RBs. The 23-year-old will have to keep impressing in the regular season. He's not draft-worthy in 12-team leagues going into the season, but he's certainly one to keep on your watch list in PPR setups.
Aug 31, 2023 11:30 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals running back Chase Brown ran for 39 yards off 11 carries during the loss to the Washington Commanders on Saturday night. He added two catches for negative yardage. Chris Evans (undisclosed), who didn't suit up for this one, is rumored to see third-down work this season. However, it appears Brown should at least hold a spot on the depth chart heading into the Week 1 opener versus the Cleveland Browns. That said, unless Joe Mixon or Evans suffers an injury during the 2023-24 campaign, Brown won't see much action, although he's worth a stash in dynasty formats.
Aug 27, 2023 11:20 AM EST
Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Chase Brown drew praise from director of player personnel Duke Tobin on Saturday. "He's developing before our eyes," Tobin said during an appearance on the Bengals' broadcast. The fifth-round pick is on track to open the season as Joe Mixon's backup thanks to his impressive results on the field, as well as injuries to Trayveon Williams (ankle) and Chris Evans (undisclosed). Fantasy managers should view him as a low-end RB4 and one of the position's most appealing handcuffs in 2023.
Aug 26, 2023 9:30 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals running back Chase Brown had nine carries for 18 yards and a touchdown during Friday's preseason tie with Atlanta. The 2023 fifth-round pick amassed just 2.0 YPC in this one. But he at least found the end zone, scoring on a three-yard run in the fourth quarter. The rookie has struggled on the ground this preseason. While Brown has shown promise as a pass-catcher, he'll need to do more to work his way up the depth chart. Until then, Trayveon Williams (ankle) and potentially Chris Evans are ahead in the pecking order.
Aug 18, 2023 11:47 PM EST