3 Bengals who are tumbling in value after 2nd preseason game
Bengals who tumbled in value – No. 1: Ja’Marr Chase
Ja’Marr Chase had the worst night of any member of the Bengals and he’ll be the topic of conversation until he can show that he can indeed catch a football in a Bengals uniform. Chase had three balls thrown his way in the Friday night exhibition game but he failed to secure any of them.
The Bengals spent the fifth overall pick on Chase with the hope that he and Joe Burrow could pick up where they left off at LSU in the 2019 season. Maybe that’s been the problem for Chase to this point, that he hasn’t had Burrow throwing to him. Maybe not playing in 2020 is affecting Chase more than people thought it would. Or maybe, he’s a rookie who needs time to adjust to playing in the pros.
All three of those are likely culprits as to why Chase has struggled so far but after his horrible performance against Washington, Chase’s value took the biggest hit. He’ll be a starter when Week 1 rolls around, as he should be, but make no mistake — If Chase performs this badly during the regular season, the criticisms are going to grow even louder.
For now, however, fans should relax and let Chase have time to adjust to the NFL. He’ll get better and be yet another dominating threat alongside Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins, but fans need to be patient.
These Bengals saw their values take a tremendous dip after the 17-13 loss to Washington. Can they increase their values by the time the regular season begins?