Is Ja'Marr Chase Playing Tonight? (Latest Injury Update for Bengals vs. Browns in NFL Week 8)

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase.
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase. / Sam Greene / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Cincinnati Bengals will be without their No. 1 receiver Ja'Marr Chase on Monday Night Football against the Cleveland Browns as he deals with a hip injury.

The bright side for the Bengals is that Chase won't be placed on injured reserve, which means that the team believes that he could return to the lineup in four weeks or less. The initial prognosis for Chase's injury was a four-to-six week timeline.

Losing Chase is a big blow to Joe Burrow and the Bengals offense, especially after the team put up 35 points with Chase catching two scores in Cincy's Week 7 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins will be the biggest beneficiaries on offense with Chase out, but don't be surprised if the team leans on Joe Mixon in the running game as well in Week 8. Cincy is currently a three-point favorite on the road in this game.

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Chase has played in every game so far in his NFL career, so we don't have a sample size of how Cincy's offense will operate without him.

That being said, I think Higgins will be the biggest beneficiary, as he's seen at least seven targets in every game since Week 1.

I like the OVER for Higgins' receiving yards tonight, especially since he's a deep threat in this offense regardless of who is playing. Higgins has 93 or more receiving yards in three of his last four games, and I wouldn't be shocked if he pushes that number this week as the No. 1 option in the passing game.

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