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Chase Brown

#2 RB,


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RANK: 57


23 yrs


5'10'' / 211 lbs




Looks set for No. 2 role

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-04-29

Brown appears primed to work as the top backup to Zack Moss following the 2024 NFL Draft, Paul Dehner of The Athletic reports.

The Bengals didn't select a single running back across 10 picks in this year's draft, so even if the team brings in a handful of talented UDFAs, Brown looks like a notable winner for fantasy purposes. He flashed across 12 appearances as a rookie last season, and while Moss' experience with a large workload and on third downs may make him the favorite for the No. 1 role, Brown's short-area burst could make him an effective complementary option. If Brown can put together a solid offseason and push for increased touches, he could be an interesting late-round sleeper in 2024 drafts.

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Opportunity knocks as Mixon traded

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-12

Brown bumps up to the No. 2 spot on Cincinnati's depth chart behind Zack Moss, with Joe Mixon being traded to the Texans on Tuesday, DJ Bien-Aime of ESPN reports.

Brown earned a larger role in Cincinnati's offense during the second half of his rookie season, securing the No. 2 gig for himself during the final six games of the campaign, but he ended the year with just 44 carries for 179 yards, plus 14 catches for 156 yards and a score. Though Moss is coming off an impressive season in Indianapolis, Brown could offer him real competition for touches, depending on what other additions the Bengals make to the running back depth chart.

Handles 12 touches in Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-10

Brown rushed 11 times for 43 yards and caught one of two targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 31-14 win over the Browns.

Brown continued to operate as the No. 2 running back behind starter Joe Mixon, and his 11 carries were a season-high. The rookie's opportunities were limited in his first season with the Bengals, totaling just 44 rushes for 179 yards on the ground while also dealing with a hamstring injury that landed him on injured reserve earlier in the season. Brown added 14 catches for 156 yards and a touchdown, showing his versatility out of the backfield. With Mixon under contract through the 2024 season, Brown should continue to handle backup duties. It's possible the 23-year-old could carve out a larger role if he can continue to improve as a rusher and a pass catcher.

Five touches against Chiefs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-03

Brown rushed three times for five yards and caught both of his targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 25-17 loss to the Chiefs.

Brown continued to operate as the Cincinnati's No. 2 running back, playing 11 of the Bengals' 74 offensive snaps Sunday. With little usage behind veteran Joe Mixon, the rookie's fantasy utility is limited in the Bengals' offense. Brown remains far off the fantasy radar as the Bengals host the Browns in Week 18.

Handles six touches

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-27

Brown rushed four times for 16 yards and secured both of his targets for eight yards in Saturday's 34-11 loss to the Steelers.

Brown operated as the Bengals' No. 2 running back Saturday, 14 of Cincinnati's 64 offensive snaps. Meanwhile, starter Joe Mixon played 38 snaps and carried the ball 11 times in the contest. Brown has earned extra opportunities in recent weeks, but he saw a dip in his recent usage on a day when the Bengals struggled to get much going on offense. The rookie will look to get more involved behind Mixon in a Week 17 matchup with the Chiefs.

Upgrades to full practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-20

Brown (sternum) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Jay Morrison of reports.

Brown thus is set to reprise his role as the No. 2 RB, following three straight games with at least nine touches on 18 or fewer snaps. Joe Mixon is still dominating the playing time in Cincinnati's backfield, but Brown also has emerged as a significant piece of the offense, remarkably touching the ball on 71.4 percent of his snaps over the past three weeks. He should stay involved Saturday against Pittsburgh, though the limited playing time does imply a rather low floor for fantasy production.

Dealing with injured sternum

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-19

Brown was limited at Tuesday's practice due to a sternum injury, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

Brown entered Week 13 with five touches in the first six appearances of his career, but the rookie fifth-round pick has come on the last three games, combining for 30 touches for 217 yards from scrimmage and one receiving TD. Assuming he gets through Week 16 prep and is able to play Saturday in Pittsburgh, he'll be a decent enough option for managers in need of an RB option.

Role continues to increase

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-16

Brown ran for 23 yards on seven carries against Minnesota on Saturday, adding three receptions for 28 yards on three targets.

It was a modest showing for Brown overall, but the interesting development is that he nearly matched the carry count of starter Joe Mixon (10). Brown's three targets also matched Mixon's target count. Brown will continue to play off the bench for the Bengals, but it appears he's gaining on Mixon on the Cincinnati depth chart.

Breakout performance

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-11

Brown had three catches for 80 yards and a touchdown to go along with eight carries for 25 yards in the Bengals' win over the Colts.

Brown was an afterthought early on in the season, but he's had big plays each of the last weeks after finally recovering from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for four games. Joe Mixon is still the man, but Brown is becoming a reliable second back for the Bengals.

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