2.) Ja’Marr Chase vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
After weeks of winning and returning to their old selves, the Cincinnati Bengals are officially in trouble. Quarterback Joe Burrow is gone for the year with a wrist injury, and the Bengals find themselves going up against teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers (twice), Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas CIth Chiefs, and the Cleveland Browns once more. All of these teams will see Jake Browning, who has just played in two games of his career (both this season).
With the uncertainty of the Bengals’ passing offense, no Bengals receiver should be trusted until we see what Browning can do with the football. This offense could even transition more into a running game with Joe Mixon, which will hurt Chase’s chances at getting the ball at all. It also doesn’t help that the Steelers have a ferocious defense and can take away a team’s best player on both sides of the ball. Avoid putting Chase into your starting lineup until we see what Browning is made of.