Headed for more slot work?
Chase could see more work in the slot this year, with offensive coordinator Brian Callahan noting that the second-year wideout is a "really smart" player who knows assignments for multiple receiver spots, Paul Dehner of The Athletic reports.
Primarily an X receiver last season, Chase didn't move around the formation much early on, instead finding success with his ability to beat press coverage, win one-on-one matchups outside and run past slower defenders. The Bengals moved him around a bit more as the year went along, but his 20.6 percent slot-snap rate over the final nine games (including playoffs) was still on the low side for a top receiver. Chase could move inside a bit more often this year, though it isn't clear how much that even matters for fantasy, as he finished last year with 2.49 yards per route run from the slot and 2.45 YPRR on the perimeter. There's also the matter of fellow Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd, who has primarily worked the slot for most of his career.
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Hurst caught three of four targets for 27 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 27-15 win over the Dolphins.
Higgins suffered an ankle injury during Thursday's win over the Dolphins, but it isn't major, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Boyd secured two of five targets for 47 yards and completed his only pass attempt for 23 yards in the Bengals' 27-15 win over the Dolphins on Thursday night.
Mixon rushed 24 times for 61 yards and a touchdown and brought in all four targets for 13 yards in the Bengals' 27-15 win over the Dolphins on Thursday night.
Chase secured four of six targets for 81 yards in the Bengals' 27-15 win over the Dolphins on Thursday night.
Higgins brought in seven of nine targets for 124 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' 27-15 win over the Dolphins on Thursday night.
Burrow completed 20 of 31 passes for 287 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Bengals' 27-15 win over the Dolphins on Thursday night. He also rushed five times for six yards.
Higgins (toe) doesn't have an injury designation for Thursday's game against Miami.
Mixon (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Thursday's game against Miami.
Hurst (groin) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.