Ja’Marr Chase Fantasy Football Profile 2021 Rookie Draft Guide
Ja’Marr Chase attended Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, Louisiana, located in New Orleans. During his High School career, he totaled 115 receptions for 2,152 yards and 30 touchdowns. Ja’Marr Chase was a 4-star recruit and ranked as the No. 19 player in 2018 by 24/7 Sports. Chase committed to Louisiana State University (LSU), choosing to become a Tiger over offers from TCU and Kansas.
As a true freshman at LSU in 2018, Chase appeared in 13 games making seven starts. He finished the season with 23 receptions for 313 yards and three touchdowns. He returned as a starter in 2019 and led the FBS in receiving yards with 1,780 yards on 84 catches (21.2 avg) and receiving touchdowns. His 20 receiving touchdowns set a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record. Six times that season he eclipsed the 100-yard mark and an additional three times he surpassed the 200 receiving yards mark.
One of his 200-yard receiving games was the College Football Playoff Championship—a game in which he totaled a record 221 yards against Clemson. Being Joe Burrow’s top target on an offense stacked with NFL-caliber talent says a lot about Chase, especially when you see the type of season Justin Jefferson had as a rookie for the Minnesota Vikings.
At the conclusion of the 2019 season, Chase was awarded the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the best receiver in college football. He was also unanimously recognized as an All-American. Prior to the start of the 2020 season, Ja’Marr Chase decided to opt out of his Junior season to concentrate on his professional career. Chase’s decision was reported to not be COVID-19 related, instead he followed the advice of his agents and not participate in the 2020 season.
Ja’Marr Chase’s NFL outlook is very bright. With Chase making the decision to skip the 2020 season, the RotoHeat team didn’t have any film to review for 2020, but he left it all on the field in 2019, and the film we do have give us a clear picture of a talented young wideout. Over at rookiedraftguide.com we have film for you to watch from the 2019 season, and you can see what we have seen and watch what our team has been looking at.
The team collectively is quite high on Ja’Marr Chase, and we project him to be a top-2 WR in this class entering the NFL Draft. Chase is an elite route runner and a WR that we project to be more pro ready than 2019 LSU teammate, Justin Jefferson. Jefferson, a late round 1 pick in 2020, excelled for the Minnesota Vikings in his rookie season. The team projects Chase to be a fantasy WR1 at the NFL level. He is a pro-ready WR that can line up inside and outside.
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