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Week 1 vs. ATL
Rushing: 2 / 9 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 26 / 0 on 5 targets
Ginn could not get open down field other than on a play fake Pat White executed from the Wildcat formation that was overthrown by a mile. He made some decent catches in the short range of the field including a short out for a first down on the second series for the game for a 10-yard gain. He also made a leaping play to bat down a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage in the 4th quarter to prevent a second interception. Ginn is simply not primary receiver material and until he can be a complementary player, the Dolphins passing game will struggle with inconsistency. Ginn will remain an up and down option and a low-end No.3 fantasy option, especially if Pennington can't get time to throw the ball.
Week 2 vs. IND
Receiving: 11 / 108 / 0 on 16 targets
You might think that Ted Ginn had a breakout game from his stat line, but he left the breakout game on the ground by not pulling one easy deep ball from Pennington early, and a harder one late that a top 10 draft pick and #1 wide receiver needs to be able to make. Ginn caught a lot of balls on intermediate routes to the edges of the field because the defense respected his speed, and he racked up more than half of his yards on fourth quarter drives when the Dolphins opened up the offense in an attempt to win the game. Ginn didn't compete well for the ball when he was closely covered, and he generally seemed to shy away from contact. Even though Ginn had a great night in the box score, he was exposed as a soft wide receiver who doesn't come through in the clutch in front of a big audience.
Week 3 vs. SD
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 6 targets
Ginn came away with a goose egg in a game where he probably should've had a breakout performance. Despite his crucial drop last week, he still had a big game reception-wise. So most felt coming into this week that he would be able to take advantage of the San Diego secondary at least somewhat. Instead, he was shut out. He was targeted on several near-misses, but was never able to connect. Early in the game, he was actually overthrown (not an easy accomplishment) on what could have been a 95 yard touchdown grab by Chad Pennington. With Pennington leaving the game with injury, Ginn finally had a strong-armed quarterback to find him down the field. Instead, what happened was that the passes Henne did throw to Ginn were woefully underthrown. He may have been able to catch one of them, but it was also a bit behind him.
Week 4 vs. BUF
Rushing: 1 / 22 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 4 / 0 on 3 targets
Take away his 22 yard rush and Ginn was a complete non-factor. They didn't even look his way in the second half. He wasn't even on the field for many plays, with Brian Hartline in his place.
Week 5 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 2 / 57 / 1 on 2 targets
Ginn had a key early third-down reception, but he was not heard from again until catching a long bomb to give the Dolphins a temporary fourth quarter lead. He burned Darrelle Revis, which is something few wide receivers can say. He is not going to be the #1 WR the Dolphins hoped he would be, but with Chad Henne's arm strength, he'll be a fine bye week/injury play in the hopes that Henne finds him deep.
Week 7 vs. NO
Rushing: 1 / 5 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 16 / 0 on 8 targets
Ginn continues to look more like a pretender every week. He had multiple drops, a juggle that turned into a Darren Sharper touchdown, and generally played soft, especially on balls that he had to compete for in the air. Ginn wasn't getting separation on any routes with breaks, and on one of his downfield targets he was looking a flag even though it was a clean breakup. The Dolphins were trying to use him early, but his targets were either halting Miami's momentum or creating big plays for New Orleans. His star is diminishing quickly.
Week 8 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
Ginn had two kickoff returns for touchdown to key the win for the Dolphins, but he was also tackled by Jay Feely inside his own 25 on the two previous kickoff returns he had, so don't get too excited. One return was based on pure speed to the outside by Ginn, and the other was based on poor tackling by the Jets.
Week 9 vs. NE
Receiving: 1 / 7 / 0 on 3 targets
Ted Ginn had just three targets and one short (seven yards) catch in Week 9 against the Patriots. He was the intended target over the middle on the final drive but the ball was thrown too high for him to pull it in. He is not worth owning in fantasy leagues that do not give credit for kick return yardages.
Week 10 vs. TB
Rushing: 1 / 0 / 0
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 3 targets
Ginn was held without a catch against Tampa Bay. He did return 5 kickoffs and a punt but did not break any for long gains.
Week 11 vs. CAR
Receiving: 4 / 32 / 0 on 5 targets
Ted Ginn started at wide receiver in Week 11 for Miami, but his snaps were limited as he rotated at that spot with both Brian Hartline and Greg Camarillo. Ginn had six targets, half of which were intended to stretch the defense and try and go a little deeper than usual, but for the most part Ginn was limited to three short catches that complimented one 16-yard grab that started a fourth quarter drive. Ginn's fantasy value is limited unless you get credit for kick return yardage.
Week 12 vs. BUF
Rushing: 1 / -4 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 18 / 0 on 5 targets
Ginn got a lot of targets, but didn't do that much with them. He couldn't get a step on a late deep route, and he also let one easy pass go right through his hands. An early drive stalled out with a Ginn end around that was thrown for a loss, as the Dolphins continue to unsuccessfully try to make Ginn's speed a difference-maker in their offense.
Week 13 vs. NE
Receiving: 2 / 34 / 0 on 3 targets
One of Ginn's only two passes in the game came with six seconds left in the first half, when he adjusted to a ball on the sidelines, leaning and getting both feet in bounds to set up a late FG. Ginn's other catch was a 3rd and 10 conversion late in the 4th quarter. With the emergence of Davone Bess, Ginn has clearly been relegated to a special teams kick returner role and is getting few opportunities on the offensive side of the ball. He did make two nice, clutch plays in this game, so there is a chance that his role could expand in the future.
Week 14 vs. JAX
Rushing: 1 / 16 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 12 / 0 on 2 targets
Ginn rotated into the lineup with Brian Hartline, but was the Dolphins' least targeted wide receiver. He was unable to get into position on an out route early due to the poor footing on the field, but later grabbed a 12 yard gain on the same play. He also looked fast on a long gain on an endaround run.
Week 15 vs. TEN
Receiving: 2 / 38 / 0 on 2 targets
Ginn took a definite backseat to the trio of Bess, Camarillo, and Hartline.
Week 16 vs. HOU
Receiving: 5 / 82 / 0 on 7 targets
Ginn had a productive day against Houston. His rapport with Chad Henne is starting to show. He finished the day with 5 catches for 82 yards but his best catch came on a 65 yard deep bomb from Chad Henne that resulted in a touchdown and would have brought the game even closer in the 3rd quarter. Unfortunately, fullback Lousaka Polite was called for tripping on the play and it was called back. Ginn looked confident in his routes and didn't seem to lose any speed or quickness in "thinking" about what he was going to do. 2009 has not been a great year for Ginn, but he is clearly on the right track to be a very good receiver for the Dolphins.
Week 17 vs. PIT
Receiving: 3 / 20 / 0 on 6 targets
Ginn seemed to really cap his forgettable season appropriately. The first pass of the game is thrown his way, but he can't quite reach it. After that, Henne successfully finds Camarillo, Bess, Hartline, Fasano, and Hilliard -- repeatedly. Later, with a different quarterback, Ginn is targeted near the goal line, but he is facing double coverage and has no chance. It's tough to say where he will go from here --- he was still getting a decent amount of snaps, but was clearly outperformed by three other receivers.