WR Ted Ginn - New Orleans Saints
|5-11, 185||Born: 4-12-1985||College: Ohio State||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2007|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Ted Ginn's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 20 vs LAR (6 / 3 / 58 / 0 rec)
The Saints were committed to getting Ginn going since his return from the IR. They had several weeks to get the chemistry back, but Brees and Ginn just could not get on the same page. Brees was off this week so it was not all on Ginn, but they were off on several routes. Ginn was targeted 6 times and came down with 3 of those targets. The biggest catch came just before the end of the game and setup what should have been a game winning field goal if they had managed the clock better. Ginn ran a streak down the right sideline and ripped off a 43-yard gain, This accounted for all but 15 of his total yards. The Saints did not try and use Ginn in the run game at all this week despite the lack of success from Kamara and Ingram. It would not be surprising to hear that Ginn was still not fully healthy for this run, but he is safe to still be the number 2 receiver next year.
2018 Week 19 vs PHI (7 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
It has been a tough road back for Ginn from his knee injury in September and he has not clicked with Brees. This game was no exception as they kept trying to force the ball to him. Total targets were dominated by Thomas, and Ginn was a distant second with 7 total targets. He was also second on the team in yardage. Almost half of his total yards came on a single 21-yard reception, and that was his only big play of the game. Brees targeted Ginn on the first play of the game with a deep play action pass. Unfortunately, it was intercepted and set the tone for the first quarter. Brees also targeted Ginn in the red zone with a fade to the corner of the end zone. Ginn was unable to find the ball in the air and had no chance to make a play. He appeared to have a step on his defender, but the chemistry is still just not there with Brees. The Saints still want to get Ginn involved and take some of the pressure off of Thomas. Look for a few deep shots down the field next week to help stretch the defense.
2018 Week 16 vs PIT (8 / 5 / 74 / 0 rec)
The receiving core has struggled outside of Thomas this season, but it got a boost with Ginn back from injury. He went down in September with a knee injury and was reactivated this week and put right back into his old spot and workload. Ginn has always been the receiver to stretch the field and that is exactly how the Saints tried to use him. He was the target of the Taysom Hill interception deep down the field. Ginn ran a deep drag route and Hill simply under threw him and put too much air under the ball. His longest completion with Brees was a 25-yard catch and run play across the middle. The most important stat would be the 8 targets for Ginn this week. He was only behind Thomas in targets this week and caught 5 of 8. It was a welcomed addition to the Saints offense that seemed to be firing on all cylinders against the Steelers. Ginn has one more regular season game against the Panthers to get back in sync for the playoffs.
2018 Week 4 vs NYG (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
The term boom or bust gets thrown around a lot with players in the NFL, but Ginn was a prime example of the bust end of the spectrum this week. He had flourished in the offense to this point with Brees throwing the ball a lot in the first 3 weeks but floundered this week when there was more competition for targets. With Cameron Meredith stepping up and receiving more attention, Ginn is going to be even more dependent on the big play going forward. He did not catch any of his 3 targets this week and may lose out on even more work with the return of Ingram next week.
2018 Week 3 vs ATL (6 / 3 / 12 / 1 rec, 1 / 20 / 0 rush)
This game was all about spreading the ball around and Ginn got his chance early. It was Ginn who scored the first touchdown of the game on the first drive. Brees rolled right on play action and Ginn streaked out into the flat. They completed a short pass and Ginn stiff armed his defender to the ground before walking into the end zone. There was no help on the outside and the safety was busy providing help on Michael Thomas on the other side. Ginn is usually a boom or bust candidate and relies on the big play to score. This week he muscled up and scored one in tight after breaking a tackle. He was very quiet the rest of the game and the only other play worth noting was a 6-yard catch near the end of the first quarter. But the Saints ended up punting on that drive.
2018 Week 2 vs CLE (7 / 4 / 55 / 0 rec)
The final stat line may not show it, but Ginn did not have a great game. Brees narrowly missed him on a shot down the field for their first attempt, and then Ginn fumbled the next pass that came his way right at the line of scrimmage. This was early in the second quarter and right around mid-field. The rest of the game was full of failed shots down the field, a few quick outs, and one big play. That big play came in the form of 42-yard completion where Ginn caught the ball 16-yard down the middle of the field and then ran another 26 before being tackled. This was a huge moment in the game as it came right after the Browns had tied the score and it helped set up the eventual game winning field goal for the Saints. Ginn overcame his early fumble and made a play during crunch time. There has been no clear cut second receiver thus far for the Saints, but in regard to production it has easily been Ginn.
2018 Week 1 vs TB (6 / 5 / 68 / 1 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
The ball was flying all over the place this week and Ginn managed to cash in. It was Tampa Bay who had receivers haul in touchdowns of 50+ yards, but Ginn showed he has not lost a step when he ran past his man for an easy 28-yard touchdown. On the first play of the second quarter, Ginn simply ran past his man and Brees laid a beautiful ball right into the bread basket for an easy touchdown. Ginn caught 5 of his 6 targets but was competing with Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara who accounted for 2/3 of all completions and most of the yards. Ginn is a threat over the top on every single play and it was a little surprising they did not take more shots down the field with him, especially when they were trailing late in the game.
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