WR Ted Ginn Jr - New Orleans Saints
|5-11, 185||Born: 4-12-1985||College: Ohio State||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2007|
Week 14: vs San Francisco 49ers
FBG says: Bad matchup. Drew Brees continues to play at an upper-tier level here in Year 19, completing a league-best 74% of his throws - nothing new for the ultra-precise Brees. That said, he hasn't shown much dynamism of late, with the Saints' downfield attack hardly in play over the past month or so. Brees has produced just 6.8 yards per attempt since the Week 10 bye, falling below 230 in 2 of those 4 games. In other words, he's performing on a mortal level but still among the league's most efficient passers. Throwing to Michael Thomas, who's on pace to best Marvin Harrison's receptions record, Brees always boasts a stable fantasy floor, if only through volume. Last week's 30 attempts were his lowest of the season by far. Beyond Thomas, there's every-week potential but not much consistency among Brees' weapons. Tight end Jared Cook has posted 74+ yards in 3 of his last 4 games, but is occasionally shut far out of the gameplan. Running back Alvin Kamara is a true threat to score on every touch, but has surprisingly put up just 5.6 per catch during his 7-game touchdown drought. Back in Week 2, the 49ers allowed Andy Dalton to throw for 311 yards in a game fueled by garbage time. And to date, he's been the only opponent to reach even 250 against the league's most smothering unit. They lead the way comfortably in yardage allowed per attempt and per game, and only three teams have allowed more touchdowns. In their past 2 games against Aaron Rodgers and Lamar Jackson, they gave up a total of 224 yards to the pair. The pass rush is top-notch, pressuring quarterbacks at the NFL's highest rate despite blitzing very rarely. And Richard Sherman continues to lead a shutdown secondary that's thoroughly shut down an impressive batch of receivers, including Davante Adams (43 yards), D.J. Moore (38), and Tyler Lockett (26). Sherman's Week 14 availability, however, is up in the air after spraining his knee last Sunday. This is a deep group, but he's obviously a huge piece of the 49ers' puzzle in containing Michael Thomas.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Ted Ginn Jr's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 13 vs ATL (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Another week and another poor game from Ginn. The Saints elected to go with short to intermediate routes this week as they tried to get the ball out quickly, but Ginn was not included in that. They did not try and quick screens or slants to try and let him run behind a wall of blockers at all. Ginn was targeted a single time in the offense and was unable to make the catch on a ball that was thrown just a little too far. It has been a disappointing string of games for Ginn and things do not appear to be getting better any time soon.
2019 Week 12 vs CAR (5 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)
The Saints have just not needed the services of Ginn much this year. They continue to gain large chunk plays to Thomas on the outside or to Kamara underneath. They have not needed to stretch the field or take long shots to Ginn. Those shots would help open things up for the running game, but the Saints have been winning so why mess with the formula. Ginn caught 2 of his 5 targets this week with one going for a 30-yard catch and run to help setup a touchdown. Tre'Quan Smith played well this week and should continue to cut into the overall targets for Ginn. The Saints know they have the deep weapon if they need it in Ginn, but so far, they have not.
2019 Week 11 vs TB (4 / 2 / 14 / 1 rec)
It was a relatively quiet game for Ginn this week outside of his touchdown catch. The Saints held a lead and got a dominating performance from the defense, so they did not need to take any shots down the field with Ginn. He caught 2 of his 4 targets for just 14 yards this week and a 6-yard touchdown. The touchdown gave the Saints a 17-point lead and came on the heels of a 41-yard catch and run by Thomas. Ginn ran a curl route and settled down in a void between defenders right at the goal line. Brees put the ball on his chest and Ginn made the catch going to the ground to avoid any potential hit that he may not have seen coming. Ginn will always be there to run the deep route when the Saints need it, but they simply did not need it from him this week.
2019 Week 10 vs ATL (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
It was not a good week for Ginn. He had a 5-yard gain on an end around but did not catch a single target this week. The Atlanta pass rush did not afford Brees the time to let routes develop down the field for Ginn and he was a non-factor this week. Ginn should have been the biggest beneficiary of Brees back in the lineup, but this week did not go as planned. The team abandoned the run early and could not set Ginn up on the play action at all. Ginn played a big role in the comeback for the Saints in week 1 against Tampa and should have a much better line next week.
2019 Week 8 vs ARI (2 / 2 / 42 / 0 rec)
The string of average games for Ginn continued this week after catching both of his targets from Brees. He took a long catch and run for 28 yards and chipped in a 14-yard catch. Ginn did not see a big bump in production with the return of Brees but he continues to flash his speed and big play ability. It is only a matter of time before he totally breaks free and hits the long home run. Ginn should get that chance in week 10 against an awful Atlanta secondary.
2019 Week 7 vs CHI (5 / 2 / 48 / 0 rec)
It was not the most productive game for Ginn after he only caught 2 of his 5 targets, but he made the big play on the first drive of the 2nd half to setup a Saints touchdown. It was a play action pass where the entire defense seemed to bite on the fake. Ginn had beaten his man off the line and ran straight past the safety and everyone else in coverage. Had Bridgewater put the ball out in front of him it would have been an easy touchdown, but Ginn had to slow down and catch the ball a little behind him. Bridgewater looked to hold the ball just half a second too long and must have been surprised at how open Ginn was. He was knocked down at the 3-yard line and Latavius Murray punched in the touchdown on the very next play. Ginn continues to make the big plays but has not been consistent in the offense with Bridgewater as quarterback.
2019 Week 6 vs JAX (6 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
It was a quiet game overall for Ginn, but he did break free for a 27-yard catch and the longest play of the game for either team. He managed just 9 yards on his 1 other catch but continues to show his big play ability in this offense. Ginn blew past his man and ran under the Bridgewater pass for 27 yards. He was targeted 6 total times this week and only managed the 2 catches. It has taken Ginn much longer to workout the chemistry with Bridgewater, but he now has back to back games with big plays. Someone is going to need to step up next week against the Bears and Ginn is a great candidate.
2019 Week 5 vs TB (2 / 2 / 35 / 1 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
It took 5 games, but Ginn finally broke free for a long touchdown this week. He had just 2 targets and made the most of them with a long 33-yard touchdown catch. The big play came just 2 plays after Michael Thomas had a big 42-yard play down the sideline and Bridgewater attacked the middle of the field to Ginn. Bridgewater had a clean pocket and was able to step up and deliver a strike to Ginn who had come wide open after the defense rolled to Thomas on the outside. The busted coverage led to there not being a defender within 5 yards of Ginn and it was an easy pitch and catch for the touchdown. Ginn has not made many big plays since the first game of the year, but he was finally able to break through with a touchdown this week.
2019 Week 4 vs DAL (5 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
It was another disappointing game for Ginn this week. He caught just 3 of his 5 targets for less than 20 yards and cost the team an interception on the first offensive drive of the game. Bridgewater escaped the pressure and rolled to his right before throwing a dart down the field to Ginn who was open. The ball bounced off his chest and he was hit in the back before he could adjust and make the catch. The ball fell right into the arms of a Dallas defender before he fell out of bounds and the tone was set for the offense the rest of the game. Ginn has not been the big play threat he has been in the past this year and has not seen any significant volume since Brees went down with an injury. The Saints do not have a 3rd receiver that is going to push Ginn for targets at the moment, but he will see his numbers continue to decrease if someone else can step up in the offense.
2019 Week 3 vs SEA (5 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
After having a big game in week 1, Ginn has not done much to follow up. He caught just 2 of his 5 targets this week for only 15 yards. 10 of those yards came on a single play and he just does not seem to have any chemistry with Bridgewater. One of the biggest knocks for Bridgewater has always been his arm strength down the field and that does not bode well for the home run hitting Ginn. The offense went through Kamara and Thomas this week and left little for anyone else. Ginn will break a big play or 2 this season but he has not shown to be consistent in the Saints offense.
2019 Week 2 vs LAR (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The entire offense was affected when Brees went down, especially Ginn. It was a very bleak day where he did not receive a single target after a big week 1. The target distribution outside of Thomas and Kamara has always been scarce, but if Brees misses an extended amount of time it will be a very rough season for Ginn.
2019 Week 1 vs HOU (7 / 7 / 101 / 0 rec)
The veteran receiver Ginn showed up when the team needed him and made big plays in the 4th quarter to setup a field goal to go up by 6 and then the eventual game winning field goal. Ginn's big play came on a 3rd and 2 play where the Saints sent everyone deep down field. Ginn beat his man in the first 10 yards and then caught a beautifully thrown ball by Brees over his shoulder for 41 yards. Ginn also had 2 catches on the final drive to get the Saints into field goal range for the game winning kick. The most impressive being the 7-yard comeback route where he catch the ball and instantly went to the ground to call the time out for the field goal. Ginn registered his first 100-yard game of the season and still looks to be the burner he was in years past. If Ginn can stay healthy, he should play a big role as the clear second receiver for the Saints.
New Orleans Saints Team LinksDepth Chart Season Stats Targets Red Zone Game Logs
Footballguys ArticlesRoundtable Week 14
FBG Staff - December 5
Starting Stacks for Week 11
Scott Bischoff - November 14
The Best of Footballguys Week 10
Matt Waldman - November 8
Starting Stacks for Week 10
Scott Bischoff - November 7
Starting Stacks for Week 2
Scott Bischoff - September 12
Week 14 Wide Receiver Tiers
Sigmund Bloom - December 5
Waivers of the Future: Week 14
Daniel Simpkins - December 3
TipAndPick's: Tips and Picks, Thanksgiving Edition
John Lee - November 27
Cracking FanDuel: Thanksgiving GPP Edition
Devin Knotts - November 27
Week 13 Wide Receiver Tiers
Sigmund Bloom - November 27
Articles from around the webBEST-BALL WR TIERS
John Daigle - May 9
Fantasy Football Preseason Preview: Receivers
David Dorey - June 21
Alvin Kamara: The Case for 1.01
Luke Bugoni - June 28
Punt & Kickoff Return Depth Charts and Players to Target
Brandon Niles - July 2
Fantasy football tier wide receiver rankings for 2019
Jeff Ratcliffe - July 16
2019 fantasy football handcuffs: Austin Ekeler among top options
Mike Clay - July 17
2019 fantasy football training camp battles to watch
Cory Bonini - July 20
Who's Projected to Be 2019's Most Efficient Wide Receiver?
Brandon Gdula - July 23
Why You Should Avoid Calvin Ridley in Fantasy Football in 2019
Sam Factor - August 5
Wide Receiver Primer (Rankings and Tiers)
Mike Tagliere - August 13
|14||vs San Francisco 49ers|
|15||vs Indianapolis Colts|
|16||@ Tennessee Titans|
|17||@ Carolina Panthers|