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WR Ted Ginn - Carolina Panthers

5-11, 185Born: 4-12-1985College: Ohio StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 9

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 23): Ginn had his touchdown upheld on review, and if Corey Brown's shoulder is a lingering issue, he'll be a good what the heck flex option with Cam Newton on fire right now.

General News (Wed Nov 25): practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this week.

General News (Tue Nov 24): practiced fully on Tuesday.

Week 12: at Dallas Cowboys

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Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Cam Newton set a career high with five passing scores against the Washington D last week (21/34 for 246 yards passing, five passing scores and zero interceptions thrown). Devin Funchess continues his maturation, with eight targets for 4/64/1 receiving vs. Washington and 15 targets for 10/184/2 since Week Eight - also scoring last week was Greg Olsen (six for 3/54/1); Ted Ginn (eight for 5/37/1); and running backs Jonathan Stewart (one for 1/12/1) and Mike Tolbert (two for 2/5/1). This offense is rocking and rolling entering Week 12 friends. The Dallas pass D coughed up 13/24 for 140 net yards passing, two TDs and one interception to the Dolphins last week, with three sacks for -48 yards generated. Jameis Winston was limited to 22/39 for 246 net yards passing, zero TDs and two interceptions thrown (with two sacks taken for -18 yards) two games ago. Over the past four weeks (four games), this team has given up the eighth-least fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks (17.6 on average); is in the middle of the NFL in fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends (8.6, 18th); and has been sixth-least in the league when it comes to fantasy points given out to opposing wide receivers (16.5 on average). This is a tougher-than-usual matchup for the undefeated Panthers.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 vs IND 62 0 0 0 10 2 60 0 0 6
9 vs GB 48 0 0 0 4 1 20 0 0 2
10 at TEN 39 0 0 0 8 4 45 0 0 4.5
11 vs WAS 48 2 12 0 8 5 37 1 0 10.9
12 at DAL 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 at DAL PROJ-Dodds * 1 * * 3 * * * *
12 at DAL PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * 3 * * * *
12 at DAL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 11 vs WAS (8 / 5 / 37 / 1 rec, 2 / 12 / 0 rush)

Ted Ginn did most of his damage in the short game against Washington, eschewing his deeper responsibilities in a match-up the Panthers controlled. Ginn snagged a nice pass against off man coverage to keep a Carolina drive alive early, before drawing pass interference on an end zone target after beating his man on a quick out. Ginn was not to be denied pay dirt, however. He executed the scramble drill to good effect with his quarterback, finding room at the back of the end zone and diving for a football laid there by Newton. Initially the pass was called incomplete, but it was overturned by challenge. Ginn showed solid hands all game and did not drop a pass.

2015 Week 10 vs TEN (8 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)

A beautiful punt return touchdown that showed off Ginn's tremendous straight-line speed and strength was taken off the board due to a block in the back penalty, but the receiver looked to channel that frustration into his game. When the Panthers offense began to stutter in the second half under the weight of Tennessee blitz pressure, Cam Newton targeted Ginn on shorter patterns to get some rhythm going. The strategy worked, as Ginn converted a key third down with a savvy play on the sideline, showing good awareness to stay in bounds with both feet while securing the catch. Later, a deep target in Ginn's direction drew an unnecessary roughness penalty as a Titans defensive back came flying across and nearly beheaded the veteran receiver. Ginn excelled on timing routes early with the offense in rhythm, but played a key role in getting the team out of its second-half funk as well.

2015 Week 9 vs GB (4 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)

Normally the go-to receiver in the passing attack, Ted Ginn Jr was kept under wraps in this game. The Packers played a lot of two-high coverage concepts to prevent deeper patterns, but Ginn could have had a more productive game were it not for a pair of inaccurate Cam Newton passes that sailed. Ginn made a nice move off the line to gain separation for his lone catch of the game, a quick slant that went for 20 yards. The receiver did not have a poor game, per se; it came down more to the Panthers controlling the game and moving away the passing attack, and their offense getting bogged down in the second half.

2015 Week 8 vs IND (10 / 2 / 60 / 0 rec)

It was a game of near misses for Ted Ginn Jr., who could have hauled in two deep touchdown passes if not for circumstances conspiring against him. With conditions as wet as they were, getting traction with quick breaks as a receiver proved difficult. Ginn managed to offset that with some carefully run routes, including an out-and-up that he managed to beat his cornerback on for a big gain down the right sideline. The pass was thrown slightly behind Ginn, but he quickly came back to the football. A nice catch and run on a shallow cross was nullified by a Greg Olsen penalty for offensive pass interference, as Ginn showed his speed in the open field. In overtime, Ginn committed his biggest error - and it could have been costly for the Panthers. Seeing Ginn wide open down the left sideline with only end zone ahead of him, Newton flew a pass in his direction. Ginn looked it in the whole way but somehow it caromed off his chest and fell incomplete.

2015 Week 7 vs PHI (8 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec, 1 / 43 / 0 rush)

Ted Ginn Jr. seemed to embrace the prime time stage against the Eagles, producing one of his finer performances in Carolina. Ginn showed good technique to get separation on his inside-breaking routes, consistently showcasing a second gear out of his break that the Eagles defensive backs simply couldn't match. His timing with his quarterback was evident throughout. Ginn displayed a burst of a speed in the third quarter on a 43-yard reverse, as he followed a couple of terrific blocks downfield. A target intended for Ginn resulted in a bizarre interception in the first quarter - his only down point in the game - as Newton fired a pass into his belly on a slant route. As Ginn went to the ground, the ball was ripped out of his hands and, after review, it was ruled that Ginn was not down by contact and the interception would stand. Apart from that one blip on the radar, Ginn provided a much-needed speed element to the offense and showed excellent chemistry with Cam Newton throughout.

2015 Week 6 vs SEA (4 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)

Ted Ginn only made one catch, but were it not for a great effort to affect Cam Newton's arm on one particular play, it could have been so much more. Ginn had blown past Cary Williams on a deep pattern on the play, but Newton's arm was hit on the follow through and the ball was intercepted. Newton went back to Ginn later in the second half, but overthrew him by a few yards; it appeared Ginn was interfered with on the play, but no flag was thrown.

2015 Week 4 vs TB (3 / 2 / 18 / 2 rec)

Ted Ginn Jr. has become the go-to target for his quarterback in the absence of veteran Jerricho Cotchery. Ginn still has issues making contested catches, and showed that shortfall on a quick slant route that caromed off his hands to the turf, but his quickness in and out of breaks has separated him from the rest of this receiving corps. Ginn hauled in two touchdown passes on his two catches. The first came on a quick out in the red zone after a Newton audible. The cornerback up against Ginn had given him a cushion, and he exploited it with a lightning-fast break, reeling in the Newton pass. His second was on a shallow crossing route as he defeated the coverage which was poor with a burst of speed across the formation.

2015 Week 3 vs NO (6 / 4 / 93 / 0 rec)

The majority of Ted Ginn's targets were deep, and although he and Newton failed to hook up on a pair of them, Ginn nonetheless made his impact felt. His first catch was an impressive show of toughness as he absorbed a punishing hit in the small of the back just as he made the grab, but managed to hold on. Ginn hauled in a beautiful 55-yard bomb from Newton after gaining a step on the cornerback in coverage and turning on the afterburners. A subsequent deep target saw Ginn lose the football in mid-flight, but the signs are encouraging that this connection will continue to thrive.

2015 Week 2 vs HOU (9 / 4 / 41 / 1 rec)

Clearly the deep threat of the offense, Newton tried to find his speedster early on a deep pass down the left sideline but the pass was thrown too far to the outside and went out of bounds. Houston's respect for Ginn's speed meant he had room on the outside for a pair of short receptions in the second quarter. Ginn showed poor technique on a key third down drop, attempting to let the football into his body instead of attacking it with his hands. He put the drop behind him with his touchdown, however, executing a perfect double move to gain separation and running underneath Newton's pass.

2015 Week 1 vs JAX (7 / 2 / 54 / 0 rec)

Ted Ginn Jr. was named a starter last week and his performance gave no sign that he will be surrendering the job any time soon. Ginn was quick out of his breaks and seemed to be in sync with Cam Newton on the shorter, timing patterns. He has lost none of his world class speed, as he showed on a play that should have resulted in a touchdown. Ginn broke free down the right sideline after the Jaguars defensive backs got their wires crossed. With no defender within 10 yards of him, however, Ginn dropped a catchable, albeit not ideal, pass from Newton. A walk-in touchdown would have ensued. Ginn was the target of a quick slant pass from Newton in the red zone, but the football was delivered with too much zip and Ginn couldn't hold on. Ginn's most impressive play came on a crossing pattern. Breaking quickly away from cornerback Davon House, Ginn streaked across the field and Newton was able to find him with a precision pass.


Latest News

Panthers | Ted Ginn probable (Wed Nov 25, 12:37 PM) - Carolina Panthers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) practiced Wednesday, Nov. 25, and is probable for Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 26.

Our View: Ginn could haul in a deep target...and maybe a touchdown this week against the Cowboys. He's also still a dangerous return man. Consider him a WR5 or 'what the heck' flex on Thanksgiving.
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Panthers | Full practice for Ted Ginn (Tue Nov 24, 05:19 PM) - Carolina Panthers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 24, after being limited Monday, Nov. 23.

Our View: We've got Ginn as a WR5/flex play against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.
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Panthers | Ted Ginn limited in practice (Mon Nov 23, 06:51 PM) - Carolina Panthers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee) was a limited participant in practice Monday, Nov. 23.

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Panthers | So-so day for Teddy Ginn (Sun Nov 15, 07:40 PM) - Carolina Panthers WR Ted Ginn Jr. posted four receptions for 45 yards in the Week 10 game against the Tennessee Titans. He was targeted eight times.

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