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WR John Ross - Cincinnati Bengals

5-11, 188Born: 11-27-1994College: WashingtonDrafted: Round 1, pick 2017

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 17): After a summer of excitement, Ross is clearly more decoy or tactical piece than core member of the Bengals passing game. He could be a pickup later, but isn't worth the roster spot heading into a matchup with the Panthers.

Week 3: at Carolina Panthers

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FBG says: Good matchup. In Week 1, Terrell Suggs and the Ravens registered 6 sacks of Buffalo quarterbacks. Last Thursday night, however, they failed to bring down Andy Dalton, echoing the dramatic upturn this Bengals line has shown. Cordy Glenn is playing well on the left side, and right tackle Bobby Hart has taken a moderate step forward, allowing less pressure off the wide edges. As a result, Dalton is paced and confident, posting the second-best adjusted net yardage per attempt (factoring in yards, touchdowns, sacks, and interceptions) of his career. And he's finding his underrated weaponry all over the field. None more so, of course, than A.J. Green, who scored on his first three catches last week. Green remains arguably the NFL's premier "go up and get it" target, as well as a blistering deep threat. He's always a threat to produce, or at least chime in with a few splash plays, regardless of matchup. Tyler Boyd, always a ho-hum slot target, is finding new openings with Dalton's new-found pocket time, and Tyler Eifert still lurks as an athletic, big-bodied threat down the seams. Even with a borderline-dominant pass rush in place, the Panthers continue to struggle against the pass overall. Mario Addison, Julius Peppers, and Wes Horton keep doing all they can, bending the edges and threatening splash plays in backfields. But the secondary simply isn't pulling its weight. Cornerback James Bradberry is beaten frequently, and rookie Donte Jackson followed a great NFL debut by losing decisively to Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. The safeties have been little help, often out of place and outmuscled by bigger targets. This isn't a unit to fear in fantasy - in fact, over their last 14 games, they've allowed 16 wideouts to top 60 yards.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at IND 36 0 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 6.3
2 vs BAL 45 1 -3 0 4 1 8 0 0 0.5
3 at CAR PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 2 * * * *
3 at CAR PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 1 * * * *
3 at CAR PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 2 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

John Ross's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 2 vs BAL (4 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)

Ross had a rough game. He had a bad drop on a short slant route, with the ball bouncing right off of his hands. He had another ball bounce off of his hands on a short out route. It would have been a relatively tough catch, but still one he should have made. His lone catch came on an 8-yard catch-and-run that came up short of the sticks on 3rd-and-long late in the game. Ross was on the field for 59% of the snaps but has not been a big part of the Bengals offense yet. He has plenty of time to emerge, as he has played only played 102 snaps in his young career. But the early returns this season aren't promising as he continues to struggle through some inconsistency.

2018 Week 1 vs IND (2 / 1 / 3 / 1 rec)

Ross played 65% of the snaps and was on the field every time the Bengals went to three wide receivers (which is the base offense). Andy Dalton looked his way early on a go route but press coverage forced Ross close to the sideline and Dalton had to throw it away. Ross caught a 3rd yard touchdown on a fade route. He badly beat the press attempt of the defensive back off the line with his quickness and made it look easy, catching the ball in the back of the end zone.


Latest News

Bengals | John Ross nonexistent in win (Fri Sep 14, 12:17 AM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross was limited to one reception for eight yards against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Sept. 13. He lost three yards on his lone rushing attempt.

Our View: Ross hasn't been the deep ball specialist the Bengals drafted so far in year two. He's droppable in typical leagues, but still very helpful for the Bengals pass offense as a tactical piece.
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Bengals | John Ross scores in Week 1 victory (Sun Sep 9, 04:38 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross managed just one catch for three yards in Week 1 against the Indianapolis, but at least it was good for a touchdown.

Our View: Ross didn't get a big chance to put his stamp on his game, but he made a nice play on his score. He'll be on our benches vs Baltimore this week and probably isn't an essential hold for Week 2 in short bench leagues.
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