WR John Ross - Cincinnati Bengals
|5-11, 188||Born: 11-27-1994||College: Washington||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2017|
Week 12: vs Cleveland Browns
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
John Ross's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 10 vs NO (6 / 2 / 39 / 1 rec)
Ross looks like he will be a major part of the offense with A.J. Green out. He led the team in targets and made a couple plays. His elite speed allowed him to easily separate from the cornerback on a crossing route along the back line of the end zone and made sure to get both feet down in bounds for a 2-yard touchdown on the opening drive. Ross didn't have another catch until grabbing a 37-yard fade route in garbage time from backup Jeff Driskel. It was the type of play the Bengals need Ross to make more of. He got behind the defender and was able to hold on even though the cornerback got his hands on the ball trying to knock it loose. Ross needs to show more toughness and fight. He was targeted on a deep ball in the end zone on the final drive of the half. While the ball never should have been thrown, Ross did Andy Dalton no favors by not attacking the ball in the air. Instead, he looked like he wanted to fade away and hope the ball would just drop into his hands. It didn't. A safety cut in front of Ross for the interception and then returned the ball deep into Bengals territory to setup a touchdown that put the game away early. The second interception also came on a target in Ross' direction but the ball was tipped at the line and popped high into the air.
2018 Week 7 vs KC (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The Bengals took an early deep shot to Ross but his feet got tangled up with the cornerback and he fell down while the ball was in the air.
2018 Week 4 vs ATL (2 / 2 / 52 / 1 rec)
Ross lined up in the slot and sprinted straight down the seam, easily getting behind the defender in zone coverage for a 39-yard touchdown late in the first half. Unfortunately, he pulled his groin on the play and limped off. He was able to return to action early in the second half and made a spectacular 13-yard, diving catch with a double toe-tap along the sideline. The Bengals took a deep shot to Ross down the right sideline midway through the third quarter and he came up limping again after the play and went to the bench for the remainder of the game. The injury doesn't appear overly serious and Ross should be available next week but a nagging muscle strain can be a real problem for a player whose game is built upon speed. Despite the injury, it was a great sign Ross was able to bounce back with a good game after an ex-tremely rough outing last week.
2018 Week 3 vs CAR (7 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
It was another brutal outing for Ross, who needs to show more focus, effort, and toughness. Ross was at least partially at fault for two interceptions. The first was a jump ball where Ross made a mediocre effort and the cornerback simply went up more aggressively and made the play on the ball over Ross. The second, Ross was double covered on a post route and gave up on the play. Dalton threw the ball anyway and it was easily intercepted. Ross also got a step on a defender on a post route and could have had a 50-yard touchdown, but let the ball go right through his hands. Ross had a nice 8-yard catch on a slant from the slot and was tackled just short of the end zone. He held on through contact to setup the Bengals second touchdown on the next play.
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 NewsBengals | John Ross reaches end zone (Sun Nov 18, 06:02 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross caught two passes for 27 yards and one touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11. link to story Bengals | John Ross active (Sun Nov 18, 11:50 AM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (groin) is officially active for the team's Week 11 game. link to story Bengals | John Ross likely to play (Sun Nov 18, 09:40 AM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (groin) is expected to play in Week 11's game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to a source. link to story Bengals | John Ross gets questionable tag (Fri Nov 16, 01:17 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (groin) on Friday, Nov. 16, was listed as questionable for Week 16 with a groin injury. link to story Bengals | Cincinnati Week 11 injury report (Fri Nov 16, 01:09 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe), LB Preston Brown (knee), TE Tyler Kroft (foot), WR Joshua Malone (hamstring), LB Nick Vigil (knee) and DT Adolphus Washington (knee) on Friday, Nov. 16, were listed as out for Week 11. LB Vontaze Burfict (hip), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion) and WR John Ross (groin) are listed as questionable. Our View: Burfict is the only starting linebacker that has a chance to play. Ross can't stay off of the injury report. The Bengals are battered and coming off of a low points headed to Baltimore with a lot on the line this week.
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