WR Ted Ginn Jr - New Orleans Saints

5-11, 185Born: 4-12-1985College: Ohio StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 2007

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16 at TEN 25 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
17 at CAR 18 0 0 0 2 1.0 10 0 0 1
18 vs MIN 32 0 0 0 2 1.0 18 0 0 1.8

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

Percentile ranks

Ted Ginn Jr's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 18 vs MIN (2 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)

This was not the season Ginn expected to have with the Saints this year. Nagging injuries and a lack of targets led to a down year for the former Buckeye. Ginn was targeted twice this week against the Vikings and made just 1 catch for 18 yards. The other target to Ginn was a deep shot down the middle of the field into double coverage. It was a poor read by Brees and Anthony Harris was able to go up and make the grab. The Saints had moved away from taking deep shots down the field to Ginn this season and when they finally tried it in the playoffs it back fired. Ginn's tenure with the Saints could be in jeopardy with the emergence of Harris as a younger and cheaper option that also returns kicks.

2019 Week 17 vs CAR (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

The downward trend continued for Ginn again this week after he finished with a single catch on just 2 targets. Seeing the Saints score 42 points would lead most to believe that Ginn played a bigger role but that just has not been the case in the second half of the season. Ginn has seen his targets go to Tre'Quan Smith and Jared Cook in recent weeks. The Saints have been methodical moving up and down the field and just have not needed Ginn to take the top off the defense. Competition for targets is becoming very difficult in this Saints offense.

2019 Week 16 vs TEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The disappointing second half of the season continued for Ginn after he was targeted a single time and failed to make the catch this week. Ginn has seen his target shares be spread out to a thriving Cook and Tre'Quan Smith who is trying to carve out a bigger role. Ginn is still the Saints best deep threat but they have not been looking for that long home run play in recent weeks. Ginn is a great weapon when playing from behind and that is just not something that Saints have done a lot this season.

2019 Week 15 vs IND (1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)

It seemed like everyone else was getting in on the fun this week except for Ginn. He caught his lone target for 13 yards and a first down. Brees was finding open receivers all over the field and Ginn was not one of them. Tre'Quan Smith seems to have cut into his playing time a little and the re-emergence of Jared Cook has sucked up several targets a game. Ginn still has the breakaway speed to blow the top off the defense but the Saints have just not needed it recently. His number will get called eventually but it has been a very quiet couple weeks for Ginn.

2019 Week 14 vs SF (6 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)

Another week and another less than stellar game from Ginn. The Saints put up a lot of points this week, but Ginn did not play a big role. He caught 4 of his 6 targets and his only real big play was a 25-y7ard catch and run to setup a touchdown in the second half. Ginn had not made the long touchdown play in several weeks and continues to play more of a decoy than a true burner that takes the top off the defense. He tied for second on the team in targets, but it was Tre'Quan Smith that Brees went to in crunch time rather than Ginn. Cook and Thomas were the biggest offensive contributors and Ginn will have to wait another week before trying to find the end zone.

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.


Latest News

Saints | New Orleans loses Wild Card game (Sun Jan 5, 04:38 PM) - New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 26-for-33 for 208 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card playoff game. QB Taysom Hill completed a 50-yard pass, rushed for 50 yards on four carries and caught two passes for 25 yards and one touchdown during the game. RB Alvin Kamara rushed for 21 yards and one touchdown on seven carries and caught eight passes for 34 yards. RB Latavius Murray rushed for 21 yards on five carries. WR Michael Thomas caught seven passes for 70 yards on eight targets. TE Jared Cook caught five passes for 54 yards on five targets, while WR Ted Ginn Jr. caught one pass for 18 yards on two targets.

Our View: The Saints just couldn't stop the Vikings offense down the stretch. There was a potential non-call on Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph when he pushed off to score a touchdown in overtime, but so many other opportunities slipped through the Saints fingers on Sunday. It's another disappointing end for the Saints in the postseason. The Saints are now the first team in NFL history to have six straight playoff eliminations by one score and the second team since the Packers from 2013-15 to be eliminated in three straight postseasons on the final play of the game.
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