WR Ted Ginn Jr - New Orleans Saints

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

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Week 6: at Jacksonville Jaguars

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Teddy Bridgewater had a massive game last week as he finished with career-highs of 314 passing yards and four touchdowns. While last week was an outlier compared to his sub-200 yard performances to start the season, Bridgewater looked to finally be building chemistry with Michael Thomas as he made accurate passes for most of the day while throwing just one interception that was not his fault. It helps that the top-tier Saints offensive line is protecting Bridgewater very well, as he has taken no sacks in two of his three starts. Michael Thomas has been the absolute focal point of this offense and has his biggest game of the season last week. He easily leads the team in targets and has accounted for just over 45-percent of the Saints' total air yards--the second-highest share of a team's air yards owned by any player this season. Not to mention, Thomas also leads the league in receiving yards and has finished with less than 89 yards in just one of five games this season (however, he had a touchdown in that one game). With Tre'Quan Smith continuously nursing a bum ankle, Thomas should remain the go-to option here. Jared Cook is also a viable threat through the air as he has seen back-to-back games with six targets and at least one red zone look, finding the end zone for the first time last week. The Jaguars passing defense has undoubtedly struggled in the absence of Jalen Ramsey. In Week 4, they were picked apart by Joe Flacco. Last week, the passing stats were not massive, but that was simply because Christian McCaffrey was bussy racking up his yards on the ground. A.J. Bouye will still pose a challenging matchup as he projects to line up opposite Ted Ginn Jr. on most snaps, while D.J. Hayden is effective in coverage from the slot. However, if Ramsey is absent again, Tre Herndon will be close to a pushover for the likes of Michael Thomas as Herndon has looked terrible. Tight ends have also had success against coverage from safety Jarrod Wilson, however, he did play a big part in limiting Greg Olsen to zero receptions last week. Their pass rush has been decent but should be at a disadvantage against the Saints offensive line this week. With Ramsey, this is a pretty imposing passing defense--but without him, the Saints should have a slight advantage.

Recent Stats and Projections

2 at LAR 39 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
3 at SEA 39 0 0 0 5 2.0 15 0 0 1.5
4 vs DAL 50 0 0 0 5 3.0 19 0 0 1.9
5 vs TB 45 1 1 0 2 2.0 35 1 0 9.6
6 at JAX 1 12 0 6 2.0 36 0 0 4.8
6 at JAX PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 3.5 * * * *
6 at JAX PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 2.3 * * * *
6 at JAX PROJ-Bloom * 1 * * 3.0 * * * *

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 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 | Ted Ginn quiet in Week 6 (Sun Oct 13, 04:35 PM) - New Orleans Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. caught two passes for 36 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 6. He was targeted six times during the game.

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