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WR John Ross - Cincinnati Bengals

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

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News you need to know

General News (Wed Oct 17): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 7: at Kansas City Chiefs

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Recent Stats and Projections

3 at CAR 31 0 0 0 7 3 16 0 0 1.6
4 at ATL 17 0 0 0 2 2 52 1 0 11.2
7 at KC PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 1 * * * *
7 at KC PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 1 * * * *
7 at KC PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

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 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 News

Bengals | Wednesday's practice report for Cincinnati (Wed Oct 17, 05:30 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee, toe), CB Darqueze Dennard (sternoclavicular), TE Tyler Kroft (foot), C Billy Price (foot), LB Nick Vigil and S Shawn Williams (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. DE Carlos Dunlap (buttocks), LB Jordan Evans (hamstring), S Clayton Fejedelem (thigh), OT Cordy Glenn (ankle), LB Vincent Rey (hamstring) and TE C.J. Uzomah (shoulder) were listed as limited participants. QB Andy Dalton (back), OT Cedric Ogbuehi (wrist) and WR John Ross (groin) were able to practice in full.

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Bengals | John Ross to miss Week 6 (Sun Oct 14, 12:11 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (groin) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 6 game.

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Bengals | John Ross unlikely to play? (Sat Oct 13, 06:39 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (groin) is not expected to play this week despite being listed as questionable, in the opinion of's Katherine Terrell.

Our View: The Bengals are used to Ross missing time. The 2017 first-round pick has missed more games than he's played in over the last two years. A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd will be the leading receivers against the Steelers on Sunday.
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Bengals | Cincinnati's Thursday injury report (Thu Oct 11, 02:24 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee), TE Tyler Kroft (foot) and C Billy Price (foot) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 11. CB William Jackson III (knee), OT Cedric Ogbuehi (wrist) and WR John Ross (groin) were limited. OG Clint Boling (hip), LB Preston Brown (ankle), DE Michael Johnson (knee) and DE Carl Lawson (ankle) participated fully.

Our View: With Kroft banged up, CJ Uzomah should dominate tight end targets for the Bengals against the Steelers. Pittsburgh has had trouble defending tight ends this year, so Uzomah is a suitable streamer.
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Bengals | Wednesday injury report for Bengals (Wed Oct 10, 04:20 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (knee), OG Clint Boling (hip), TE Tyler Kroft (foot) and C Billy Price (foot) were held out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 10. LB Preston Brown (ankle), CB William Jackson III (knee), DE Michael Johnson (knee), DE Carl Lawson (ankle) and WR John Ross (groin) were limited.

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