John Ross
John Ross
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cincinnati Bengals
Questionable
Injury Hamstring
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After a lost rookie year due to injuries, the ninth pick in the 2017 draft played 13 games last season. That was the good news. The bad news is Ross caught a meager 21 of his 58 targets (36 percent), thanks in part to six drops, and despite his blazing speed only three of those catches were for 20-plus yards, and none for 40-plus. That he somehow caught seven touchdowns is one of the great mysteries of our time. With new coach Zac Taylor in place, Ross should at least get a clean slate. Taylor gushed about Ross' college tape, and it's hard not to be enamored of his workout metrics - at 5-11, 190, he ran a scorching 4.22 40, an NFL combine record. He also had a 37-inch vertical leap and 133-inch broad jump. Ross figures to be the team's deep threat, albeit as a distant third option for targets behind A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd. But Green's been increasingly prone to injuries as he's aged, including a recent ankle injury that will sideline him for at least a couple of games to start the season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $17.12 million contract with the Bengals in May of 2017.
Could return next week
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
August 13, 2019
Ross (hamstring) could return to practice next week, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Ross already has missed one preseason game and is a lock to miss at least one more. He also hasn't practiced at training camp, with his work limited to rehab exercises on a side field. Given his lengthy medical history and lack of production through two seasons, the 2017 first-round pick badly needs to get back into practice within the next couple weeks. There are snaps and targets up for grabs with A.J. Green (ankle) expected to miss multiple games at the beginning of the regular season.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do John Ross' 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
59.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.28
 
% Team Air Yards
18.0%
 
% Team Targets
11.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
13.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
36.2%
 
Drop Rate
10.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do John Ross' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
190 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.22 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.0 in
 
Broad Jump
133 in
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring John Ross
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Best Ball Journal: The All-Undrafted Team
18 days ago
John Ross' injury troubles are disturbing for fantasy investors, but he at least offers upside in a round where none of the other receivers offer any floor anyway.
NFL Injury Analysis: The Significance of Ankle Injuries
20 days ago
Jeff Stotts uses Bengals wideout A.J. Green’s recent ankle injury to offer up a refresher on how different types of ankle injuries are graded.
2019 Cincinnati Bengals
22 days ago
Jeff Erickson investigates the changing of the guard from Marvin Lewis to Zac Taylor in Cincinnati. However, A.J. Green's health is again a question mark.
Best Ball Journal: Five DRAFT Bargain Targets
54 days ago
There's no meaningful distinction between projections of Davante Adams, Michael Thomas, Julio Jones, and Juju Smith-Schuster, yet the first three often go more than a half round earlier than the Steelers star.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
The ninth overall pick in last year's draft, Ross had a lost rookie season, missing 13 games with a knee injury and a torn labrum in his shoulder. At 5-11, 188, he has just average size, but he might be the fastest player in the league, as he ran a jaw-dropping 4.22 40 in 2017 to set a combine record. A.J. Green is still the team's undisputed No. 1 target, but Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd aren't serious obstacles when Ross is healthy, which he should be this season. At press time, his shoulder, on which he had surgery in December, has healed, and he's expected to be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp. Just keep in mind the 23-year old entered the NFL with a medical history that included an ACL tear, two meniscus tears and microfracture surgery.
The ninth overall pick in the draft, Ross arrives in a crowded situation. Not only do the Bengals have a dominant No. 1 in A.J. Green, but established veteran Brandon LaFell, last year's second-rounder Tyler Boyd and top pass-catching tight end Tyler Eifert will also be involved. Throw in two pass-catching backs -- Gio Bernard and rookie Joe Mixon -- and it's hard to see Ross carving out a huge role. At 5-11, 190, Ross has average size for a normal wideout, but he ran a 4.22 40 at the Combine, the fastest time ever recorded. That gives him a bigger catch radius than the DeSean Jacksons and J.J. Nelsons of the world as he streaks behind defenses. A shoulder surgery kept him out of offseason team activities, and Ross had an ACL tear and two meniscus tears during college, but he's expected to be healthy for the start of training camp.
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Appears on rehab field
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
August 5, 2019
Ross (hamstring) appeared on the Bengals' rehab field Monday for the first time since getting hurt at the start of training camp, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
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Close to returning
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
August 3, 2019
Ross (hamstring) says that he is ready to practice and is just waiting for the green light from the team, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports. The Bengals want to make sure he doesn't try to come back too soon, especially after he missed a month last season with a groin injury.
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Still day-to-day
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
August 2, 2019
Ross (hamstring) remains 'day-to-day' and wasn't practicing Friday, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
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May miss a few weeks
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
July 29, 2019
Ross (hamstring) may be out for a couple weeks, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Sitting with hamstring tightness
WRCincinnati Bengals
Hamstring
July 28, 2019
Ross sat out the Bengals' first practice Saturday with hamstring tightness, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.
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