John Ross
John Ross
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cincinnati Bengals
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $17.12 million contract with the Bengals in May of 2017.
Finds end zone again
WRCincinnati Bengals
November 18, 2018
Ross caught two of seven targets for 27 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Baltimore.
ANALYSIS
Ross' primary contribution came midway through the third quarter when he beat his man up the sideline and then came back for the lofted Andy Dalton pass, a 22-yard touchdown throw. It was Ross' second score in as many weeks with A.J. Green (foot) out of the lineup. In that time, Ross has done little else, managing just four total receptions, but it's clear that the Bengals are trying to emphasize him in the offense. He has 13 targets in two games with Green out, as compared to 16 in his five previous games. Next up is a Browns defense that has given up plenty of passing yards this season, but that has otherwise challenged opposing passing offenses with turnovers.
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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
57.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.78
 
% Team Air Yards
13.7%
 
% Team Targets
6.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
16.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
42.9%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.7
 
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212
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59
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Ravens pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Nov 18th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
78.2
 
Cornerbacks
79.8
 
Safeties
71.4
 
Linebackers
81.1
 
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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
 
2017 Fantasy Outlook
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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Active status confirmed
WRCincinnati Bengals
November 18, 2018
Ross (groin) is active Sunday against the Ravens.
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Expected to play Sunday
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Groin
November 18, 2018
Ross (groin), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, is expected to play, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
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Carries questionable tag
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Groin
November 16, 2018
Ross (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Limited Wednesday
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Groin
November 14, 2018
Ross (groin) was limited at practice Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Scores on first drive Sunday
WRCincinnati Bengals
November 11, 2018
Ross caught a touchdown pass on the Bengals' first drive of the day Sunday against the Saints, but overall was held to two catches for 39 yards in a losing effort.
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