31-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Carolina Panthers
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
It only took him nine years, but the ninth overall pick in 2007 finally spent a season as a team's No. 1 WR. After Kelvin Benjamin tore his ACL, Ginn carved out the biggest role among the WR, netting ...
Ted Ginn Contract Information:
Signed a two-year deal with the Panthers in March of 2015.
Ginn caught three passes (on seven targets) for 62 yards and rushed twice for five yards in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Following a poor 2014 campaign that included just 14 catches for 190 yards in Arizona, Ginn returns to Carolina this season with hopes for regaining the form he enjoyed with the Panthers in 2013. That season saw the speedy Ginn rejuvenate himself with a career-best five touchdowns along with 556 receiving yards and 36 catches on 68 targets. However, while Ginn was gone, fellow former Ohio State receiver Philly Brown made strides as a slot receiver last season and the Panthers also signed wideout Jarrett Boykin this offseason to compete for pecking order on their depth chart. As a result, Ginn runs the risk of getting lost in the shuffle, leaving his fantasy value relatively low heading into this season.
Ginn proved to be a surprisingly effective deep threat for Cam Newton in Carolina, but his opportunities should be more limited in 2014 behind Larry Fitzgerald and the emerging Michael Floyd. He'll be hard-pressed to match last season's targets or TDs.
In addition to kick and possibly punt returns, Ginn will likely be Carolina's No. 4 receiver this season.
Ginn is still listed on the 49ers depth chart alongside both Randy Moss and Mario Manningham and should still see some work in the receiver rotation that coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman envision. However, his receiver work will undoubtedly be limited to the point where his fantasy value will be fairly low unless you get credit for return yards.
Ginn will battle to be the team's No. 3 or No. 4 wide receiver. He's at best San Francisco's fifth option on offense. Ginn will be most involved as a punt and kick returner.
Ginn was traded by the Dolphins to a team in desperate need of help in the return game, the 49ers. His offseason work as a punt returner was not up to par, but that's his job to lose heading into training camp. Ginn is also the presumptive third wide receiver, but Jason Hill and Dominique Zeigler among others will push him for that job.
One of the league’s true burners, Ginn took a step forward in his second season, averaging 14.1 yards per catch and 8.5 yards per target. He’s still not a polished route runner, and at 6-0, 180, he’s not physical enough to go over the middle and make tough catches in traffic. As such Ginn was rarely used anywhere near the goal line – just four of his 93 targets occurred inside the 20, and none inside the 10. Ginn did have four catches of 40 yards or more, which is a lot for a receiver with less than 100 looks. Ginn will again be the team’s primary downfield threat, though the Dolphins are a strange team from their Wildcat sets to their quarterback Chad Pennington who gets by on guile, timing and accuracy in place of arm strength. We expect Ginn to make his share of big plays and have a few big weeks, but it’s hard to see how his skill set in the Dolphins offense will result in consistent production.
The numbers aren't pretty – even on a per-play basis – but its hard to make too much of a receiver's rookie season on a team that couldn't throw the ball. This year, the slightly built but very fast Ginn will start opposite possession receiver Ernest Wilford. That the Dolphins brought in undrafted free agents to compete for the kick return job this spring is a signal that they want to emphasize Ginn's role in the passing game instead. With new head coach Tony Sparano and new offensive coordinator Dan Henning at the helm, look for the Dolphins to throw more than they did last season under Cam Cameron. If veteran quarterback Josh McCown can hold off Chad Henne and John Beck for the job, there's a little big-play upside here, though it's likely Wilford will see most of the red-zone targets.
By every account but the Dolphins', drafting Ginn with the ninth overall pick in the 2007 draft was an enormous reach, especially with Brady Quinn still on the board. Ginn hasn't been at full speed since injuring his foot in the BCS title game in January, so even once he's healthy, he's likely to be rusty. Given that he'll start 2007 as the No. 3 receiver, his primary role will likely be kick returner, so he'll need to be at full speed to have any value. If healthy, however, his explosive playmaking ability will make him an asset as a return man and a downfield threat.