John Ross
John Ross
24-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cincinnati Bengals
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.
Stays hot against Niners
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September 15, 2019
Ross caught four of eight targets for 112 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the 49ers.
ANALYSIS
Coming off a monster 158-yard, two-touchdown opener against the Seahawks, Ross was fairly quiet until the final minute of the game, when Andy Dalton hit Ross over the middle for a 66-yard catch-and-run for a score. The play was probably an unnecessary reminder of how Ross only needs a touch or two to get a game's worth of production. Starter A.J. Green (ankle) reportedly warmed up before the game on his road back to the field, but Ross' playmaking ability has likely earned him a sizable role in this offense with or without Green in the lineup.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do John Ross' 2019 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
114.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.85
 
% Team Air Yards
35.3%
 
% Team Targets
22.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
55.0%
 
Drop Rate
20.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
13.6
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Sunday, Sep 22nd at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
70.0
 
Cornerbacks
81.9
 
Safeties
0.0
 
Linebackers
83.1
 
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2019 John Ross Split Stats
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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
194 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
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Scores two TDs in huge performance
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September 8, 2019
Ross caught seven of 12 targets for 158 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.
ANALYSIS
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Good to go
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September 4, 2019
Ross (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
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Ready for Week 1
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Hamstring
September 4, 2019
Coach Zac Taylor said Wednesday that he expects Ross (hamstring) to play during Sunday's regular-season opener against the Seahawks, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
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Back to full speed
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Hamstring
September 2, 2019
Ross (hamstring) believes he's regained his top speed in his second week back at practice, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website reports.
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Practicing Sunday
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Hamstring
August 25, 2019
Ross (hamstring) took part in practice Sunday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
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