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.
No fifth-year option
WRCincinnati Bengals
May 2, 2020
Ross will not have his fifth-year option picked up by the Bengals, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Ross has played just 24 of 48 eligible games since being drafted No. 9 overall by the Bengals in the 2017 NFL Draft due to a number of injuries, so it doesn't come as much surprise to see Ross fail to receive the fifth-year option. The speedy wide receiver has been productive during the infrequent times he's been on the field, but with the addition of 2020 second-round pick Tee Higgins and the expected healthy return of A.J. Green (ankle), it might be a tall task for Ross to see enough opportunities to break out in a meaningful way next season.
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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
105.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
2.07
 
% Team Air Yards
17.6%
 
% Team Targets
9.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
15.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
12.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.3
 
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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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Facing added competition
WRCincinnati Bengals
April 24, 2020
Ross is facing added competition for targets now that the Bengals added Tee Higgins with the first pick of the second round (33 overall) of the NFL Draft on Friday, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.
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Quiet finish, brighter future?
WRCincinnati Bengals
January 15, 2020
Ross had two catches for 42 yards in the Bengals' Week 17 win over the Browns. He finished the season with 28 catches for 506 yards and three touchdowns.
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Most productive game since return
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 22, 2019
Ross secured six of 13 targets for 84 yards in the Bengals' 38-35 overtime loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. He also rushed twice for six yards.
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Snags two passes in loss
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 15, 2019
Ross caught two of three targets for 24 yards during Sunday's 34-13 loss to New England.
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Ready to go in Week 15
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 13, 2019
Ross (foot) put in a full practice Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Patriots, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
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