John Ross Fantasy Football News 2018

Bengals WR John Ross put in full workouts with his team over the past week, according the Cincinnati Enquirer. It's notable because he didn't participate in 11-on-11 drills last year until Aug. 14. “He’s had so few snaps around 11 guys on the other side of the ball, so this was great work for him and great experience for him that he was not able to get a year ago," HC Marvin Lewis said. We'll see how Ross progresses through his 1st full offseason and camp. But he's basically free at the end of 2018 fantasy football drafts right now -- a fine chance to take in a pass offense with target opportunity behind A.J. Green.

Bengals QB Andy Dalton likes what he's seen from WR John Ross early this offseason. “He looks good. Completely different than he did last year,” Dalton said. “You can tell he worked hard. It looks like he’s getting back to where he was. He looks smooth. Everyone knew he was fast, but he’s not just a straight-line guy. He can stop and go. He’s got some shiftiness to him." Ross went catch-less as a rookie after undergoing shoulder surgery prior to the draft and then injuring his knee in the preseason finale. “Last year he was trying to learn and rehab his shoulder at the same time," Dalton said. "But seeing it on paper and actually going out and doing it are two completely different things. Now that he’s had an offseason to get healthy, you can tell. He’s catching the ball really well. He’s going up and getting it the little we’ve done so far.” The 9th overall pick of last year's draft still boasts plenty of upside. He's a "buy" target in dynasty leagues and worth a late-round fliers in redrafts.

The Bengals have placed WR John Ross on IR. It ends a woefully disappointing rookie season for the 9th overall pick of this spring's draft. Ross appeared in 3 games, played 17 snaps and touched the ball once -- a 12-yard carry way back in Week 2 on which he lost a fumble. He caught 0 of 2 targets. Ross fell behind after offseason shoulder surgery, hurt his knee in late August and also dealt with an ankle injury during the middle of the season. Durability remains a major concern for a guy who entered the league with an extensive injury history.

Bengals WR John Ross is a healthy scratch for today's game against the Jaguars. The rookie is still looking for his 1st NFL catch and isn't worth a roster spot in redraft leagues.

Bengals WR John Ross (ankle) is not listed on the final Week 8 injury report. He should be active for Sunday’s game against the Colts. The rookie can’t be trusted in fantasy lineups right now but doesn’t hurt QB Andy Dalton’s prospects — especially vs. a defense that’s allowed a league-high 40 pass plays of 20+ yards.

2:10pm EDT 10/22/17

Bengals WR John Ross (ankle) is inactive for today’s game against the Steelers. He put in a full practice on Friday, so he looks like a healthy scratch. Ross remains a dynasty hold but isn’t on the redraft radar.

Bengals WR John Ross (ankle) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Steelers. He practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday, so he should play. Ross isn’t a fantasy option yet, but his speed will be an asset for Cincinnati’s offense.

Bengals WR John Ross (knee) is out for this weekend’s game against the Bills. The rookie has no timetable for return and isn’t worth rostering in redraft leagues as the bye weeks start to hit.

Bengals WR John Ross (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Browns. There's no timetable for the rookie's return. A.J. Green, Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd will continue to serve as Cincinnati's top 3 WRs.

Bengals WR John Ross (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Packers. We’ll see if that gets WR Tyler Boyd back on the active roster, but A.J. Green is the only Bengals WR you want in your fantasy lineup.

6:09pm EDT 9/14/17

Bengals WR John Ross (knee) is active for tonight's game against the Texans. WR Tyler Boyd, meanwhile, is a surprising healthy scratch. That might mean Ross is in for a bigger role than expected. We still wouldn't trust him in fantasy lineups this week, but the speedy rookie is worth adding in deeper fantasy leagues.

UPDATE: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Boyd has a tight hamstring that happened "real late in the process."

Bengals WR John Ross (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Texans. He practiced in full this week, so we're expecting him to play. The rookie isn't a fantasy option in his NFL debut, but his speed will help a Bengals offense that needs it after a Week 1 dud.

11:09am EDT 9/10/17

Bengals WR John Ross (knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Ravens. He returned to practice this week and could be available for Thursday’s game against the Texans. A.J. Green, Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd will operate as Cincinnati’s top 3 WRs today.

Bengals WR John Ross (knee) is surprisingly listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Ravens after practicing on Thursday and Friday. He was expected to miss the first couple of games but is obviously ahead of schedule. The rookie isn’t a Week 1 fantasy option, but his world-class speed would help QB Andy Dalton’s outlook.

Bengals WR John Ross is expected to be out a "couple of weeks" with the left knee injury suffered in Thursday's preseason finale, according to Geoff Hobson of the team's official site. "Not serious," Hobson adds. It's relatively good news, but durability remains a major concern for Ross. This left knee is the same one in which he tore his ACL and meniscus back in 2015. Ross isn't worth rostering in redraft leagues.

Bengals WR John Ross was knocked out of Thursday's preseason finale with a left knee injury. He went to the locker room before eventually returning to the sidelines. That might suggest a minor injury, but we'll look for an update. It's worth noting that Ross tore his left ACL and meniscus back in 2015. That's part of a lengthy injury history that he brought with him to the NFL.

Bengals WR John Ross (shoulder) was taking part in both individual and 11-on-11 drills on Monday, according to insider Geoff Hobson. It sounds like the rookie is just about a full-go. He'll play catch-up now after missing spring workouts and the start of camp. But there's still time for him to win a significant Week 1 role. Ross is worth considering in the double-digit rounds of drafts as an upside bench stash.

Bengals WR John Ross (shoulder) is still expected to be sidelined a "couple of weeks," according to the team's official website. The rookie continues to rehab from surgery to repair a torn labrum. Missing all of spring workouts and the start of training camp makes him a long shot to make an early-season impact. Ross is only worth drafting late in best-ball leagues. Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd figure to open the year as Cincinnati's 2nd and 3rd WRs behind A.J. Green.

Bengals WR John Ross (shoulder) won't be cleared in time for June minicamp, HC Marvin Lewis said. Ross is recovering from post-Combine surgery to repair a torn labrum. It doesn't sound like he's in any danger of missing the start of the season, but any missed practice time is notable for a rookie. It's something to file away when considering Ross' 2017 redraft value.


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