John Ross Fantasy Football News 2018

Bengals WR John Ross (groin) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He can’t be trusted in Week 7 fantasy lineups, but his return is good news for QB Andy Dalton, who’s already in a good spot against a leaky Chiefs defense.

11:10am EDT 10/14/18

Bengals WR John Ross (groin) is inactive for today’s game against the Steelers. A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd will continue to dominate targets.

Bengals WR John Ross (groin) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. He shouldn’t be in Week 6 fantasy lineups, but his return would be good news for QB Andy Dalton.

Bengals WR John Ross (groin) is out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Josh Malone will step in as Cincinnati's #3 WR but isn't a fantasy option. A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon figure to dominate targets.

Bengals WR John Ross (groin) was held out of Thursday's practice after being limited Wednesday. That doesn't bode well for his chances of playing against the Dolphins this weekend. Ross' absence would leave Josh Malone as Cincinnati's #3 WR -- and push more targets toward A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd.

The Bengals have released WR Brandon LaFell. Cincinnati's #2 WR the past 2 seasons, LaFell was being pushed down the depth chart by the team's younger receivers, namely John Ross. LaFell's agent admitted that he'd be "lobbying" for his client's release. We'll see where LaFell lands, but he's unlikely to be a 2018 fantasy factor. Meanwhile, the door is open for a breakout season for Ross.

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.

 
 
 

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