Ted Ginn Jr. Fantasy Football News 2018

The Saints have placed WR Ted Ginn on IR. We still don't have any details on his knee injury or whether he's a candidate to return after 8 weeks. But Ginn should be dropped in all fantasy leagues. Rookie WR Tre'Quan Smith is the bigger winner here, as he figures to take over Ginn's role on the outside. He played 67% of the snaps and hauled in all 3 of his targets for 111 yards and 2 scores with Ginn out in New Orleans' last game. WR Cameron Meredith is also a candidate for increased volume.

Saints WR Ted Ginn (knee) remained sidelined on Wednesday. He missed New Orleans' last game and evidently still isn't ready after the bye week. With Ginn out back in Week 4, rookie Tre'Quan Smith played 67% of the offensive snaps and hauled in all 3 of his targets for 111 yards and 2 scores.

Saints WR Ted Ginn (knee) is out for Monday night's game against the Redskins. Ginn ranks 3rd on the team with 22 targets, so it's a significant loss. His absence should mean more snaps and possibly targets for WRs Cameron Meredith and Tre'Quan Smith. Both guys remains just fantasy fliers, though.

Saints WR Ted Ginn (knee) was limited in practice all week but isn’t listed on the final injury report. He played just 46% of the offensive snaps last Sunday but still tallied 55 yards on 4 catches. Ginn is a risk/reward WR3 play for Week 3.

Saints WR Ted Ginn (knee) was sidelined on Thursday after putting in a limited practice on Wednesday. He told reporters afterward that he'll play against Atlanta this weekend. Ginn battled through the knee issue last week, but it's worth noting that he played just 46% of the offensive snaps. If active, he'll be a boom-or-bust Week 3 fantasy play.

Saints WR Ted Ginn (knee) is not listed on the final injury report after putting in a full practice on Friday. The knee never seemed like a real concern. Ginn is in the WR3 mix for Sunday’s home game against the Browns.

Saints WR Ted Ginn (knee) returned to practice on Thursday. We've heard nothing to suggest the knee is a real concern. Ginn is in the WR3 mix for Sunday's plus matchup at home against the Browns.

Saints WR Ted Ginn missed Wednesday's practice with a knee injury. It's the 1st we've heard of it after Ginn played 78% of the snaps in the opener. This could just be a veteran's day off. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Saints WR Cameron Meredith is inactive for today's opener against the Bucs as he continues to work back from last year's knee injury. There's still upside here, but Meredith is droppable in shallower fantasy leagues. Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn and Austin Carr are expected to serve as New Orleans' top 3 WRs today. Ginn and Carr are just fantasy fliers.

The Bears have declined to match the Saints' offer to WR Cameron Meredith. So he'll head to New Orleans on a 2-year, $9.6 million deal. Meredith is rehabbing from a late-August torn ACL and MCL but flashed back in 2016 with a 66-888-4 line. He's still just 25 and owns a 74th percentile SPARQ score. He should at least settle in as the Saints' #3 WR and could even push Ted Ginn for 2nd on the team in targets behind Michael Thomas.

WR Cameron Meredith has signed a 2-year, $10 million offer sheet with the Saints, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Bears tendered the restricted free agent at the original-round level. That means New Orleans will owe Chicago no compensation, but the Bears get a chance to match the offer. Meredith missed all of last season after tearing his left ACL and MCL, so we'll need to watch his progress this offseason and see exactly when he's ready for full practice. If Meredith's good to go in plenty of time, he'll be in an interesting situation. New Orleans has been a passing-game party for most of Drew Brees' time there, but only Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara topped 70 targets among Saints last year. Ted Ginn drew 70 to rank 3rd on the team and 2nd among Saints WRs. A healthy Meredith could challenge Ginn's status as the #2 WR and approach Willie Snead's 2016 role. We would bet on a bit more passing from the Saints this year, though also not a total swing back from the 2017 rushing emphasis. Meredith makes for an upside late-round pick in best-ball drafts right now. His arrival adds a bit of risk to Ginn but certainly doesn't kill his value.

Saints WR Ted Ginn (ribs) isn’t listed on the final Week 16 injury report. He’ll return for Sunday’s game against Atlanta but isn’t a great fantasy option. The Falcons have allowed a league-low 2 pass plays of 40+ yards this season.

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Saints WR Ted Ginn (ribs) is inactive for today’s game against the Jets. NFL Network’s Jane Slater mentioned WRs Willie Snead and Tommylee Lewis as guys who will pick up Ginn’s slack. But neither can be trusted in fantasy lineups in a game in which New Orleans shouldn’t need to throw a whole lot.

Saints WR Ted Ginn (ribs) will not play against the Jets today, according to NFL Network’s Jane Slater. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, but the Saints probably know that they can win this one without him. Slater mentions WRs Willie Snead and Tommy Lee Lewis as guys who will pick up Ginn’s slack. But neither can be trusted in fantasy lineups in a game in which New Orleans shouldn’t need to throw a whole lot.

Saints WR Ted Ginn (ribs) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Jets. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday and expects to play. We’ll find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday. He’ll be a boom-or-bust WR3 if active

Saints WR Willie Snead received a 3-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Popped for driving under the influence, Snead was originally expected to serve a 4-game ban before having it reduced on appeal. With the 24-year-old out, Drew Brees will rely more on Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn, Brandon Coleman and Coby Fleener. Thomas was already poised for a monster workload, so this news provides the biggest bump to Ginn, Coleman and Fleener.

Saints QB Drew Brees likes what he's seen from WR Ted Ginn so far. "I could not be more impressed with him," Brees said after Thursday's practice. "He certainly doesn't look like he's lost a step. He can fly." Ginn made multiple big plays in the practice, according to ESPN's Mike Triplett. These pad-less OTA workouts don't mean much, but it's nice to see Ginn building chemistry with his QB. Even as the #3 WR, he could be a fantasy factor in the Saints' high-powered passing attack this season.

ESPN's Dianna Russini reports that WR Ted Ginn has reached a deal with the Saints. Ginn enjoyed his 2 most productive fantasy seasons over the past 2 years after returning to the Panthers. He has also posted his 3 largest season TD totals with Carolina, while struggling for even mild relevance elsewhere. Ginn will turn 32 in April and likely isn't headed for big target volume in New Orleans. But if the Saints finalize a Brandin Cooks trade, then more targets will come available. And it's hard to find a more efficient spot than catching passes from Drew Brees. Playing in New Orleans will make Ginn more relevant to fantasy football owners than just about any other spot. He'll belong in the double-digit rounds of fantasy drafts, though. We'll see how all the pieces settle around him.

 
 
 

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