John Ross Injury Updates

Bengals WR Auden Tate injured his knee in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game in Cleveland and is officially doubtful to return. That could mean more action for WR John Ross, who returned from his collarbone injury today. We'll update Tate's status when we learn more.

1:10pm EDT 10/2/19

The Bengals have placed WR John Ross (shoulder) on IR. It's unclear if he's a candidate to return, but he's out for at least the next 8 weeks. Ross can be dropped from redraft rosters. Cincinnati moves forward with Tyler Boyd, Auden Tate and Damion Willis atop the WR depth chart -- until A.J. Green is ready to return from his ankle injury.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that Bengals WR John Ross is expected to miss "multiple games" with the shoulder injury he suffered late in Monday night's loss to the Steelers. "Could be in the range of a month or so," Garafolo adds. Cincinnati has a Week 9 bye, so it's possible Ross is sidelined until Week 10. With WR A.J. Green still out, the Bengals are down to Tyler Boyd, Auden Tate and Damion Willis as their top 3 WRs.

Bengals WR John Ross left in the 2nd half of Monday night's game against the Steelers with a right shoulder injury. He got whipped to the ground after a reception, and landed on the shoulder first. Cincinnati deemed him questionable to return, which may bode well for the severity of the issue. We'll keep an eye on Ross' status heading into Week 5.

Bengals HC Zac Taylor expects WR John Ross (hamstring) to be ready for Week 1. The oft-injured wideout has been sidelined since early July with his latest ailment. If healthy, he figures to serve as Cincinnati's #2 WR until A.J. Green is ready to return from his ankle injury. It'll still be tough to consider Ross more than a DFS flier, though. He's been completely unreliable through his first 2 NFL seasons.

Bengals WR John Ross could "possibly" miss 2 weeks with his hamstring injury, according to Geoff Hobson of the team's official website. So Ross isn't currently in danger of missing the start of the season, but hamstrings can linger and be aggravated. Plus, it's a missed opportunity with A.J. Green on the shelf. We'll see when Ross is able to get back on the field. His absence has left Cody Core, Alex Erickson, Josh Malone and Auden Tate behind Tyler Boyd on the depth chart.

The Bengals are "shopping" WR John Ross, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The 9th overall pick of the 2017 draft has been a colossal disappointment through 2 seasons, going catch-less in 3 appearances as a rookie and catching just 21 balls this past year. Injuries have been a problem for Ross throughout his football career. But he posted big numbers in college, boasts 4.2 speed and is still only 23. Ross remains a hold in dynasty leagues. We'll see if he finds a new home.

Bengals WR John Ross (groin) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. He figures to serve as the #2 WR against the Saints this weekend with A.J. Green out — a massive opportunity for last year’s 1st-round pick. Still, Ross can’t be considered more than a flier in Week 10 fantasy lineups.

Bengals WR A.J. Green will avoid surgery on his injured toe, according to multiple reports. He's expected to miss at least 2 games, however, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. WR Tyler Boyd has already drawn 22.3% of Cincinnati targets on the season and will be an even stronger weekly volume bet for as long as Green's out -- especially this week against the favored Saints and their weak secondary. Green's absence also adds target upside to the Cincinnati backfield and TE C.J. Uzomah. WR John Ross returned to practice Monday after missing Week 8 with a groin injury. We'll see if he's ready to play against New Orleans. Alex Erickson and Cody Core sit next on the WR depth chart. Cincinnati also promoted rookie WR Auden Tate from the practice squad Monday.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that Bengals WR John Ross is expected to miss "a few weeks" with his groin injury. It's an aggravation of the issue that cost him 2 games earlier this season. Tampa gets the Bengals this Sunday before a Week 9 bye, so it's possible Ross only misses 1 game. But he can be dropped from most redraft rosters.

Bengals WR John Ross exited Sunday night's game in Kansas City with a groin injury. He had missed the previous 2 games with a groin issue. We'll see how much time this costs him, but Ross isn't worth rostering in redraft leagues.

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.

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 (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.

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.

The Bengals nabbed Washington WR John Ross with the 9th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Ross was consistently the fastest player on the field during his breakout 1,150-yard, 17-TD 2016 campaign. He backed that up with a Combine-record 4.22-second 40 time. That speed should immediately translate to the next level. Ross also flashed the ability to beat press coverage and was dangerous after the catch at Washington. He goes just 5’11 and 188 pounds, though, and comes with a lengthy injury history. Ross played through a torn right MCL and meniscus in 2014, missed all of 2015 with a torn left ACL and meniscus and played through a torn labrum in his shoulder this past season. It’s certainly fair to wonder how his body will hold up as a pro. But a healthy Ross should be a big-play machine. In Cincinnati, he’ll slide in as the #2 WR behind A.J. Green. That obviously caps the target upside, but Ross never projected as a volume hog anyway. And he could feast on single coverage with Green drawing attention.

 
 
 

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