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John Ross

John Ross


Height: 5' 11"Weight: 194 lbsAge: 26College: WashingtonDrafted: #9 (1st Rd. by Cincinnati)

2021 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
WR Rank: 17th
Draft Rank (ECR) #326
Best / Worst #285 / #379

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John Ross agrees to one-year deal with New York Giants

The New York Giants have agreed to terms with wide receiver John Ross on a one-year, $2.5 million deal that includes $1 million guaranteed, according to NFL insider Mike Garafolo.

Fantasy Impact

Ross was the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft after running a 4.22 40-yard dash but has dealt with a number of injuries over the last four years. In 2020, he fell out of favor in Cincinnati before eventually landing on injured reserve with a foot injury after appearing in three games and catching two of his seven targets for 17 yards. Ross gets a fresh start in New Jersey while the Giants take a low-risk gamble on a wide receiver who has the ability to take the top off of opposing defenses.

John Ross (foot) ruled out for Week 10

Bengals WR John Ross injured his foot playing defense in practice and has been ruled out for Week 10.

Fantasy Impact

You can't make this stuff up. While at practice, Ross played cornerback for the shorthanded Bengals secondary and ended up injuring his foot. Ross can't get on the field, and with a slew of injuries and trade demands this season, his time in Cincinnati is likely up after this year. Ross should be avoided in all redraft formats and is a weak hold in dynasty formats with an uncertain path to playing time.

Dan Titus31 weeks ago
John Ross (illness) officially inactive for Week 8

Bengals wide receiver John Ross is officially inactive for the team's Week 8 matchup against the Tennessee Titans due to an illness.

Fantasy Impact

Ross is listed as having an illness, but it's no secret that he has requested a trade and wants out of Cincinnati. The team has reportedly said that they are unwilling to deal the young wideout, but he has also only been active for just three of the team's eight games this season. Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, and A.J. Green should once again be quarterback Joe Burrow's top three wideouts for Sunday.

John Ross (illness) inactive for Week 7 vs. Browns

Bengals wide receiver John Ross is inactive for the team's Week 7 matchup against the Cleveland Browns due to an illness.

Fantasy Impact

Ross has just two receptions in three games for the Bengals this season and reportedly asked the team to trade him last week. He is an afterthought in the Cincinnati offense and should be treated as such in fantasy unless he is traded or there are signs that his role is going to change going forward.

John Ross asks Bengals for a trade

Bengals wide receiver John Ross recently approached the team about trading him ahead of the league's trade deadline, according to a report from NFL insider Mike Garafolo. Garafolo adds that Ross's agent confirmed that they have inquired about a trade but that those discussions have not gone very far as of yet.

Fantasy Impact

Ross is a former first round pick but has just two receptions for 17 yards while playing in three of the team's six games this season. In Week 6, he played exactly one snap on offense. He is still just 24 years old and boasts elite speed, but his production in Cincinnati has been inconsistent at best through his first four seasons. He is a free agent after the 2020 season.

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