Ted Ginn is expected to be a key role player for the Saints in 2018. He stunningly caught 75.7 percent of his passes last year, a career-best for him, with 10 receptions for 342 yards on deep passes. He also dropped just two passes, which is great for him. The addition of receiver Cameron Meredith will probably put a cap on Ginn's targets, making him a boom-or-bust Fantasy receiver who will probably be better off using occasionally in DFS tourneys than in typical Fantasy play. Don't spend a draft pick on him unless you get serious points for special-teams return yardage
Ginn is one of four Saints wideouts assured of a roster spot, along with Michael Thomas, Cameron Meredith (knee) and rookie Tre'Quan Smith, Larry Holder of The Times-Picayune reports. Ginn vastly outperformed his contract in the first season of a three-year, $11 million deal, producing 14.8 yards per reception and 11.2 per target, topped off with 12 catches for 187 yards and a touchdown in two playoff games. The 33-year-old nonetheless faces more competition for snaps in 2018, as Meredith could make a push to earn some playing time in two-wide formations. Ginn still profiles as the team's primary deep threat and is locked in for three-wide sets. Last year's efficiency will be tough to match, but a slight uptick in targets (4.7 per game) isn't out of the question.
Ginn caught eight of 11 targets for 72 yards during Sunday's 29-24 NFC divisional-round loss to the Vikings. He also took one carry for eleven yards. Ginn could've had a bigger day had a 29-yard touchdown not been called back due to penalty. Still, he fared well against a tough Vikings secondary that ranked among the league's best in most defensive categories against the pass during the regular season. Although the Saints are now out of postseason contention, Ginn remains under contract for the next two seasons along with teammate Michael Thomas, though it's worth noting that Willie Snead will be a restricted free agent at the end of the league year. Regardless, Ginn has established himself as the Saints' clear No. 2 receiver that possesses high upside with an admittedly low floor as Drew Brees' deep threat. He should be considered more valuable in standard leagues than PPR given the nature of his role.
Ginn caught four of six targets for 115 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-26 NFC wild-card win over the Panthers. Ginn burned his former team with a season-long, 80-yard touchdown to close the first quarter. With the help of that timely contribution, Ginn accumulated his second-most yards in any game this season. Still capable of speeding past defenders, Ginn now boasts solid momentum heading into next Sunday's divisional-round clash versus the Vikings.
Ginn caught three passes on six targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Buccaneers. He also had one carry for two yards. Ginn did little in the Saints' regular-season finale, but he should have had a much bigger afternoon, as quarterback Drew Brees overthrew him on what should have been a 72-yard touchdown in the first half. Still, Ginn seems healthy after dealing with a late-season rib injury that sidelined him in Week 15. The former Carolina Panther remains the Saints' No. 2 receiver and will face his old team in the first round of the playoffs next Sunday.
Ginn (ribs) does not have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game against the Falcons. Ginn may have been healthy enough to play last week if the Saints had really needed him, but the team unsurprisingly opted for a cautious approach as heavy favorites against the Jets. With the need far greater this time around, Ginn logged a full practice Friday in preparation to return for Sunday's crucial NFC South battle.
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|1||09/09||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||31||23.75|
|4||09/30||@New York Giants||25||20.75|
|9||11/04||Los Angeles Rams||11||18.47|
|14||12/09||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||31||23.75|
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