Ross caught two of seven targets for 27 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Baltimore.
Ross' primary contribution came midway through the third quarter when he beat his man up the sideline and then came back for the lofted Andy Dalton pass, a 22-yard touchdown throw. It was Ross' second score in as many weeks with A.J. Green (foot) out of the lineup. In that time, Ross has done little else, managing just four total receptions, but it's clear that the Bengals are trying to emphasize him in the offense. He has 13 targets in two games with Green out, as compared to 16 in his five previous games. Next up is a Browns defense that has given up plenty of passing yards this season, but that has otherwise challenged opposing passing offenses with turnovers.
Ross (groin) is active Sunday against the Ravens.
Ross was limited in practice the first two days this week, but suiting up in full Friday signaled the wideout would likely be ready for the Week 11 matchup. With A.J. Green (toe) inactive last week against the Saints, Ross saw his most snaps (36) since Week 2, trailing only Tyler Boyd in terms of wide receiver snap share. Look for a similar alignment this week against a Baltimore defense giving up the fifth-least fantasy points per game to wide receivers (PPR formats), as Green is once again listed as inactive, leaving Boyd and Ross likely to draw starts again.
Ross (groin), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, is expected to play, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Ross' expected availability looms large in the huge divisional game with the Bengals expected to be without the services of top wideout A.J. Green (toe) -- who is listed as doubtful -- for the second straight week. The Bengals didn't reveal that Ross aggravated the nagging groin injury in his return from a one-game absence in the Week 10 loss to the Saints, but the second-year player was nonetheless limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday. Ross turned in a full session Friday, however, so assuming he does indeed gain clearance to play, he shouldn't have his snaps restricted in a dramatic way. With only nine catches on 22 targets for 118 yards across six appearances, Ross hasn't been a model of efficiency, but he's at least made the most of his receptions with three scoring grabs.
Ross (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
After missing three of the Bengals' preceding four games with the groin issue, Ross returned to action in the Week 10 loss to the Saints, playing 36 offensive snaps and finishing with two receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown. The wideout didn't report any setbacks coming out of the session, but his limited activity in practices Wednesday and Thursday suggests he's not 100 percent healthy. The Bengals seemingly remain optimistic that Ross will be available to start Sunday against the Ravens and help pick up the slack with A.J. Green (toe) sidelined for another contest, but the second-year receiver certainly carries plenty of risk in fantasy lineups due to his uncertain health and lack of production up to this point in his young career.
Ross (groin) was limited at practice Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Ross shook off the groin injury that had sidelined him for three of the past four contests and played 36 of the Bengals' 43 offensive snaps in Sunday's 51-14 loss to the Saints. Though he found paydirt for the third time this season, Ross tallied just two receptions for 39 yards on six targets, which registered as somewhat disappointing volume while top target A.J. Green (toe) sidelined. It's expected that Ross' limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related, so he should have another opportunity to build on his past outing Sunday against the Ravens. Green hasn't been ruled out for the contest, but his status appears highly questionable, at best.
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