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Bengals' John Ross: Fumbles in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross recorded a 12-yard run in Thursday's 13-9 loss to the Texans. He fumbled on the play.

After Ross' fumble late in the first quarter he didn't get another opportunity. Overall, he was on the field for just five of Cincinnati's 64 offensive snaps. Losing the ball on his first career touch was not a great way to endear himself to his team, but it's still surprising that the Bengals didn't look to their first-round pick's 4.2-speed given their issues scoring. Look for Cincinnati to try to better utilize the speedster moving forward, though his usage will have to increase significantly before he becomes a fantasy factor.

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Bengals' John Ross: Suits up Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (knee) is listed as active for Thursday night's game against the Texans.

Ross, who logged a record-setting 4.22 second 40-yard dash time at the NFL Combine, obviously has the kind of wheels that can be parlayed into big plays. That said, with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft bouncing back from a knee issue that sidelined him in Week 1, he's a speculative play Thursday night. Ross is listed behind both top wideout A.J. Green and Brandon LaFell on the Bengals' posted depth chart, but the team's decision to deactivate Tyler Boyd on Thursday suggests that Ross could see his share of snaps in his NFL regular-season debut.

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Bengals' John Ross: Poised to make debut Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (knee) is expected to play in Thursday night's game against the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Ross was held out of the Bengals' season-opening loss to the Ravens due to a knee sprain, but after being a full participant in practice this week, it looks as if the rookie out of Washington is ready to make his NFL debut. However, while Ross should eventually give Cincinnati's passing attack a boost this season, it's unlikely the speedster makes much of an impact Thursday night, given that he is fresh off the knee injury and for now, listed behind A.J. Green, Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd on the team's wideout depth chart.

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Bengals' John Ross: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Ross was listed as a full practice participant Monday and Tuesday, but Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer suggests that it's hardly a lock that the young wideout plays Thursday, given the sort of low-impact workouts the Bengals held on this short week.

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Bengals' John Ross: Practices fully Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ross (knee) was full participant in the Bengals' practice Tuesday, Jay Morrison of the Dayton Daily News reports.

The Bengals held Ross out of last Sunday's season-opening loss to the Ravens while he continued to recover from the sprained left knee he suffered during the preseason, but he appears in no danger of being sidelined for Thursday's matchup with the Texans. After taking part fully in the Bengals' team walkthrough Monday, Ross' availability for all portions of practice Tuesday should put him on track to make his NFL debut in Week 2. The rookie is listed as the fifth receiver on the Bengals' depth chart, so he probably won't be worthy of much more than a speculative pickup in deeper fantasy leagues until he's able to carve out a meaningful role behind the likes of A.J. Green, Tyler Eifert and Brandon LaFell in the team's passing attack.

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