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John Ross | Wide Receiver | #15

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (21) / 11/27/1995
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Washington
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (9) / CIN
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John Ross (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 7.
The Bengals' first-round pick has appeared in just one game this year, but he has a chance to play against the Steelers after getting in a full practice on Friday. Ross needs to establish a bankable role before being of any fantasy use. Oct 20 - 2:28 PM

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John Ross (knee) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

ESPN Bengals reporter Katherine Terrell said the fact that Ross remains limited "doesn't bode well" for his chances of suiting up Sunday against Pittsburgh. The lightning-fast rookie has played just five snaps this year.
Oct 19 - 2:32 PM

John Ross (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It puts Ross on track to suit up for the first time since making his NFL debut in Week 2. The No. 9 overall pick in this year's draft has been held to one touch in one appearance, which resulted in a fumble against Green Bay. Then-OC Ken Zampese was fired the next week. Ross is off the redraft map.
Oct 18 - 3:44 PM

John Ross (knee) returned to Bengals practice on Monday.

It's his first practice since Sept. 20. The rookie speedster was spotted fielding punts. Knee woes have limited the No. 9 overall pick to one touch in one appearance. He seems unlikely to contribute in re-draft leagues this season.
Oct 16 - 1:31 PM

John Ross (knee) is out for Week 5 against the Bills.

Ross and Tyler Eifert have been injured more than they haven't this season.
Oct 6 - 12:20 PM

John Ross (knee) is not practicing Thursday.

At this point, we will blurb Ross again when he actually returns to practice. Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd will continue to serve as the No. 2 and 3 receivers.
Oct 5 - 11:32 AM

John Ross (knee) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd will continue to handle Nos. 2 and 3 receiver roles.
Oct 4 - 1:14 PM

Bengals WR John Ross (knee) is inactive for Week 4 at Cleveland.

As expected, Ross will not suit up for the game. The first-round rookie has still played just five total snaps through the opening month of the season. The Bengals hope to have him back next week when they host Buffalo. TE Tyler Eifert, S Derron Smith, LB Jordan Evans, G Christian Westerman, G Trey Hopkins and WR Josh Malone are also inactive for the Bengals.
Oct 1 - 11:35 AM

John Ross (knee) is out for Week 4 against the Browns.

He was active in Week 2, but fumbled and was quickly benched. Ross' knee then flared up again the next week and he hasn't been on the field ever since.
Sep 29 - 12:35 PM

John Ross (knee) did not practice Thursday.

He is not going to play this week, and it looks like he is at best questionable for Week 5. Ross has not been able to stay healthy so far in his NFL career.
Sep 28 - 11:42 AM

John Ross (knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

Tyler Boyd took back over as the No. 3 receiver in new OC Bill Lazor's first game last week, playing 49.2% of the snaps behind A.J. Green and Brandon LaFell. Ross appears to be at least another week away from a return.
Sep 27 - 1:07 PM

John Ross (knee) is out for Week 3 against the Packers.

It was the expected outcome after Ross missed practice on both Thursday and Friday. With Tyler Eifert (back, knee) also sidelined for Week 3, A.J. Green should dominate targets and Brandon LaFell makes for an intriguing deep sleeper.
Sep 22 - 1:09 PM

John Ross (knee) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

In OC Bill Lazor's first game as the play caller, it'll be Brandon LaFell and Alex Erickson/Tyler Boyd behind A.J. Green. Ross can't seem to get or stay healthy.
Sep 22 - 11:35 AM

Bengals WR John Ross (knee) was held out of Thursday's practice.

Ross' knee was the issue that held him out in Week 1, but he was listed as "limited" on Wednesday with an illness. Today he was DNP with the troublesome knee. The Bengals could just be managing Ross' reps, but it's also possible he suffered a setback. Even if Ross does suit up against the Pack, he will be nothing more than a dart throw WR5.
Sep 21 - 2:27 PM

Making his NFL debut, John Ross was benched after losing a first quarter fumble in the Bengals' Week 2 loss to the Texans.

Kareem Jackson put his helmet on the ball at the end of a 12-yard end around. Jadeveon Clowney then picked it up for a long return. Ross wasn't heard from afterward, with the Bengals going with second-year UDFA slot man "Alex Erickson." We're assuming Ross learned a "hard lesson," or something. It's unclear what cliche coach Marvin Lewis will go with. It could be a while before Ross establishes re-draft value.
Sep 15 - 12:16 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Andy Dalton
2A.J. McCarron
3Jeff Driskel
RB1Joe Mixon
2Giovani Bernard
3Jeremy Hill
GLB1Joe Mixon
2Jeremy Hill
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Joe Mixon
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Tyler Boyd
3Cody Core
4Josh Malone
WR21Brandon LaFell
2John Ross
3Alex Erickson
WR31Tyler Boyd
TE1Tyler Kroft
2C.J. Uzomah
3Cethan Carter
LT1Cedric Ogbuehi
2Andre Smith
LG1Clint Boling
2Christian Westerman
C1Russell Bodine
2T.J. Johnson
RG1Trey Hopkins
2Alex Redmond
RT1Jake Fisher
K1Randy Bullock