Ted Ginn
Ted Ginn
34-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
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Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Ginn generally failed to live up to expectations early in his career as a top-10 pick for Miami in 2007, but he's found a niche in his early 30s as a complementary downfield threat. Coming off three straight seasons with at least 700 receiving yards, Ginn was expected to help open looks up underneath for Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara in 2018. That plan never really came to fruition, however, as Ginn experienced knee inflammation in September that ultimately required arthroscopic surgery. After a stay on injured reserve, Ginn returned in Week 16 and re-emerged as the clear No. 2 wideout behind Thomas, hauling in 11 of 21 targets for 176 yards over his final three games (including playoffs). The Saints did little to address their receiving depth during the offseason, putting Ginn in prime position to resume working regularly in three-receiver formations. Though Ginn was effective upon returning from injury, betting on another quality season from a 34-year-old, speed-reliant player may be a tough ask. Should Ginn lose a step or otherwise see his performance decline, 2018 third-round pick Tre'Quan Smith looms as the top threat to cut into the veteran's snap and target counts. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $11 million contract with the Saints in March of 2017.
Snags one pass in overtime loss
WRNew Orleans Saints
January 5, 2020
Ginn caught one of two targets for 18 yards in the Saints' 26-20 overtime wild-card loss to the Vikings on Sunday.
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Ginn came away with his usual output Sunday, making minimal contributions in the box score. Across his final six games of the year dating to Week 13 of the regular season, he recorded just one multi-catch effort.
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How do Ted Ginn's 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
55.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.43
 
% Team Air Yards
24.5%
 
% Team Targets
10.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
15.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
53.6%
 
Drop Rate
8.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.6
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Ted Ginn's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
180 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.38 sec
 
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After the Saints traded Brandin Cooks, Ginn was brought in to stretch the field, and that he did. He managed five catches of 40-plus yards (T-8th) on only 70 targets and averaged 11.2 YPT (3rd among the league's 59 70-target WR). At 5-11, 180, and with 4.38 40 speed, Ginn is mostly a one-trick pony, but catching long passes is the trick to have. Ginn also benefits from Drew Brees' accuracy and willingness to throw deep - few quarterbacks take shots as efficiently in the dump-off fest that characterizes the modern passing game. Of some concern for Ginn, who turned 33 in April, is the acquisition of Cameron Meredith, who could cut into his targets. But Meredith, though fast, profiles more as insurance for lead target Michael Thomas than as the speed merchant who takes the top off the defense.
Once relegated to the role of return man, the 32-year old Ginn has re-established himself the last few years as a poor man's DeSean Jackson -- a moderate-volume home-run threat that keeps the safeties back. At 5-11, 180, Ginn is small and slight, but his 4.38 40 speed (timed at the 2007 Combine) appears to be intact -- he had nine catches for 40-plus yards on 191 targets the last two seasons combined. Ginn probably would have had more but for some drops on perfectly thrown Cam Newton deep balls -- Ginn has never been known for his hands. This year, Ginn finds himself in New Orleans, a good destination for someone with his skill set, especially now that former deep threat Brandin Cooks is in New England. Michael Thomas and Willie Snead will be the team's top targets, but Ginn should reprise the role he had in Carolina with similar results.
It only took him nine years, but the ninth overall pick in 2007 finally spent a season as a team's No. 1 WR. After Kelvin Benjamin tore his ACL, Ginn carved out the biggest role among the WR, netting 97 targets and averaging a robust 16.8 YPC (3rd among 90-target receivers). Unfortunately, that translated to only 7.7 YPT as Ginn caught a meager 46 percent of the passes thrown his way. Part of the problem was his 10 drops (T-2nd). At 5-11, 185, Ginn is slight and small, but even at 31 he's blazingly fast (4.38 40). He used that speed to haul in five passes of 40-plus yards, but Ginn's never going to see regular red-zone work (nine targets) and he's not built to handle major volume. And with Benjamin back - and Cam Newton's top target Greg Olsen around – Ginn's work is likely to be even less regular in 2016.
Following a poor 2014 campaign that included just 14 catches for 190 yards in Arizona, Ginn returns to Carolina this season with hopes for regaining the form he enjoyed with the Panthers in 2013. That season saw the speedy Ginn rejuvenate himself with a career-best five touchdowns along with 556 receiving yards and 36 catches on 68 targets. However, while Ginn was gone, fellow former Ohio State receiver Philly Brown made strides as a slot receiver last season and the Panthers also signed wideout Jarrett Boykin this offseason to compete for pecking order on their depth chart. As a result, Ginn runs the risk of getting lost in the shuffle, leaving his fantasy value relatively low heading into this season.
Ginn proved to be a surprisingly effective deep threat for Cam Newton in Carolina, but his opportunities should be more limited in 2014 behind Larry Fitzgerald and the emerging Michael Floyd. He'll be hard-pressed to match last season's targets or TDs.
In addition to kick and possibly punt returns, Ginn will likely be Carolina's No. 4 receiver this season.
Ginn is still listed on the 49ers depth chart alongside both Randy Moss and Mario Manningham and should still see some work in the receiver rotation that coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman envision. However, his receiver work will undoubtedly be limited to the point where his fantasy value will be fairly low unless you get credit for return yards.
Ginn will battle to be the team's No. 3 or No. 4 wide receiver. He's at best San Francisco's fifth option on offense. Ginn will be most involved as a punt and kick returner.
Ginn was traded by the Dolphins to a team in desperate need of help in the return game, the 49ers. His offseason work as a punt returner was not up to par, but that's his job to lose heading into training camp. Ginn is also the presumptive third wide receiver, but Jason Hill and Dominique Zeigler among others will push him for that job.
One of the league’s true burners, Ginn took a step forward in his second season, averaging 14.1 yards per catch and 8.5 yards per target. He’s still not a polished route runner, and at 6-0, 180, he’s not physical enough to go over the middle and make tough catches in traffic. As such Ginn was rarely used anywhere near the goal line – just four of his 93 targets occurred inside the 20, and none inside the 10. Ginn did have four catches of 40 yards or more, which is a lot for a receiver with less than 100 looks. Ginn will again be the team’s primary downfield threat, though the Dolphins are a strange team from their Wildcat sets to their quarterback Chad Pennington who gets by on guile, timing and accuracy in place of arm strength. We expect Ginn to make his share of big plays and have a few big weeks, but it’s hard to see how his skill set in the Dolphins offense will result in consistent production.
The numbers aren't pretty – even on a per-play basis – but its hard to make too much of a receiver's rookie season on a team that couldn't throw the ball. This year, the slightly built but very fast Ginn will start opposite possession receiver Ernest Wilford. That the Dolphins brought in undrafted free agents to compete for the kick return job this spring is a signal that they want to emphasize Ginn's role in the passing game instead. With new head coach Tony Sparano and new offensive coordinator Dan Henning at the helm, look for the Dolphins to throw more than they did last season under Cam Cameron. If veteran quarterback Josh McCown can hold off Chad Henne and John Beck for the job, there's a little big-play upside here, though it's likely Wilford will see most of the red-zone targets.
By every account but the Dolphins', drafting Ginn with the ninth overall pick in the 2007 draft was an enormous reach, especially with Brady Quinn still on the board. Ginn hasn't been at full speed since injuring his foot in the BCS title game in January, so even once he's healthy, he's likely to be rusty. Given that he'll start 2007 as the No. 3 receiver, his primary role will likely be kick returner, so he'll need to be at full speed to have any value. If healthy, however, his explosive playmaking ability will make him an asset as a return man and a downfield threat.
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Catches one pass in blowout win
WRNew Orleans Saints
December 29, 2019
Ginn caught one of two targets for 10 yards in the Saints' 42-10 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
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Held without a catch
WRNew Orleans Saints
December 22, 2019
Ginn failed to bring in his lone target in the Saints' 38-28 win over the Titans on Sunday.
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Targeted just once in win
WRNew Orleans Saints
December 17, 2019
Ginn caught one pass for 13 yards in Monday night's 34-7 win over Indianapolis.
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Goes for 50 yards in shootout
WRNew Orleans Saints
December 8, 2019
Ginn corralled four of six targets for 50 yards in the Saints' 48-46 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.
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Catchless in win
WRNew Orleans Saints
December 3, 2019
Ginn was unable to bring in his only target of Thursday's 26-18 win over Atlanta.
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