Can Ted Ginn Jr. Produce for Fantasy Owners? | NFL Fantasy Football Rankings
Since Ted Ginn Jr. was drafted by the Dolphins ,out of Ohio State, fantasy football owners have waited for him to produce. In 2008 Ginn Jr. made strides from his rookie season as he totaled nearly 800 receiving yards.
Personally, I thought this talented receiver could be at least useful to fantasy football players because he was heading into his third season. The third year in a receiver’s progression, is usually when they break out and start producing.
2009 So Far
So Far, this season Ginn Jr. has 16 receptions for 195 yards and one touchdown reception through five games. At this time, he may not be producing enough to be a fantasy starter, but I do see signs that he still could be in the future.
In week two, Ginn Jr. had an almost great game against the Indianapolis Colts as he had eleven receptions for 108 yards. Problem is he dropped a few touchdown opportunities in the end zone that cost his team the game.
Another big play he made was in his last game on Monday night against the Jets. In that game, he beat Darrelle Revis deep and made a 53-yard touchdown. Revis has shut down Randy Moss, Andre Johnson and Marques Colston this season. To see Ginn Jr beat him deep says something about his skills.
You wouldn’t of seen happen with former quarterback Chad Pannington because he doesn’t have the arm to make that throw.
Second year starting quarterback Chad Henne does have that kind of arm and hit Ginn right in the hands, down field. With Henne in at quarterback, Ginn Jr. value is higher because the team can finally utilize his deep speed.
Fantasy Football Ranking for Ted Ginn Jr.
Look for Ginn Jr. to continue his growth at receiver as the season moves along. At this time, Ginn Jr. will be dependent on how fast his new starting quarterback can mature.
If Henne continues to play the way he did on Monday night than Ginn Jr. will be a decent option for fantasy football owners. Especially fantasy owners that are in leagues like Yahoo.com, where you are forced to start three receivers.
Other than that I would at least have Ginn Jr. on your fantasy football roster and hold onto him. Until we see more consistency, Ginn Jr. is nothing more than a bye week fill in.
NFL Fantasy Football Information writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com