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Ted Ginn Jr. Fantasy Outlook Plummets Following Injury to Drew Brees

Mike Esposito
NFC Championship - Los Angeles Rams v New Orleans Saints
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Ted Ginn Jr. had an excellent start to the 2019 season in the New Orleans Saints' season-opening win against the Houston Texans, catching seven passes for 101 yards receiving. Unfortunately, his fantasy owners shouldn't expect a similar performance any time soon.

Now that Drew Brees is out with a thumb injury for the next six weeks, Ginn's fantasy outlook isn't too promising. The 34-year-old burner didn't see a single target with backup signal-caller Teddy Bridgewater under center during New Orleans' 27-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2.

The above should be a concern for Ginn's fantasy owners now that Bridgewater is under center, because there may not be an uptick in production unless the two can get on the same page.

Bridgewater barely attempted to push the ball downfield (one deep attempt) and was more comfortable with the short to intermediate passing game (5.5 yards per attempt), leaning heavily on Michael Thomas (11 targets) throughout the afternoon.

Ginn is one of the primary deep threats in the Saints' offense, but until Bridgewater starts looking deep down the field, Ginn will likely have a lot more bust than boom potential going forward. Fantasy owners may be better off keeping Ginn on the bench in favor of a more consistent option until Brees returns.

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