Ross, in the last year of his rookie deal, hasn't been playing much of late and wants a fresh start if that's going to continue being the case. He was inactive for three weeks and played just one snap this past week. Garafolo said talks haven't gone far. Ross is buried a bit on the depth chart thanks to Boyd and perhaps especially Higgins who is emerging this year. There are two weeks until the trade deadline.
CIN WR John Ross - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs Cleveland
John Ross had his best performance since coming back from injury with six catches for 84 yards. He also ran the ball twice. Ross played 79% of the snaps which was his highest since he returned.
The Browns are next up and are ranked 10th in aFPA to wide receivers. We expect both teams to play to win this game and starters to play most of the game on both sides of the ball. Ross will get some fantasy numbers but not as good as last week. Keep him on the bench for Week 17.