8. Ted Ginn Jr. (NO)
Ted Ginn Jr. is still really fast.
Last season with Carolina, he was getting behind defensive backs with relative ease. Ginn’s problem his entire career was converting that speed into catches and touchdowns, and last year he started to do that.
Carolina has, and will be, a run-based, quick-throw offense. That didn’t really fit Ginn’s skill set, but his new home in New Orleans does.
Drew Brees and Sean Payton love to air it out and throw the ball deep. Brees has made players of lesser skill than Ginn into viable fantasy football options. A few names like Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem come to mind.
There has been no signs of Ginn slowing down these past few years in Carolina either. Over the past two seasons, he has 98 catches for nearly 1,500 yards.
The Panthers offense only allowed Ginn to try for the big play once or twice a game, and he still managed great numbers. In New Orleans, that once or twice a game turns into five or six times a game, and he could be seeing a serious boost in production with his new team.
Ginn has finally found a team that will utilize his speed correctly. New Orleans is looking to replace speedy wide receiver Brandin Cooks, who was traded to the Patriots, and Ginn fits that opening perfectly.