Ted Ginn's Fantasy Outlook After Week 8

Maxwell Ogden@MaxwellOgdenCorrespondent IIIOctober 25, 2013

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24:  Ted Ginn #19 of the Carolina Panthers makes a catch during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on October 24, 2013 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

It's never too late to turn things around. Someone must have whispered that in Ted Ginn's ear before the 2013 NFL regular season began, because the Carolina Panthers wideout continued to display signs of becoming something he was unable to be in his first six seasons: an every-down receiver.

Here's what it all means for his fantasy football value after Week 8.

Ginn caught five passes for 80 yards during Carolina's 31-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was the third time in five games that the 28-year-old topped 70 receiving yards and fourth in six that he had at least 60.

Eight weeks in, Ginn has become one of Cam Newton's most lethal targets.

Indeed it has.

With all of this being established, Ginn is still prone to inconsistencies. He dropped what would've been a wide-open touchdown pass and had a total of four receptions for 56 yards in his two previous games.

For the first time in a long time, however, the boom in "boom-or-bust" is worth noting.

Moving forward, it'd be wise to keep an eye on Ginn, who has 20 receptions for 357 yards and two touchdowns through seven games. With all that's being made about Ginn's drops, he's actually converted a majority of his opportunities.

In this instance, that's a bad thing.

Ginn has 29 targets through seven games, which equates to an average of 4.1 per game. That number isn't encouraging, especially when there's the genuine possibility of him failing to convert those limited opportunities.

In a rare moment, however, we can finally say that Ginn has upside as a fantasy football wide receiver.