Ford was not targeted during Miami's win over New England in Week 18.
Analysis: Ford logged a career-high 13 appearances in 2021, but he was only targeted 17 times in that span. The soon-to-be 26-year-old turned those opportunities into 12 catches for 161 yards and two scores, and as he's now on track to hit free agency, Ford may have to search for his next depth role elsewhere.
Jan 10, 2022 1:52 PM EST
Ford secured one of two targets for zero receiving yards during Sunday's 34-3 loss to Tennessee.
Analysis: Ford's opportunities were few and far between in a matchup that saw Tua Tagovailoa only throw for 205 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception. Miami's aerial attack flows through Jaylen Waddle (seven targets), Mike Gesicki (seven targets) and DeVante Parker (13 targets), and as long as those players remain available, Ford isn't a candidate for fantasy consideration outside the deepest of formats.
Jan 3, 2022 6:28 AM EST
Ford was not targeted during Monday's 20-3 win over the Saints.
Analysis: Ford played a usual amount of offensive snaps, 26 percent, but he failed to draw a single target from Tua Tagovailoa. Rookie Jaylen Waddle, meanwhile, continued to operate as the most important cog in Miami's offense while receiving 12 targets. Ford remains a deep sleeper for fantasy purposes heading into a Week 17 road matchup in Tennessee.
Dec 29, 2021 1:16 PM EST
Ford caught all three of his targets for 51 yards during Sunday's divisional win over the Jets.
Analysis: Ford stepped up with top wideout Jaylen Waddle out Week 15 on the COVID-19 list, making key plays when targeted by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. In all, Ford has proven himself as a capable reserve option, but with Waddle now back in the fold he shouldn't be counted on for fantasy production Week 16.
Dec 21, 2021 6:59 AM EST
Ford secured his only target for a two-yard touchdown during Sunday's win over the Giants.
Analysis: Ford rewarded anyone brave enough to rely on him for fantasy purposes with a touchdown Week 13, but in the vast majority of formats he remains off the radar entirely. Through nine games this season, Ford only has eight catches for 110 yards and two scores on 12 targets.
Dec 7, 2021 5:22 AM EST
Ford was not targeted during Sunday's win over the Jets, in which he only played one offensive snap.
Analysis: Ford didn't contribute on special teams Week 11, so his sole offensive snap was his only contribution in Miami's win. The prior contest, Ford had secured all four of his targets for 84 yards, so it was somewhat surprising to see him almost entirely uninvolved versus New York. As a result of Ford's lack of consistent involvement on offense, even with both DeVante Parker (shoulder) and Will Fuller (finger) sidelined, it's almost impossible to trust him in all fantasy formats heading into a Week 12 matchup against the Panthers.
Nov 23, 2021 4:16 AM EST
Ford secured all four of his targets for 84 yards during Thursday's 22-10 win over the Ravens.
Analysis: Ford did most of his damage with a single 54-yard catch in which he broke free up the sideline, but by any definition Thursday night was his best performance of the season. In his previous five appearances this year, Ford had only turned five targets into two catches for 13 yards and a score. However, with Will Fuller (finger) apparently having a chance to return Week 11, Ford's involvement on offense could soon be reduced.
Nov 13, 2021 2:09 AM EST
Ford secured his only target for a 10-yard touchdown during Sunday's 30-28 loss to the Falcons.
Analysis: Ford handled a slightly increased role with DeVante Parker (shoulder) still sidelined, but he still didn't see enough volume to warrant fantasy consideration Week 8 against the Bills. However, that Ford was able to score on his lone target does highlight the fact that he's a reliable depth piece for Miami.
Oct 25, 2021 8:00 AM EST
Ford signed a contract with the Dolphins on Saturday.
Analysis: Ford was a standard practice squad call up each of the last two weeks so this designation always felt likely. The Dolphins have three wide receivers already on injured reserve and could be without DeVante Parker (shoulder) and Preston Williams (groin) entering Week 7.
Oct 23, 2021 3:03 PM EST
Ford reverted to Miami's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: Ford was on the field for five offensive snaps and failed to haul in his lone target. He's now appeared in two straight contests and recorded a catch for three yards in Week 5 against the Buccaneers.
Oct 18, 2021 9:26 PM EST
Ford was elevated from the practice squad Saturday.
Analysis: With Will Fuller (finger) and Devante Parker (shoulder/hamstring) unable to play in Sunday's contest across the pond, Isaiah Ford and Kirk Merritt will act as depth along the team's receiving corps. Ford made his first appearance with the active roster last week but played just three offensive snaps, catching his lone target.
Oct 16, 2021 9:46 AM EST
Ford reverted back to the Dolphins' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
Analysis: Ford made his first appearance on the active roster this season, but he played just three offensive snaps and caught his only target for three yards. He may get another opportunity next week, as Will Fuller (finger) is on injured reserve, and DeVante Parker's (hamstring) status for Week 6 is uncertain.
Oct 12, 2021 9:45 AM EST
Ford was elevated from the practice squad Saturday prior to the team's matchup versus the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Analysis: The wide receiver will make his first appearance of the season, though he will be buried on the depth chart behind the likes of Jaylen Waddle, DeVante Parker and Albert Wilson. In 2020, Ford made 28 catches for 276 yards.
Oct 9, 2021 4:12 PM EST
The Dolphins cut Ford on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Ford has been a regular on Miami's practice squad since joining the team as a seventh-round pick back in the 2017 NFL Draft, and it's possible he resurfaces there in the regular season. He also appeared in 18 games from 2019-20, with a career-high 28 catches for 276 yards in 10 contests last season. With Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle having joined the Dolphins this offseason, and Albert Wilson back after opting out, the receiving corps is simply too deep to afford Ford a spot.
Aug 24, 2021 1:37 PM EST
Ford re-signed with the Dolphins on Friday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: A 2017 seventh-round pick, Ford has caught 51 passes in 19 games for the Dolphins, even making a start in Week 17 last year. However, he's looking at a crowded depth chart in Miami, which explains why the team didn't give him a restricted free agent tender at the beginning of the offseason. The Dolphins have since added Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle, plus they have Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns returning from COVID-19 opt outs. Ford will need a strong camp just to have a shot at making the Week 1 roster.
Jul 16, 2021 10:41 AM EST
Ford will become an unrestricted free agent, as the Dolphins aren't tendering him, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Ford had some opportunities to step up with injuries ravaging Miami's receiving corps last season but didn't stand out when given the chance, finishing the season with 28 catches for 276 yards in 10 games. The 25-year-old receiver will likely get a training camp invite somewhere, but he's unlikely to earn much, if any, guaranteed money.
Mar 14, 2021 4:07 PM EST
Ford caught three of seven targets for 37 yards during Week 17's 56-26 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: Ford performed to a relatively consistent level in 2020, securing 28 of 44 targets for a career-high 276 yards through 10 games with the Dolphins. He had a fairly uncharacteristic struggle with drops during the season finale, however, though what at first appeared to be his most egregious mistake of the day turned out to have been the result of a Bills' deflection. The 24-year-old is set to become a restricted free agent this offseason.
Jan 5, 2021 3:50 PM EST
The Dolphins signed Ford to the 53-man roster Wednesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Ford elevated from the practice squad for last Saturday's narrow win over the Raiders, in which he caught four of five targets for 37 yards. With DeVante Parker (hamstring) still iffy for Week 17 and Jakeem Grant (ankle) potentially out multiple weeks, Ford has now earned a secure spot on the active roster. He could be in the mix for No. 3 receiver reps against the Bills on Sunday if Parker can't go.
Dec 30, 2020 1:45 PM EST
Ford reverted to the Dolphins' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: Ford reeled in four of his five targets for 37 yards during Saturday night's 26-25 win over the Raiders, but he remains without a firm position on the active roster. Given that Jakeem Grant suffered a high-ankle sprain Saturday, there's a strong possibility Ford rejoins the 53-man roster for a Week 17 road trip to Buffalo. DeVante Parker (hamstring) continues to deal with injury, while Preston Williams (foot) remains on IR.
Dec 28, 2020 5:35 PM EST
Ford hauled in four of five targets for 37 yards during Saturday's 26-25 win over the Raiders.
Analysis: Ford got a chance to handle 52 percent of offensive snaps with DeVante Parker (hamstring) sidelined. If Parker is unable to return Week 17 in Buffalo, Ford could get another opportunity to work as MIami's No. 3 receiver.
Dec 27, 2020 2:44 PM EST
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