Isaiah Ford

Isaiah Ford

Wide Receiver #15
Team: Miami Dolphins
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 194 lb.
College:Virginia Tech
Age:25
Born:February 9, 1996
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 7 (237)
Draft Team:MIA

Isaiah Ford: Ends season with seven targets

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.

January 5, 2021 3:50 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Signed to active roster

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.

December 30, 2020 1:45 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Sinks back to practice squad

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.

December 28, 2020 5:35 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Four grabs in close win

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.

December 27, 2020 2:44 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Elevates from practice squad

The Dolphins elevated Ford to the active roster Tuesday.

Analysis: The Dolphins are preemptively calling up the fourth-year wideout for Saturday's game against the Raiders. Ford played 54 snaps on offense (74 percent) in last week's win over the Patroits, and he caught all three targets for 18 yards. He could handle a similar workload if both DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) sit out again.

December 22, 2020 5:47 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Goes to practice squad once again

Ford reverted to the Dolphins' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Ford played a considerable portion of the offensive workload in a win over New England, garnering 54 of 73 snaps while pulling in all three of his targets for 18 yards. Following a mid-season stint with the Patriots, Week 15 marked Ford's first Dolphins appearance since Nov. 1.

December 21, 2020 5:34 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Goes for 18 yards against Patriots

Ford reeled in all three of his targets for 18 yards during Sunday's 22-12 won over the Patriots.

Analysis: Ford had a brief stint with the Patriots back in November, so his matchup on Sunday may technically have qualified as a 'revenge game.' With DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) both absent last weekend, and Preston Williams (foot) still on IR, Ford was afforded an opportunity to handle a season-high 54 offensive snaps (74 percent).

December 21, 2020 1:48 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Joins active roster

The Dolphins elevated Ford from the practice squad for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Ford will bring an ounce of familiarity with New England's scheme into the mix Sunday, as he briefly spent time there after being traded by the Dolphins for a late-round pick back in November. The young receiver then came full circle after being cut by the Patriots, as the Dolphins picked him back up. If DeVante Parker (hamstring) and/or Jakeem Grant (hamstring) are limited or forced to miss time Sunday, Ford could play a notable role on offense.

December 19, 2020 12:55 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Returning to Miami

Ford signed to the Dolphins' practice squad Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old was traded from the Dolphins to the Patriots for a late-round pick in early November, but he was waived over the weekend. Ford has cleared waivers and will return to the team where he began the season.

December 8, 2020 7:29 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Let go by New England

Ford was waived by the Patriots on Saturday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old was acquired from the Dolphins in early November but never played a snap with the Patriots. Ford will be a candidate for the practice squad if he clears waivers.

December 5, 2020 4:10 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Won't suit up against Houston

Ford (coach's decision) is inactive for Week 11, Erik Scalavino of the Patriots' official site reports.

Analysis: Ford was eligible to play Week 10 against the Ravens on Sunday Night Football, but he ultimately did not log a single offensive or special-teams snap during the 23-17 win. New England decided to bring six receivers onto its active roster for a Week 11 road trip to Houston, but the 24-year-old finds himself on the outside looking in.

November 22, 2020 9:08 AM EST

Isaiah Ford: Not part of game plan in Week 10

Ford didn't log a snap in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Ravens.

Analysis: Ford, who was acquired from the Dolphins on Nov. 3, figures to find his way into his new team's wide receiver rotation (which also includes Jakobi Meyers, N'Keal Harry and Damiere Byrd) in the coming weeks, but until that happens, he's off the fantasy radar.

November 16, 2020 11:42 AM EST

Isaiah Ford: Cleared for Week 10

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday that Ford has been cleared to return from the reserve/Commissioner Exempt List, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: After being acquired from the Dolphins on Nov. 3, Ford was ineligible to play in the Patriots' Week 9 win over the Jets while he waited to clear COVID-19 intake testing with his new team. Now that Ford has been formally added to the roster, he'll add some much-needed depth to a Patriots wideout corps that's lacking in dependable options. Quarterback Cam Newton seems to have established a rapport with Jacobi Meyers (22 receptions for 287 yards over last three games) of late, but with Julian Edelman (knee) on injured reserve and the status of N'Keal Harry (concussion) uncertain, Ford could quickly earn a key role in the team's receiver rotation.

November 10, 2020 12:25 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Won't play Week 9

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday that Ford won't be available to play in Monday's game against the Jets while the receiver waits to clear COVID-19 protocols, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Acquired from the Dolphins prior to Tuesday's trade deadline, Ford will reside on the Reserve/Commissioner Exempt List and won't count against the Patriots' 53-man roster for Week 9. Assuming Ford is able to pass his intake testing without incident, he should be ready to participate in the Patriots' first Week 10 practice next Wednesday before making his team debut Nov. 15 against Baltimore. Ford had played less than 40 percent of the offensive snaps in his final three games with the Dolphins, but he should have a clearer path to playing time in New England with top slot man Julian Edelman (knee) out indefinitely.

November 4, 2020 6:37 AM EST

Isaiah Ford: Picked up by Pats

The Dolphins dealt Ford to the Patriots on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Ford was utilized regularly through the first four games of the season, seeing between 44 and 74 percent of the snaps on offense. His workload has whittled down to 32-36 percent of those plays over the last three contests, resulting in three catches (on three targets) for 33 yards. With the move to New England, Ford could play a decent role right away for a receiving corps that's composed of N'Keal Harry (concussion), Damiere Byrd, Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski.

November 3, 2020 12:01 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Shut out in catches department

Ford did not receive a single target during Sunday's 24-0 win against the Jets.

Analysis: Ford's 18 offensive snaps were a season worst, but his involvement may have faded over the course of the game because of Miami carrying a three-possession lead into the halftime break. The 2017 seventh-round pick averaged 3.4 catches and 38.4 receiving yards per game Weeks 1 through 5, with his breakout performance coming by way of a seven-catch, 76-yard outing Sept. 20 against Buffalo. Emerging from the Week 7 bye, Ford will be catching passes from rookie Tua Tagovailoa in a matchup against the Rams' fourth-ranked pass defense.

October 20, 2020 5:37 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Snags two passes in blowout win

Ford corralled both of his targets for 23 receiving yards during Sunday's 43-17 win against the 49ers.

Analysis: Ford attracted a career-high 10 targets during the Dolphins' Week 4 loss to Seattle, but he was held quiet Week 5 despite Miami posting its highest point total since Oct. 25 of the 2015 season. The 24-year-old's 10-target outing wasn't a complete enigma, as he also garnered nine targets Week 2 against the Bills, as well as five targets in the season opener against New England. Ford remains the Dolphins' No. 3 WR option heading into a Week 6 matchup against the Jets' bottom-10 pass defense.

October 13, 2020 6:33 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Four grabs in Week 4 loss

Ford secured four of 10 targets for 48 yards in the Dolphins' 31-23 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

Analysis: The 2017 seventh-round pick put together his second-best reception tally of the season in the loss while notably checking in second in receptions, receiving yards and targets to DeVante Parker. Ford appears to have quickly grasped the intricacies of coordinator Chan Gailey's offense, how having recorded 15 caches for 151 yards on 26 targets through four games. Whether he's surpassed Preston Williams for the No. 2 receiver job for all practical purposes remains to be seen, but Ford will have another opportunity to build up his numbers in a Week 5 road battle against the 49ers.

October 4, 2020 2:59 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Comes down to earth Thursday

Ford caught both his targets for 14 yards during Thursday's 31-13 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Ford had seven catches for 76 yards Week 2, but he took a clear back seat to all of DeVante Parker, Preston Williams, Mike Gesicki and Myles Gaskin in the passing game during Thursday's victory. The 24-year-old looks destined to continue splitting No. 3 WR reps with Jakeem Grant, a role which will make him difficult to trust as a fantasy option in Miami's low-floor offense.

September 25, 2020 9:42 AM EST

Isaiah Ford: Steps up in Week 2 loss

Ford brought in seven of nine targets for 76 yards in the Dolphins' 31-28 loss to the Bills on Sunday.

Analysis: Despite the fact DeVante Parker was able to play through a questionable designation due to a hamstring injury, Ford still played a major role as the No. 3 receiver. The third-year pro ultimately checked in second in receptions, receiving yardage and targets on the Dolphins to tight end Mike Gesicki, meaning he set the pace for the wideouts. Ford had only logged four targets in Week 1, but in a Chan Gailey-coordinated offense that has traditionally generated solid production for what were previously complementary receivers, he may have some upside. Ford won't have to wait long to try and build on Sunday's numbers, as the Dolphins will take on the Jaguars in a Week 3 road battle Thursday night.

September 20, 2020 4:12 PM EST

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