Isaiah Ford

Isaiah Ford

Wide Receiver #15
Team: Miami Dolphins
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 194 lb.
College:Virginia Tech
Age:24
Born:February 9, 1996
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 7 (237)
Draft Team:MIA

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

Isaiah Ford: Minimal impact in loss

Ford hauled in two of four targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 21-11 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Ford only averaged 6.5 yards per catch, but he was one of five pass catchers for Miami with exactly four targets Sunday. The 24-year-old put together a strong final four weeks during the 2019 campaign, he won't warrant fantasy consideration in most formats until the Dolphins' offense manages to start consistently producing.

September 13, 2020 5:12 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Poised to benefit from opt outs

Ford has a nice opportunity after teammates Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns opted out of the 2020 season, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Ford handled the No. 3 receiver role over the final four weeks of last season, grabbing 21 of 29 targets for 235 yards. He could now enter training camp with a top-three spot in Chan Gailey's offense, as the only other Miami wideouts with significant NFL experience are DeVante Parker, Preston Williams (knee) and Jakeem Grant. Even if the Dolphins add a few bodies in the coming weeks, Ford should have a role in the Week 1 gameplan.

August 5, 2020 8:29 AM EST

Isaiah Ford: Tendered by Dolphins

The Dolphins tendered Ford to a one-year contract Thursday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Ford performed admirably when called upon as Miami's No. 3 receiver down the stretch of the 2019 campaign, hauling in 21 catches for 235 yards across the final four weeks of the season. He stands to compete with the likes of Allen Hurns, Jakeem Grant and Albert Wilson for reserve snaps in 2020.

March 12, 2020 1:15 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Capitalizes on expanded opportunity

Ford secured seven of nine targets for 54 yards in the Dolphins' 27-24 win over the Patriots on Sunday.

Analysis: Ford was working as the No. 3 wideout Sunday with Allen Hurns (ankle/neck) out of action, and the third-year receiver put his opportunity to good use. Ford's reception and target totals checked in behind only those of DeVante Parker's for the Dolphins on the afternoon, and his final grab of the day, a five-yard catch with 29 seconds remaining down to the Patriots' four-yard line, set up the eventual game-winning touchdown to Mike Gesicki. The Virginia Tech product heads into the offseason with momentum, finishing the campaign with 21 receptions (29 targets) for 235 yards over his last four contests.

December 29, 2019 7:11 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Extra opportunity on tap Week 17

Ford is in line to serve as the team's No. 3 receiver with Allen Hurns (ankle/neck) inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: Ford was productive in the Week 16 overtime win against the Bengals, bringing in five of six targets for 68 yards. He'll have a chance to build on his production Sunday with Hurns out of action, although he'll face one of the toughest secondaries in the league in that of the Patriots' shutdown unit.

December 29, 2019 9:00 AM EST

Isaiah Ford: Steps up in OT win

Ford caught five of six targets for 68 yards during Sunday's 38-35 overtime win against the Bengals.

Analysis: Ford saw increased work in three-receiver sets after Allen Hurns (shoulder) exited Week 16's contest, resulting in an uptick in target volume behind DeVante Parker and Albert Wilson. The third-year pro has flashed down the stretch when injuries to Miami's top wideouts allow him to play a larger role, but he'll be difficult to trust for fantasy purposes until such time as he climbs the depth chart.

December 23, 2019 10:52 AM EST

Isaiah Ford: Leading receiver in loss

Ford caught six of nine targets for 92 yards in Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Ford led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards, taking over as Ryan Fitzpatrick's favorite target after DeVante Parker exited with a concussion. With a matchup against the vulnerable Giants secondary in Week 15, Ford could turn into an intriguing streaming option if Parker sits out.

December 8, 2019 3:13 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Bumps up to active roster

The Dolphins promoted Ford to the active roster Wednesday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: After placing Jakeem Grant (ankle) on IR, the team brought up Ford to add depth to the receiver rotation. It looks like Albert Wilson (ribs) could play Sunday against the Eagles, and if he does, Ford will work as the No. 4 wideout.

November 27, 2019 10:01 AM EST

Isaiah Ford: Two catches in debut

Ford caught two of three targets for nine yards during Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Ford was promoted from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's contest to provide Miami's wide receiver corps with some depth. Albert Wilson (hip/calf), Jakeem Grant (hamstring) and Allen Hurns (concussion) all still nursing injuries. If the Dolphins' receivers aren't able to get healthy during the team's bye week, Ford could be in line for notable opportunities on offense behind DeVante Parker and Preston Williams.

September 30, 2019 8:30 AM EST

Isaiah Ford: Promoted from practice squad

Ford was signed to the Dolphins' 53-man roster Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old spent the preseason with the Dolphins and joined the team's practice squad after failing to survive roster cutdowns at the start of September, but he'll make his way to the active roster ahead of Week 4. Ford could serve as Miami's No. 4 wide receiver against the Chargers on Sunday should Albert Wilson (calf) and Allen Hurns (concussion) be unable to suit up.

September 25, 2019 4:02 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Joins practice squad

The Dolphins signed Ford to the practice squad Thursday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Ford was cut by the Dolphins this preseason but the team still appears somewhat open to him as a developmental prospect. The 2017 seventh-round pick will need to become a reliable special-teams asset for any chance of being promoted to Miami's active roster.

September 5, 2019 8:23 AM EST

Isaiah Ford: Let go by Miami

Ford was cut by the Dolphins on Sunday, per the league's official transactions log.

Analysis: A 2017 seventh-round pick, Ford never managed to carve out a role in Miami and now finds himself ousted by the team's new coaching staff. He could catch on as a contributor on special teams elsewhere in the league.

September 1, 2019 5:23 PM EST

Isaiah Ford: Promoted to 53-man roster

Ford was added to the active roster Wednesday

Analysis: Ford's promotion comes on the heels of the Dolphins placing Jakeem Grant (Achilles) on injured reserve. The second-year wideout should provide the position with some added depth and likely serve as a special teams contributor as well.

November 28, 2018 9:58 AM EST

Isaiah Ford: Catches one pass

Ford caught one of two targets for five yards during Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.

Analysis: Ford seems to be over the shoulder injury he sustained in training camp, but the 2017 seventh-rounder still has work to do in order to make the final 53-man roster in Miami. His next chance to impress will come in next week's preseason game Saturday against the Ravens.

August 18, 2018 7:41 PM EST

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