Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford carried the ball nine times for 26 yards and added five receptions for 19 yards in a 28-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4. The entire Cleveland offense struggled with Deshaun Watson (shoulder) unable to play, with Ford being no exception. The second-year running back averaged just 2.9 yards per carry, although he salvaged his day partially in PPR leagues with five catches. Ford and the Browns are on bye in Week 5 before a tough matchup against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6.
Oct 1, 2023 10:07 PM EST
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford (shoulder) has scored three touchdowns over his past two games. The second-year running back will look to keep the hot streak going in Week 4's home matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. Ford popped up on the injury report on Wednesday as a limited participant in practice but he was upgraded to a full practice on Thursday, seemingly putting him in line to suit up on Sunday. If he were to suffer a setback and ultimately not play this weekend, Kareem Hunt and possibly Pierre Strong Jr. would both be in line for larger roles. For now, fantasy managers can pencil Ford in as an RB2 for Week 4, but be sure to check back on Friday's post-practice injury report. He should find room to run against a Baltimore defense that is allowing the 17th-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs through three games.
Sep 28, 2023 6:25 PM EST
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford (shoulder) was listed as a limited practice participant on Wednesday. Ford apparently suffered a shoulder injury in the Week 3 win over the Tennessee Titans and could be questionable to play in Week 4 at home against the division-rival Baltimore Ravens. Still, the fact he practiced at all to begin the week probably means his injury isn't all that serious. The 23-year-old has looked great the last two games filling in for the injured Nick Chubb (knee), who will miss the rest of the year. Ford has 26 carries for 124 yards and a touchdown while adding five catches for 58 additional yards and two more touchdowns through the air, so he'll remain a must-start for fantasy managers as an RB2 as long as he doesn't miss any time due to injury.
Sep 27, 2023 7:46 PM EST
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford carried the ball 10 times for 18 yards and a touchdown while adding another 33 yards and a score on two catches in a 27-3 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. Ford has now found the end zone in consecutive games as he operates as the Browns' lead back with Nick Chubb sidelined for the season. Ford scored Cleveland's first touchdown in the second quarter on a 19-yard pass from Deshaun Watson and later crossed the goal line again on a three-yard run in the third quarter. Even with Kareem Hunt in the mix, Ford is settling in as an upside RB2 in fantasy moving forward. He will face off against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4.
Sep 24, 2023 4:18 PM EST
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford filled in nicely in Week 2 after his team lost Nick Chubb for the season due to a major knee injury. Ford found the end zone on a reception and set the team up for another score with a 69-yard run down to the Pittsburgh one-yard line. He will look to repeat that success in Week 3's home matchup against the Tennessee Titans, although he may have a hard time doing so against a stout run defense. The Titans can be beat through the air but they are allowing the second-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs through the first two games of the season. Fantasy gamers who picked Ford up off of waivers are likely anxious to insert him into their starting lineups but he is best left on the bench until a better matchup presents itself.
Sep 21, 2023 6:05 PM EST
Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski reiterated on Wednesday that running back Jerome Ford "is the lead back." As expected, Cleveland reunited with Kareem Hunt on a one-year deal after Nick Chubb suffered a gruesome season-ending knee injury in the Monday night loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Ford looked great in relief of Chubb on Monday, totaling 106 yards and a receiving touchdown in the 26-22 loss. The 24-year-old should have been the top waiver-wire priority for fantasy managers this week. It remains to be seen what kind of shape Hunt is in, and if anything, he'll be a threat to Ford mainly on passing downs out of the backfield. The Browns also have Pierre Strong Jr. Heading into Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans, Ford is an immediate plug-and-play in starting fantasy lineups.
Sep 20, 2023 3:27 PM EST
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford will step in as the team's featured ball carrier after the season-ending knee injury sustained by Nick Chubb in Week 2, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski. However, the team is still looking to add a player to its running back room consisting of Ford and Pierre Strong Jr. Ford remains a top waiver wire option after posting over 100 yards in the loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and he should retain plenty of value whether the team adds a notable running back or not. Signing a free agent like Kareem Hunt or Leonard Fournette or trading for Cam Akers are potential options for Cleveland.
Sep 19, 2023 2:57 PM EST
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford carried the ball 16 times for 106 yards and added three catches for 25 yards and a touchdown in a 26-22 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. Starting running back Nick Chubb suffered a serious, season-ending knee injury in the first half, opening the door for Ford to see extra work. He took advantage, hauling in Deshaun Watson's lone touchdown pass and later setting the Browns up for another score with a 69-yard run down to the Pittsburgh one-yard line. Ford is a priority waiver add this week as he is expected to become Cleveland's new starting running back moving forward.
Sep 19, 2023 5:16 AM EST
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford carried the ball 15 times for 36 yards and lost a fumble in a 24-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. Ford finished just three carries behind Nick Chubb, although eight of those carries came on the final two drives of the game after the contest was out of hand. That being said, Ford is clearly established as the RB2 in Cleveland and showed no ill effects of a preseason hamstring injury in the game. He needs to be rostered as a handcuff in all leagues in case there is an injury in front of him.
Sep 10, 2023 10:25 PM EST
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford (hamstring) was able to get back on the practice field on Thursday. The 23-year-old has been banged up lately due to a lingering hamstring issue. It sounds like Ford is feeling better now and is in line for the regular season opener versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Ford is expected to serve as the change-of-pace back behind Nick Chubb. Ford only rushed the ball eight times last season, so his workload is limited. He probably won't be worth the gamble for many fantasy managers to begin the season.
Aug 31, 2023 9:27 PM EST
Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said running back Jerome Ford (hamstring) won't practice at training camp this week. However, Ford is making progress and the hope is that he'll be ready for the Sept. 10 regular season opener. When healthy, the 23-year-old is set to serve as Nick Chubb's primary backup this season, which will at least make him a handcuff option in fantasy drafts. Behind Ford, the Browns have Demetric Felton, John Kelly, Hassan Hall and Jordan Wilkins in their RB room. Ford, a fifth-round pick in 2022, was limited to mostly special-teams work as a rookie as a kick returner. He carried the ball just eight times for 12 yards in 13 games and didn't see a target in the passing game.
Aug 22, 2023 3:08 PM EST
Ford has received a steady dose of reps at running back over the first few practices at training camp, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.
Jul 25, 2023 4:15 PM EST
Ford will remain the Browns' top kick returner in 2023, Anthony Poisal of the Browns' official site reports.
Jun 17, 2023 2:43 PM EST
Ford was the first running back in full team drills Wednesday, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.
May 25, 2023 5:19 AM EST
Ford figures to start offseason practices as Cleveland's No. 2 running back, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.
May 18, 2023 1:14 PM EST
Ford returned five kickoffs for 93 yards and did not play on offense in Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Steelers in Week 18.
Jan 9, 2023 7:31 PM EST
Ford had a season-high five carries for nine yards and returned one kickoff for 23 yards in Sunday's 24-10 win over Washington in Week 17.
Jan 2, 2023 5:50 AM EST
Ford had three carries for three yards and returned three kickoffs for 48 yards in Sunday's 27-14 win over the Texans in Week 13.
Dec 5, 2022 5:02 AM EST
Ford returned to two kickoffs for 67 yards in Sunday's 23-17 overtime win over Tampa Bay.
Nov 28, 2022 4:45 AM EST
Ford returned two kickoffs for 49 yards in Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Bills in Week 11.
Nov 21, 2022 5:51 AM EST