Isaiah Ford is expected to compete for a role as a reserve receiver in Miami this season, but he has minimal Fantasy value in most leagues. He stepped up for the Dolphins toward the end of 2019 when he scored at least 11 PPR points in three of his final four games, but he will open this year as the No. 3 option at best behind DeVante Parker and Preston Williams. Along with that, Ford will compete with Allen Hurns, Jakeem Grant and Albert Wilson for targets. Keep an eye on Ford's role in camp, but he's not worth drafting in most formats.
The Dolphins tendered Ford to a one-year contract Thursday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Ford performed admirably when called upon as Miami's No. 3 receiver down the stretch of the 2019 campaign, hauling in 21 passes 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.
Ford secured seven of nine targets for 54 yards in the Dolphins' 27-24 win over the Patriots on Sunday. 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 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.
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. 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, though he'll face one of the toughest secondaries in the league against the Patriots' shutdown unit.
Ford caught five of six targets for 68 yards during Sunday's 38-35 overtime win against the Bengals. 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.
Ford caught six of nine targets for 92 yards in Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Jets. 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 Week 15, Ford could turn into an intriguing streaming option if Parker sits out.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||@New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|5||10/11||@San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|7||10/25||Los Angeles Chargers||3||16.13|
|8||11/01||Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|10||11/15||New York Jets||25||23.50|
|12||11/29||@New York Jets||25||23.50|
|14||12/13||Kansas City Chiefs||4||16.68|
|15||12/20||New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|16||12/27||@Las Vegas Raiders||22||22.63|
|3 Year Avg||18||12||122||0||8||10.17||12|