Dee Ford
Dee Ford
28-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
San Francisco 49ers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Considered the goat (not the G.O.A.T.) of the AFC Championship Game for his costly offsides penalty, Ford found himself exiled from Kansas City and moved to the west coast in exchange for a second-round pick. The 28-year-old is a proven pass rusher, totaling 23 sacks over his last two full seasons as a starter. Ford couldn't have landed in a better situation, as he'll line up opposite second overall pick Nick Bosa to ensure that offenses can't slant protection to either side. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year contract, $87.5 million contract with the 49ers in March of 2019.
Adds to sack total
DESan Francisco 49ers
October 20, 2019
Ford had two tackles (one solo) and one sack in Sunday's win over the Redskins.
Ford had only three tackles through the first four games of the year, but he's been more productive in the last two games with six tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble. A matchup against the Panthers -- who rank in the bottom half of the league with 16 sacks allowed -- awaits in Week 8.
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How do Dee Ford's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 2"
252 lbs
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Coming off a career-best 10 sacks in 2016, Ford was limited to just six games for the Chiefs last season due to a back injury. Following Tamba Hali's release, Ford is expected to see the vast majority of snaps opposite Justin Houston this season.
With Justin Houston (knee) sidelined for an indefinite amount of time, Ford figures to latch on to the starting outside linebacker role opposite Tamba Hali. A 2014 first-round selection, Ford has failed to live up to his billing through his first two campaign. The third-year linebacker says he’s begun working smarter rather than overtraining to prepare himself for the primary role.
Ford's rookie season in 2014 didn't go as planned, as the first-round pick didn't start a single game. He totaled just eight tackles (four solo) and 1.5 sacks for the season, and with Tamba Hali and Justin Houston still on the roster for 2015, he'll likely serve in a backup role once again.
The Chiefs selected Ford with the 23rd overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He likely won’t be anything more than a pass-rushing specialist this season but he could eventually be the answer at linebacker if the Chiefs fail to re-sign Tamba Hali after this season. Ford is an explosive edge-rusher but he lacks the necessary cover skills to be an every-down player at this point in his career.
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Clear of quad injury
DESan Francisco 49ers
October 18, 2019
Ford (quadriceps) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Redskins, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Limited participant Wednesday
DESan Francisco 49ers
October 16, 2019
Ford (quadriceps) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday.
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Records 1.5 sacks in win
DESan Francisco 49ers
October 14, 2019
Ford had four tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's 20-7 win over the Rams.
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Not on final injury report
DESan Francisco 49ers
October 11, 2019
Ford (quadriceps) doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Rams.
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Back on injury report
DESan Francisco 49ers
October 9, 2019
Ford (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Nick Wagoner of reports.
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