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Jerome Ford

#2 RB,


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RANK: 54


23 yrs


5'10'' / 210 lbs



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Finds end zone in Week 13 loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-03

Ford carried the ball nine times for 19 yards and caught all three of his targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 36-19 loss to the Rams.

He and Kareem Hunt essentially switched roles in this one, as Hunt led the Browns with 12 carries but it was Ford who made an impact through the air. How much of that usage was due to Joe Flacco being under center rather than rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson (concussion) isn't yet clear, but the backfield duo figures to remain in some sort of timeshare heading into a Week 14 clash with the Jaguars' stout run defense.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingRushing StatsReceiving Stats
1 @CAR Outdoor 79° 0.0 38th
2 NYJ Outdoor 79° 0.0 39th 0.00-6.538.5000.000%0000000%
3 PIT Outdoor 61° 0.0 38th 0.00-4.038.5000.000%0000000%
4 @ATL Dome 68° 0.0 40th 0.00-1.048.5000.000%0000000%
10 @MIA Outdoor 85° 0.0 34th 0.003.548.5000.000%0000000%
11 @BUF Dome 24° 0.0 39th 0.007.548.5000.000%0000000%
12 TB Outdoor 56° 0.0 39th 0.003.543.5000.000%0000000%
13 @HOU Dome 37° 0.3 30th 0.10-7.547.5331.00133%0000008%
14 @CIN Outdoor 47° 0.0 29th
15 BAL Outdoor 34° 0.0 41st 0.00-3.038.5000.000%0000000%
16 NO Outdoor 6° 0.0 40th 0.00-3.032.5000.000%0000000%
17 @WAS Outdoor 59° 0.9 22nd
18 @PIT Outdoor 36° 0.0 39th

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 5 00.00.00205th00.00.00%
Away Outdoor 5 00.20.18204th20.01.8100%
Away Dome 1 00.00.00165th00.00.00%
Away Retractable Dome 2 00.20.10141st20.01.0133%

Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2022 23 CLE 13 0 1 161st81201.5108%0002%000
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Solid showing against Denver

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-26

Ford carried the ball nine times for 65 yards and caught four of seven targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 29-12 loss to the Broncos.

Despite his big 7.2 yards per carry average, Ford failed to get double-digit carries for only the third time this season as the Browns struggled to control the ball with rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson (concussion) and then PJ Walker under center. Ford remains the team's top backfield option over Kareem Hunt (seven touches for 22 yards Sunday), and he's topped 70 scrimmage yards in three of the last four games despite the turmoil around him in the offense. Regardless of who's at quarterback, Ford should see a significant role in Week 13 against the Rams.

Expected heavy workload

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-25

Ford is expected to have a significant role Week 12 against the Broncos, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

Cleveland's Week 12 gameplan shouldn't change much from last week -- ride the combination of Ford and Kareem Hunt while making short, manageable throws from rookie quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson. What makes the plan enticing is the Broncos' last-in-the-league run defense, which has allowed 160 yards per game. That average is partially skewed by a Week 3 loss to Miami (350 rushing yards), but even on its current four-game win streak, Denver has given up 5.3 yards per carry. Ford, who is now five weeks removed from a high-ankle sprain, could see a heavy workload in Denver.

Saves day with touchdown

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-19

Ford rushed the ball 12 times for 31 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 13-10 win over the Steelers. He added two receptions on five targets for eight yards.

In a change from prior weeks, Ford split work out of the Cleveland backfield exactly evenly with Kareem Hunt. Neither put up an impressive line, but Ford did cash in a one-yard score to record the Browns' only touchdown of the day. While that saved his performance in Week 11, he may have difficulty finding success with Dorian Thompson-Robinson under center, as opposing defenses may be willing to crowd the line of scrimmage. Big numbers may be particularly hard to come by if Ford continues to evenly split work with Hunt.

Tops 100 yards against Ravens

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-12

Ford rushed the ball 17 times for 107 yards in Sunday's 33-31 win over the Ravens. He added one reception for two yards.

Ford continued to lead the Browns' backfield, as he out-touched Kareem Hunt 18-10. He recorded his second 100-yard effort of the season and also became only the second back to reach the century mark on the ground against the Ravens. Much of that came on big plays of 28 and 13 yards, though Ford averaged an impressive 6.3 yards per carry overall. Since Cleveland's bye in Week 5, Ford has topped 80 yards from scrimmage in three of five games.

Garners 25 touches in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-05

Ford rushed 20 times for 44 yards and secured five of seven targets for 33 yards in the Browns' 27-0 win over the Cardinals on Sunday.

Ford outpaced backfield mate Kareem Hunt by six carries, and neither back was able to find much success save for Hunt's short touchdown run against what had been a fairly porous Cardinals run defense. However, Ford was able to partly make up for the inefficient day on the ground with impressive volume as a receiver, and his hefty workload dispelled any concerns about the condition of his previously gimpy ankle. Ford is likely to remain the de facto lead back in a Week 10 road divisional showdown against the Ravens.

Suiting up alongside Watson Week 9

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-03

Ford (ankle) practiced fully Friday and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Mary Kay Cabot of reports.

Ford upgraded to full participation Friday after being limited Wednesday and Thursday. He injured his ankle in Week 7 against the Colts and played through the injury in Week 8 against the Seahawks, though Ford handled only nine carries compared to 14 for Kareem Hunt and 10 for Pierre Strong. Hunt and Strong could remain involved Sunday, but if Ford's close to full health, he'll likely reclaim the lead back role in a Browns offense that will be welcoming back starting quarterback Deshaun Watson (shoulder).

Stays limited in practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-02

Ford (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Ford is still working his way back from a right high-ankle sprain sustained in the Browns' Week 7 win over the Colts, but the injury didn't stop him from being available for this past Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, albeit in a limited capacity. After following up his nine-carry, one-catch performance in Seattle with two limited practices to begin Week 9 prep, Ford appears on track to play Sunday against the Cardinals, but it's not yet clear if he'll head into the game with an injury designation. If Ford can put in a full practice Friday, it would improve his odds of not only entering the weekend without a designation, but also reclaiming the lead role out of the Cleveland backfield from Kareem Hunt.

Deemed limited Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-01

Ford (ankle) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday.

Per Zac Jackson of The Athletic, Ford said his ankle feels "pretty good" at this stage of the week, an indication he experienced no setbacks with playing through the injury in this past Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. After suffering the high-ankle sprain in the Browns' Week 7 win over the Colts, Ford initially didn't appear to be in line to play Week 8, but he was ultimately active for the contest despite carrying a questionable designation into Sunday. Ford was more limited than usual against Seattle -- his 23 snaps on offense were his fewest of the season -- but he accounted for 39 yards on 10 touches (nine carries, one reception) and should be ready to handle a larger workload Week 9 against the Cardinals. Even so, Ford will likely still need to return to full participation in practice by Friday to ensure he enters the weekend without a designation.

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