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Derrick Ward

33-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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HT: 5' 11"   WT: 240   DOB: 8/30/1980  College: Ottawa  Show ContractHide Contract

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Retired from the NFL in July 2012.

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Derrick Ward NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 26 8 125 602 3 4.8 - - - - - 26 179 6.9 1 40 - - - - - -
2008 27 16 182 1025 2 5.6 - - - - - 41 384 9.4 0 55 - - - - - -
2009 28 14 114 409 1 3.6 3 0 - - - 20 150 7.5 2 24 - - - - - -
2010 29 Hou 16 50 315 4 6.3 3 0 0 0 0 7 61 8.7 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 30 Hou 12 45 154 2 3.4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Derrick Ward Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2007 26 8 12.8 16.0 14.4 16 75 20 - - 3 22 4.5 5 - -
2008 27 16 9.6 12.1 10.8 11 64 39 - - 3 24 7.0 11 - -
2009 28 14 5.3 6.7 6.0 8 29 10 6 4 1 11 6.3 3 2 0
2010 29 Hou 16 3.9 4.3 4.1 3 20 18 8 4 0 4 5.5 1 0 0
2011 30 Hou 12 2.3 2.3 2.3 4 13 13 7 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Derrick Ward – Playing Time Overview

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Derrick Ward 2013 Game Log
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Derrick Ward: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ward rushed 11 times for 36 yards and a touchdown in Houston's win over Tampa Bay in Week 10 on Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Ward (ankle) is expected to be available for Week 6 against Baltimore, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Ward (ankle) is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

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Ward (ankle/questionable) practiced Friday and looked "pretty good," according to coach Gary Kubiak, Nick Scurfield of the Texans' official site reports.

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Ward (ankle) did not practice Thursday, HoustonTexans.com's Nick Scurfield reports.

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Ward (ankle) did some running and cutting Wednesday and expects to do a bit more Thursday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Ward (ankle/shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, the Texans' official site reports.

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Ward's recovery from an ankle injury is going more slowly than expected, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Derrick Ward.

2011

Thanks in no small part to Houston’s dominant run blocking, Ward got 6.3 YPC in limited action last season, but he’s 31 and will have to battle Ben Tate to be the Texans’ RB2. Tate is the favorite, but he’s coming off major knee surgery, so Ward shouldn’t be totally ignored. If Ward wins the backup job, he’s a must own because he’ll then be just one injury away from possessing serious fantasy value.

2010

Ward struggled after leaving the Giants’ strong blocking unit and joining Tampa Bay, as his YPC fell from 5.6 in 2008 to 3.6 last season. He battled injuries and watched Carnell Williams outperform him. Still, Williams had missed 22 games combined the previous two seasons, and it was the first time he appeared in 16 contests during his five-year career, so he remains one of the bigger health risks in the NFL. Ward is getting paid starter’s money and saw twice as many goal-line carries (four to two) as Williams in 2009. Ward also sports a 4.7 YPC career mark and can be a weapon as a receiver, so don’t forget about him.

2009

Despite playing second fiddle to Brandon Jacobs, Ward totaled 1,409 yards last season in New York. His 5.6 YPC mark led the NFL (minimum 100 rushes). Ward also impressed before succumbing to injury in 2007, so last year was hardly a fluke. He’ll be 29 when the season starts, but with 342 career carries, he’s got fresh legs. Ward has excellent cutback ability and is a terrific receiver out of the backfield. The Bucs signed him to a four-year, $17 million deal during the offseason, which means he should get the majority of touches in Tampa Bay. Warrick Dunn was released, Carnell Williams might soon follow suit, and Earnest Graham is a solid yet unspectacular option. The Bucs have a shaky quarterback situation, but their offensive line is one of the most underrated units in the league. Ward’s likely to be part of a committee, but he’s earning starter’s money and is easily the most talented back on Tampa Bay’s roster. While running behind the Giants’ fierce offensive line contributed to his past success, Ward can certainly excel as the Bucs’ lead back as well.

2008

Ward was effective last season filling in for Brandon Jacobs, averaging 4.8 yards per carry and scoring five touchdowns last year. Ward's strong, compact build makes him a good goal-line runner as he's able to move the pile. He's also a good receiver, hauling in 26 receptions last year. If anything happens to the injury-prone Brandon Jacobs, Ward could be highly productive in tandem with Ahmad Bradshaw in the the Giants' first-rate running scheme.

2007

Ward will battle Ahmad Bradshaw for the right to back up Brandon Jacobs and Reuben Droughns at running. Ward's a tough runner with a low center of gravity, but he's a long shot to have a major role.

2006

While Ward won't see much action as long as Tiki Barber, and goal line specialist Brandon Jacobs are healthy, were Barber to go down, the Giants might turn to Ward, an athletic power runner, ahead of Jacobs.

2005

Ward will try to make the team as the fourth string running back behind Tiki Barber, Brandon Jacobs and Mike Cloud.

2004

Ward, who dominated NAIA competition as a senior, gives the Giants some depth at running back.

2003