Dee Ford
Dee Ford
29-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
San Francisco 49ers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Durability hasn't been Ford's strong suit, so it might be unfair to hope for a healthy full season from him. If he could arrange it, though, it would potentially set the conditions for a career year. He posted 14 tackles and 6.5 sacks on just 232 snaps, and if he could stay healthy for a full season he would project for as many as 800 or so snaps. Perhaps he'll find it more difficult to get to the quarterback with DeForest Buckner no longer around, but first-round replacement Javon Kinlaw should be similarly suited to drawing double teams. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $87.5 million contract with the 49ers in March of 2019.
Healthy after knee procedure
DESan Francisco 49ers
May 29, 2020
Ford is fully healthy after undergoing "a pretty extensive cleanup" procedure on his knee shortly after Super Bowl LIV, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The 29-year-old missed time down the stretch with hamstring and quadriceps injuries throughout the season -- though he played in all three playoff games -- and he also dealt with knee tendinitis that led to the surgery. Ford played in 11 games last year but was limited to 232 defensive snaps, but he still recorded 6.5 sacks. He could remain in a situational role in 2020 with Nick Bosa and Arik Armstead returning as the starting defensive ends, but Ford still figures to be more involved with a healthy start to the season.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
San Francisco 49ers49ers 2019 DE Snap Distribution See more data like this
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465
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2019 Dee Ford Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
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.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
252 lbs
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2014
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.
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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Injury limits debut with new club
DESan Francisco 49ers
February 21, 2020
Ford finished with 14 tackles (10 solo), 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles over 11 games during the 2019 regular season.
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Limited again Friday
DESan Francisco 49ers
Quadriceps
January 24, 2020
Ford (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Limited in Thursday's practice
DESan Francisco 49ers
Quadriceps
January 23, 2020
Ford (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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Limited on estimate
DESan Francisco 49ers
Quadriceps
January 22, 2020
Ford (quadriceps/hamstring) was listed as limited on Wednesday's estimated injury report, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Clear of injury designation
DESan Francisco 49ers
January 17, 2020
Ford (quadriceps/hamstring) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's NFC Championship Game against Green Bay.
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