Jerome Ford taking over as Browns 'feature back'
Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Ford is the feature back moving forward, per head coach Kevin Stefanski.
Ford is taking over after Nick Chubb suffered a season-ending knee injury on Monday night. Stefanski said the Browns will look to add another running back to the roster, but Ford is set up for a workhorse role. He finished with 16 rushes for 106 yards and 3 receptions (4 targets) for 25 yards and a touchdown on Monday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pierre Strong stole a one-yard touchdown after Ford got the Browns to the goal line with a 69-yard run, but Strong only had one other carry and he failed to catch his lone target. Ford also out-snapped Strong 43-13, so he should see the bulk of the work again versus the Tennessee Titans in Week 3.
numberFire's models project Ford ($5,600) for 10.3 FanDuel points in Week 3, with 17.3 touches for 73.9 yards and 0.41 touchdowns. He will have a tougher matchup against a Titans run defense that ranks fourth in numberFire’s opponent-adjusted NEP model through two weeks. For reference, the Steelers rank 21st.
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