Jerome Ford

FPPG: 11.1  |  FanDuel Salary: $6,400
FPPG: 11.1  |  FanDuel Salary: $6,400
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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.

What It Means:

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.