TE - FA
Week 13 Outlook
Baltimore Ravens signed former Minnesota Vikings tight end Chase Ford to the active roster Tuesday afternoon, according to the team's official website.To make room for him, the Ravens placed rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman on season-ending injured reserve.
For the 2013-14 seasons, Ford averaged more than 10 yards per carry. He went from 11 catches for 133 yards in 2013 to 23 catches for 258 yards with one touchdown in 2014 (NFL). Ford is a third season veteran out of the University of Miami that has been improving each year. He has a career 34 receptions for 391 yards and one touchdown.
Chase Ford did not record a single catch or target against Chicago to close out the season.
Hopefully, owners were able to turn to other options during the fantasy playoffs. Ford did not show enough heading down the stretch to warrant a start in Week 15-17.
Filling in for an injured Kyle Rudolph, Chase Ford finished the Vikings' game v. Miami with 1 catch for 22 yards on 2 targets.
Ford's lone catch was a bit of a controversial play, as he seemingly crossed the goal-line for a TD. The play was ruled as out of bounds at about the 1 yard line, however. Look for alternatives in Week 17.
Chase Ford caught 5 of 7 targets for 66 yards and a TD v. Washington on Sunday. Ford was tied for second on the team in targets, behind only Greg Jennings.
Congratulations if you played Ford this week as a bye-week fill-in. Heading into the Vikings bye week in Week 10, the takeaway from this is the 11 targets given to Vikings TEs. Look for Kyle Rudolph to have the majority of TE looks in Week 11, assuming he returns, and Ford going back to the bench. If Rudolph misses Week 11, Ford is worth a flier, but otherwise carries no fantasy value as long as Rudolph is healthy.
Chase Ford caught all 6 of his targets on Sunday, good for 61 yards, catching a crucial first down on the game-tying drive for the Vikings.
For those in PPR leagues, Chase has limited value. Minnesota will be playing Washington in Week 9, have their bye in Week 10, and most likely will have Kyle Rudolph back in Week 11 v. Chicago. Ford should be a PPR consideration next week, but he holds little value for the rest of the season.