DE - SF - IR
Week 12 Outlook
San Francisco 49ers DE Dee Ford has been placed on short-term IR with a back injury.
The 49ers traded for Ford in 2019, giving a second-round pick to the Chiefs and handing him a hefty 5-year contract worth $85M ($19.75 guaranteed). Ford, however, has not quite lived up to the billing. He only played in 11 games in 2019 due to a hamstring/quad injury but posted 6.5 sacks on just 232 snaps. He's an ultra-athletic pass rusher and the sky is the limit if he could just stay healthy. This is another blow to a 49ers D/ST that is already without Richard Sherman, Nick Bosa, and Solomon Thomas.
49ers' defensive end Dee Ford is expected to miss Week 3 against the Giants after undergoing further evaluations to a back injury he suffered after Week 1. Ford's timetable to return is unknown.
San Francisco has lost both of its star defensive ends with the expected sidelining of Dee Ford, as DE Nick Bosa suffered a torn ACL during the 49ers' 31-13 win over the Jets on Sunday. This formidable pass rush is now much less intimidating and could allow opposing QBs to outperform their projections. Keep an eye on the 49ers' schedule if you are streaming a QB.
49ers DE Dee Ford (neck) has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Jets.
Ford had offseason knee surgery before dealing with an Achilles issue during training camp. He was able to play in Week 1 but this neck injury is enough to sideline him for Sunday's matchup.
San Francisco 49ers LB Dee Ford is being evaluated for a neck injury, according to 49ers general manager John Lynch.
Lynch said, "He (Ford) came in with neck stiffness and we sent him for imaging. We are waiting to hear those results this morning." The 49ers are already banged up in the secondary with Richard Sherman being placed on short-term IR this week, and Ford is an integral part of San Franciso's pass rush. However, with this week's matchup against a Jets offense that was abysmal against Buffalo, fantasy owners should still be rolling out the San Francisco D/ST this Sunday.
On Wednesday, Shanahan said that the expectation is that Dee Ford, who is dealing with a calf injury, will be ready to go in time for the first game of the season.
Despite making just two starts and appearing in 11 games, Ford finished the 2019 regular season with 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Including the playoffs, Ford finished with 7.5 sacks, 18 tackles, two forced fumbles, and 23 quarterback pressures. If he can stay healthy, Ford should return close to the 13-sack form he had in 2018.