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Frank Gore | Running Back

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 217
College: Miami (FL)
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Frank Gore rushed 24 times for 119 yards and caught one pass for a 55-yard touchdown in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Eagles.
Gore's touchdown reception on a wild cross-field chuck from Colin Kaepernick was a little fluky, but the 24 rushes were not. After Gore got just six carries last week, the 49ers came with a plan to feature the run game -- especially in the second half. The old man that won't go away is now on pace for 236 carries, 1,032 yards and eight total touchdowns in his age-31 season. It's a sustainable pace as Gore continues to somehow play at a very high level. Sep 28 - 7:57 PM

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Coach Jim Harbaugh suggested Frank Gore will go back to a bell cow role this week.

Gore wasn't happy after getting just six carries in the Week 3 loss at Arizona. We'd expect the squeaky wheel to get greased some against the Eagles Sunday as they try to keep the Chip Kelly offense off the field. Owners should shake off last week's dud and fire Gore up as a solid RB2.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 26 - 11:02 PM

Frank Gore (back) is probable for Week 4 against the Eagles.

Gore was added to the injury report Thursday with a back issue, but didn't miss any practice time. He's Rotoworld's No. 13 running back this week.
Sep 26 - 5:36 PM

Frank Gore is on the Week 4 injury report with a back issue, but practicing in full.

Gore is ready to go for Sunday's potential shootout with the Eagles, where he'll be a top-15 option at running back.
Sep 25 - 7:44 PM

Frank Gore told reporters he was too upset to talk following Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Gore finished with 10 yards on six carries and got just one carry in the second half as the 49ers went pass-heavy. It's unclear if he was upset about his lack of usage or about the loss that sunk the 49ers to 1-2. Either way, the meager carries were a result of not wanting to challenge the Cardinals' stout run defense. Expect Gore to be back around 11-15 touches against the Eagles in Week 4.
Sep 22 - 10:17 AM

Frank Gore was held to 10 yards on six carries in the 49ers' Week 3 loss to the Cardinals.

Gore wasn't targeted in the passing game. Squaring off with a run defense that also had his number in 2013, Gore's 10 yards were his fewest since the 2011 season. Gore's fantasy owners were forced to watch in horror as rookie backup Carlos Hyde ripped off a six-yard score in the second quarter. Gore now has just one score to Hyde's two on the season, but has out-touched him 37-17. Gore will be a borderline RB2 against the Eagles' competent run defense in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 7:36 PM

Frank Gore rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 2 loss to the Bears.

He added two catches for 12 yards. Gore's touchdown came on an eight-yard counter run. He surprisingly saw just eight touches in the second half despite averaging 4.8 YPC. Gore lost a red-zone carry and some passing down work to Carlos Hyde, but remains the lead back. He'll be an RB2 for Week 3 against the Cardinals.
Sep 15 - 12:57 AM

Frank Gore rushed 16 times for 63 yards in the 49ers' Week 1 win over the Cowboys.

Gore wasn't targeted in the passing game, and was vultured by rookie backup Carlos Hyde for a four-yard touchdown in the second quarter. It's pretty much exactly what fantasy owners didn't want to see, though Gore out-touched Hyde 16-7 in a game that wasn't competitive. Hyde will be a nuisance, but Gore remains in the RB2 conversation as the 49ers' clear No. 1. He has an excellent Week 2 matchup in the Bears' soft run defense.
Sep 7 - 7:46 PM

Frank Gore rushed one time for minus-two yards in Sunday's third preseason game against the Chargers.

Gore has played sparingly this preseason; he simply doesn't need to at 31 years old. After three preseason games, Gore has rushed for 10 yards on three carries. Although Gore is up there in age, he has some value due to his touchdown potential. We're willing to take the gamble on Gore starting in round five.
Aug 24 - 5:51 PM

Frank Gore rushed twice for 12 yards in the 49ers' second preseason game Sunday.

Gore may have lost a step, but he's still got good enough vision and foot quickness to turn "nothing" gains into "something." He also showed tackle-breaking power in this small sample size. We suspect Gore will open the season as San Francisco's lead back, while losing roughly 6-8 carries a game to rookie Carlos Hyde, at least initially. Gore is not an overwhelming value at his mid-fourth-round ADP, but he's likely to return top-15 fantasy running back stats over a full season. We love him as an RB2 when he falls to round five.
Aug 17 - 4:21 PM

ESPN's John Clayton reports the "early word out of San Francisco" is that Frank Gore could see 50 fewer carries in 2014.

Clayton's ESPN colleague, Bill Williamson, reported the same thing two weeks ago. Gore had 276 carries last season and continued his fall down the cliff, averaging 3.65 YPC over his final ten games. He's now 31 and the 49ers used a second-round pick on Carlos Hyde, adding him to a stable that also includes COP back Kendall Hunter and second-year wild card Marcus Lattimore. Gore remains on the RB2 map, even if he loses 50 carries, but the upside is fading.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 16 - 6:47 PM

ESPN 49ers reporter Bill Williamson believes Frank Gore will see "about 220 carries" this season.

Gore had 276 in 2013. GM Trent Baalke has discussed removing some of the load off of 31-year-old Gore's shoulders, and the selection of Carlos Hyde was a clear indication the 49ers want to divvy up carries more this season. That does not mean Gore will fall off the map, though. As long as he is healthy, Gore will remain the lead back in San Francisco and a low-end RB2. Still, losing over 50 carries would deal a significant blow to his fantasy outlook.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 5 - 1:24 PM

The Sacramento Bee expects the 49ers' running back pecking order to begin with Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter to open the 2014 season.

Things could change in training camp or after preseason games, but for now this is the likeliest outcome. Perhaps Hunter or Marcus Lattimore, or rookie Carlos Hyde will earn more playing time as the season progresses. For now, we'd consider Gore a shaky, lower-end fantasy RB2 entering his age-31 season, albeit still the favorite to lead the 49ers in 2014 carries. Hunter seems locked in as the change-of-pace back, even if Hyde or Lattimore overtakes Gore.
May 19 - 1:40 PM

49ers GM Trent Baalke has often talked about wanting to get away from using one running back to carry the entire load.

Frank Gore has been a one-man wrecking crew for the last eight seasons, never sinking below 4.1 YPC while handling feature back duties exclusively. But he'll turn 31 on Wednesday and the Niners now have some serious competition for him in Marcus Lattimore and Carlos Hyde. CSN Bay Area expects Hyde to get a look as a short-yardage specialist right away.
May 10 - 12:07 AM

Coach Jim Harbaugh "truly believes" Frank Gore has "three more good years."

We'll respectfully disagree. Gore will turn 31 in May, averaged 3.65 YPC over the final 10 games of last season and has 2,187 carries on his NFL resume. Only Steven Jackson (2,552) has more. Harbaugh is going to soon see that mixing in Kendall Hunter and Marcus Lattimore more will yield positive dividends.
Mar 26 - 10:21 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Josh Johnson
RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3Marcus Lattimore
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Bruce Ellington
4Kassim Osgood
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Brandon Lloyd
3Quinton Patton
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Derek Carrier
4Garrett Celek
K1Phil Dawson