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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 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

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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

Speaking Friday, 49ers GM Trent Baalke hinted the team won't ask Frank Gore to take a pay cut.

Going on 31 and coming off a slow finish, Gore is set to earn $6.45 million between salary and bonuses, but the Niners believe they're in good shape with the cap. Even if he's back at his scheduled salary, Gore can't return to his 2013 workload. We fully expect the Niners to carve out a bigger role for Kendall Hunter while easing in Marcus Lattimore.
Feb 21 - 1:14 PM

Frank Gore had just one 100-yard rushing day across his final 13 games (including playoffs).

As Evan Silva notes in his Post-Season Top 200, Gore will be taking massive age and workload concerns into 2014. He'll turn 31 in May, has piled up 965 carries over the last three seasons and averaged just 3.65 YPC over the final 10 games of 2013-14. The 49ers would be wise to get Kendall Hunter and Marcus Lattimore more involved. Silva currently has Gore 15th among running backs in his rankings, which can be accessed at the link below.
Jan 27 - 11:54 AM

CSN Bay Area believes the 49ers could approach Frank Gore about taking a pay cut.

Beat writer Matt Maiocco isn't reporting Gore's roster spot is in danger, but believes the team might explore ways to reduce his non-guaranteed, $6.45 million in salary and bonuses. One way that could be accomplished is by turning some of Gore's 2014 salary into a "signing" bonus, and adding voidable year(s) to his deal. However, that would just be a restructure, not a pay cut. Going on 31, Gore is likely realistic about his future. Running backs are a year-to-year proposition after they turn 30.
Jan 23 - 2:03 PM

CSN Bay Area reports Frank Gore will undergo "minor finger surgery."

Leftys Sports Collectibles, a sports collectibles shop in California, tweeted Monday evening that Gore broke his right hand in the NFC Championship game Sunday and would undergo surgery Tuesday. It appears they were partially correct. It's not a major concern. Gore will be ready in plenty of time for camp.
Jan 21 - 11:44 AM

Frank Gore reportedly broke his hand in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

The report comes from a sports collectibles shop in California where Gore was signing autographs Monday night. Gore will reportedly have surgery Tuesday. Take it with a grain of salt, but we wouldn't expect to hear much on the issue considering the 49ers don't comment much on injuries. Even if the report proves to be true, Gore will be ready in plenty of time for mandatory minicamp.
Jan 21 - 10:45 AM

Frank Gore was bottled up for 14 yards on 11 carries in San Francisco's NFC Championship Game loss to Seattle.

He added one catch for 17 yards. Gore was simply erased by Seattle's hot-and-cold run defense, getting stopped for two yards or fewer on nine of his 11 carries. He was dropped for a loss three times. It was a disappointing end to a season where Gore appeared to wear down in the second half. Although Gore surpassed 1,000 yards on the ground for the seventh time in eight years, his 4.1 yards per carry was a career low. Going on 31, Gore is headed into the final year of his contract. Whether it's by Kendall Hunter or Marcus Lattimore, expect Gore to be spelled more often in 2014.
Jan 19 - 10:36 PM

Frank Gore rushed 17 times for 84 yards and caught an eight-yard pass in the 49ers' Divisional Round win at Carolina.

Gore managed seven yards on his first four carries, and San Francisco was quick to scale back the run game in the first half, even if it was understandable versus Carolina's No. 2 run defense. Gore finished the first two quarters with seven attempts for 17 yards. He also fumbled near the goal line in the third quarter, but San Francisco recovered. The Niners finally drilled home the run with a two-score second-half lead, and Gore ripped off a tackle-breaking 39-yard explosion that all but iced the game early in the fourth quarter. Still plenty elusive with elite vision in his age-30 campaign, Gore gets another tough matchup in next week's NFC Championship Game at Seattle's "Clink."
Jan 12 - 4:09 PM

Frank Gore rushed 20 times for 66 yards and a touchdown and caught an 11-yard pass in the 49ers' Wild Card round win over Green Bay.

Gore scored his second-quarter touchdown from ten yards out on a read-option play, giving San Francisco a 13-7 lead. Although Gore failed to generate big plays on the ground, he chipped in a crucial 11-yard reception in the fourth quarter on San Francisco's game-winning drive, which was capped by Phil Dawson's 33-yard field goal. Look for Gore to have a similar workload in next week's Divisional Round showdown with the Panthers.
Jan 5 - 7:54 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Josh Johnson
RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3LaMichael James
4Marcus Lattimore
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Brandon Lloyd
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Quinton Patton
3Bruce Ellington
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Garrett Celek
4Derek Carrier
5Kyle Nelson
K1Phil Dawson