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Frank Gore | Running Back | #23

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 217
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (65) / SF
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Frank Gore said the 967 yards he rushed for this past season were the "toughest 967 I got" in his entire career.
It was the first time in five seasons that Gore failed to reach 1,000 yards. Many will cite Gore's age (33 in May) as the reason for his decline, but the Colts' offensive line was flat-out awful. It nearly got Andrew Luck and Matt Hasselbeck killed in pass protection, and the group opened microscopic holes in the running game. In Football Outsiders' DVOA, the Colts fielded the 27th-ranked run-blocking line. Gore should return as the starter in 2016 and could have a sneaky bounce back if GM Ryan Grigson adds talent up front. Feb 10 - 11:07 AM

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Frank Gore rushed 19 times for 76 yards in the Colts' Week 17 win over the Titans.

He finished 33 yards shy of a 1,000-yard season. Gore averaged 3.7 YPC and looked done for most of the year, but had some of his best games down the stretch. Entering his age-33 season, the Colts aren't going to keep him in an every-down role. Gore is owed $3M guaranteed next year, so his contract gives him a chance to remain the starter. Even if Gore returns as the lead back, he'll see a sharp decline from his 260 carries.
Jan 3 - 5:21 PM

Frank Gore made it clear reaching 1,000 rushing yards this season is important to him.

When asked about a 1,000-yard season, Gore knew exactly how many yards he was away (109) off the top of his head. Coach Chuck Pagano also seemed interested in getting Gore to the mark. "The most important thing is the win, and then if we can somehow, someway muster up I think it’s 109 yards to have a 1,000-yard rusher, (that would be) icing on the cake," Pagano said. Gore has not rushed for 100 yards yet this season, but he had 86 and two touchdowns in his last meeting with Tennessee. With Josh Freeman or Ryan Lindley under center, the Colts should lean heavily on Gore in a good matchup.
Source: colts.com
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 10:40:00 AM

Frank Gore rushed 15 times for 85 yards and two touchdowns and caught 2-of-4 targets for ten yards in the Colts' Week 16 win over the Dolphins.

Gore exploited poor tackling by the Dolphins' defense for a 37-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Gore's second TD occurred in the second quarter on a run play after Charlie Whitehurst replaced Matt Hasselbeck (old, body). Gore was largely bottled up in the second half as the Dolphins sold out to eliminate Indy's run game, but the damage was already done in the Colts' 18-12 victory. Still having a long-shot chance at the playoffs, the Colts tentatively expect Andrew Luck (kidney) to return for Week 17 against the lifeless Titans.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 04:07:00 PM

Frank Gore rushed 16 times for 44 yards and caught 1-of-2 passes for 15 yards in the Colts' Week 15 loss to the Texans.

Gore got most of his work early, but fell out of the gameplan in the second half. He didn't have any big plays and was held out of the end-zone for the second straight week. Gore should get an upgrade with Andrew Luck on track to return next week. He'll be an RB2 against Miami's bottom-five run defense.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 04:30:00 PM

Frank Gore rushed 16 times for 60 yards in the Colts' Week 14 loss to the Jaguars.

Gore lost a yard on his lone reception. Gore was ceding touches to Dan Herron and Zurlon Tipton, but still easily led the Colts' backfield in touches. Gore has only two touchdowns over his past eight games. He'll be a workload-based RB2 against the Texans in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:42:00 PM

Frank Gore rushed 13 times for 45 yards and caught 3-of-5 passes for 49 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 13 loss to the Steelers.

Gore dominated touches with Ahmad Bradshaw sidelined, getting all red-zone and most third-down work. He was rested in the fourth quarter, with Dan Herron and Zurlon Tipton combining for 13 garbage-time snaps. Gore scored the Colts only touchdown on a nine-yard pass in the second quarter. He'll be a mid-range RB2 against Jacksonville in Week 14.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 12:07:00 AM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano admitted Monday that Frank Gore is "beat to crap."

Gore ranks fifth in the NFL in touches, but his effectiveness has waned over the course of his age-32 season. He was seen limping badly on the sideline late in the Colts' Week 11 win over the Falcons, then managed 24 yards on 19 carries in Indy's Week 12 win over the Buccaneers. Gore will be tough to trust as more than a flex option this week against Pittsburgh's stout run defense.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 04:27:00 PM

Frank Gore rushed 19 times for 24 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 13 yards in the Colts' Week 12 win over the Bucs.

It's a highly ineffective game from Gore, who might not have been fully healthy. He didn't make any notable plays and managed a long run of just five yards. Gore is averaging less than 3.5 YPC in four straight games and looks to be breaking down. He isn't more than a low-end RB2 for Week 13.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:47:00 PM

Frank Gore (knee, quad) is active for Week 12 against the Bucs.

Gore missed some practice time this week, but his status wasn't in doubt. Ahmad Bradshaw is expected to have a bigger workload with him at less than 100 percent. The Colts inactives are QB Andrew Luck, WR Phillip Dorsett, S Mike Adams, ILB Sio Moore, OT Anthony Castonzo, OL Todd Herremans, and LB Bjoern Werner.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 11:40:00 AM

Frank Gore (knee, quad) returned to a full practice Thursday.

Gore was not able to practice Wednesday, but this puts him on track to play. Gore did not look good struggling through his injuries last week, and he could be limited in a tough matchup against the Bucs. With Ahmad Bradshaw taking on a bigger workload, Gore is more of a back-end RB2 this week.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 12:47:00 PM

Frank Gore (knee, quad) isn't practicing Wednesday.

Gore missed time on Sunday after an early knee/quad issue and was spotted with a noticeable limp late in the game on the sideline. The Colts are likely just giving the 32-year-old the practice off and will probably limit his reps the remainder of the week. Gore should be fine for Week 12 against the Bucs.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 11:41:00 AM

Frank Gore (knee, quad) told reporters following Sunday's win over the Falcons that he will be "fine."

Gore's injury was reported as being to his quad, but he told reporters he was dealing with a knee ailment. The injury clearly bothered Gore toward the end of Sunday's game, as he was seen limping badly on the sideline while Ahmad Bradshaw closed out the contest as the Colts' feature back. Gore does seem likely to play in Week 12 against the Bucs, but he's worth monitoring.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 09:28:00 PM

Frank Gore rushed 14 times for 34 yards and secured 5-of-5 targets for 46 yards in the Colts' Week 11 win over the Falcons.

He also lost a fumble. The Colts' offensive line gave Gore no running room, but he compensated from a PPR standpoint by leading the team in receiving. (You didn't read that wrong.) Concerningly from a going-forward perspective, however, Gore was spotted limping badly late in the game with his helmet off on the sideline, as Ahmad Bradshaw closed things out. Keep a very close eye on the situation; Bradshaw should be owned in all fantasy leagues. The Colts will face the Buccaneers in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:38:00 PM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano intimated the team is no longer limiting Frank Gore's carries.

"If he’s rolling like that," Pagano said, "and we’re staying balanced and he feels good, we’re going to do what we have to do to win the ball game." There was talk early in the year of putting the 32-year-old running back on a pitch count, but Gore saw 28 carries against the Broncos before the bye and has 54 total touches in his last two games. Gore had over 20 touches in each of Matt Hasselbeck's two starts earlier this season, and Indianapolis should feed him again with Andrew Luck (kidney) out. Even in a middling matchup, Gore should produce low-end RB1 numbers this week.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 09:51:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andrew Luck
2Josh Freeman
3Stephen Morris
RB1Frank Gore
2Trey Williams
3Tyler Varga
GLB1Frank Gore
2Trey Williams
3RB1Frank Gore
2Trey Williams
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Andre Johnson
3Joshua Stangby
WR21Donte Moncrief
2Phillip Dorsett
3Quan Bray
WR31Andre Johnson
TE1Jack Doyle
2Erik Swoope
LT1Anthony Castonzo
2Pierce Burton
LG1Jack Mewhort
2Ben Heenan
C1Jonotthan Harrison
2Khaled Holmes
RG1Hugh Thornton
2Kitt O'Brien
RT1Joe Reitz
2Denzelle Good