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Frank Gore | Running Back | #23

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 217
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (65) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Frank Gore rushed 21 times for 81 yards and one touchdown in the Colts' Week 3 win over the Chargers.
He caught 1-of-3 targets for one yard. Gore looked to be well on his way to his first 100-yard rushing game with the Colts after a 70-yard first half, but the Colts went away from his for some reason and went to Josh Ferguson and the passing game with very little success. Gore ran through massive holes in the first quarter, particularly. This matchup was as good as it will get for Gore this season. He'll be back on the back-end RB2 map next week in London versus Jacksonville. Sep 25 - 8:08 PM

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Frank Gore handled 13 carries for 44 yards while delivering three catches for 19 yards and a touchdown on three targets in the Colts' Week 2 loss to the Broncos.

He disappeared for a while, ceding work to Robert Turbin and Josh Ferguson during a stretch in the second half. The veteran plodder was bottled up for the most part, though he salvaged his afternoon with a terrific seven-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Andrew Luck hit him with a screen pass and Gore did the rest, squirming out of Darian Stewart’s grasp and keeping his balance with some tightrope work down the left sideline. Gore waved goodbye to his prime a long time ago but his workload makes him a useful RB2/3 in fantasy. He has a much easier slate against the Chargers in Week 3.
Sep 18 - 8:27 PM

Frank Gore rushed 14 times for 59 yards and caught 4-of-6 targets for 19 yards in the Colts' Week 1 loss to Detroit.

Gore's 18 touches dwarfed Robert Turbin's three and Josh Ferguson's three. The Colts' lack of a competent No. 2 running back secures Gore's workload, even if his lack of big-play ability limits Gore's ceiling. For Week 2 against Denver, Gore will be best viewed as a flex option as opposed to a fantasy RB2.
Sep 11 - 8:33 PM

Frank Gore managed six yards on four carries and missed his lone target in the Colts' third preseason game.

The Colts' line managed no push against Philadelphia's underrated defensive front, so Gore went nowhere during his short stay on the field. More troubling, the Colts lost stud LG Jack Mewhort to a season-ending torn ACL. We have liked Gore as a value pick all offseason, but that is contingent on Indy's offense rebounding and Andrew Luck staying healthy. The line is a real issue.
Aug 27 - 10:42 PM

Colts OC Rob Chudzinski says Frank Gore's weekly carries will be managed based on "feel" this season.

There will be no "pitch count" for Gore, which means he'll likely get as many carries as he can handle assuming he stays effective. "I don't like the word 'pitch count,'" said Chudzinski. "But I think the word is we have to be smart in making sure that we have a rotation that keeps (Gore) fresh and effective throughout the course of the season. What that is in numbers isn't as important. I think, as a coach, you assess that as you're going through the course of the season." Gore is shaping up as one of this year's best targets in the sixth and seventh rounds.
Jul 31 - 7:42 PM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells says the team wants to "lighten" Frank Gore's workload this season.

It makes sense with Gore entering his age-33 season, but it's unclear which backs would "lighten" Gore's workload. Appearing on Mike Clay's Sirius show, Wells mentioned UDFA Josh Ferguson "first" when asked about a change-of-pace option behind Gore. Ultimately, Gore's workload will likely be dictated by his effectiveness. He should open the year as an every-down back.
Jul 19 - 12:20 PM

Frank Gore says he uses critics doubting his ability to produce at age 33 as motivation in his offseason training.

"Believe me, I listen," said Angry Frank. "When I hear it, that’s when I attack my training. When I’m tired, I tell myself what the people are saying about me. In that second workout when I’m saying, ‘Man, I don’t want to do this,’ I remind myself, ‘They’re saying you’re old. They’re saying you’re 33. They’re saying you can’t do it this year.’" Gore is doing two-a-days training at least three times per week. He is 240 yards shy of cracking the NFL's ten all-time leading rushers.
Jul 17 - 12:46 PM

Frank Gore says he’s aiming for a 1,000-yard season.

The Colts haven’t had a 1,000-yard rusher since 2007. Andrew Luck's healthy return boosts the offense's outlook tremendously, however, while stud first-round C Ryan Kelly should additionally make Gore's life easier between the tackles. Gore has very little competition for carries and running back targets in Indy. With his ADP down several rounds from last year, Gore has the potential to be a bargain, even at age 33.
Jun 18 - 6:12 PM

The Redskins' John Riggins, in 1984, was the last running back age 33 or older to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.

Frank Gore turns 33 on Saturday and is still steaming over rushing for just 967 yards last year. "When that didn’t happen, that was really, really frustrating," Gore said. "I'm not over it. I'm not going to be over it until I do it. I've been blessed that they kept me to get the opportunity to do it again." The Colts did very little to add to their backfield, leaving Gore in a potential every-down role. The additions of first-round C Ryan Kelly and third-round OT Le'Raven Clark and return of Andrew Luck to full health will help loosen things up for Gore.
May 13 - 9:21 AM

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

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.
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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andrew Luck
2Scott Tolzien
RB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
3Josh Ferguson
4Jordan Todman
GLB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Frank Gore
2Robert Turbin
WR11T.Y. Hilton
2Phillip Dorsett
3Chester Rogers
WR21Donte Moncrief
2Quan Bray
WR31Phillip Dorsett
TE1Dwayne Allen
2Jack Doyle
3Erik Swoope
LT1Anthony Castonzo
2Le'Raven Clark
LG1Jack Mewhort
2Jonotthan Harrison
C1Ryan Kelly
2Austin Blythe
RG1Denzelle Good
2Joe Haeg
RT1Joe Reitz
K1Adam Vinatieri