By Brian Tesch, 49ers Correspondent, Sun, Jan 11th 12:27pm EST
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that Frank Gore is entertaining the possibility of joining the Colts in 2015. (Source: The Sacramento Bee
Fantasy Impact: Barrows also states that Gore's top choice would be to remain with the 49ers, but noted that Gore could be the missing element in the Colts offense. Gore's value could skyrocket if he is installed as the lead back in Indianapolis's high octane offense. Dynasty owners should hold Gore for now, as he could end up a lead back again.
By Brian Tesch, 49ers Correspondent, Sat, Jan 10th 12:15pm EST
Former 49er and current Washington GM Scot McCloughan is rumored to be interested in multiple 49er veterans, including Frank Gore. (Source: CSNbayarea.com
Fantasy Impact: McCloughan drafted Gore in the 3rd round in the 2005 draft, and has reportedly been a sounding board for Gore's dissatisfaction with elements of the current 49ers regime. While the 49ers have expressed interest in retaining the 32 year old RB, they seem to be content in moving on with Carlos Hyde if Gore's price gets exorbitant. Gore would most likely split carries with Alfred Morris in Washington like he would with Hyde in San Fran, but he may get paid more to do so in the nations capital.
By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Dec 29th 1:11am EST
Gore ran for 144 yards and added two receptions for 5 yards. He was the leading rusher in San Francisco's win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Fantasy Impact: This may be the last time we see Frank Gore in a 49er jersey, and he ended it with an exclamation point. He joins Steven Jackson as the only two active players to have eight 1,000 yard rushing seasons. No matter where Gore goes next year, he'll be a RB2/3 based on matchup.
By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Sun, Dec 21st 1:34am EST
Gore rushed for 154 yards, his highest rushing total of the season. He also scored on a 52 yard run in the first quarter.
Fantasy Impact: Gore looked like a spring chicken in the first half. He was breaking tackles and getting extra yards every time he touched the ball. Then the second half came around and the 49ers offense sputtered as it normally does. They ran predictable run plays and let the Chargers right back in, and eventually San Diego left with a win. Gore has one more game this season, and possibly his last one with the 49ers.
By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Sat, Dec 20th 3:55pm EST
According to a source, Frank Gore is going to play against the San Diego Chargers tonight. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: This is a pointless game for the 49ers, but maybe they get back to what they're good at and run the ball. With Carlos Hyde out for this game, look for Gore to handle a bulk of the carries. He's a safe FLEX play tonight.
By Brian Tesch, 49ers Correspondent, Thu, Dec 18th 11:50am EST
According to the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows, Frank Gore has not cleared the league's concussion protocol. (Source: Matt Barrows via Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Gore has until Saturday to pass through a series of neurological tests mandated by the league. If he can pass, he has the backfield to himself against the Chargers, but the odds are against it. Prudent fantasy managers should have a contingency plan for this week, and the week after. Gore's contract expires at the end of the season, and his prospects for 2015 aren't exactly robust.
By Brian Tesch, 49ers Correspondent, Wed, Dec 17th 2:06pm EST
Frank Gore missed Tuesdays practice session, as he is undergoing the NFL's mandated concussion protocol. (Source: csnbayarea.com
Fantasy Impact: Its anyones guess if Gore can try to salvage a dissapointing season in Week 16 against the Chargers, but the odds are against him playing on Saturday. If Gore were to pass protocol, and Carlos Hyde were to be ruled out, he would be an interesting Flex option.
By Jeff Krisko, 49ers Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 6:20pm EST
Frank Gore suffered a concussion blocking and has been ruled out for the remainder of the game. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Like all concussions, this will be monitored throughout the week. With the 49ers playing on Saturday night, the short turnaround is concerning. He ends the day with 29 yards and a touchdown, but it would have been a desperation play to put him in your lineups today. Carlos Hyde has taken his place.
By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 5:53pm EST
Gore tried to block a defender and it looked like he knocked himself out. He was out on the field for a few minutes, but was able to walk off the field on his own. He was then seen jogging to the locker room and is being evaluated for a head injury.
Fantasy Impact: Gore scored the only TD in the game with a 10 yard run. Carlos Hyde will take Gore's place, who has been running great so far in this game. If Frank misses any time, Hyde is a must own and must start player.
By Brian Tesch, 49ers Correspondent, Sat, Dec 6th 1:58pm EST
Anthony Davis, the 49ers highly regarded right tackle, will miss his third consecutive game with a concussion in Week 14. (Source: ninersnation.com
Fantasy Impact: While you can argue that correlation does not equal causation in its effects in the 49er run game, Frank Gore's production has tailed off since Davis has left the lineup. Since Davis left the lineup in Week 12, Gore has laid two 1.6 and 3.6 point eggs in standard formats. While he looks to rebound against an Oakland defense that allowed Tre Mason to run roughshod last week, the floor on Gore is extremely low. Gore is FantasyPros #22 RB in standard formats, and is a playoff flex play with a little bit of shine.
By Jeff Krisko, 49ers Correspondent, Tue, Dec 2nd 10:39pm EST
Frank Gore is on pace for only 949 yards, which would be his third-worst total of his career.
Fantasy Impact: The other two years were his rookie year, in which he only started one game and 2010, where he broke his hip after appearing in only 11 games. This will mark the first time in his career that Gore will go under 1000 yards after playing more than 75% of a season. Father Time, coupled with poor offensive line play, has finally caught up to Frank Gore. He has a chance to undo this projection against a Raiders defense that gave up 52 points to the Rams Sunday.
By Jeff Krisko, 49ers Correspondent, Fri, Nov 28th 11:43am EST
Frank Gore had one catch for 8 yards and 10 carries for 28 yards versus Seattle. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Gore just didn't have it, and some of that may be the offensive line woes versus the strong Seattle front. Carlos Hyde managed to out-gain Gore on a total yards and a yards per carry basis. The Inconvenient Truth may be that Gore's role is going to wind down as the 49ers defer to the rookie RB and their future at the position.
By Jeff Krisko, 49ers Correspondent, Wed, Nov 26th 3:21pm EST
Frank Gore was listed as limited Monday with a knee injury, but was listed as a full participant Tuesday. (Source: Matt Barrows on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Frank Gore has historically run well against the Seahawks, but with a short turn-around, the 49ers are likely to spell the aging veteran with rookie Carlos Hyde. He is a low-end RB2 for Thursday night's tilt.
By Jeff Krisko, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 10:23pm EST
The 49ers did not practice today, but they revealed that Frank Gore would have been limited with a knee issue. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: This comes from a beat writer tweet, so he was light on details. This is worrisome, given Gore's sparse production Sunday, the short turn-around, and the difficulty of opponent in Seattle. Gore owners should look elsewhere.
By Jeff Krisko, 49ers Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 11:03pm EST
Frank Gore had 13 carries for 36 yards, a lost fumble and no scores vs. Washington Sunday. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: The 49ers' offense was wildly inconsistent Sunday and Gore contributed to their struggles. Washington's defense swarmed to the ball against the run and the Niners were clearly missing RT Anthony Davis, who was inactive with a concussion. The 2.8 yards per carry was Gore's worst since week seven vs. Denver and sure-handed Gore has fumbled in consecutive weeks. Gore gets the stout Seahawks defense on Thanksgiving.
By Jeff Krisko, 49ers Correspondent, Fri, Nov 21st 7:39pm EST
Frank Gore has been on the injury report the last couple of weeks with a hip issue, but he was not listed on the team's official report. (Source: 49ers.com
Fantasy Impact: Gore's hip probably wasn't really an issue, as he totaled 176 yards and a touchdown in his last two games. He is a mid-tier RB2 option this week against a slightly-above-average Washington run defense. With only two teams on bye, savvy fantasy owners likely have better options than Gore.
By Jeff Krisko, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 9:53pm EST
In a press conference Monday, Frank Gore stated he hopes to continue his career through at least 2015. (Source: CSN Bay Area
Fantasy Impact: Who's to doubt him? Frank Gore has continuously staved off Father Time as well as attempts to dethrone him as the 49ers' lead back. He's in the last year of a contract and is 31 years old. Gore went on to say he hopes he's back as a 49er next year. If he's willing to take a pay cut and a back seat to Carlos Hyde, I'm sure San Francisco would love to have him back, too.
By Jeff Krisko, 49ers Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 5:51pm EST
Frank Gore averaged 5.0 yards per carry, mustering 95 yards on 19 carries. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: Gore chipped in two catches for 19 yards, giving him 114 yards of offense on the day. He didn't punch it into the end zone but was productive nonetheless. The two catches are notable for Gore owners in PPR as he had 6 on the year coming into the game. The 49ers have won two-straight games on the back of Frank Gore's rushing ability. If they are smart, Gore will get more rushing attempts next week at home versus Washington.
By Jeff Krisko, 49ers Correspondent, Sat, Nov 15th 1:11pm EST
Frank Gore was upgraded from limited in practice to a full participant Friday, and is expected to play Sunday in Newark. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Gore was on the practice report last week with the same hip issue and had 81 yards and a touchdown. This week he's taking on a leaky Giants run defense that allowed Marshawn Lynch four rushing TDs last week. Gore has been inconsistent but if the 49ers realize they need to get The Inconvenient Truth touches, he will turn out solid RB2 play Sunday.
By Sam Reilly, 49ers Correspondent, Wed, Nov 12th 11:22am EST
Frank Gore carried the ball 23 times for 81 yards and a touchdown. Also added 1 catch for 2 yards.
Fantasy Impact: An important trend has emerged for the 49ers this season. When Gore receives 16 or more carries, the 49ers are 5-0. If the coaching staff can consistently feed Gore the ball and return to their "ground and pound" identity, Gore will return to his solid RB2 status and improve the offense as a whole.
By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 12:04pm EDT
Frank Gore rushed 9 times for 20 yards and didn't have a single catch.
Fantasy Impact: It's not totally Frank's fault, as the 49ers were playing catch up the entire night and abandoned the run. This is the second week in a row where Gore hasn't put up a great stat line. His sell high window is long gone, he is only a RB2/3 for the rest of the season.
By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Sat, Oct 11th 3:11pm EDT
The offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, has said, "We don’t want to just ride that stallion all day, every day." This is the second lowest amount of rushes in Frank Gore's career. (Source: CSN Bay Area
Fantasy Impact: Gore has been very productive with his limited rushing attempts. He is averaging more than 4.7 yards per rush, and seems to be benefitting from the limited rushes. Frank looks good out there, you need to keep him in your lineup as an RB2, until he shows signs of slowing down.
By Clinton Ho, 49ers Correspondent, Sat, Oct 11th 3:08pm EDT
Greg Roman the offensive coordinator for the 49ers recently said, “I think we’re in good shape and feel confident, and I think Carlos Hyde is an ascending player... And we’ll have a chance to work with another running back pretty soon.” referencing Marcus Lattimore. Frank Gore's limited touches to this point is part of the 49ers plan to preserve him for the entire season. (Source: CSN Bay Area
Fantasy Impact: With only 77 carries this season through five games, Frank Gore has the second-fewest rushing attempts thorugh five games in his career. Based on what the 49ers have implemented so far, Gore is no longer that workhorse back that was always trustworthy for 20-25 carries a game. He's a RB2 with RB1 upside if he gets a full workload. It may not be until later in the season before we see Gore's touches increase, if at all.
By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 8:23pm EDT
Gore had 119 yards rushing and one catch for 55 yards, that went for a touchdown.
Fantasy Impact: After being frustrated with his role in the offense last week, the 49ers featured Frank and the run game. He is showing no signs of slowing down, he is an every week RB2.
By Brian Tesch, 49ers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 23rd 2:25pm EDT
Mark Sessler of nfl.com reports that Frank Gore is unhappy with his role in the newer pass heavy offense the 49ers have installed. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: Gore had putrid stat-line in Week 3, rushing only 6 times for 10 yards. The game-plan seemed to revolve around the pass, as Colin Kaepernick attempted a season high 37 passes. Gore's carries has steadily declined through the first three weeks of the season going from 16 carries in Week 1 to 6 carries in Week 3. When he has had the ball in his hands, Gore has been effective as he is still averaging 4 yards per carry. Hopefully for fantasy owners, the 49ers will return to the run-heavy approach that has brought them so much success the past few seasons.
By Clinton Ho, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 3:50pm EDT
Frank Gore had his thoughts on what the 49ers need to do when OC Greg Roman visited his locker after Sunday's upset loss. “We just got to finish,” Gore said, and it was no fault of his own. Gore finished the game with 13 carries for 63 yards and 1 TD along with 2 receptions for 12 yards. (Source: CSN Bay Area
Fantasy Impact: Gore ran well most of the game and would have had a monster fantasy day if he didn't have a 54-yard TD run called back on a questionable holding call. His touches have seemed to decline with rookie Carlos Hyde in the fold, but he's making the most out of his carries with 29 rushes for 129 yards. That's good for 4.4 yds/a. He may not be the best fantasy play every week, but he is definitely worthy of RB2/FLEX considerations.
By Brian Tesch, 49ers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 9th 11:32am EDT
Frank Gore turned 16 carries into 66 yards in his week 1 match-up against the Cowboys. He neither scored nor was targeting in the passing game.
Fantasy Impact: After a match-up against a historically soft Chicago Bears run defense in week 2, the sledding gets a lot tougher for the veteran RB. If Gore pads his stats in week 2, it would represent a logical sell high point for Gore owners, as week 1 showed that he has a very talented understudy (Carlos Hyde) vying for carries. Gore still is a high end RB2, but carries committee/age related decline risk.
By Brian Tesch, 49ers Correspondent, Sat, Sep 6th 9:18am EDT
Offensive coordinator Greg Roman stated “If somebody’s hot, we've got to stay with the hot hand and try to have a plan ahead of time, though, to where we can utilize each player in a specific manner. Things change in the course of a game, so we’ll see how that goes.” (Source: The San Jose Mercury News
Fantasy Impact: This seems like coachspeak, but it could point to increased faith in LaMichael James and Carlos Hyde. However, brush this off, as Gore is an absolute bulldog of a runner, and he is the boss of the backfield until further notice. A high end RB2 for the rest of the season, the putrid Cowboy defense will give Gore an excellent chance to be the first with the "hot hand". Gore is a must start in all formats in Week 1.
By Andrew Cantor-Wagner, 49ers Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 11:55am EDT
The 49ers lost their first game of the preseason 23-3 to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday. Part of the loss could be attributed to the poor play of the backup QB's, as well as the team resting several starters, including starting running back Frank Gore. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: Gore's lack of action Thursday can be attributed to the team wanting to rest the 31 year old veteran, as well getting a better look at their options behind him. One of those options, Carlos Hyde, shined in limited work, going for 39 yards on 5 rushes, with a long of 19yds. While Gore's status for 2014 shouldn't be in danger, Hyde's progress is one to watch as we expect him to be a prime candidate to steal carries and possibly platoon with Gore in the regular season.
ESPN | Dec 5th
Christopher Harris and Field Yates face off on which running back to start in Week 14, Frank Gore or Steven Jackson?