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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, Tue, Oct 7th 12:40pm EDT

Frank Gore sliced up the KC defense with 107 yards on the ground and 1 catch for 1 yard on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: There is no one more consistent in fantasy football or in real life football, than Frank Gore. He may not be the fastest or the flashiest, but Frank gets it done. Keep him in your lineups as your RB2 this week.

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 reports that Frank Gore is unhappy with his role in the newer pass heavy offense the 49ers have installed. (Source:

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:

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.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Oct 30th
The Rams are just 13th against fantasy running backs, Gore is a solid RB against the weak Rams D.
ESPN | Sep 26th
Christopher Harris analyzes Frank Gore's value for Week 4.