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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 | Sep 19th
Gore has a terrible matchup against a tough Arizona Cardinals Run D, he is a poor flex option this week.
Breaking Football | Sep 19th
Cards can be tough and its on the road but Gore generally reliable.