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Is Derrick Gore the Chiefs’s Running Back to Roster? (2022 Fantasy Football)

Jun 7, 2022


 
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Derek Brown shares why Derrick Gore may be the Chiefs’s running back to roster this season.

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Derrick Gore’s 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

The most appealing part about the KC backfield is identifying the potential goal-line back. And there’s a scenario where that guy is Derrick Gore.

New Cardinals RB Darrel Williams played that role last season, and Gore flashed red-zone usage last season in Week 8 with six red-zone touches. Many will point to Gore’s undrafted status as a reason to believe he won’t be a factor in 2022. But the team’s belief in fellow UDFA Williams suggests that the team won’t shy away from Gore if he is indeed the best option for the job.

He was superior to both Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Ronald Jones last season in PFF rushing grade and yards after contact per attempt. Gore was also uber-efficient in the passing game, finishing fourth in the NFL in yards per route run. It’s a small sample size with just nine targets, but it’s encouraging that he shows proficiency in the receiving game.
– Andrew Erickson

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