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Frank Gore

Frank Gore

Height: 5' 9"Weight: 212 lbsAge: 37College: MiamiDrafted: #65 (3rd Rd. by San Francisco)

Week 2 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #46
Projection 6.7 pts



Please don't start Frank Gore unless you have no other options. San Francisco's defense did a good job limiting the Cardinals' running backs to just 86 yards (3.9 YPC), and the timeless bruiser already struggles enough with efficiency. Gore is a touchdown-dependent option at running back, and he's not worth considering at flex unless you play in a standard-scoring league.

Isaiah SiroisSep 19, 2020

Le'Veon Bell's absence has vaulted Gore into the starting role for a NFL team yet again. However, this offense is barely going to put points up on the board and the 49ers have one of the most stout run defenses in the entire league. Gore shouldn't be considered as anything more than a desperation FLEX start.

Depending on how you expect the game to go, that'll determine which running back gets more time on the field. Gore is sure to be the starter with Le'Veon Bell out, though it was Adams who played more snaps in the second half when the Jets fell behind. He played on 10 pass snaps while Gore played just four such snaps. Oddsmakers clearly think this will be a one-sided game, and not one in the Jets favor. The 49ers defense isn't one you need to attack with running backs, though, as they allowed just seven running backs all of last year to finish better than the RB24 against them. A large part of that is due to the miniscule 400 yards they allowed through the air to running backs last year (that's just 25.0 yards per game), which was the second fewest in the league. On top of that, they were one of just two teams who didn't allow a receiving touchdown to running backs last year. This game figures to be a lot like last week in terms of gamescript where the Jets running backs totaled just 18 touches. We have Gore who will start and likely receive goal-line touches (though Adams got the only one last week, which came in garbage time), while Adams will be used on passing downs. Both of them should be considered low-upside RB4s.

With Le'Veon Bell set to miss multiple weeks with a hammy, Gore is in line to be the Jets' starter for the time being. He's an uninspired option, but any time you can grab a starting RB off the waiver wire, it's worth the add.

The ageless wonder gets yet another chance at fantasy relevance now with Le'Veon Bell hitting the IR. Gore should be the primary running-down back, and although the Jets offense is hardly one to write home about, anyone who is going to see the volume that Gore is should be on the fantasy radar. He's still not someone you should want to start, but he should be rostered in most leagues and started in extremely deep formats.

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