Frank Gore | RB | San Francisco 49ers
Posted: 1/21/2014 11:15pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (finger) will undergo 'minor' surgery on his broken right ring finger, according to a league source. He played with the injury in the NFC Championship Game and finished with only 11 carries for 14 yards in the game.
Huddle Up: Gore, who will turn 31 in May, should be good to go by the time OTAs roll around. He's led the Niners in rushing in each of the past 9 seasons, but his total touches (292) decreased for the third straight season and that trend should even pick up more speed next fall.
Posted: 12/20/2013 8:15pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (ankle, knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Gore is dealing with some injuries but he's a still a strong play this week against a Falcons' defense that can't stop anyone right now from running over them. Gore is a must-start this week unless you have a lot of other quality options to pick from.
Posted: 12/9/2013 1:35am et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (ankle) left the Week 14 game against the Seattle Seahawks late in the fourth quarter, apparently aggravating his ankle injury. He was able to return and finish the game after a brief absence. He ended up going over 100 yards on the ground, including a season-long 51-yard scamper to set up the game-winning field goal.
Huddle Up: He looked fine after the play. He was just gassed.
Posted: 11/28/2013 10:48pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: The ankle issue is appearing to limit Gore in games of late as well as the RB only has a combined 90 scrimmage yards on 29 touches over the Niners' last 2 games and hasn't scored 3 straight contests. Gore is a tough player to bench, but definitely factor in his struggles when weighing your RB options now that the bye weeks are over.
Posted: 9/27/2013 12:51am et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore rushed for 153 yards and a TD on 20 carries Thursday, Sept. 26 as the San Francisco 49ers defeated the St. Louis Rams, 35- 11.
Huddle Up: Not only was it a season high for Gore, but his yardage total eclipsed the combined total (142) from his first 3 games by 11 yards -- much to the delight of those who started Gore with hopes of a fast Week 4 fantasy start. It could've been a lot better, though, as backps Anthony Dixon and Kendall Hunter ran for scores in the second half rotating in for Gore, who had already compiled 107 yards at the break.
Posted: 9/25/2013 9:23am et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore was able to take part in a full practice session Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Huddle Up: Good news for Gore, as the Niners play the Thursday game this week in St. Louis.
Posted: 9/23/2013 9:19am et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore was angry with head coach Jim Harbaugh after the Week 3 game against the Indianapolis Colts. He reportedly had words with Harbaugh near the end of the game. Gore managed just four touches in the second half.
Huddle Up: The entire 49ers squad looked discombobulated Sunday; whether it had anything to do with the Aldon Smith situation is unclear, but San Francisco was definitely a shell of the team we saw in last year's Super Bowl--and even in Week 1 of this year. We'll see what transpires as Harbaugh tries to get the club back on track, specifically as it relates to Gore and the ground game.
Posted: 7/22/2013 12:45am et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore has his snaps regulated last season, as he finally accepted he is more valuable to the team in the long term if he gives up a few carries to his backups. He is still expected to be capable of at least 1,200 rushing yards, but RBs LaMichael James and Kendall Hunter are expected to playing larger roles in the offense.
Huddle Up: In 2012, Gore still had 258 rushes and 286 total touches -- his second-highest total since 2007 -- but Gore hit the not-so-magical 30-year-old milestone in May, and James and Hunter simply are too talented not to be involved regularly.
Posted: 6/27/2013 7:43pm et
Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles said he excited the team is going to use the pistol offense in 2013, an offense he is familiar with after running it in the 2008 season. 'I ran it my rookie year and I love it,' Charles said on NFL Network's 'NFL AM' on Thursday. 'I ain't never been around no offense that's about to be explosive and about to put me in space and making me make plays. I see Frank Gore had success with (the pistol) with the (San Francisco) 49ers. If he can have success, I hope I can have success as well.'
Huddle Up: The pistol is a new wrinkle for Charles and Andy Reid, but given the RB's proven skills and the coach's track record with productive fantasy RBs, Charles's stock would appear to be on the upswing.
Posted: 5/29/2013 11:46am et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore was on the elliptical machine on the sidelines Tuesday, May 28, but head coach Jim Harbaugh wouldn't disclose the ailment.
Huddle Up: It's far too early for concern. Expect Gore to see a significantly reduced practice schedule as the Niners try to keep him fresh for the regular (and post) season. That might mean a few more touches for Kendall Hunter and/or LaMichael James, so set your fantasy draft boards accordingly.
Posted: 5/16/2013 8:05am et
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said he believes in using multiple running backs that can do different things on offense. "I'm a big believer -- we are big believers -- in a three-headed approach," Baalke said. "In other words, having a group of backs that bring to the table something a little bit different than the other one so you can do a lot of different things. But also having those backs be able to do enough things the same so you don't become so predictable on game day." RBs Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James likely will see playing time this season.
Huddle Up: Baalke's comments are the sharp pin deflating Gore's fantasy value; plan accordingly.