Frank Gore | RB | San Francisco 49ers
Posted: 12/18/2014 9:09pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore continues through the concussion protocol this week, but head coach Jim Harbaugh anticipates Gore suiting up in Week 16 against the San Diego Chargers Saturday, Dec. 20. Gore was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 18, after sitting out Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Gore looks like he may buck the odds and play on a short week following a concussion. Meanwhile, Carlos Hyde remained out of practice Thursday with his ankle issues.
Posted: 12/17/2014 9:08pm et
San Francisco 49ers RBs Frank Gore (concussion) and Carlos Hyde (ankle) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Hyde said he doesn't think he'll be able to go in Saturday's game against San Diego. Gore doesn't sound like he'll be cleared by then either, which leaves Alfonso Smith and Phillip Tanner to fight for carries. Neither is a very appealing fantasy option at this point in the season.
Posted: 12/17/2014 4:38pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (concussion) visited with a doctor at the team's facility Tuesday, Dec. 16, as part of the NFL's concussion protocol. Gore did not participate in practice, and must pass the designated steps to be cleared for Week 16.
Huddle Up: The short week is working against him with the Niners playing Saturday, but see what develops over the next two days.
Posted: 11/26/2014 6:56pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 26, and is probable for Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: The veteran RB isn't going to miss this one, and he's topped 100 rushing yards in each of his last two home games against the 'Hawks to boot.
Posted: 10/8/2014 1:55pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore has started 49 consecutive games, which is the longest active streak for running backs.
Huddle Up: After a slow start, which included only 37 touches in his first 3 outings, Gore has reeled off back-to-back 100-yard rushing games and has received 44 touches over his last 2 games. Look for the commitment to continue as the Niners have, perhaps not coincidentally, posted back-to-back wins.
Posted: 8/20/2014 6:01pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore said he is playing for a Super Bowl in 2014 and is not thinking about a contract extension. "This year I'm playing for a Super Bowl. I'm not even thinking about an extension," Gore said.
Huddle Up: More than a few fantasy pundits have already written off the 31-year-old RB, but he could prove to be a mid-round draft steal with an ADP currently in the high 70s.
Posted: 8/7/2014 10:37pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (undisclosed) did not play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 7 in Baltimore.
Huddle Up: With the 31-year-old Gore amassing 1,407 total touches over the last 5 seasons, it's a prudent move by the Niners to leave as many preseason carries as possible for the young guns.
Posted: 7/28/2014 1:34pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore is unlikely to play in the preseason this year. RBs Carlos Hyde and Jewel Hampton have both looked good so far during training camp. The injuries to RBs Kendall Hunter (knee) and LaMichael James (elbow) have left the team thin at the running back position. RB Marcus Lattimore isn't practicing yet due to physical limitations and not the mental side of his recovery from a significant knee injury in college.
Huddle Up: With the 49ers thin at RB, it makes sense that the team doesn't want to risk injury to Gore. Hyde will get plenty of opportunities to shine this preseason and secure a job as the 49ers No. 2 and goal line back this season.
Posted: 7/9/2014 9:35pm et
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore should see around 220 carries this season, according to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson. Gore carried the ball 276 times last year.
Huddle Up: It's no surprise Gore's touches are in decline, given his advancing age and the Niners' ever-expanding stable of young runners. The projected 276-to-220 drop would cost Gore about four carries a game and leave him on the wrong side of 15, which is why his fantasy value is taking a similar nosedive.
Posted: 6/16/2014 10:35am et
San Francisco 49ers rookie RB Carlos Hyde will likely receive more work behind starting RB Frank Gore than will second-year player Marcus Lattimore (knee), who is recovering from a major knee injury.
Huddle Up: Lattimore has yet to show the pre-injury ability in San Francisco, which is partly why the Niners spent a second-round pick on Hyde. Both could eventually move into the backfield currently led by Frank Gore, though Hyde seems the more likely immediate successor and therefor the better fantasy option at this juncture.
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.