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Frank Gore, RB, 49ers

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
RB - #32 59.26 SF Active 10 years 31 5'9 217
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2014 Outlook: Over the Hill (decreased production)

Last updated on Jul-05-2014 by Brad Kruse

FAREWELL TOUR: We all know the end is coming soon. The question is when? Last year, Gore posted a career-worst 4.1 yards per carry. He also had his lowest reception total (16) since his rookie year (he only started one game). San Francisco has a lot of talent at running back ready to replace Gore. This feels like his last season as the team's leading ball-carrier. Over the last three years, surprisingly, the carries by San Francisco running backs not named Frank Gore have gone down from 145 to 130 to 125. Gore's carries have remained fairly high at 282, 259 and 276. Last year, Gore recorded 197 fantasy points in PPR. That was still a RB2 starter-quality season. At 31 years old, expectations should be low. He must face Seattle, Arizona and St. Louis each twice. All of these teams have a tough defense.

Editor's note: In our high-stakes ADP rankings, Gore is the RB28, coming off the board at pick No. 77. This isn't exactly a ringing endorsement from those fantasy players who put the big bucks on the line and have the most riding on their team's success. Gore should be a capable flex; however that might be his ceiling.

Latest Update

Sep-20-14 49ers TEs Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald questionable; Derek Carrier likely to start

According to 49ers reporter Matt Maiocco, San Francisco tight ends Vernon Davis (ankle) and Vance McDonald (knee), currently listed as questionable, are both unlikely to play Sunday versus Arizona. If the two TEs are unable to go, Derek Carrier would get the start and see the bulk of the action.

Davis has seven catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns through the first two games of the season. McDonald only has one catch for nine yards.

Fantasy Analysis:

Davis is one of San Francisco's top threats in the passing game and his absence would be a major hit to the value of QB Colin Kaepernick. He still has several threats in his wide receiving corps, but Davis is easily his favorite red zone target and one of his go-to guys. Should Davis be a no-go, WRs Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin would see the bulk of the passing targets and RB Frank Gore would figure to get a heavier workload versus the Cardinals Sunday.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

9/20 - 49ers TEs Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald questionable; Derek Carrier likely to start Injury

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
7.03 ZachLawOnline 
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
8.04 #5 World Ranked - Gore in the 8th round seems like a good value but I hated this pick as soon as I made it. Gore may have one solid season left as a bye week/flex player, but I should have gone with a different RB here.
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