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RB Frank Gore - Indianapolis Colts

5-10, 220Born: 5-14-1983College: Miami (Fl)Drafted: Round 3

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 12): Whatever is wrong with the Colts offense, Gore is certainly not to blame. He looks as good as he has in the last 3-4 years, and the Colts are giving him the carries, including at the goal line, to keep his fantasy value consistent. If he starts getting more receptions, Gore could move into RB1 territory. This week against New England could be a rough running back game script, but stick with Gore.

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Recent Stats and Projections

2 vs NYJ 41 15 57 0 1 1 4 0 1 5.1
3 at TEN 46 14 86 2 2 1 8 0 0 21.4
4 vs JAX 60 17 53 0 7 5 34 0 1 7.7
5 at HOU 48 22 98 1 0 0 0 0 0 15.8
6 vs NE PROJ-Tremblay * 15 * * 3 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 5 vs HOU (22 / 98 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore has been a stud all year, outside of his goalline fumbles, but it finally showed up in his rushing output on Thursday, as he rushed for the most yards of any Colts running back since Vick Ballard rushed for 105 yards back in 2012. Gore's patience and vision is the best Indianapolis has seen in years, and it shows on the field. The Colts' offensive line isn't mauling, but they can often get big enough creases for Gore to squeeze through, and the 32-year-old back made the most of them. Gore's advanced stats for the season are deflated because of his two goalline fumbles, but he's been great all season. Expect more of these kind of performances from Gore, even when Luck gets back. Head coach Chuck Pagano wants to run the ball to balance the offense, and with Luck keeping defenses honest, Gore will continue to see the field.

2015 Week 4 vs JAX (17 / 53 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 34 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore found little room to run against the Jaguars, as the defense sat at the line of scrimmage all game, daring backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to throw deep. Still, Gore found creases that seemed invisible, his M.O. while in Indianapolis. His 22-yard run in overtime all but clinched Indianapolis' win. Gore did have a fumble on the goalline, his second in three weeks. Fantasy owners shouldn't worry, however, Gore has averaged about 3.5 fumbles per year throughout his career, and has been very high usage. Gore will continue to get looks in critical situations, and touchdowns will come, especially when Luck returns to pilot the offense.

2015 Week 3 vs TEN (14 / 86 / 2 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore reminded everybody why he is the ageless one on Sunday, consistently showing excellent vision and burst through the line. Gore has clearly lost a step physically, but he runs downhill, sees all of the creases in a below-average offensive line and had multiple desperation lunges for first downs on Sunday. Fantasy owners who have been waiting for Gore to pay off were rewarded on Sunday, and there is no reason to expect it to change going forward. The Colts know they need a bit more balance to keep Luck on his feet, and Gore is an integral part of that.

2015 Week 2 vs NYJ (15 / 57 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Gore continues to look effective when he gets the ball, but the Colts' lackluster play has given them very unfavorable gamescripts thus far. Against the Jets, Gore showed off his vision and burst through the hole on numerous occasions, but penalties brought back just about every productive run. Gore also lost a sure touchdown on a non-contact fumble at the goalline, one of the more bizarre plays of a crazy Week 2. Gore's rushing stats should bounce back as the Colts' offense gets back on the horse, but the bigger concern is Gore's usage in the passing game. Gore has just three catches through two games, a big difference from last year's offense, when the starting running backs averaged more than five catches per game. If the Colts adjust their offense to included more dump-offs and screens, Gore could see an uptick here. If they do not, Gore's ceiling is going to be very limited.

2015 Week 1 vs BUF (8 / 31 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 0 / 0 rec)

Despite Gore's lack of production in Week 1, the alarm bells should be silent. This wasn't a case of Gore being ineffective, or of the Colts' failing to use him. It was simply an unfavorable game script caused by a poor defensive matchup. The Colts fell behind early, and Buffalo's incredible front seven was a terrible matchup for the Colts' below-average offensive line to run the ball on. Gore also cramped up in the second half, limiting his opportunities. As the Colts go forward, Gore still remains a key part of the offense in most circumstances.


Latest News

Colts | Frank Gore carries the load (Fri Oct 9, 12:00 AM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore had a season high in carries and yards in a 27-20 win over the Houston Texans in Week 5, finishing with 22 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown.

Our View: Gore looks like he is in his prime, not his age 32 season. He is a solid RB2 right now, and if the Colts offense starts generating more scoring opportunities, he'll be knocking on the door of RB1 land.
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Colts | Frank Gore probable Thursday (Wed Oct 7, 02:40 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (foot) is probable for Week 5 against the Houston Texans Thursday, Oct. 8.

Our View: Gore's a bit banged up and the offense is sputtering most weeks, but we still think he'll be ready to go Thursday night and be worthy of an RB2 ranking.
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Colts | Frank Gore returns to practice field (Tue Oct 6, 06:46 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (foot) practiced in full Tuesday, Oct. 6, after sitting out Monday, Oct. 5.

Our View: Gore should be ready to go against the Texans on Thursday night. After four weeks of action, the Texans' rush defense ranks 22nd in the league averaging 115.25 rushing yards allowed per game. Consider Gore a RB2 or flex play in Week 5.
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Colts | Frank Gore held out Monday (Mon Oct 5, 07:58 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (foot) did not take part in practice Monday, Oct. 5.

Our View: The Colts have a short week as they play the Texans on Thursday night in Week 5. This could just be Gore getting some veteran rest.
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