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RB Frank Gore - San Francisco 49ers

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

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Quick fantasy outlook: Frank Gore has been a mainstay in the 49ers offense since he was drafted in 2005. He is a well-rounded running back with good speed and power; he can run inside or outside, and he is a fine receiver out of the backfield. Though he will be on the wrong side of 30 this season, he is coming off of back-to-back seasons in which he rushed for over 1,200 yards, and his 4.7 yards per carry in 2012 is evidence that he's still got something left in the tank. Despite his impressive numbers last season, however, he is not as elusive as he once was, nor does he get as many yards after contact. Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James, who played backup to Gore last season, were just as effective as Gore when they got opportunities in relief. Gore likely does not have many seasons left as a starting NFL running back, and it would make sense for the 49ers to start reducing his role this season with an eye toward phasing him out two or three seasons hence. To that end, the team could use more of a committee approach to the running back position this season, with Gore getting a significantly smaller share of the workload than he has in the past. As a result, even though Gore has been a legitimate fantasy RB1 for pretty much his whole NFL career, including each of the past two seasons, he should be viewed as more of a mid-tier fantasy RB2 in 2013.

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