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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 (Tue Dec 6): Gore didn't score as Robert Turbin collected the only rushing score on the night, but he ran hard against a tough Jets front and showed he still has something left in the tank for the stretch run. He's still a high floor/low ceiling RB2 heading into a matchup with the Texans.

General News (Thu Dec 8): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Dec 7): did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

Week 14: vs Houston Texans

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Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Indianapolis lost at Houston in Week Six (23-26), but Frank Gore had over 100 yards rushing during the contest, with 22/106/0 on the ground (with one target for 1/2/0 receiving). Robert Turbin had four targets for 4/22/0 receiving and added 3/2/0 rushing, while Andrew Luck ran in the lone rushing TD with 7/53/1. Right now, the Texans, the Titans and the Colts are tied for the lead in the AFC South at 6-6 - this is an key game for almost everyone in the division (except the Jaguars). Frank Gore posted 20/79/0 rushing and one target for zero receptions while Robert Turbin (6/16/1) vultured another TD from Gore during the Monday night rout of New York. Gore has gone three weeks without a TD, and he's been under 100 yards combined in the last two contests. From Week 10 to Week 13 of regular season (the last four weeks, but includes 10 teams on byes during that time span - each team has at least three games played in the last four weeks), Houston averages 15.9 fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs per game (13th-least in the NFL). They coughed up 26/109/1 rushing to the Packers' multi-headed monster last week - to date, the Texans average 107.7 rushing yards allowed per game (19th in the NFL) with 11 rushing scores handed out over 12 games. This is a neutral matchup between two so-so units.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 vs TEN 44 18 50 0 4 4 71 0 0 12.1
12 vs PIT 35 15 28 0 1 1 3 0 0 3.1
13 at NYJ 45 20 79 0 1 0 0 0 0 7.9
14 vs HOU PROJ-Dodds * 17 * * 3 * * * *
14 vs HOU PROJ-Tremblay * 17 * * 3 * * * *
14 vs HOU PROJ-Bloom * 19 * * 2 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 13 vs NYJ (20 / 79 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore played well and churned out yards against the Jets tough run defense. Gore got a nice block from Erik Swoope and broke into the open field for a 19 yard gain before getting chopped down. Gore received one carry inside the 10 yard line but was promptly dropped. Robert Turbin scored a 5 yard touchdown in mop up duty after the Colts had a commanding lead.

2016 Week 12 vs PIT (15 / 28 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore struggled to find running room and could not hit pay dirt. Gore had a rare folly in pass protection failing to pick up William Gay who sacked Tolzien and forced a fumble. Frank Gore was stuffed on both of his carries from inside the 3 yard line. Gore was again stuffed on a carry inside the 5 yard line. Jordan Todman ended the game as the Colts leading rusher but only saw action after the game was out of hand.

2016 Week 11 vs TEN (18 / 50 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 71 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore played well and looked elusive against the Titans. Gore was stuffed from the 1 yard line before Robert Turbin scored from the 1 yard line the following play. Gore made a catch in the flat and juked a linebacker for a gain of 9. Gore lined up as a wildcat quarterback, pitched the ball to Andrew Luck, then caught a pass from Luck in the flat, and raced down the field for 49 yards. Gore was left uncovered on the unconventional play. Gore received two more carries inside the Titans 10 yard line but could not find the end zone. Gore made another catch in the flat and rumbled for 11 yards. Gore received multiple opportunities to find the end zone but could not.

2016 Week 9 vs GB (19 / 60 / 2 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore played well and did most of his damage in terms of yardage in the first half against the Packers. Gore was featured in the red zone and rewarded the Colts with 2 touchdowns. On his first score, Gore followed a Anthony Costanzo outside on a pitch play for a 7 yard touchdown and went almost untouched into the end zone. On one of Gore's best runs he made a beautiful cut and surged ahead up the middle gaining 9. On another Gore followed Costanzo through another hole this time for 11 yards. Gore picked up 11 on a dump off to the flat from Luck. Gore got consecutive carries from the 9 yard line and scored his 2nd touchdown of the game with a 4 yard run

2016 Week 8 vs KC (9 / 37 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 25 / 1 rec)

Frank Gore ran hard and broke a number of tackles against the Chiefs but did not see many touches. The Colts were unable to sustain offense and Josh Ferguson was featured while the Colts tried to play catch-up. On Gore's best run he burst through traffic and tackles up the middle for an 11 yard gain. Gore made his first catch on a screen from Luck for a 7 yard gain. Gore slipped a tackle after catching a check down and ran through two more tackles on his way to an 18 yard touchdown. Gore is heavily involved in the red zone and has a good chance at scoring every week.

2016 Week 7 vs TEN (17 / 61 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 22 / 1 rec)

Frank Gore played well and ran hard against the Titans. Gore was more involved as a pass catcher than in previous games but struggled to break free against the Titans. Gore did receive more opportunities to score and got all the red zone running back touches outside of one fullback dive given to Robert Turbin. Gore came open underneath off of play action and Luck found him for a 3 yard touchdown. Gore picked up 11 yards on a check down from Luck. Gore burst up the middle for a 10 yard gain to move the Colts inside the Titans 5 yard line.

2016 Week 6 vs HOU (22 / 106 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore had his best game of the season. Gore was consistently able to find yardage against the interior of the Texans defense. Gore showed his burst, power and most importantly his decisiveness in an impressive performance. He was consistently able to pick up chunks of 5 or more yards to keep the Colts offense on schedule. Gore had a 13 yard screen negated by penalty. Gore gashed the Texans defense for 22 yards up the gut before being dragged down by 2 defenders. Gore shows no signs of slowing down and the Colts might be wise to feature the ground game more with a limited aerial attack.

2016 Week 5 vs CHI (14 / 75 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore played well against the Bears. Gore consistently found running room inside and had a few impressive runs. Gore found a crease up the middle and picked up 11 on his first carry. Gore broke off a 16 yard run with a nice cut behind Anthony Costanzo. Frank gore stopped his feet in the backfield and reversed fields to find daylight and gain 13 yards to seal the victory. The Colts were inefficient finding the end zone against the Bears and rode the hot hands of Andrew Luck and TY Hilton. Gore was efficient but did not get the goal line opportunities nor the volume to produce a good fantasy outing.

2016 Week 4 vs JAX (16 / 68 / 1 rush, 6 / 5 / 27 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore played well against the Jaguars. Gore received 21 of the Colts 34 touches by running backs. Gore was heavily involved early in the Colts game plan trying to slow down the Jacksonville pass rush. Gore was efficient running inside and the offensive line was able to open holes. However the Colts could not stay committed to the running game trailing by 17 points and Josh Ferguson received the majority of snaps in the 4th quarter when the Colts went to their hurry up offense. Gore did drop his first target thanks to a nice hit by Myles Jack. Gore had his best run breaking free for 17 yards making a nice cutback across the defense. Gore scored on a 1 yard run up the middle and received the only goal line carry. Gore was involved as a receiver mostly on dump off passes from Luck. Gore did drop his first target thanks to a nice hit by Myles Jack but made up for it making two men miss on a screen pass and gaining 14.

2016 Week 3 vs SD (21 / 82 / 1 rush, 3 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore opened the game on fire. Gore was consistently able to find yardage running inside against the Chargers. Gore ripped off a nice 12 yard run pin balling between defenders and trucking a defender to finish the run. Gore dropped a check down from Luck with nothing but open field in front of him. Gore went nearly untouched up the middle for a 7 yard touchdown running behind Doyle and Allen. Gore broke into the second level of the defense for 19 more yards running behind Ryan Kelly. Gore again got to the second level and was dragged down for a 9 yard gain. Gore was stuffed on his first goal line carry and Robert Turbin found the end zone from the 1 yard line lined up as a fullback. Gore had a 7 yard catch negated by a holding penalty. Gore had a huge first half but the Colts got away from the run game in the second half because of turnovers and TY Hilton making plays.

2016 Week 2 vs DEN (13 / 44 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 19 / 1 rec)

Frank Gore looked like the Colts most effective offensive player against the Broncos. Gore consistently gained positive yardage when the Colts gave him the ball. The Colts offensive line did a good job of giving Gore space to operate and Gore looked very good running between the tackles. Gore lost receptions work to Josh Ferguson when the Colts went pass heavy trying to score quickly. Gore was also subbed out inside the 10 yard line in favor of Robert Turbin who capitalized with a 5 yard touchdown run. Gore scored his touchdown making a catch in the flat and evading Darian Stewart as he tip toed down the sideline and diving for the score. The Colts backfield should remain productive but could prove inconsistent due to play calling and a committee approach.

2016 Week 1 vs DET (14 / 59 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 19 / 0 rec)

Frank Gore is clearly the Colts lead running back. Gore is an effective inside runner with ellusiveness and power to create yards. Gore consistenly got yards after contact but was unable to break into the open field against a Lions defense that played well against the run. Gore appeared to get stronger as the game went on and had 2 of his best runs in the 4th quarter. The Colts favored the more explosive Ferguson and Turbin in the passing game but Gore recieved all but two hand offs. Gore was also in on goal line packages but did not recieve any carries inside the five yard line.


Latest News

Colts | Frank Gore returns to practice (Thu Dec 8, 06:17 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (rest) returned to practice and got in a full session Thursday, Dec. 8.

Our View: Gore should put up some pretty good numbers this week against Houston, and will serve as a solid RB2. His ceiling isn't terribly high, but his floor will keep you happy.

Colts | Frank Gore receives day off (Wed Dec 7, 05:39 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 7.

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Colts | Frank Gore runs for 79 yards (Tue Dec 6, 12:17 AM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore rushed 20 times for 79 yards in the Week 13 game against the New York Jets Monday, Dec. 5. He did not have any catches on one target. Gore moved past Tony Dorsett for eighth all-time on the NFL's rushing yardage list.

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