RB Frank Gore - Buffalo Bills
|5-10, 220||Born: 5-14-1983||College: Miami (Fl)||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2005|
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General News (Thu Nov 14): did not practice on Thursday (he was excused).
Week 11: at Miami Dolphins
FBG says: Good matchup. If the past three weeks have been any indication, the Buffalo ground game has shifted into a full-blown three-headed attack. Quarterback Josh Allen continues to play a huge role, with six rushes or more in seven of the Bills' nine games. But behind him, Devin Singletary continues to stake out a lead-back claim over 36-year-old Frank Gore. Over the past 3 games, the rookie has taken on 67% of the team's snaps and out-carried Gore 31-25. Unsurprisingly, he's been more than twice as productive, averaging 5.0 yards per rush to Gore's 2.4. Singletary continues to impress with his blend of elusiveness and hidden power, not unlike 2018 rookie breakout Phillip Lindsay did in Denver. For his part, Gore looks burned out as a volume runner. He's produced just 61 yards over this 3-game span, and he hasn't found the end zone since Week 3. Slowly but surely, this is becoming a Singletary-Allen backfield, which was glimpsed in an efficient Week 9. Against the bottom-tier Redskins, Singletary took on 20 carries; he and Allen combined to rack up 107 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Dolphins still field one of football's most beatable run defenses. Through 9 games, they've given up the league's ninth-most yards per rush and third-most per game. On the plus side, they are coming off a solid two-game stretch that's seen them keep Le'Veon Bell (66 yards) and Marlon Mack (74) in check. Still, this remains one of fantasy's most exploitable matchups, and the Buffalo ground game projects well here. In previous weeks, this unit allowed five 100-yard rushers and hasn't gotten appreciably better. There's not much talent in this unit, which is in full transition mode, although at least the breakout of middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan has been impressive. The rotation around him has not, and quick-footed runners are finding room all over this thin front seven.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Frank Gore's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 10 vs CLE (5 / 12 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Frank Gore again took a secondary role in the backfield behind rookie Devin Singletary on Sunday. Gore did get an opportunity at the goal line that was initially ruled a touchdown but reversed on replay to being down just short of the end zone. Josh Allen then had a quarterback sneak on the next play. Gore is functioning as a backup running back without a consistent goal-line role at this point in the season. He could get a positive game script next week at Miami.
2019 Week 9 vs WAS (11 / 15 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Frank Gore entered the week consistently starting for the Buffalo offense but exited the game looking like a clear backup behind rookie Devin Singletary. Gore still saw work, including on the first drive of the game, but was the clear secondary option in the backfield behind Singletary. Gore had the opportunity to score at the goal line but was stopped on three straight carries from the one yard line before Josh Allen converted on fourth down. If week nine is an indication of the future, Gore is trending towards a backup role in the offense behind Singletary in the back half of the season.
2019 Week 8 vs PHI (9 / 34 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Frank Gore started for the Buffalo Bills against the Philadelphia Eagles working ahead of rookie Devin Singletary early in the game before Singletary's role grew in the second half. Gore had success on the interior early in the game, but Singletary had a more pass centric game script as the game went along limited Gore to only nine carries. Gore should have plenty of positive game script next week against Washington at home.
2019 Week 7 vs MIA (11 / 55 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Frank Gore started against his former team on Sunday, despite the return of Devin Singletary from injury. Gore has been the starter throughout the season, and the return of Singletary did not change his role in the offense. The Buffalo offense moved the ball early but bogged down on third down in the first half and left Gore no good scoring opportunities. Buffalo did move into the red zone late in the second half, but Josh Allen threw to Cole Beasley for a touchdown on their only short scoring opportunity. Gore's primary work came in traditional running sets and managed a long gain of 15 yards, and another 9-yard carry was called back. He executed a good screen reception for a first down and ran effectively during the game. Gore will get a tougher matchup next week at home against the Eagles.
2019 Week 5 vs TEN (14 / 60 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Frank Gore started against the Titans with Devin Singletary missing his third consecutive game with an injury. Gore was a secondary part of the offense early in the game, as Buffalo threw frequently in the first half. He did have interior success on downhill runs for the second consecutive week. Despite missing two offensive linemen with injuries during the game, Gore had success in the fourth quarter including two first downs to keep the clock moving. Gore was a short check-down option for Josh Allen, in the passing game, but the targets designed for running backs were run when T.J. Yeldon was in the game. Gore will have an off week in week 6 and will likely be in a committee with a healthy Devin Singletary in week seven.
2019 Week 4 vs NE (17 / 109 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Frank Gore was the starting running back for the Buffalo Bills against the New England Patriots. Gore was the lone running back to carry the ball with Devin Singletary missing his second consecutive game and T.J. Yeldon's work coming exclusively in the passing game. Gore had good success on the ground and he repeatedly got interior running lanes including big gains of 28 and 41 yards. Gore was less active in the second half, with T.J. Yeldon getting extensive work in the passing game. Gore got multiple cracks at a short touchdown but was stopped at the goal line by the New England defense. He will face a tough test against the Titans next week and Singletary's status is important to monitor as a gauge of Gore's volume.
2019 Week 3 vs CIN (14 / 76 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Frank Gore drew the start against Cincinnati with Devin Singletary missing the game with a leg injury. Gore consistently shredded the interior of the Bengals defense with downhill running. He had a good catch in the flat, but T.J. Yeldon served as the primary passing game running back. Gore capped off a good game with a point-blank game-winning touchdown. Gore's workload will be dependent on game script and Singletary's injury status next week at home against the Patriots.
2019 Week 2 vs NYG (19 / 68 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Frank Gore led the Buffalo Bills backfield against the New York Giants in week two. Gore drew the start and played ahead of rookie Devin Singletary throughout the game, out-touching Singletary 19 to 6. Gore was successful behind the Bills offensive line early in the game, but the offense became predictable, and Gore was contained in the second half. Gore did convert a red zone touchdown on his second attempt on the goal line. He is playing ahead of Singletary, but Singletary looks consistently more explosive and should see an increase in playing time in future games. Gore will face the Cincinnati Bengals and should be a home favorite in week three.
2019 Week 1 vs NYJ (11 / 20 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Frank Gore was the leading ball carrier for the Buffalo Bills in a win against the New York Jets. Gore got the first running back carries of the game, but on the fourth drive of the game as Buffalo began the game playing with tempo in a spread pass-heavy game plan. Gore got the first work of significance was on the fifth drive of the game, with back to back carries to start drive but failed to get much success in the running game. He played ahead of rookie Devin Singletary, but Singletary was the far more explosive player. Outside of a nine-yard carry, Gore was of limited impact and was stopped in his own end zone for a safety. Gore will face the Giants next week but is at risk of getting passed on the depth chart by Singletary.
Latest NewsBills | Day off for Frank Gore (Thu Nov 14, 03:17 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14. link to story Bills | Frank Gore manages just six touches (Sun Nov 10, 04:55 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore ran five times for 12 yards and he had just one grab for four yards on his only target in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns. link to story Bills | Frank Gore receives a day off (Thu Nov 7, 04:01 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 7. link to story Bills | Buffalo's Thursday practice report (Thu Nov 7, 03:48 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore (rest) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 7. S Kurt Coleman (hamstring) and CB Kevin Johnson (knee) were upgraded to a full practice. link to story Bills | Frank Gore struggles vs. WAS (Sun Nov 3, 05:06 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore rushed for 15 yards on 11 carries against the Washington Redskins in Week 9. link to story More News
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