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RB Frank Gore - Indianapolis Colts

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

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Gore is almost certainly going to slow down a bit in 2017, but he was able to score eight times and have 10 double-digit scoring weeks in PPR leagues. Even if those are more sporadic and unpredictable this year, he should deliver enough as the lead back to merit his 8th round cost in best ball leagues if your team went away from running back early.

Summary

Frank Gore is the perfect example of how the position of running back should be played. He is technically sound, has outstanding vision and his anticipation is among the best in the game. Father time has tried to catch up to him, but Gore just won't let go. He is entering his 13th season at age 34 and the Colts are still relying on him to be their lead running back. He'll be in pursuit of his tenth 1,000-yard rushing season and should surpass 3,000 career carries before the calendar hits October. Gore has a career 4.4 yards per carry average but the last two years he has dropped below the 4.0 YPC mark, which suggests even he, is starting to wear down. The Colts primary running back still has fantasy value, unless he sees a rapid decline or suffers a multi-week injury. Expect the Colts to lean on him until he can't consistently produce. The alternative options in the running game are limited. Marlon Mack is a young rookie running back who has a lot to learn before he is utilized more in the core offense. Veteran Robert Turbin is much more adept at playing the position, but his upside is limited. That leaves Gore to continue to be the Colts primary rushing threat. The potency of the Colts offense should be enough to sustain moderate fantasy production for Gore. There are several better fantasy options, but Gore's longevity, previous success and consistency make him someone to target as your third or even fourth option on your roster. (May 17)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 23, 15, 17, 18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 20, 20, 21, 23, 23, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 49
Overall Redraft - 58, 35, 43, 44, 50, 50, 53, 53, 55, 56, 57, 57, 60
RB Redraft PPR - 24, 17, 17, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 23, 23, 23, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 27, 28, 28, 40, 49
Overall Redraft PPR - 69, 34, 53, 53, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 60
RB Dynasty - 63, 48, 48, 59, 65, 68

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 SF 16 255 1103 4 19 11 111 1 2
2015 IND 16 260 967 6 58 34 267 1 3
2016 IND 16 263 1026 4 47 38 277 4 1
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 185 * * 30 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 245 * * 32 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 225 * * 35 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 193 * * 28 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall-PPR: 89
RB-PPR: 33

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Latest News

Colts | Frank Gore holding off Father Time (Sat Jul 22, 12:35 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore, who turned 34 in May, finished with 66.2 percent of the team's carries in 2015 and 64.5 percent of the team's rushing attempts in 2016.

Our View: Gore was a mid RB2 last year and kept from doing more because Robert Turbin vultured eight touchdowns last year. Turbin isn't going anywhere and fourth-round pick Marlon Mack will also play a role in the backfield. Gore has a solid floor, but a limited ceiling.
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2017 Schedule

1@ Los Angeles Rams
2vs Arizona Cardinals
3vs Cleveland Browns
4@ Seattle Seahawks
5vs San Francisco 49ers
6@ Tennessee Titans
7vs Jacksonville Jaguars
8@ Cincinnati Bengals
9@ Houston Texans
10vs Pittsburgh Steelers
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12vs Tennessee Titans
13@ Jacksonville Jaguars
14@ Buffalo Bills
15vs Denver Broncos
16@ Baltimore Ravens
17vs Houston Texans