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RB Frank Gore - Indianapolis Colts

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

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News you need to know

General News (Fri Sep 30): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

General News (Thu Sep 29): practiced fully on Thursday.

Week 4: at Jacksonville Jaguars

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Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Frank Gore posted 21/82/1 rushing wih three targets for 1/1/0 receiving vs. San Diego last week - a typical, solid-but-not-elite outing from Gore as we're used to seeing with him in Indianapolis. Robert Turbin got in the end zone last week too with 4/9/1 rushing in a change-of-pace role. This is about what we expect from the Colts' backs from week to week in a pass-oriented offense (the Colts tried 26/93/2 rushing last week vs. 37 passing attempts for Andrew Luck). The Jaguars' rush defense averages 109.7 rushing yards allowed per game (20th in the NFL) with three rushing scores given out over three games - the Ravens posted a shade less than that with 22/84/1 rushing at Jacksonville last weekend. Over the first three weeks of the season, the Jaguars average 13.4 fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs per game (sixth-least in the NFL). This is a tough defense to face for opposing fantasy backs. A limited rushing attack faces a tough matchup over the pond in London ths weekend.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs DET 48 14 59 0 6 4 19 0 0 7.8
2 at DEN 34 13 44 0 3 3 19 1 0 12.3
3 vs SD 43 21 82 1 3 1 1 0 0 13.3
4 at JAX PROJ-Dodds * 17 * * 3 * * * *
4 at JAX PROJ-Tremblay * 19 * * 3 * * * *
4 at JAX PROJ-Bloom * 18 * * 2 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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 practices Thursday (Thu Sep 29, 03:47 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.

Our View: Gore has been really average this year, so our expectations aren't as high as they could be if he were more spry. As it stands, he will be a decent RB2.
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Colts | Frank Gore given day off (Wed Sep 28, 04:52 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (non injury) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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Colts | Frank Gore fully practices (Thu Sep 22, 05:58 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (rest) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

Our View: Gore is who he is - a guy who can grind out the yards but isn't hitting too many big gains. He's also not getting a full load of carries, which limits his production. That makes him a high end RB3, and if they would just give him a full load, he could sneak up to the RB2 zone. We just don't expect it.
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Colts | Day off for Frank Gore (Wed Sep 21, 04:38 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (non injury) was given the day off practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

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