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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 (Mon Oct 24): Gore is doing yeoman's work behind a so-so Colts offensive line with a passing game that is missing the #2, #3, and #4 targets. He is running hard and remaining involved as a receiver enough to score twice through the air, including once in Week 7. He's a dependable RB2 heading into a matchup with Kansas City.

Week 8: vs Kansas City Chiefs

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Recent Stats and Projections

4 at JAX 34 16 68 1 6 5 27 0 0 15.5
5 vs CHI 54 14 75 0 2 1 4 0 0 7.9
6 at HOU 47 22 106 0 1 1 2 0 0 10.8
7 at TEN 57 17 61 0 5 5 22 1 0 14.3
8 vs KC PROJ-Dodds * 17 * * 3 * * * *
8 vs KC PROJ-Tremblay * 18 * * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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 leads IND running attack (Sun Oct 23, 05:56 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore had 61 yards rushing Sunday, Oct. 23, in a 34-26 win over the Tennessee Titans. Gore also had 22 yards receiving and a touchdown.

Our View: Gore has been a mainstay fantasy RB2 having few down weeks with Andrew Luck staying healthy and effective this year. He has the Chiefs next week.
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Colts | Frank Gore on track to play (Fri Oct 21, 06:16 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 21, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

Colts | Frank Gore a full participant (Thu Oct 20, 06:23 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (rest) participated fully in practice Thursday, Oct. 20.

Our View: Gore has a great matchup this week against Tennessee and we expect him to put up solid RB2 numbers. Last week Gore had the first 100-yard rushing game for the Colts since 2012, which is both depressing and great all at once. Great for Gore, who continues to play at a high level at 33 and depressing for the Colts because that's a long time without a 100 yard game.
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Colts | Frank Gore rests Wednesday (Wed Oct 19, 05:35 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (rest) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 19.

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Colts | Frank Gore receives day off (Wed Oct 12, 04:28 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Frank Gore (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 12.

Our View: Just a veteran day off big deal.
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