RB Frank Gore - Miami Dolphins
|5-10, 220||Born: 5-14-1983||College: Miami (Fl)||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2005|
Week 8: at Houston Texans
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
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
2018 Week 6 vs CHI (15 / 101 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
It seemed like a turn back the clock night for Gore as he racked up over 100 yards rushing for the first time this season. He was able to do it with just 15 carries and he has looked like the better back all season long. The Dolphins still gave 13 carries to Drake, but he did not have the same success as Gore. The biggest play of the game was his 32-yard rush in overtime to help setup a potential game winning touchdown. Unfortunately, Gore was not given the chance to run it in and instead Drake fumbled the ball back to Chicago on the 1-yard line. He was targeted only once in the passing game but almost had as many yards as Drake did with his 6 targets. Gore is fighting to make himself relevant and has proven that he still has something left in the tank. The Dolphins are going to have some decisions to make going forward in regard to their starting quarterback and running back. The coaching staff is adamant that Drake is the starter, but Gore is really pushing that decision.
2018 Week 5 vs CIN (12 / 63 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
When a team has a 14-point lead in the 4th quarter, you normally assume they are going to run the ball and try to run out the clock. However, that was not the case this week and Gore was not given the opportunity to try and run out the clock. He had twice the amount of carries than Drake but was not targeted in the passing game at all. He averaged 5.3 yards per carry and was still only given the ball 12 times. His longest run of the game was 10 yards, and he was not given the chance to build on that. Gore has now had 3 weeks of more carries than Drake, but the Dolphins still will not commit to the veteran. Gore is going to have a tough time running next week against Chicago and may lose out on touches if Miami gets behind early.
2018 Week 4 vs NE (11 / 41 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 16 / 1 rec)
There was not a lot to celebrate for the Dolphins this week, but Gore did reach a mile stone. This was his 200th career game and he is only the 8th running back to do that all time. As a reward, he led the team in carries, yards, and touchdowns this week. He had a 14-yard scamper for a 1st down off the right side and caught a 6-yard touchdown pass late in the 4th quarter. The pass came from Brock Osweiler who had rolled out to the right and found Gore open in the flat. He lowered his shoulder and broke a tackle before walking into the end zone for the Dolphins only touchdown of the game. There was not a lot to celebrate for the Dolphin offense this week, but Gore managed to do his part. It will be interesting to see how many touches he has next week against the Bengals and if they revert to Drake as the lead back.
2018 Week 3 vs OAK (6 / 12 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
After moving up the career rushing list, Gore looked primed to get a little more usage. The game script seemed to be favorable as well. It was late in the 4th quarter, the Dolphins were nursing a 4-point lead, and all they had to do was run out the clock. However, they elected to run their wide receiver end around pass again and neither Gore nor Drake were given a chance to run out the clock. Gore had slightly more success than Drake and was given 1 more carry. He doubled Drake's yards on a single carry but was unable to surpass 15 total yards. Ryan Tannehill had more rushing yards on a single attempt than either running back did the entire game. It is not often that a team finds a way to win a game like this, but the Dolphins did. They are going to need a much more balanced attack against the Patriots next week if they want to continue their win streak.
2018 Week 2 vs NYJ (9 / 25 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)
There is not much positive to say about the day Gore had running the ball today was that he moved into 4th all-time in rushing yards. He only had 2 fewer carries than Drake but had almost half the yards. He managed a meager 2.8 yards per carry and only a lone reception in the passing game. Gore is a great veteran presence and mentor for Drake, but he is not going to see the amount of snaps needed for him to make a difference. Gore's longest rush of the day was 8 yards and that was almost a third of his yards. The Raiders had a tough time containing the Broncos rushing attack this week and may provide a better matchup for Gore and his skill set.
2018 Week 1 vs TEN (9 / 61 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
It looked like it was turn back the clock night for Gore as he rushed to the tune of more than 6 yards per carry serving as the backup to Drake. Gore lead the team in rushing and looked like the most competent player not named Kenny Stills. He broke a 21-yard gallop through the second level and looked poised in pass protection on third down situations. It may not be time to abandon Drake yet and buy in stock for Gore, but he certainly did not do anything to hurt his cause today. If he continues to find success, look for his workload to increase in the coming weeks.
Latest NewsDolphins | Frank Gore bottled up (Sun Oct 21, 09:51 PM) - Miami Dolphins RB Frank Gore rushed 10 times for 29 yards and caught one pass for four yards in a 32-21 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 7. link to story Dolphins | Frank Gore not on injury report (Fri Oct 19, 02:45 PM) - Miami Dolphins RB Frank Gore (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 19, and is not on the injury report for Week 7. link to story Dolphins | No practice for Frank Gore (Thu Oct 18, 03:08 PM) - Miami Dolphins RB Frank Gore (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 18. Our View: Gore is a seasoned veteran who seems to be getting some extra rest here. He's a RB4 or deep flex option as he'll continue to split time with Kenyan Drake against the Lions in Week 7.
link to story Dolphins | Frank Gore goes over century mark (Sun Oct 14, 07:09 PM) - Miami Dolphins RB Frank Gore recorded his 46th-career 100-yard game in Week 6 against the Chicago Bears, finishing with 101 yards on 15 carries. Our View: Gore was as powerful as ever in the win, although he gave way to Kenyan Drake later in overtime. He's still just desperation depth as long as Drake is playing, but Gore showed that he's far from done heading into a matchup against Detroit.
link to story Dolphins | Week 6 injury report for Miami (Fri Oct 12, 03:37 PM) - Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake (knee) did not participate in practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Week 6 versus the Chicago Bears. TE A.J. Derby (foot), CB Bobby McCain (knee) and QB Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) were limited in practice Friday, Oct. 12, and are listed as questionable. LB Chase Allen (foot), DE Andre Branch (knee), WR Jakeem Grant (shoulder), DE Charles Harris (calf), S T.J. McDonald (foot), WR DeVante Parker (quad) and OT Laremy Tunsil (concussion) practiced in full Friday but are listed as questionable. WR Danny Amendola (non-injury), RB Frank Gore (non-injury), S Reshad Jones (shoulder), DE Robert Quinn (non-injury), TE Durham Smythe (ankle) and WR Albert Wilson (abdomen) also practiced in full Friday and were removed from the injury report. Our View: Tannehill is expected to play, but his condition isn't likely to get better against the Bears pass rush this weekend. The Dolphins offense is flatlining right now.
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