RB Frank Gore - Buffalo Bills
|5-10, 220||Born: 5-14-1983||College: Miami (Fl)||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2005|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Oct 18): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.
Week 7: vs Miami Dolphins
FBG says: Great matchup. The Bills rushing offense actually ranks sixth in the league averaging 139.6 rushing yards per game. They have had a number of contributors on the ground, led most notably by the veteran Frank Gore who has averaged 15 carries per game and 4.4 yards per rush on the season. Josh Allen has also been a big contributor as he ranks third among quarterbacks in rushing yards per game with just over 31. Rookie Devin Singletary also contributed by amassing 127 rushing yards and a touchdown from just 10 rushes before going down with a hamstring injury in Week 2. Coming off a bye last week, Singletary is on track to return for this week's game. While he may be eased back into things this week, he looks to be in line for taking over this backfield sooner rather than later. Gore will remain involved, but Singletary holds the key to big upside for this backfield based on his explosive running style. The Bills offensive line had a week to get healthy, but that may not help this below-average unit much as they lack high-caliber talent and will be an average-at-best group. The Dolphins gave up yet another big game on the ground last week as Adrian Peterson averaged over five yards per carry on his way to the best game of his season with 118 rushing yards. No disrespect to hall-of-fame running back, but Peterson was averaging just 2.7 yards per carry over the span of his four prior games before doubling his total rushing yards on the season in that matchup with Miami. This goes to show just how terrible this Miami defense can be against running backs. They are allowing an average of 150 rushing yards and a touchdown per game to the position. Game script has certainly been far from favorable for a rushing defense, but their lack of talent at linebacker on the defensive line is tough to ignore. Linebacker Reshad Jones getting back up to speed in the past two games after returning from injury may help, but this group remains a highly vulnerable rushing defense that should yield some solid upside to Bills rushers.
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 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 | Frank Gore back on the field (Fri Oct 18, 03:53 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7. link to story Bills | Buffalo's injury report for Week 7 (Fri Oct 18, 02:48 PM) - Buffalo Bills LB Matt Milano (hamstring) and LB Corey Thompson (ankle) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Miami Dolphins. CB Taron Johnson (hamstring) was a full participant in practice all week and is also listed as questionable. LB Lorenzo Alexander (rest), QB Josh Allen (hand), WR John Brown (groin), OT Cody Ford (concussion), WR Robert Foster (groin), TE Tyler Kroft (ankle), C Mitch Morse (ankle), DE Trent Murphy (concussion), OT Ty Nsekhe (rest), RB Devin Singletary (hamstring) and RB Frank Gore (rest) participated fully in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and no longer appear on the injury report. link to story Bills | Frank Gore receives day off (Thu Oct 17, 03:53 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 17. link to story Bills | Frank Gore gets rest day (Thu Oct 17, 12:54 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore was without a helmet at practice Thursday, Oct. 17, as he takes his customary weekly rest day. link to story Bills | Frank Gore rushes for 60 yards (Sun Oct 6, 04:18 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Frank Gore rushed for 60 yards on 14 carries against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5. He also caught two passes for nine yards during the game. Our View: Gore had some big runs at the end of the game to help ice it but was mostly held in check by the Titans stout run defense. Devin Singletary's likely return after the Week 6 bye makes Gore droppable, while Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman will try to crack the Titans front next week.
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