Frank Gore, RB, 49ers
|RB - #40||94.06||SF||Probable||10 years||31||5'9||217|
2014 Outlook: Over the Hill (decreased production)Last updated on Jul-05-2014 by Brad Kruse
FAREWELL TOUR: We all know the end is coming soon. The question is when? Last year, Gore posted a career-worst 4.1 yards per carry. He also had his lowest reception total (16) since his rookie year (he only started one game). San Francisco has a lot of talent at running back ready to replace Gore. This feels like his last season as the team's leading ball-carrier. Over the last three years, surprisingly, the carries by San Francisco running backs not named Frank Gore have gone down from 145 to 130 to 125. Gore's carries have remained fairly high at 282, 259 and 276. Last year, Gore recorded 197 fantasy points in PPR. That was still a RB2 starter-quality season. At 31 years old, expectations should be low. He must face Seattle, Arizona and St. Louis each twice. All of these teams have a tough defense.
Editor's note: In our high-stakes ADP rankings, Gore is the RB28, coming off the board at pick No. 77. This isn't exactly a ringing endorsement from those fantasy players who put the big bucks on the line and have the most riding on their team's success. Gore should be a capable flex; however that might be his ceiling.
ESPN's Bill Williamson says via Twitter that RB Lattimore is "fine" and will be back on the practice field in short order. Williamson says that the 49ers are "being careful" with Lattimore, but his tweet suggests that the second-year back is ready to play football again soon. Lattimore suffered two major knee injuries during his college career at the University of South Carolina, and has spent the last two years preparing to make a comeback.Fantasy Analysis:
This is exciting news for both Lattimore and fantasy players. Before his two devastating injuries, Lattimore was an excellent NFL prospect, and hopes are high that he can recapture some of that potential. He'll attempt to do so in a 49ers backfield that is more open than it has been in some time, with RB Frank Gore in the twilight of his career. Lattimore's competition includes well-reviewed rookie RB Carlos Hyde, and also long-time backup RB Kendall Hunter. It's impossible to say at this point what Lattimore's fantasy value is, but if his college days are any indicator, his ceiling could be very high indeed.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/22 - 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore to practice 'very soon'
7/17 - 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore to begin training camp on non-football injury list
7/16 - 'Word out of San Francisco' is 49ers RB Frank Gore will see 50 fewer carries this season
6/23 - 49ers RB Carlos Hyde looked like a steal during OTAs
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2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|4.02||FFToolbox - Rob Warner - Gore will be 30 years old but runs behind the #1 run blocking offensive line according to Pro Football Focus and has been a model of consistency that past two seasons rushing for 1200 yards and 8 TDs in 2011 and 2012. His receptions have tailed off (topped 40 catches from 2006-2010) but has just 45 catches over the past two seasons following the additions of Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|4.05||Draft TV - Steady Frank Gore. By going WR in rounds 2 and 3, I thought my RBs would be awful. I was wrong. Gore has at least one more great year left in him. I don't expect Hunter or James to challenge much, and Gore has been healthier than you think|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|4.12||FantasyTaz - Gore was #10 in this scoring last year yet I got him as the 24th RB taken, off the charts value. Sure he will be 30 this year and people treat that like the Madden Curse, but he looked strong at the end of the year and I am not going to let 6 months chase me off him. If anything he could see an uptick in receptions with the lose of Crabtree. I was very surprised he fell this far, but was very happy to get him here.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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