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Frank Gore 2014 Season Outlook


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#1 Gains

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:26 AM

Had a good year last year and outperformed his spot. Stayed healthy and didn't seem slower or any worse for wear.

This year add another year. 31 years old.

Harbough seems to limit his touches so he doesn't get 20 a game and sometimes the touches seem low, on the other hand it likely keeps him healthy. Backups seem to slowly want more of his pie.

Oline is still great, while not the unquestioned goal-line play call he gets a good ammount of carries.

Division is brutal brutal brutal.

I didn't completely avoid him last year, but I under drafted him for age/mileage reasons. While I would hate to make the same mistake twice for the same reason, I really don't want a old worn out back.

thoughts?

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:29 AM

Hes alwAys been a workhorse type of guy and i expect that to continue bc i dont anticipate him wearing down in the next 2 years much less next year. Great o line and goal line opportunities along with the majority of the carries. If hes there for my rb2 at a reasonable round ill bite
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:53 AM

Still a great running back.

http://www.nfl.com/v...ore-51-yard-run

Can't wait to pick him up after some jackass passes on him for next year's Lamar Miller/David Wilson...
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:59 AM

Still a great running back.

http://www.nfl.com/v...ore-51-yard-run

Can't wait to pick him up after some jackass passes on him for next year's Lamar Miller/David Wilson...


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:03 AM

Not as bad as David Wilson. I'm still trying to figure out what people saw there...going 2nd/3rd rd even in deeper leagues. Gotta love the RW hype machine.


Gore is basically the NFL version of Tim Duncan. Great blue collar player on a really good team. Nothing flashy, just plays really smart and gets it done.

Unless we see something out of the other backs (i don't know where they are at with Lattimore right now) there is no reason to overlook Gore.
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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:06 AM

Of all the running backs realistically there in the 4th round I would probably value him the highest just because, as someone has said, the goal line opportunities. It's always either him or Vernon Davis inside the 10 yard line, always.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:06 PM

Besides the playoffs when the season is on the line and Kap forces it to Crabtree unsuccessfully

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 04:08 PM

Besides the playoffs when the season is on the line and Kap forces it to Crabtree unsuccessfully


Vernon Davis sporadically just doesn't show up. Well documented. You're not wrong though Kaep played like dog #$%^ that game.

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:21 PM

Not as bad as David Wilson. I'm still trying to figure out what people saw there.


Amen. I'm proud to say that I never for a second entertained the idea that Wilson might be a successful starting RB.

As far as Gore, the crux of his value for 2014 is simply the health of Marcus Lattimore.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:33 PM

I've skipped out on Frank Gore for the past 2 years. Going to keep that trend up because eventually I'll be correct and he'll slow/break down due to age.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:48 PM

A 31 year old plodder who no longer figures in the passing game. Games where he doesnt score he kills you. Pass.
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 07:27 PM

A 31 year old plodder who no longer figures in the passing game. Games where he doesnt score he kills you. Pass.



I agree that Gore has his concerns but I wouldn't say that his value is entirely TD-reliant. In the nine games last season in which he failed to score a TD, he posted double-digit standard points in four of them. He averaged over 7 standard points in those games (an average which includes a putrid 1.4 points in Week 17), so he can clearly still be somewhat helpful when he's not scoring.

One thing that I did notice about Gore, though, when looking at his 2013 numbers, is that he had the fewest receptions and targets that he's ever had as a starter. So you're definitely correct about his value in the passing game vanishing.

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 09:45 AM

I see a Michael Turner like season in his last one in Atl. Gore is a decent bet to be TD dependent next year
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 07:44 AM

he also plays in the toughest division to run in...

I had him on 1 of my teams this past season and while he went on a nice stretch in the middle of the season, I think he had like 1 good game in his last 6-7...

I wont be drafting him for the upcoming 2014 season...
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:40 PM

The writing's on the wall at this point - he'd still be a solid flex. I'm sure SF would love to have Lattimore take the torch but they also have Hunter and James there - these guys collectively are only going to vulture more snaps next year. In spite of a solid 276 carries this year (surprisingly up from 258 in '12) he had his lowest ypc (4.1) of his career, which matches perception imo.

The one thing in his favor is the uncertainty around all of his secondary options; Hunter and James are small-ish and of course Lattimore is an injury trainwreck.

If he could have another year like this one - useful but not a difference maker - he's still going to be a meaningful contributor, but I believe that is his ceiling. I'm curious as to whether SF stands pat at RB - if Lattimore can't make it back I'd think they try to upgrade vs Hunter/James. They need another back with power. Lattimore could be the answer there but he seems like a lotto ticket more than a dependable option.
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 10:45 PM

I will stay away from Gore as my No. 2 RB, where I think his draft stock will be. The risk and reward simply isn't there for an aging RB, Steven Jackson. You need to be very careful when picking an aging star. You just don't want to be the last one holding it.
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Posted 28 January 2014 - 11:00 PM

He's had quite a career. It's interesting to note that he peaked in 2006 when he had over 2100 all-purpose yards. That season basically earned him the reputation as an elite back to this day.

In 2007 his rushing yardage dropped off over 500 yards to 1102 (still had over 400 yards receiving). His highest season total rushing since then was 1214 - just last year.

He's never played in fewer than 11 games in a season in his career.
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:11 AM

I will stay away from Gore as my No. 2 RB, where I think his draft stock will be. The risk and reward simply isn't there for an aging RB, Steven Jackson. You need to be very careful when picking an aging star. You just don't want to be the last one holding it.


Exactly. I'll be the first one to admit I missed out on a quality RB in Gore when avoiding him last year, but another year older and my concerns only grow more.

It is what it is, I admire the fact that he proved me wrong last year, but that won't reverse his age, so I can't target the guy. Now Kendall Hunter for a flier?? May be.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:46 AM

It's finally starting to happen, games 10-19 he broke 100 yards once and averaged only 3.65 YPC. The guy still leaves it on the field but he'll be 31 going into next season. The Niners will certainly try to work Hunter/Lattimore in the picture as they prepare for life without Gore one day.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 01:14 PM

Even as a die hard niner fan I just won't draft a 31 year old rb with the amount of milage he has on him before round 8 or 9. So basically no chance I draft him.




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