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Frank Gore

Frank Gore

Running Back #23
Team: New York Jets
Ht / Wt:5'9" / 217 lb.
Born:May 14, 1983
Drafted:2005 / Rd. 3 (65)
Draft Team:SF

Frank Gore: Getting chance with Jets

Gore agreed Tuesday with the Jets on a one-year contract, the running back's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Though Gore was most interested in joining Miami this offseason to conclude his career with his hometown team, he'll instead latch on with one of the Dolphins' AFC East rivals for his 16th NFL season. The soon-to-be 37-year-old's familiarity with Jets coach Adam Gase from their time together with the Dolphins in the 2018 season likely factored heavily into Gore's decision to join New York. After averaging a career-low 3.6 yards per carry with Buffalo in 2019 while offering little as a pass catcher, Gore doesn't appear to have much left to offer from an on-field perspective at this stage of his career. Expect him to handle only a limited role behind lead back Le'Veon Bell, with much of Gore's work likely to come in short-yardage situations.

May 5, 2020 8:19 AM EST

Frank Gore: Out of Buffalo's plans?

Gore, currently an unrestricted free agent, seemingly had his chances of returning to the Bills significantly reduced when the team selected Utah's Zack Moss in the third round this weekend.

Analysis: Devin Singletary and Moss now line up as the team's 1-2 punch for the foreseeable future, while Gore is far too long in the tooth to serve as a pass-catching, change-of-pace option. That role is expected to go to T.J. Yeldon, with Taiwan Jones and Christian Wade also in the fold. Gore has expressed interest in continuing his career as a soon-to-be 37-year-old, but it appears more likely -- following the 2020 Draft Weekend -- that he'll have to convince some other team he can serve as an occasional yardage compiler and valuable locker room presence.

April 26, 2020 2:25 PM EST

Frank Gore: Will return for 2020

Gore intends to continue his career for at least he 2020 season, Andrew Groover of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Gore, an impending unrestricted free agent, will kick off his 16th NFL season in 2020. Entering his age-37 campaign, Gore won't command any suitors asking him to serve as the primary option in a backfield, but he could offer fair utility as a member of a running back committee and veteran mentor. Though his usage has dropped off in recent years, Gore has still managed to put together back-to-back seasons with at least 150 rushing yards. He expressed interest in reuniting with the Dolphins in January.

March 4, 2020 11:43 AM EST

Frank Gore: Interested in Miami reunion

Gore said he would love to play for the Dolphins in 2020, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Gore grew up in South Florida, attended the University of Miami and played for the Dolphins in 2018. Interest in a reunion isn't necessarily mutual, considering he produced a career-worst 3.6 yards per carry in 2019 for Buffalo. The average partially was dragged down by Gore's short-yardage role, though his struggles in that area -- two touchdowns on 11 carries inside the five-yard line -- could inspire the Bills to pursue an upgrade this offseason. Gore can become an unrestricted free agent in mid-March, two months before his 37th birthday. It sounds like he wants to play another season, or at least assess his offers in free agency.

January 31, 2020 12:32 PM EST

Frank Gore: Noncommittal about future

Gore hasn't made a decision about whether to continue his NFL career in 2020, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.

Analysis: On a Week 12 run against the Broncos, Gore passed Barry Sanders to become the league's third-leading rusher of all time. Having said that, Gore took a back seat to rookie Devin Singletary down the stretch and averaged less than three yards per carry in eight of his final 10 appearances (including playoffs). Gore again is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so if he opts to return and finds another home, the 36-year-old could be playing with his fourth team in as many campaigns.

January 5, 2020 8:05 AM EST

Frank Gore: Adds more yards to historic career

Gore rushed six times for 26 yards and caught three of four targets for another 16 yards in Sunday's 13-6 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Gore will serve as the No. 2 running back behind Devin Singletary when the Bills travel to Houston for the wild-card round. The 36-year-old running back finishes what could be the final regular season of his outstanding career with 599 yards and two touchdowns on 166 carries and 100 receiving yards on 13 catches. If Gore retires after this season, he'll finish third on the league's all-time rushing list behind only Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton.

December 29, 2019 1:21 PM EST

Frank Gore: Not among inactives

Gore is not among the inactives for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Jets, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: The Bills are sitting most of their key veterans in a meaningless finale, including No. 1 back Devin Singletary, so there's a chance Gore sees more carries than he's been getting since the former took over his job. That said, it's still a risky proposition given that Buffalo is running a shell of its normal offense, and the team may also use what's essentially a practice game to see what it has in T.J. Yeldon and Senorise Perry.

December 29, 2019 9:30 AM EST

Frank Gore: Struggles despite increased touches

Gore rushed 10 times for 15 yards in Sundays 17-10 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Gore trailed starter Devin Singletary (21 carries) by a decent margin yet again, but the 10 carries were the highest total the veteran has received since Week 12. Still, it has become clear that Gore is the backup in this offense, giving him a low fantasy ceiling as the season comes to a close. A rough matchup against a staunch Patriots defense on Saturday doesn't help his case.

December 15, 2019 10:22 PM EST

Frank Gore: Cleared to play

Gore (illness) doesn't carry a Week 15 injury designation after practicing fully Friday.

Analysis: Gore sat out Thursday's practice, but he'll be good to go Sunday against the Steelers. That said, considering that he's taken a back seat to fellow running back Devin Singletary over the last couple of weeks, the veteran back's fantasy utility is limited at this stage.

December 13, 2019 10:42 AM EST

Frank Gore: Under the weather

Gore (illness) sat out Thursday's practice, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Analysis: As long as the veteran back is able to practice in some capacity Friday, he should be okay for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Gore has taken a back seat to fellow running back Devin Singletary of late, which limits his fantasy utility, in any case.

December 12, 2019 12:14 PM EST

Frank Gore: Production crawling to a halt

Gore rushed four times for six yards and was not targeted in the passing game during Sunday's loss to Baltimore.

Analysis: Gore played just 19 percent of the offensive snaps compared to 81 percent for rookie Devin Singletary, who went over 100 scrimmage yards for the third straight game and is starting to look just as important to the offense as Josh Allen and John Brown. With just two or three weeks left in the fantasy season, you should not be holding onto Gore if you didn't listen the first few times. He's had a wonderful career and still holds value to the Bills as a leader that can spell Singletary on occasion, but there's at least a small possibility the Bills may activate T.J. Yeldon or give Senorise Perry a couple of looks just to try to get something more than Gore's sluggish production, as the 36-year-old has averaged 2.5 yards or less per carry in five of the last six games.

December 9, 2019 9:25 AM EST

Frank Gore: Minor role in major win

Gore carried the ball nine times for just 11 yards and caught his only target for 14 yards during Thursday's win in Dallas.

Analysis: Gore once again took a back seat to impressive rookie Devin Singletary, who topped 100 scrimmage yards for the second straight week. Unless something happens to Singletary, Gore is now firmly supplanted in the role of mentor and occasional change-of-pace carrier.

November 28, 2019 10:33 PM EST

Frank Gore: Tops Barry Sanders on all-time list

Gore ran for 65 yards on 15 carries during Sunday's 20-3 win over Denver.

Analysis: Gore did the bulk of his damage midway through the third quarter on a 27-yard sweep to the left, but a seven-yard run up the gut in the fourth quarter will get plenty more highlights. On that run, Gore passed Barry Sanders for third on the all-time rushing list. Despite the recent success of rookie Devin Singletary, Gore still leads the Bills in rushing on the season and flashed some of his old self in a run-heavy game plan Sunday. If the Bills show a more balanced attack Thursday in Dallas, Gore may not be your guy. He's now touched the ball fewer times than Singletary in four consecutive games, hasn't topped 70 total yards in a game since Week 4, and hasn't scored since Week 3.

November 24, 2019 2:14 PM EST

Frank Gore: Plodding along

Gore carried 11 times for 27 yards and caught one of two targets for 18 yards during Sunday's victory over the Dolphins.

Analysis: Devin Singletary -- who has passed Gore on the depth chart -- saw 15 carries Sunday to Gore's 11. The latter hasn't averaged better than 3.8 yards per carry over the last four games, and hasn't seen the end zone since Week 3. With bye weeks just about over throughout the league, Gore doesn't hold much value even if he does serve as a decent senior leader and change-of-pace option for the Bills.

November 17, 2019 10:24 PM EST

Frank Gore: Singletary to return

Gore's teammate Devin Singletary (hamstring) practiced fully all week and is expected to play Sunday against the Dolphins.

Analysis: While it's true Singletary adds a dimension Gore lost years ago and the Bills will give him his share of touches, Gore's rushing attempts have been managed at between 11 and 19 every single game without much variance whether Singletary has been in the lineup or not. Singletary's usage is certainly worth monitoring for Gore owners -- much more than reserve back T.J. Yeldon -- but for Week 7 the veteran Gore still seems like a pretty sturdy play. The Dolphins yield the second most rushing yards per game at 169.6 and have somehow allowed 180 points through just five games. Not to mention Gore probably wouldn't mind sticking it to his former team.

October 18, 2019 12:53 PM EST

Frank Gore: Gains 69 yards

Gore ran for 60 yards on 14 carries and added nine yards on two catches during Sunday's 14-7 win over Tennessee.

Analysis: Even without rookie Devin Singletary, Gore put together his lowest yardage total since Week 1 against a fairly stout Titans defense. Coming into Sunday, Gore had at least 80 yards in three consecutive games. Look for him to make it four times in five games as Buffalo's Week 7 opponent, Miami, has surrendered a NFL-high 175.8 rushing yards per game.

October 6, 2019 1:34 PM EST

Frank Gore: No Singletary vs. Titans

Gore's teammate Devin Singletary has been ruled out of the Week 5 contest against the Titans due to a lingering hamstring injury,

Analysis: The rookie has been practicing and tested the injury out pre-game, but the Bills ultimately decided he wasn't ready and with a bye coming up in Week 6, they'll play it safe and sit Singletary for one more week. That means Gore will have most of the carries to himself Sunday, with T.J. Yeldon pickup up just a few to go with his passing-game role.

October 6, 2019 8:35 AM EST

Frank Gore: Week 5 workload still in limbo

Gore's teammate Devin Singletary is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury for Sunday's game in Tennessee.

Analysis: Singletary's status is a true game-time decision. The rookie has missed the last two games, but was close to playing last week and practiced on a limited basis each day this week. Gore saw his lowest number of rushing attempts (11) in the one game Singletary completed, while he averaged 16.7 carries per game over the last three contests. Gore's value is a good deal higher if his teammate is out of the lineup Sunday, as T.J. Yeldon doesn't pose much of a threat as a rusher and is more of a pass-catching option.

October 4, 2019 12:17 PM EST

Frank Gore: Fourth man to rush for 15,000 yards

Gore rushed 17 times for 109 yards and failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 16-10 loss to New England.

Analysis: Gore became the fourth player in NFL history to eclipse 15,000 career rushing yards, breaking off a few long runs to pace Buffalo's offense while the passing game struggled. He was stopped at the 1-yard line twice on the Bills' lone touchdown drive before watching quarterback Josh Allen take it in himself on fourth down. Allen later left the game with a concussion, muddying the waters even further for an offense that's already missing rookie running back Devin Singletary (hamstring). Gore should once again handle heavy volume in what projects to be a low-scoring affair against the Titans in Week 5, especially if SIngletary sits again.

September 29, 2019 2:12 PM EST

Frank Gore: Set to lead Week 4 backfield

With Devin Singletary (hamstring) inactive, Gore is once again in line to head the Bills' rushing attack Sunday against the Patriots.

Analysis: T.J. Yeldon is on hand to work in a complementary role, but Gore will be the team's lead back Sunday. He'll have his work cut out for him in Week 4, however, with the Patriots defense having allowed an average of just 36.7 rushing yards per game three weeks into the season.

September 29, 2019 9:03 AM EST

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