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Fantasy Update

Jul 28, 2014
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank ...
Jul 27, 2014
San Francisco running back Kendall Hunter is done for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.Fantasy Spin:The team is planning on reducing Frank Gore's carries this season and rookie Carlos Hyde stands to benefit the most from Hunter's injury.
Jul 26, 2014
The results are in from Kendall Hunter's MRI, and they show the worst-case scenario. The 49ers confirmed Saturday that Hunter tore the ACL in his right knee during Friday's practice and will miss the entire season. Hunter was set to compete in camp to remain the team's direct backup behind Frank Gore. FANTASY ANALYSIS: Without Hunter around, everyone moves up a rung. Rookie Carlos Hyde is now clearly in the lead for the No. 2 job. Hunter's injury raises LaMichael James' chances of making the final roster. Marcus Lattimore might have a shot at the backup gig, but he has to prove he is all the...
FFToolbox.com Jul 28, 2014

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, 49ers RB Frank Gore unlikely to play in preseason

What does a team gain by exposing a veteran workhorse running back to punishing contact in exhibition games? If you're the VIkings or 49ers, it appears the answer is nothing. Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told NFL.com's Ian Rapoport on Monday that he has "nothing to see" from Adrian Peterson in preseason games. He said Peterson may get a carry or two if he really wants them, but the team may just hold him out until September. Zimmer's statement comes a day after ESPN's Bill Williamson wrote that Frank Gore is unlikely to suit up for San Francisco's preseason action. Given the 49ers' recent...
KFFL Jul 28, 2014

49ers | Frank Gore unlikely to play in preseason

San Francisco 49ers RB Frank ...
FFToolbox.com Jul 27, 2014

49ers RB LaMichael James injured

James was carted off the field during the 49ers practice Sunday, with an apparent left arm injury, according to CSNBayArea.com. James is in line with 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore and 49ers RB Carlos Hyde to serve as Frank Gore's backup and potential successor. The injury is being evaluated further, and details will be forthcoming. FANTASY ANALYSIS: This news follows word last week that 49ers RB Kendall Hunter had sustained a season-ending ACL tear. Suddenly, what looked like a crowded backfield a few weeks ago has become a lot easier to analyze. Gore is the starter, and will remain so as long as...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 26, 2014

49ers seek backup for Frank Gore after Kendall Hunter tears ACL

Running back has torn ACL, creating spot for backup
Sacramento Bee Jul 24, 2014

In 10th season, 49ers running back Frank Gore isn’t ready to slow down yet

Asked how he’ll deal with a challenge from a phalanx of young and talented running backs this year, the 49ers’ Frank Gore turned toward his questioner, smiled and said, “I’m from Miami, man.”

49ers all-time leading rusher Gore not conceding this could be farewell season

Frank Gore is entering his 10th season, and while that will earn his mug shot a spot on the locker room’s shrine for 10-year tenures, the backfield remains his ideal destination. Gore is expected to remain the 49ers’ perennial workhorse.… Continue Reading →
Niners Nation Jul 21, 2014
What kind of reduction will we see in Frank Gore's 2014 workload?

What kind of reduction will we see in Frank Gore's 2014 workload?

ESPN reporters think Gore will be somewhere in the 220 carry range in 2014. Can we really come up with that kind of number so easily? One of the biggest position competitions will be at running back. Frank Gore is more or less entrenched as the starter, but there is some serious quality behind him in the form of Kendall Hunter, Marcus Lattimore, Carlos Hyde, and LaMichael James. I still think James ends up focused on his return work, but he is still an option at running back. Frank Gore is entering the final year of his contract, and odds are pretty good the 49ers will look to move on from...
FFChamps.com Jul 17, 2014

Gore To Get 50 Less Carries Compared To 2013?

According to ESPN's John Clayton, 49ers running back Frank Gore could see 50 fewer carries in 2014 than he did last year.Fantasy Spin:Earlier this month, ESPN NFC West blogger Bill Williamson projected Gore to get 220 carries, 56 fewer than the 276 he had last season. Gore no longer contributes in the passing game so he'll be no more than a low-end RB2 with just 220 carries.
Rotoworld Jul 16, 2014

'Word' is Frank Gore may see 50 fewer carries - Frank Gore (RB) San Francisco 49ers

ESPN's John Clayton reports the early word out of San Francisco is that Frank Gore could see 50 fewer carries in 2014.
Niners Nation Jul 16, 2014

Golden Nuggets: Just Tanking Along

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet All the talk this offseason was about the Niners getting LaMichael James back to the team, Lattimore's recovery from injury, and the team drafting Carlos Hyde, who most considered the best RB in the college game. But the biggest news will be if Frank Gore is still able to perform up to his usual levels. He is still a top RB in this league and a leader of this team. The other RBs will have their share of snaps to take the load off Frank, but this team will rely...
Niners Nation Jul 8, 2014
NFL MVP odds 2014: Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore listed

NFL MVP odds 2014: Colin Kaepernick, Frank Gore listed

Colin Kaepernick and Frank Gore are listed among the candidates for the 2014 MVP award, as listed by Bovada. Does Kap actually have a shot at MVP anytime soon given the 49ers offensive style? Bovada released their latest NFL MVP odds, and Colin Kaepernick and Frank Gore are among the players listed. Kap is installed at 25/1 odds, while Gore is at 200/1. The top of the rankings are exclusively quarterbacks, with Peyton Manning topping the list. Kap is the 8th quarterback listed. Do you think Kap will claim an MVP award during the life of his contract? Do you think he'll even climb into the...
FFChamps.com Jul 7, 2014

49ers Want To Keep Gore Fresh, Plan To Decrease Carry Count

ESPN.com's 49ers blogger Bill Williamson projects Frank Gore will get 220 carries in 2014.Fantasy Spin:That would be a decrease of 56 carries from last season. If he receives just 220 carries, Gore would have to increase his ypc from 4.1 to 4.6 to rush for 1,000 yards for the eighth time in the last nine years. San Francisco drafted Carlos Hyde in the second round this year and has stashed Marcus Lattimore since last year while he recovered from a serious knee injury. Because Gore no longer contributes in the passing game -- he had 51 catches per season from 2006-2010 but 61 catches total in...

Catching up on a few links: How did Seattle's rushing game really rate in 2013?

Time to catch up on a few more links. And we'll start with this analysis of the rushing stats of each team in 2013 from FootballPerspective.com. As you can see, Seattle's rushing game --- by this metric --- doesn't rank as highly as might be expected by those who would simply look at total rushing yards, where the Seahawks were fourth, at 2,188. By FootballPerspective's adjusted yards per carry metric, Seattle ranked only 13th last season (which is in line with its overall ranking of 12th in the more-familar yards per carry used by the NFL --- the Seahawks averaged 4.3). One of the obvious...

Top 5 questions facing the 49ers

These are the top-five questions currently facing the 49ers. 1. What can the Niners expect from Frank Gore? From Week 7 through the playoffs last season — 221 carries — Gore averaged 3.7 yards per attempt. Is that what the Niners can expect from  Gore next season? 2. If Vernon Davis holds out and misses […]

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