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|2014 Season - Average||231.5||1048.5||7.5||15.5||127.5||0||145|
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|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||232||1118||8||15||133||0||155|
|Current Player Ranking: 22|
|Red Zone Stats|
|10/24/2014||Reggie Wayne, WR IND|
Giovani Bernard, RB CIN
|Frank Gore, RB SF|
Brandon Marshall, WR CHI
|10/24/2014||Bobby Wagner, MLB SEA|
Julio Jones, WR ATL
|Frank Gore, RB SF|
Pierre Garcon, WR WAS
|10/24/2014||Martellus Bennett, TE CHI|
Carlos Hyde, RB SF
Frank Gore, RB SF
|Larry Donnell, TE NYG|
Michael Floyd, WR ARI
Rank Among Leaders
Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde held in check in 49ers' Week 7 loss
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/19/14) 49ers running back Frank Gore rushed for just 20 yards on nine carries and failed to haul in his only target in his team's 42-17 loss to the Broncos in Week 7.
The 49ers fell behind quickly as the Broncos jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead, and that left San Francisco's running back out to dry during a failed comeback effort. Backup Carlos Hyde rushed for 15 yards on his three carries while adding eight yards on two receptions. The pair will head into the Week 8 bye on a down note, but the running game will look to get back on track in Week 9 against the Rams.
Colin Kaepernick becoming more trustworthy
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/14/14) With his team trailing for the entire first half, Colin Kaepernick let it fly Week 6 at St. Louis and put up numbers on par with some of the elite passers in the game as a result. He threw for 300 yards for just the third time in his career and had three touchdown passes for just the fourth time.
It gave you a sense of what his upside could be if the 49ers opened up their offense a little more, but with such a strong defense, they rarely have reason to do that.
Still, with Frank Gore aging, Kaepernick himself has been more of a weapon for them this year, throwing for at least 200 yards every week. While this was his first game with more than 20 Fantasy points in standard CBSSports.com leagues (in part because it was just his third game with multiple touchdowns), he has at least scored double-digit Fantasy points every week, making him the seventh-best player at the position to date. His rushing ability keeps him consistent.
My assessment of Kaepernick hasn't really changed with this performance. He's a quarterback you can feel comfortable starting every week, but efforts like this one where he sets your team apart will be few and far between.
Frank Gore pulled for Carlos Hyde in critical situations
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(10/13/14) 49ers veteran running back Frank Gore was replaced by rookie Carlos Hyde at several critical moments in Monday's win over the Rams. Midway through the fourth quarter, Hyde failed on three consecutive carries inside the St. Louis 2 while Gore watched.
Then, with the 49ers needing a first down to run out the clock, it was Hyde not Gore getting the carries.
Gore finished with 38 yards on 16 carries (2.4 ypc). The lowlight came when he failed to convert 4th-and-1 with 4:19 left in the game. Gore nearly had a 27-yard catch, but officials ruled he came down out of bounds. Hyde ran 11 times for 14 yards (1.3 ypc) and caught his only target for 1 yard.
The 49ers visit the Broncos in Week 7.
Frank Gore reps scaled back by 49ers as part of plan
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/11/14) The comparative lack of rushing attempts for 49ers featured back Frank Gore this season might have raised a few eyebrows, but it was part of the team's master plan, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman.
"We don't want to just ride that stallion all day, every day," he told CBSBayArea.com. "There's a point of diminishing returns at some point. That's almost true for any player at that position. Who gets hit more than running backs?"
Gore has been his typical productive self with 365 yards on 77 carries, but that marks the second-fewest attempts through five games in his career. The only exception was 2009, but he was dealing with an ankle injury early that season.
One difference is the presence of promising rookie running back Carlos Hyde, who enjoyed his finest effort in Week 5 with 43 yards on 10 carries.
Frank Gore goes over 100 yards for second straight game
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(10/5/14) 49ers running back Frank Gore hammered his way to a second straight 100-yard rushing game, piling up 107 yards on 18 carries in the win over the Chiefs. These were Gore's first back-to-back 100-yard efforts since he strung five together in 2011.
Gore, 31, is the oldest 49er to rush for 100 yards in two straight games since 1960. Gore added a 1-yard reception.
Gore, who's averaging 4.7 yards per carry, visits the Rams in Week 6 on Monday Night Football.
Week 8 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Shane Vereen sure looked great in his first game of 2014 without Stevan Ridley. Jamey Eisenberg likes his chanes of keeping it going in Week 8 and explains in his Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
Playing the Waiver Wire for Week 8
Some new free agents to consider this week, namely Bryce Brown and Tre Mason. Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his favorite targets ahead of Week 8 in his Playing the Waiver Wire.
Week 8 Fantasy Trade Values
if you're in the hunt for a Fantasy title through seven weeks, it's time to add to your roster. Dave Richard helps you execute ther right trades in your leagues with his Fantasy Trade Values.
Week 7 Snap Count Snapshot
At the Fantasy Football Today blog, we take a look at how playing time broke down for this week's games.
Broncos-49ers: 10 things to know from Denver's 42-17 win
Denver's huge win vs. the 49ers on Sunday night wasn't only a Peyton Manning party. But it kind of felt like it.
|At some point Frank Gore is going to slow down, but we keep waiting for that time to come. In the meantime, he continues to defy Father Time. Gore will be 31 this season, but he's coming off another year with at least 1,200 total yards and eight touchdowns, which he's done the past three years and six times in nine seasons. The 49ers, and Gore, know his career is coming to an end, and this could be the season someone else takes on a bigger role in the San Francisco backfield, especially with the addition of rookie Carlos Hyde and Marcus Lattimore (knee) expected to be healthy. We know the 49ers are going to continue to manage Gore's workload -- he only had six games with 20-plus carries in 2013 -- but he still gets the job done with double digits in Fantasy points in 10 games. We're nervous about Gore this season, and he's at best a low-end No. 2 running back or more likely a flex option in the majority of leagues. He should be drafted in Round 4 at the earliest but most likely Round 5, with Hyde as the likely handcuff. Hopefully Gore has one more season of quality production left.
(Updated 5/22/14) |