by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/13/13)Frank Gore said he "feels good" despite not participating in the 49ers' offseason workouts. According to Gore, the Niners' trainer told him not to work with the rest of the team as he works his way back from a minor undisclosed injury. He didn't commit to being ready for training camp but said that decision is up to trainer Jeff Ferguson. "If Ferg says I can go out there (at training camp), Ill do it," Gore said according to the San Jose Mercury News. "I feel good. Im good. Im just getting my body back. I just want to be fresh."
Gore dealing with 'something'
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/29/13) The Sacramento Bee reports that 49ers running back Frank Gore was working out with trainers and not practicing Tuesday during OTA workouts. Coach Jim Harbaugh said that Gore was "working through something" but that the injury wasn't serious.
Gore takes it easy in OTAs
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/23/13) Niners running back Frank Gore stretched with the team and did individual drills before sitting out the rest of OTA practice on Wednesday according to the San Jose Mercury News. He did not appear injured.
GM's comment bad news for Gore?
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/14/13) Comcast Sportsnet wrote a nice article on how Frank Gore has maintained productive despite being written off recently. The story came out on Gore's 30th birthday, not a coincidence, and in it 49ers general manager Trent Baalke mentioned that going with one running back isn't in the team's plans. "I'm a big believer -- we are big believers -- in a three-headed approach," Baalke said of his run game. "In other words, having a group of backs that bring to the table something a little bit different than the other one so you can do a lot of different things. But also having those backs be able to do enough things the same so you don't become so predictable on game day."
Gore's 110 yards not enough
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2/4/13) San Francisco running back Frank Gore reached the century mark and extended his touchdown streak to four games against the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. Gore found the end zone in a 6-yard sprint in the third quarter for his fourth postseason touchdown. He finished with 19 carries for 110 yards and a touchdown in a 34-31 defeat. He was not involved in the passing game as he finished without a catch or a target in the loss. "They got away with one," Gore said. "We showed we were the better team. It was just a couple plays here, a couple plays there."
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Frank Gore remains the starting running back for the 49ers and their best Fantasy option in the backfield no matter how many times we expect him to falter. Gore, despite the 49ers adding LaMichael James and Brandon Jacobs last year, still dominated the ball with 258 carries for 1,214 yards and eight touchdowns and 28 catches for 234 yards and a touchdown. He had double digits in Fantasy points in 11 games, including five of the final six games to close the regular season. Gore is definitely headed for a decline at some point in the near future -- he'll be 30 this season and has more than 2,200 total touches -- but you have to go into the season with him as a solid No. 2 running back worth drafting as early as Round 3. Kendall Hunter and James will take touches from Gore, especially with the 49ers wanting to keep him fresh for the playoffs, but we've seen this before. Gore has at least 1,300 total yards and six touchdowns in six of the past seven years, and he should remain at that level of production again this season. (Updated 4/25/13)