Frank Gore - San Francisco 49ers - 2006 Fantasy Football Player Profile, News, and Stats


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Frank Gore
#21 - RB - San Francisco 49ers

Height: 5'9'' Weight: 212
Born: 05/14/1983
College: Miami (FL)
2006 Projections
29413057AVG (118%)

Player Analysis: Gore, when healthy, is an absolute monster. Combine this with an offensive genius for a coordinator (Mike Martz) and perhaps an unearthed gem at quarterback (JT O'Sullivan), and Gore could be set to reclaim a spot as a dominant, top tier running back.

Fantasy Football Impact: Gore should put up big numbers week in and week out, especially getting 6 games against a very poor division. They play the Lions in week 3, and Gore may well be the top scoring RB that weekend.


49ers Gore Inactive - 12/14/2008
Source: AP

RB Frank Gore is inactive today against the Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact: RB Deshaun Foster will start in place of Gore, but he is not in consideration for a fantasy roster spot at this point. He is, after all, Deshaun Foster.


Frank Gore Loves Mike Martz - 07/26/2008
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

49ers RB Frank Gore is optimistic that he can replicate Marshall Faulk's success with new coordinator Mike Martz. Gore says that Martz told him, 'All the great players, when they begin to fail in my offense, it's because they didn't study the playbook.'

Fantasy Impact: With no other great options on offense, Gore will once again be the focal point, and with Martz running the show should have a year reminiscent of 2006.


Denver bracing for 49er running back Gore - 12/28/2006
Source: National Football League News Wire

The Denver Broncos don't need to be reminded of the kind of season San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore is having. With 1,542 yards, he leads the NFC in rushing and trails only LaDanian Tomlinson and Larry Johnson in the NFL. "We are aware of him," defensive tackle Gerard Warren said. "We will be aware of him." The second-year pro needs 29 yards to set the franchise's single season rushing record, surpassing Garrison Hearst mark of 1,570 set in 1998. "You don't have to know his stats to know what kind of year he's having," safety Domonique Foxworth said. "You can tell by looking at film." Gore has a good chance of finishing the season as the conference rushing leader. He takes a 114-yard lead over Tiki Barber (1,428) of the New York Giants into the final weekend of play. Top running backs aren't something new for the Broncos this season. Denver faced San Diego's Tomlinson, the NFL's rushing leader with 1,749 yards, and Johnson of Kansas City, who has run for 1,651 yards and Seattle's Shaun Alexander on successive weeks. "We've dealt with a couple of pretty good ones within our division," defensive end Kenard Lang said. ^------= EARLY IMPRESSIONS@: San Francisco coach Mike Nolan got an early glimpse of Jay Cutler long before Cutler's run of four straight multi-touchdown passing games. The two were on opposite sidelines of the Senior Bowl. Nolan was coaching the South squad and Cutler was playing for the North. "We didn't get a chance to coach him," Nolan said. "I remember he did very well in the game." Cutler said he had little contact and even less of a memory of Nolan at that game.


Short week for Seahawks to figure out how to stop 49ers' Gore - 12/13/2006
Source: National Football League News Wire

Mike Holmgren is hoping to get a better defensive effort against Frank Gore this time. "I think we'd like to tackle him," the Seattle coach said. "We didn't do that in the first game." Less than a month ago, Gore slashed through the Seahawks' questionable run defense for a San Francisco-record 212 yards rushing in the 49ers' 20-14 victory that made the defending NFC champion look anything but formidable. San Francisco (5-8) will need a similar performance from its young, standout running back on Thursday night if it wants to avoid watching Seattle (8-5) clinch the NFC West for a third straight season. A win for the Seahawks will wrap up the mediocre division they've dominated the last three seasons and preserve their slim chances for getting the NFC's No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs. The first step is stopping Gore, who surprised the Seahawks on Nov. 19 with his speed in the open field and power breaking tackles. Seattle linebacker Julian Peterson was one of the few not surprised, having seen Gore develop last season when he was with the 49ers. "When I saw him on the field, I thought, 'Wow, he's coming off two knee surgeries and he's looking this explosive," Peterson said. "He has a lot of talent and you could see it day after day. You saw the star in the making, so to speak." Gore had 24 carries, averaging 8.8 yards per attempt, as the 49ers capped a three-game win streak to pull even at 5-5. Even though it was his fifth 100-yard rushing game, doing it against the defending conference champions drew more attention. "When we played them they were down positions here and there, and we took advantage of it," Gore said. "I know it's going to be real tough to do it again." Since that breakthrough victory, the 49ers' struggles have returned. They lost in the closing seconds at St. Louis and were dominated in every phase of a 34-10 loss to New Orleans. Last week, Brett Favre starred again at Candlestick Park and led struggling Green Bay to a convincing 30-19 victory. Niners quarterback Alex Smith has become erratic, coverage mistakes are festering in the defense and a lack of overall sharpness has made the positive feelings from their win over Seattle a memory. And now comes a short week, with only three days of preparation and travel, to prepare for the Seahawks.


Vintage Favre helps Packers end skid - 12/10/2006


Bush explodes as Saints roll past 49ers - 12/04/2006

Like his father, Reggie Bush was a 49ers fan growing up. Not in Week 13. With San Francisco in town, Bush's father, LaMar Griffin, attended a game in the Louisiana Superdome for the first time since his son turned pro, wearing Bush's No. 25 Saints jersey. Bush delighted his parents and everyone else wearing black and gold, showing like never before that all those electrifying plays he made in high school and college could translate to the NFL. "Obviously, I haven't had the flashy runs or the breakthrough game like everybody has been expecting, but at the same time, I'm adjusting to the NFL. I'm learning," Bush said. "It's the kind of a game I've been waiting for, too. It finally came today." Bush tied Joe Horn's franchise record by scoring all four of the Saints' touchdowns and gained 168 total yards as New Orleans beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-10. The victory helped New Orleans (8-4) remain alone in first place in the NFC South, while reducing the 49ers (5-7) to playoff longshots. Most of Bush's gains were modest, but his stunning acceleration, fancy footwork and leaping ability were evident in all of his touchdowns and numerous drive-sustaining plays. He finished with 131 yards on nine receptions and 37 yards on 10 rushes. It was fitting that Bush looked more comfortable than he had previously in his young pro career, since so many elements from his past had converged in this game. San Francisco quarterback Alex Smith was Bush's high school quarterback in San Diego. They won a pair of championships together. Their high school coach also was at the game. And Bush said he needed an outlet after watching his alma mater, Southern California, lose its chance for a national title by falling to rival UCLA a night earlier. "I was sick last night. I wanted to throw up. I couldn't believe they lost," Bush said. "I had a little extra aggression and I wanted to take it out on the 49ers."


Bulger's rally snaps Rams' losing skid - 11/27/2006

It took a crucial stop by the Rams' beleaguered defense and Marc Bulger being nearly perfect on the winning drive to halt St. Louis' five-game losing streak. The Rams (5-6) broke another team's heart for a change on Bulger's 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Curtis with 27 seconds to go for a 20-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Twice during the skid they lost in the final minute. "We needed to win in the worst way," Curtis said. "To come out of there and score when we need to gives us a lot of hope for the rest of the season." San Francisco (5-6) totaled 171 yards rushing against the NFL's worst defense against the run, including 134 yards on 21 carries by Frank Gore. He's the fifth player in six weeks to top 100 against the Rams, and totaled 261 yards in two games against St. Louis. Leading 14-13 midway through the fourth quarter, the 49ers marched down the field on a 13-play, 75-yard drive that chewed up more than 7 minutes and included only one pass. The drive screeched to a halt at the 7 when Michael Robinson was stopped for no gain on third-and-1 by Brandon Chillar and Raonall Smith, forcing a 24-yard field goal by Joe Nedney with 3:54 to go. "That was a big moment," Rams middle linebacker Will Witherspoon said. "That was a game-changing moment." Gore was not in the game for the big carry because of an injured right ankle, which coach Mike Nolan described as a bruise. He was taken for X-rays after the game. Watch some of the best games from Week 12 all over again with NFL Replay on NFL Network. Airing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET, the broadcasts will feature a 90-minute fast-paced format complete with original television announcers and cameras. An additional game will be shown on Friday. Nolan wouldn't second-guess his decision not to go for the first down. "I thought about it at the time, running it hard, but we're on the road," Nolan said. "Make it a touchdown game. I wouldn't change anything." Stymied much of the game, Bulger was 9 for 9 for 66 yards during a 12-play, 80-yard drive for the winning score. He finished 23 for 34 for 201 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Bulger was sacked twice, a big improvement after absorbing 11 sacks the previous two weeks. The Rams have a makeshift line, featuring three replacements.


Turnovers key in 49ers' 20-14 victory - 11/20/2006

For a few gut-wrenching moments, Frank Gore thought his fumble had ruined it all. The best game of his career, the 49ers' biggest upset bid in years -- it was all in the San Francisco defense's hands against the defending conference champs. Yet the defense didn't drop the ball, stuffing the Seattle Seahawks over and over again in the final minutes of a watershed win for a long-suffering franchise that finally might be on the rise again. Gore rushed for a team-record 212 yards, and San Francisco's maligned defense stopped Shaun Alexander and the Seahawks three times in the final 4 minutes of the 49ers' third straight victory, 20-14. Gore broke Charlie Garner's team record of 201 yards on a 17-yard romp in the final seconds, but only after he fumbled to give Seattle (6-4) its second last-minute chance. He had no reason to worry: Even Alexander and Matt Hasselbeck at full strength would have had trouble against this inspired unit. Though Gore was chastened by his sole blunder, he shared his teammates' good feelings about the brightest day in years around fog-shrouded Candlestick Park. "We want to let everybody know the 49ers are coming on," said Gore, who didn't practice until Friday after getting a concussion in last week's win at Detroit. "I haven't had 200 yards since high school. Our offensive line doesn't get any respect, so we've been saying we've got to get it ourselves." Alex Smith passed for 163 yards, threw a TD pass and rushed for another score for the 49ers (5-5), who went scoreless in the second half, yet still hung on to snap a six-game losing streak against their NFC West rivals. Arnaz Battle caught a TD pass as San Francisco jumped to a 20-0 halftime lead in what coach Mike Nolan thought was its best performance in his two seasons.


Lions play gracious hosts, hand game to 49ers - 11/13/2006
Source: Detroit News

Throw away the party hats. Stab a cocktail fork in the balloons. Take down the Honolulu blue and silver decorations, and hang the black crepe instead. The celebration ended on the Lions' turnaround before it shifted into second gear. On the way to respectability, the Lions bumped into their own reality Sunday afternoon in a 19-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Ford Field. It was a game the Lions could have won, should have won, expected to win -- and lost. They handed the game to the 49ers with a turnover-prone offense and a defense that made tackling look like a lost art form. For anyone who thought the Lions cannot stand success, the result was predictable. And for those who thought they had turned the corner with last week's 30-14 victory over the Atlanta Falcons and would begin a winning streak, shame on you for believing. The Lions remain what they have been for this entire century -- inconsistent, except when it comes to losing. They never seem to run out of ways to lose. There was nothing novel about Sunday's loss. It left the Lions with a 2-7 record and an even firmer hold on last place in the NFC North, with Minnesota and Green Bay tied for second with 4-5 records. The Lions play at Arizona Sunday. The game will have more impact on next year's draft order than it will on the standings. San Francisco gained 315 yards to 251 for the Lions and controlled the ball for almost 39 minutes. The Lions gave up 148 rushing yards to Frank Gore in the first half. He finished with 159. The Lions lost three fumbles and an interception while getting the ball back once, on a fumble recovery in the third quarter. But beyond the stats is the larger issue confronting the Lions. Building a winning streak -- even two games in a row -- is beyond them. "You get to a certain point," said quarterback Jon Kitna. "There are those hump games, those pivotal moments in a season. We've got to put something together. "If you do things two weeks in a row, then you get on a roll. Then you do the things that winning teams do. "We're not there right now."


Gore, 49ers have enough for 19-13 win - 11/12/2006

The San Francisco 49ers backed up their talk and prevented the Detroit Lions from doing the same. San Francisco kept Detroit in the game with missed opportunities, then made just enough plays for a rare two-game winning streak and its first road win. Frank Gore set a franchise record with 148 yards rushing in the first half and scored on a 61-yard run before leaving with a concussion, and Joe Nedney made all four of his field-goal attempts to give the 49ers a 19-13 victory. Keith Lewis intercepted Jon Kitna 's pass at the 49ers' 2 with 2 minutes left and San Francisco (4-5) picked up the one first down it needed to seal the game, winning consecutive games for the second time since 2003. "A lot of the talk for us this week was to create a streak and to win on the road, two things we haven't had," San Francisco coach Mike Nolan said. "I'd like to think it's a turning point." The Lions (2-7) had a chance to win consecutive games for the first time in nearly 26 months and the third time since 2001, when Matt Millen took control of the franchise. Despite the lack of success, some players were bold enough to talk about winning four in a row after beating Atlanta by 16 points last week.


49ers outlast Vikings 9-3 in sloppy game - 11/06/2006

At the two-minute warning, coach Mike Nolan gathered the San Francisco 49ers ' defensive players and let them have it. "It's up to you right now to win this game," Nolan said. "It's on you right now. I'm not calling any timeouts, not saving any time. Guys, it'll go down to the very last play. It's on you." To the surprise of everybody who wasn't wearing the 49ers' throwback uniforms, a much-maligned defense proved capable of lifting that burden. Joe Nedney kicked his third field goal with 7:15 to play, and San Francisco shut out the Minnesota Vikings in the final three quarters of a 9-3 victory. Thanks to Nedney's strong leg -- and his lobbying efforts, which helped San Francisco to get a second shot at its final field goal -- the 49ers (3-5) had just enough offense to back a shocking performance by their defense, which had allowed 150 points in its last four games. San Francisco managed just 133 total yards with its own miserable offense, but got cohesive play from the same unit that gave up 41 points by halftime last week at Chicago. The Niners simplified their game plan and hung on, stopping Minnesota's final drive with 1:04 left. "Statistics are important, but they don't say everything about you," linebacker Brandon Moore said. "Nobody is going to come out of the stands and help us win a game. It's going to have to come from us."


49ers beat cross-water rival Raiders 34-20 - 10/08/2006

Arnaz Battle caught two touchdown passes from Alex Smith, and the 49ers overcame Randy Moss ' 100th career TD reception with a strong second half in a 34-20 victory over the winless Oakland Raiders. Frank Gore rushed for a career-high 134 yards and third-string running back Maurice Hicks scored on a 33-yard screen pass for the rebuilding 49ers (2-3) as they rebounded emphatically from last week's 41-0 loss at Kansas City. They also overcame a halftime deficit against the Raiders (0-4), who added another discouraging loss to their streak of 10 straight. Walt Harris made three of San Francisco's four interceptions, and the Niners scored 24 straight points after halftime to roll past their cross-water rivals in just the iconic franchises' 11th regular-season meeting. Smith went 15 of 19 for 165 yards in the 2005 No. 1 pick's fourth victory as a starter in the Niners' last seven games. Gore had another outstanding game, also picking up 38 yards on three catches -- and for the first time this season, he didn't fumble. Notes: Oakland leads the series 6-5. ... San Francisco LT Jonas Jennings sat out parts of the game with a sprained wrist ... Courtney Anderson caught a TD pass from Tuiasosopo with 6:23 to play, just the second TD throw of the six-year backup's career.


Can the Packers follow lead of mighty 49ers? - 10/08/2006

At the end of one quarter, it's Opponents 115, Packers 67. In three of four games, the Packers have been outplayed, out-coached and outscored. Too bad they can't outsource today's noon game against the St. Louis Rams to an NFC power like San Francisco. The 49ers upset the Rams 20-13 on Sept. 17 at Monster Park in San Francisco. They committed just two penalties, one turnover and zero defensive lapses. They racked up six sacks and surrendered none. They held St. Louis to a paltry 147 yards passing. Given the Rams' offensive firepower and the 49ers' overall ineptitude, the question is how? The answer is Frank Gore. The 49ers' running back sounds like he should be starring in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" rather than the NFL. Don't be fooled. Gore rushed 29 times for 127 yards and a touchdown while tearing up the Rams. Back in the day, that was business as usual for Ahman Green. Today, it is wishful thinking.


Niners reeling backward after shutout loss - 10/03/2006
Source: ESPN

The San Francisco 49ers are back to normal, and that's no good. Their encouraging start to coach Mike Nolan's second season came to a crashing halt in a 41-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, just the once-powerful franchise's second shutout loss in 454 games since 1977.


Niners RB Gore expected to play, but TE Davis out - 09/25/2006
Source: ESPN

The San Francisco 49ers got good news about running back Frank Gore and confirmed bad news about tight end Vernon Davis on Monday. Gore is expected to be in the 49ers' lineup at Kansas City on Sunday despite bruised ribs that sidelined him in the third quarter of their loss to Philadelphia. Davis, the sixth overall pick in the draft, will be out four weeks with a broken bone in his right leg.

Fantasy Impact: Gore owners were given a scare when RB Michael Robinson got the carries after his goal line fumble, but he was out with a minor abdominal strain. The news for Davis' owners was worse. Those people should consider just cutting bait if they haven't already.


Eagles dominate 49ers from all angles - 09/24/2006

Mike Patterson finished his stunning 98-yard fumble return at a walk, easing his 292 pounds into the end zone. After an outstanding effort in San Francisco, the Philadelphia Eagles deserved a little rest -- especially the big guy. Brian Westbrook rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns, also catching a scoring pass from Donovan McNabb in the Eagles' 38-24 victory over the 49ers on Sunday. McNabb passed for 296 yards and Reggie Brown caught five passes for 106 yards as the Eagles (2-1) shook off last week's embarrassing collapse against the Giants, emphatically protecting a huge lead this time with 416 yards of sharp offense. And one kooky fumble return that will live for years on highlight reels. Patterson, Philadelphia's genial run-stopping defensive tackle, seized an unlikely moment when Frank Gore fumbled while trying to stretch over a goal-line pile of players in the third quarter. Patterson scooped the ball out of the pile and lumbered away, getting to midfield before most of the Niners realized it. He eventually walked over the line for the longest scoring fumble return in Eagles history, surpassing a 32-year-old record. The Niners also lost Gore, who fumbled at the goal line last week as well, and tight end Vernon Davis to injuries on the play. Alex Smith passed for 293 yards and rookie Michael Robinson scored two touchdowns for the 49ers (1-2), but their good vibe from last week's victory over St. Louis evaporated in a cloud of offensive mistakes and missed tackles. San Francisco was booed at halftime, but finally got in the end zone after Patterson's record run. Bryan Gilmore's 75-yard catch set up Robinson's 1-yard dive - the former Penn State quarterback's first NFL score.


Big plays help 49ers beat Rams 20-13 - 09/17/2006

When Antonio Bryant heard the next play call, he stuck his head in the San Francisco 49ers' huddle and yelled something foolish. "Meet me in the end zone," the receiver told his offensive line. That would've been downright hilarious from a member of last season's woeful 49ers -- but then Bryant made a 72-yard touchdown catch, keying San Francisco's 20-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams. The 49ers' defense also looked tougher than most expected, sacking Marc Bulger six times and holding strong in the final minutes of San Francisco's second straight home-opening win over its oldest rival. Though the postgame scene wasn't nearly as festive as the back-slapping, handshaking party after last season's opening win, coach Mike Nolan again sees progress from his club. Alex Smith passed for 233 yards and Frank Gore rushed for 127 -- including a 32-yard score -- as the 49ers (1-1) followed up a narrow loss at Arizona last week with a cohesive victory. The Rams (1-1) have abandoned the "Greatest Show on Turf" offense that tormented the Niners for so many years -- and they've scored just one touchdown in their first two games under new coach Scott Linehan. Steven Jackson rushed for 103 yards, but mistakes and big stops limited the Rams to three points and 118 yards in the second half.


Niners left guard Allen to miss least two games - 09/12/2006
Source: ESPN

San Francisco left guard Larry Allen is expected to miss at least two games with an injured knee ligament, while left tackle Jonas Jennings could play for the 49ers on Sunday despite his sprained ankle.

Fantasy Impact: Allen is the best lineman that San Francisco has, and his loss could mean cause RB Frank Gore and QB Alex Smith to struggle.

  Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Year Team G Att Yds YPA YPG TD 100+
Yd G
Rec Yds YPR YPG YAC 1st
TD 100+
Yd G
Fum Fum
2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 SFO 14 127 608 4.8 43.4 3 1 15 131 8.7 9.4 8 4 0 0 2 2
  Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Week Opp Att Yds YPA YPG TD 100+
Yd G
Rec Yds YPR YPG YAC 1st
TD 100+
Yd G
Fum Fum
1@ARI 16 87 5.4 0 2 0 6 83 13.8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2STL 29 127 4.4 0 1 1 2 10 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
3PHI 16 52 3.3 0 0 0 6 22 3.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
4@KAN 14 65 4.6 0 0 0 2 14 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
5OAK 27 134 5 0 0 1 3 38 12.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6SDG 10 55 5.5 0 0 0 5 35 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8@CHI 12 111 9.3 0 0 1 2 9 4.5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
9MIN 19 41 2.2 0 0 0 5 36 7.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10@DET 22 159 7.2 0 1 1 2 14 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11SEA 24 212 8.8 0 0 1 4 26 6.5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
12@STL 21 134 6.4 0 1 1 4 31 7.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13@NOR 13 40 3.1 0 0 0 5 28 5.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14GNB 19 130 6.8 0 1 1 3 38 12.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
15@SEA 29 144 5 0 0 1 4 34 8.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
16ARI 11 51 4.6 0 2 0 6 35 5.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17@DEN 31 153 4.9 0 0 1 2 32 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006To Date 312 1695 5.4 105.9 8 9 61 485 8 30.3 0 0 1 0 6 5


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