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Colts Beat: RB Frank Gore seeing 'plenty of action catching balls' at OTAs

Friday, June 12, 2015, 1:54pm

Colts.com - [Full Article]

Colts.com writer Steve Andress on RB Frank Gore's fantasy prospects:

The biggest question with Frank Gore for fantasy football managers is whether he’ll return to PPR prominence in 2015. I believe he will. He’s seen plenty of action catching balls out of the backfield during the offseason program, even lining up out wide during the Colts’ open practice at Lucas Oil Stadium Wednesday. This was a huge part of the offense with Ahmad Bradshaw last year, especially in the red zone, and it looks like we may see the Frank Gore of old that averaged more than 50 receptions per season from 2006-2010. That would be a huge increase to his value in PPR leagues but shouldn’t be overlooked in standard leagues either. Yards are yards.

Fantasy Impact:

Gore is turning 32 this summer, but should be able to shore up the Colts' running game. Dan Herron and Vick Ballard are in the mix, but Gore is better than advertised in the passing game. Gore averaged 51.0 receptions from 2006-2010, but as soon as Greg Roman took over as offensive coordinator in 2011, his targets dropped precipitously. He averaged just 28.3 targets over the past four seasons, while the Colts' running backs accounted for 113 targets last season, so look for Gore's value to jump significantly in PPR formats. Due to his age, Gore typically goes later than he should in fantasy drafts, but he hasn't missed a game in three seasons and should be reinvigorated by a change of scenery. For more on Gore, be sure to check out Senior Editor John Paulsen's case for Gore in Indianapolis.

2015 Strength of Schedule - IND
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
2
@BUF
6
NYJ
30
@TEN
25
JAX
8
@HOU
18
NE
32
NO
14
@CAR
7
DEN
BYE31
@ATL
22
TB
10
@PIT
25
@JAX
8
HOU
4
@MIA
30
TEN

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCSnaps%
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10BYE------------
11NE------------
12JAX------------
13WAS------------
14CLE------------
15HOU------------
16DAL------------
17TEN------------
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