Posted by Steve Andress
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:40am
The ageless wonder, Frank Gore is now 35 years old, and returns to his hometown to likely close out his career. He has now played seven consecutive seasons without missing a game. Just amazing. He showed he could still handle 290 touches last season and is still one of the elite pass protectors among RBs, something that could be critical for the Dolphins with a below-average offensive line. That could lead to more snaps than expected on a team that could be playing from behind often.
At his age and with how well Kenyan Drake played last year, Gore could be in Miami to function solely as a back-up to spell Drake from time to time. If Drake gets feature-role status, like he did from Week 12 on last year (20+ touches over that span), Gore will likely be irrelevant in fantasy football.
2018 Bottom Line
Gore has an ADP in the 14th round, and there are other RBs with a clearer path to touches in that range of drafts with far more upside than Gore. Gore has three straight years of less than four yards per carry and is again behind a bad offensive line. There's not much upside here.