Frank Gore, RB Miami Dolphins

General Info

  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: 217 lbs
  • DOB: 05-14-1983

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Dolphins depth chart lists Kenyan Drake or Frank Gore the RB starter

Sunday, August 5, 2018, 3:27pm

Armando Salguero - [Full Article]

In the Dolphins' first official depth chart of the summer, there was no distinction between Kenyan Drake and Frank Gore as the starting running back.

Fantasy Impact:

This would make a lot more sense if Gore was still in Indy, but as a member of a new team with an established running back, it is quite perplexing that he would be listed as a co-starter. This backfield is shaping up to be more of a committee, though Drake would almost certainly receive the passing-down work in that kind of split. Gore seems like a screaming value as the No. 55 running back in drafts.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

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.

Fantasy Downside

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.

2018 Strength of Schedule - MIA
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
13
TEN
20
@NYJ
9
OAK
16
@NE
27
@CIN
14
CHI
29
DET
11
@HOU
20
NYJ
21
@GB
BYE31
@IND
24
BUF
16
NE
1
@MIN
19
JAX
24
@BUF

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

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1@LAR1042004.201100110.005.26.219/5038.0%
2ARI1446103.290002-10.610.632/7145.1%
3CLE2557102.2810010.0011.712.741/6662.1%
4@SEA1246003.833340311.338.011.035/6058.3%
5SF1448003.433380412.678.611.639/7651.3%
6@TEN1049004.90218039.006.78.723/5839.7%
7JAX934003.780000-3.43.422/6732.8%
8@CIN1682005.12419044.7510.114.136/7448.6%
9@HOU1751003.00326048.677.710.740/6660.6%
10PIT1754003.1817017.006.17.134/5957.6%
11BYE--------------
12TEN1762103.65217058.5013.915.941/6365.1%
13@JAX1361004.690000-6.16.122/6931.9%
14@BUF36130003.611100110.0014.015.054/7176.1%
15DEN1031003.103370412.336.89.828/5451.9%
16@BAL1768004.00218129.0014.616.646/6274.2%
17HOU24100004.17311033.6711.114.143/6467.2%
Per game16.3160.060.1903.681.8115.310.062.388.459.0410.8534.69/64.3853.78%
Totals261961303.68292451388.45144.6173.6555/103053.78%