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Frank Gore Remains a Top Fantasy Back for Remainder of 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27:  #21 Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the NFL International Series game between San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 27, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistOctober 27, 2013

Frank Gore is an ageless wonder.

Now in his ninth year with the San Francisco 49ers, Gore continues to amaze as a top fantasy football option at the position.

In fact, Gore has been the supreme model of consistency for the position going on a decade now. In the eight years prior to 2013, Gore eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark all but two times—his rookie year and 2010, when he only played in 11 games.

Perhaps most impressive, Gore's per-carry average has never fallen below 4.2 over the course of his career. Of course, that has not changed in 2013, as he entered Week 8 averaging 4.3.

Gore's carry totals have never wavered below 200 since his rookie season. At 30 years old, Gore entered Week 8 against the Jacksonville Jaguars as the fourth-leading rusher in the NFL with 547 yards and five touchdowns.

In San Francisco's run-first attack, Gore will easily remain a top fantasy back the rest of the season. Regardless of the matchup, Gore is a sure thing owners can plug into a lineup and never look back.

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Gore is consistent in his production no matter how sound the defense he encounters may be. For example, in Week 6 against Arizona, a team with a top-10 rush defense, Gore toted the rock 25 times for 101 yards.

At this point, Gore is paying dividends for owners who took the risk in draft season. It's true Gore is at the dreaded age of 30, but clearly nothing has changed as far as his fantasy production is concerned.

Gore is well on pace to have another typical season, and he's set to score a career high in touchdowns. Through eight games, Gore has scored six times, two shy of his total from the past two years and four shy of his career high of 10.

Not only is Gore as solid as ever, but he's also on track to score more points than he ever has from a fantasy standpoint.

Frank Gore is here to stay as a fantasy titan, with no end in sight. Even better, 2013 may end up being his best output to date. He's an obvious plug-and-play no matter what.

 

 

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