The situation with Frank Gore in fantasy football right now can be epitomized by the phrase "how the mighty have fallen." A former stud, Gore has had an abysmal 2011 season.
Through three games, Gore is averaging just 2.5 yards a carry and has only one touchdown and six receptions. He appears to be only a shell of his former self.
If his poor play wasn't enough for fantasy owners to turn their noses at, he is now dealing with a sprained ankle that is expected to at least limit him in Sunday's contest against the Eagles.
Gore's backup Kendall Hunter has looked good in limited touches this season, and could end up receiving the most carries in the San Francisco backfield in Week 4.
There's almost no reward factor in starting Gore this week. He needs to be avoided at all costs, and if you really need to start a Niners back go with Hunter.
In addition to Gore, there a handful of other players you don't want to have in your lineup this week. Here are five of them.