1. How the San Francisco 49ers Rediscovered Their Running Identity

    An offensive identity can be an elusive thing in the NFL . The San Francisco 49ers just reestablished theirs in a win over the Philadelphia Eagles that saw them go back to what they do often, and do well: run the ball...

    Sean Tomlinson Written by Sean Tomlinson about 19 hours ago 2,188 reads 9 comments

  2. Tale of the Tape for NFL Week 4

    Throughout the 2014 regular season, former NFL defensive back Matt Bowen will bring you an X's-and-O's look at the pro game. Here are his five key plays from the Week 4 Sunday NFL schedule...

    Matt  Bowen Written by Matt Bowen about 1 day ago 27,028 reads 6 comments

  3. Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 4

    San Francisco 49ers running backs Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde continued to be integral parts of the team's offense on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles...

    Sean ODonnell Written by Sean ODonnell about 1 day ago 6,264 reads 26 comments

  4. Frank Gore Headed for Breakout Performance in Week 4 vs. Eagles

    Three weeks into the NFL season, Frank Gore has been virtually invisible for the San Francisco 49ers. That will all change in Week 4 as Gore and the Niners host the Philadelphia Eagles...

    Chris Imperiale Written by Chris Imperiale about 2 days ago 2,524 reads 0 comments

  5. Carlos Hyde Is Future of 49ers' Running Game, but Frank Gore Must Be the Present

    This is not rocket science. Frank Gore is a future Hall of Famer. The 49ers have blown 17-7 and 14-6 halftime leads in their last two games...

    Craig Vanderkam Written by Craig Vanderkam about 3 days ago 15,712 reads 72 comments

  6. Carlos Hyde's Fantasy Value Will Increase with Frank Gore's Early Struggles

    Something has to change in San Francisco after the 49ers started the season 1-2, and that something may benefit Carlos Hyde fantasy owners. Thus far, longtime 49er stalwart Frank Gore has struggled mightily in the early going of the 2014 campaign...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 3 days ago 9,125 reads 6 comments

  7. Should 49ers Feature Rookie Carlos Hyde over Struggling Frank Gore?

    The San Francisco 49ers have a situation on their hands at running back, with veteran Frank Gore struggling to carry the load for the Super Bowl hopefuls...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 4 days ago 4,610 reads 15 comments

  8. Week 4 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Fantasy Football Stars to Play and Bench

    Fantasy football has been a difficult beast to predict so far, but the Week 4 slate has a lot less breakouts and busts to choose from. Six teams are on their bye this weekend, meaning some of the brightest stars are off the field...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 5 days ago 26,561 reads 53 comments

  9. Frank Gore's Updated 2014 Fantasy Outlook Heading into Week 4

    Of all the numbers one can throw out regarding Frank Gore this season, 31 might be the most important. Thirty years old is a dreaded age for running backs, and Gore is more than one trip around the sun removed from the usual tailback expiration date.

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 6 days ago 8,308 reads 3 comments

  10. Matt Barrows: Frank Gore Frustrated with 49ers 'Abnormal' Pass-Heavy Game Plan

    The San Francisco 49ers ' return to glory has been put into check with their loss to a division rival, the Arizona Cardinals ...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 8 days ago 7,377 reads 24 comments

  11. Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 3

    Week 3 was a strange one all the way around for the San Francisco 49ers running game, and an especially rough one for fantasy owners of Frank Gore or Carlos Hyde...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 9 days ago 18,006 reads 66 comments

  12. Are the 49ers Getting the Most out of Their Backfield?

    The true power source of the San Francisco 49ers offense is still on the ground. The running game is their motor and heartbeat, often leaning on the read-option and the threat of Colin Kaepernick scrambling...

    Sean Tomlinson Written by Sean Tomlinson about 12 days ago 6,213 reads 23 comments

  13. Fantasy Football Week 3: Skill Position Players to Leave on Bench

    We can’t all have Peyton Manning , Calvin Johnson and LeSean McCoy on our fantasy team, which means there are difficult lineup decisions to be made every week...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 12 days ago 855 reads 0 comments

  14. Why San Francisco 49ers Must Lean on Frank Gore in Week 3

    Call it obvious, call it unoriginal—but the San Francisco 49ers must lean on Frank Gore come Week 3 of this young NFL season. We apologize in advance if you’re experiencing some football-related déjà vu right now...

    Joe Levitt Written by Joe Levitt about 13 days ago 8,328 reads 37 comments

  15. Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 2

    The San Francisco 49ers ' rushing attack has been in good hands since running back Frank Gore burst onto the scene in 2006...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 15 days ago 6,745 reads 6 comments

  16. Frank Gore's Fantasy Trade Value, Season Stat Projections and More

    Although Frank Gore's best days are behind him, the San Francisco 49ers running back remains a fantasy football stalwart. With the exception of 2010, when he was limited to 11 games, Gore's been one of the most consistent running backs in the NFL .

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 16 days ago 3,135 reads 0 comments

  17. San Francisco 49ers: How Frank Gore and Company Can Run on the Chicago Bears

    If you happen to live in the Chicago area, you will have witnessed some intense gnashing of teeth recently in the wake of the Chicago Bears ’ loss to the Buffalo Bills ...

    Bryan Knowles Written by Bryan Knowles about 19 days ago 7,985 reads 15 comments

  18. 49ers' Frank Gore Reaches 10,000 Career Rushing Yards in Win over Cowboys

    San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore surpassed the 10,000-yard mark in Sunday's 28-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys, becoming the 29th player to cross that threshold, per CSN Bay Area ...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 22 days ago 884 reads 2 comments

  19. Carlos Hyde's Week 1 Performance Deems Him Worthy Heir to Frank Gore's Throne

    After being limited to a large degree during the preseason, San Francisco 49ers rookie running back Carlos Hyde made a statement for himself, as he and his team decisively downed the Dallas Cowboys 28-17 in Week 1 of the 2014 NFL season...

    Peter Panacy Written by Peter Panacy about 22 days ago 6,255 reads 5 comments

  20. Anquan Boldin, Frank Gore, Carlos Hyde's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 1

    Fantasy football players expected big things from the San Francisco 49ers against the Dallas Cowboys, and they mostly delivered during a 28-17 victory. The offensive workload, however, was delegated in a surprising manner...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 23 days ago 14,915 reads 10 comments

  21. NFL Predictions Week 1: Underrated Running Backs Who Will Carry Their Team

    The NFL is becoming less of a feature-back league and more of a pass-first, hurry-up offense that heavily favors quarterbacks and wide receivers...

    Bobby Kittleberger Written by Bobby Kittleberger about 25 days ago 1,100 reads 1 comments

  22. Cowboys Defense Must Stop the Run of Frank Gore and Colin Kaepernick First

    The Dallas Cowboys have one task on defense in Sunday's season opener against the San Francisco 49ers ...

    Clarence Hill Written by Clarence Hill about 27 days ago 10,580 reads 32 comments