Fantasy owners are surely hoping the pre-bye Gore shows up Week 15 at Tampa Bay, especially with key playoff matchups on the docket. Though, the bad news for Gore is that running backs have not fared well against Tampa Bay this season.
Running backs average 13 Fantasy points per week against the Bucs, which is the sixth-lowest average. Running backs have totaled just five touchdowns (two rushing), while averaging 85.2 rushing yards and 39.5 receiving yards in 13 games.
If you made it this far in your Fantasy league, you definitely leaned on Gore to help get you here, so benching him Week 15 is a tough call. All he needs is a touchdown and it's a productive day. Also, he rushed for 110 yards last week against a good Seattle defense, so it's not hard to believe Gore could come through Week 15.
It's just Gore is shaping up to be more of a No. 2 Fantasy running back because of limited upside. Only six running backs have totaled at least 10 Fantasy points and none have had more than 17 against Tampa Bay. The only elite Fantasy running backs to reach the 10-point plateau against Tampa Bay have been LeSean McCoy (14 points in Week 6) and Marshawn Lynch (13 points Week 9).
Gore got off to a slow start and was limited to only 30 yards on eight carries in the first half but bounced back with a 51-yard run to set up a game-winning field goal in the fourth quarter. Gore eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground on that run. He finished the game with 17 carries for 110 yards (6.5 yards per carry) in a 19-17 victory. He was barely involved in the passing game and finished with only one target from Colin Kaepernick.
Gore cracked the 100-yard mark for the first time since Week 6 against Carolina. He will look to keep rolling in Week 15 against the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay.
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In a 29-3 loss in Seattle earlier this season, Gore was limited to season lows in carries (nine) and rushing yards (16). He has totaled 15 carries for 44 yards over his last two meetings against Seattle dating back to last season. To make matters worse, Gore has been held under 50 yards on the ground over his last three game and has only one touchdown over his last four.
Gore will have a difficult matchup against a Seattle defense that has not allowed a touchdown over the previous five games. Seattle has allowed only 107.2 yards per game on the ground this season. Opposing running backs have scored only 13.50 Fantasy points per game. Consider him a low-end starting option for Week 14.
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