Frank Gore signed with the Bills this offseason, and the 36-year-old running back will compete for the No. 2 role behind LeSean McCoy. Gore will face competition from rookie Devin Singletary and T.J. Yeldon, and Gore will have minimal Fantasy value in most leagues. He actually had a productive season with Miami in 2018. He led the Dolphins in rushing yards (722) and averaged 4.6 yards per carry, although he managed just one total touchdown. With the Bills, Gore will likely need a McCoy injury to be Fantasy relevant, and McCoy missed two games in 2018. We don't recommend drafting Gore in most leagues, but he could be a decent waiver-wire addition if he starts in place of McCoy at any point during the year.
Gore (foot) has been participating during this week's minicamp, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports. Gore returned to OTAs on a limited basis last week after missing the final two games of the 2018 season with the foot issue, but it appears he'll be fine once things get more serious next month. He's currently projected to be the top backup to LeSean McCoy, though T.J. Yeldon and rookie Devin Singletary are also expected to factor into the backfield mix.
Gore (foot) is participating in at least the individual portion of Tuesday's practice, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports. Gore suffered the foot injury down the stretch last season for the Dolphins, and even though he didn't need surgery, the injury was somewhat significant, and he's already missed some offseason work. He should be fine for the 2019 season, though his exact role is still unclear in what's become a crowded Buffalo running back room that's also housing LeSean McCoy, T.J. Yeldon and third-round rookie Devin Singletary, among others.
Gore did not practice Tuesday as he continues to recover from a his foot/ankle injury, Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 reports. The injury shelved Gore for the final two games of what was a surprisingly nice season for the veteran, and even though he didn't need surgery, he's apparently still not ready to go full bore. There's still plenty of time for the 36-year-old to get himself healthy for training camp.
Gore, signed by the Bills as a free agent in March, is part of a crowded running back corps after the team signed veteran T. J. Yeldon in April, then drafted Devin Singletary in the third round of the 2019 draft. Gore still sits as the clear-cut No. 2 behind LeSean McCoy given that Yeldon was brought in more for his receiving ability and Singletary is unproven at the pro level, but these developments certainly crowd things up. We'll also mention Gore turns 36 this week. Add all that together and it's hard to see Gore getting the volume that merits fantasy value, outside of a long-term injury to McCoy or the Bills cutting ties with Shady. We'd explore a possible goal-line role for Gore, but he surprisingly hasn't scored a rushing touchdown since Week 12 of the 2017 season.
The Bills cut Chris Ivory this week, leaving Gore in better position to be the main backup to starter LeSean McCoy. Gore and Ivory are somewhat similar at this stage of their careers, so there was only need for one and the Bills went with the soon-to-be 36-year-old. We'll see if the team brings in another running back through the draft, but for now Gore seems locked into that No. 2 role, with the unproven Marcus Murphy being the only threat to his expected workload.
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|1||09/08||@New York Jets||18||17.75|
|2||09/15||@New York Giants||23||19.88|
|4||09/29||New England Patriots||8||16.00|
|16||12/22||@New England Patriots||8||16.00|
|17||12/29||New York Jets||18||17.75|
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