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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.
So far, Gore has seen his touches significantly decrease on a weekly basis. After rushing 16 times Week 1 against the Cowboys, he had 12 carries Week 2 and only six last week.
He hasn’t really been effective with those touches, either. His season totals are 34 carries for 120 yards and one touchdown. That’s an average of 3.5 yards per rush.
Although, before you go and drop him from your fantasy team, let’s examine how Gore will break out of this slow start.
The first thing going his way is the fact his team faces the Eagles this week. Philly’s offense is one of the best in the league and can basically score when it pleases. Head coach Jim Harbaugh can counteract this by maintaining possession and running the football.
A year ago, San Francisco ran the bal...

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