Should Frank Gore Be Your First-Round Fantasy Choice in 2010?

July 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Frank Gore is the player that the San Francisco 49ers offense revolves around. He is one of my personal favorites, and I hope he finishes out his career in SF.
So with Gore's long-term durability in mind, and the desire to build a more physical football team, the 49ers have added two bulls to their running back pen.
Glen Coffee has gained 15 pounds of muscle and hasn't slowed down at all, putting him at 6'0" and 225 pounds. Rookie Anthony Dixon is 6'1" and 233 pounds.
I will remind you that Frank Gore scored 10 rushing TDs last year. Gore scored from 80, 79, 64, and 14 yards, with six TD runs of six yards or less.
Let's assume that either Coffee or Dixon emerges as a safe bet for short-yardage touchdowns behind a blocking group revamped by Mike Iupati, Anthony Davis, Nate Byham or Delanie Walker, and a healthy Joe Staley.
Does it make sense to have Gore get these tough carries? For a TD that Dixon or Coffee could get for you?
I would speculate that if the ...

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