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Who Would You Rather Have - Frank Gore or Toby Gerhart

Frank Gore rushed the ball 276 times last season for the San Francisco 49ers.  Toby Gerhart has rushed the ball 276 times in his NFL career. No longer will Toby Gerhart be running in Adrian Peterson's shadow, as he signed on with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and will finally get to be the workhorse Gore has been for the Niners.

Frank Gore has been a staple in the San Francisco 49ers offense since the 2005 NFL season.  The last time he failed to rush for 1,000 and score 8 TDs?  2010 when he played in just 11 games due to injury.  Gore is coming off a season in which he rushed the ball 276 times, the 3rd highest total of his 9 year career. He just turned 31, and the 49ers has a plethora of RBs on their depth chart. including Carlos Hyde. San Fran drafted Hyde in the 2nd round and he is more than likely going to help keep Gore's touches down in 2014. Kendall Hunter was the 2nd leading RB on the team with 358 yards on just 78 carries, and LaMichael James even averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Whoever gets the ball behind the 49ers offensive line will gain yards.  Check out our Niners Fantasy Football team outlook.

There are nothing but unknowns heading into the 2014 NFL season with Gerhart, and the Jacksonville Jaguars offense.  Early in games, Gerhart should be used heavily. But with the Jaguars figuring to play from behind often, will they use Gerhart in passing situations?  Jordan Todman and rookie Storm Johnson are likely to see action this season as well.  But even in limited action, Gerhart has averaged 4.7 YPC...behind the Vikings offensive line.  Let's see how well the Jags can move the ball on the ground with Chad Henne at QB, and a limited passing attack.

Average Draft Positions  

Original Post 7/17
ADP Updated 8/6

Franke Gore

  • 21st RB (↑2)
  • 54th overall (↑2)
  • Drafted before Tom Brady
  • Drafted after Cordarrelle Patterson

Toby Gerhart

  • 18th RB
  • 36th overall (↑1)
  • Drafted before Pierre Garcon
  • Drafted after Vincent Jackson
  • 23rd RB (↑1)
  • 59th overall (↑1)
  • Drafted before Ben Tate
  • Drafted after Bishop Sankey

According to Fantasy Pros Who Should I Draft?Gerhart is picked 70% of the time

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