Frank Gore Out Until Week 7

Sep 28, 2009

Frank Gore running
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Frank Gore’s MRI on his injured ankle revealed that the star Running Back has an ankle strain.  The injury will sideline Gore for three weeks.  Fortunately for San Francisco and Gore fantasy owners, the 49ers have a bye in Week 6.

Glen Coffee will replace Gore in the starting lineup as they face St. Louis this week and Atlanta the following week. Coffee struggled filling in for Gore this week, but that’s typical of most RBs that play the Vikings.  It’s too bad the matchups weren’t reversed as the Falcons present more of a challenge.  It would be nice to see Coffee have a game under his belt before rolling the dice on him in a fantasy lineup.  However, this week’s game against the Rams may be too juicy to resist if you don’t have a decent alternative.

How do you think Coffee will do this week?  Are you considering playing Coffee this week?  If you want to run a lineup question by me, feel free to leave one in the comments.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Tunnelmath
    September 29th, 2009 at 6:43 am #

    I have Gore in a league I am 3-0. I’d like to continue the trend. Someone beat me to Coffee, but I’m wondering if I should offer C. Buckhalter for him? My current Backs are Gore, Fred Jackson, Marshawn Lynch, Marion Barber, and Buckhalter. Also, what do you recommend I do with the Lynch/Jackson Duo now that Lynch is back?
    Thanks, Great Site!

  2. LestersLegends
    September 29th, 2009 at 7:02 am #

    Coffee should be better this week with a matchup against St. Louis, but you’d probably only use him that one week. In Week 5 Dallas has KC and Buffalo has Cleveland. Buck should have a bigger role going forward as long as Gore’s injury doesn’t extend past the bye. I wouldn’t deal a guy getting steady carries for a one week play, especially since you don’t know what he’s going to do in the lead role.

    As for Lynch/Jackson, I would continue to play Jackson until it’s proven otherwise.

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