Frank Gore to Play Two-Thirds of Snaps; Hunter to Play One-Third Sunday
The San Francisco running back should get the majority of snaps in week 5
By: Athlon Sports | 10/9/11, 4:26 AM EDT
Frank Gore should get the majority of snaps on Sunday. The San Francisco 49ers running back has been nursing an ankle injury, but it looks like he'll play through it this week against the Buccanneers.
According to San Fran beat writer, Gore is expected to get 2/3rds of the carries with capable back-up Kendall Hunter getting the rest.
And Gore owners should be happy about that this week with the 49ers facing a sketchy Tampe Bay run defense. Through four games, the Bucs have given up 4 yards per carry and allowed just over 100 yards per game to opposing running backs.
Gore, coming off a game last week where he was also questionable going into the game against the Eagles, and he hung 127 yards and a touchdown on Philly's defense. He should be healthier this week than he was last week. So, you know he should be able to put up another monster day, as Gore is one of the best running backs in the league when he's healthy. He was limited in pracitce all last week, but that seems more precautionary than anything.
Put him in your lineups with confidence today, with an expectation of 15-20 touches, 90 yards and a score with a few receptions sprinkled in.
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