Week 10: Running Back Round Up
Every week, I examine the most turbulent backfields to determine whether a backup is due for a bigger role and how any possible changes will affect Fantasy relevant stars. San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore remains the back to own in his backfield.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ers
Frank Gore – Carlos Hyde
Earlier in the week, Marcus Lattimore announced his retirement from the NFL, siting an inability to recover from the two gruesome knee injuries he suffered during his college career. The 49ers had selected Lattimore in the fourth round of the 2013 draft, hoping he could return to form. Believed to be one of the most gifted prospects at the position before getting hurt, Lattimore will no longer appear on San Francisco’s depth chart, leaving only Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde for the remainder of the season. The elder of the two backs has certainly disappointed, averaging fewer fantasy points per game than either Matt Aasiata or Knile Davis. Currently ranked just inside of the top 30 fantasy RBs, Gore has more than double the number of attempts, rushing yards, and touchdowns than the rookie. While Hyde has flashed…