Running Back Frank Gore
ESPN Projections: 13 Carries for 48.3 Rushing Yards and 2 Receptions for 16 Receiving Yards.
This play is completely a gamble. However, it is a good gamble if the Colts use Frank Gore like they did against the Lions.
Gore had 59 rushing yards against the Lions’ defense on only 14 carries. The only reason why he did not get a lot of carries is because the Colts fell behind early in the game.
The Broncos are not an offensive juggernaut like the Lions so the game will be much closer throughout. As a result, Gore should get more carries.
What also makes Gore an interesting play is his pass catching ability. Luck targeted Gore six times in Week 1. As a result, Gore picked up four catches for 19 yards. If Gore is going to be used more in the passing game, his value increase.
What makes playing Gore a gamble is the Broncos’ defense. They just held Jonathan Stewart to 64 rushing yards without a touchdown. They could bottle up Gore this Sunday.
However, Gore has had minor success against the Broncos. In their last meeting, Gore ran for 83 rushing yards and touchdown on 28 carries. The Colts want to give Gore the ball against the Broncos.
It would not be surprising to see Gore come up with a touchdown Sunday.
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