Derrick Gore Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 5'10" / 212 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- December 13, 1994 (27)
- 2nd Season
- 2019 / Rd. / Pk. (LAC)
Derrick Gore News
Kansas City Chiefs backup running back Derrick Gore saw an expanded role in Week 16 with Clyde Edwards-Helaire (collarbone) exiting early versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Gore was quiet before CEH went down, but would finish the contest with 12 carries for 43 yards and three receptions for 61 yards. Much of Gore's work came with CEH sidelined and the score very much out of reach for the Steelers, but managers should still note that he had one more carry than Darrel Williams. More should be known on CEH's status ahead of a Week 17 matchup versus the Cincinnati Bengals, but Gore is worth stashing with the understanding that Williams would likely be the lead back in the backfield if Edwards-Helaire is unable to suit up.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Derrick Gore put together a nice performance in a Week 14 victory versus the Las Vegas Raiders. The Chiefs jumped ahead early in the contest and Gore fell one carry short of leading the backfield. Leading the Chiefs backfield with 67 yards on nine carries, Gore also scored a touchdown and chipped in with a pair of receptions for 23 yards. Despite the nice performance, much of his volume on the afternoon could be attributed to the game getting out of hand early. Moving forward, Gore is still likely to play behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams, but he could be of use to managers seeking an insurance policy for CEH. Next up for Gore will be a Week 15 matchup versus the Los Angeles Chargers.
Despite being a late addition to the injury report, Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He'll help the Chiefs defense, though there's no reason to play the Chiefs defense in fantasy against a high-scoring offense like Dallas. Running back Derrick Gore is inactive with Clyde Edwards-Helaire returning from Injured Reserve, which puts an end to Gore's increased usage in KC. He can be dropped in redraft leagues.
Last season, the Kansas City Chiefs' backfield was in complete disarray, and Derrick Gore stepped up to be the lone bright spot when his number was called (no, he is not related to Frank Gore). He finished with three games of double-digit PPR points, including his Week 16 performance where he hauled in three passes for 61 yards. He also saw himself tied with some elite running backs in rushing efficiency, posting 3.2 yards after contact per attempt, which was tied with Nick Chubb, better than...