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Gase: Frank Gore will start vs. San Francisco 49ers

16-year NFL veteran Frank Gore will start against the team that drafted him 16 years ago.

New York Jets running back Frank Gore looks on prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran running back Frank Gore will get the starting nod against the 49ers on Sunday with Le’Veon Bell out due to an ankle injury, per San Jose Mercury’s Cam Inman.

Gore shared work with Josh Adams on Sunday and rookie La’Mical Perine could return from a sprained knee this Sunday. The 27-year old running back will also face the team he came into the league with, the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers defensive line remains one of the better units in the league and with touches likely spread around, Gore should have a tough time putting up fantasy numbers. But, he is the most-likely to find the end zone and is worth a flex play if needed.

Gore was drafted by the 49ers in the third round all the way back in 2004. He spent ten seasons with the team before moving on to the Colts, then Dolphins, Bills and now with the Jets. Now in his 16th season, he is still going strong and taking down records.