Kansas City Chiefs backup running back Derrick Gore rumbled his way into the endzone and the hearts of fantasy football managers everywhere with the touchdown he scored in Week 8. The only problem is that now fantasy managers think that Gore should be the starting running back and are overhyping him. He followed his Week 8 performance with three rushing attempts for 13 yards in Week 9.
The rookie has a bright future hopefully, but his short-term upside is significantly capped being the third-running back option in this depth chart. For any redraft relevance in 2021, Gore is needing extremely poor performances or injuries to continue for both Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams. This week, the Chiefs take on the Las Vegas Raiders.
Fantasy Football analysis: Chiefs RB Derrick Gore
The Raiders present a good matchup for Gore as they are giving up the 13th most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. The problem is his inconsistent usage in the three games he has played. This game figures to be competitive throughout so I don’t think Gore sneaks his way into a garbage-time touchdown or anything.
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