Poll: Will Frank Gore rush for 1,000 yards in 2016?
Last season, Gore rushed 260 times for 967 yards and six touchdowns and added 34 receptions for 267 yards and a touchdown.
His 3.7 yards-per-carry average was his first below 4.0 and it was just the third time in his career that he finished under 1,000 rushing yards. The other two times were his rookie season (2005) and an injury-shortened 2011 season (853 rushing yards in 11 games).
Despite his age (turned 33 last month), Gore has a couple of factors working in his favor.
Not only did the Colts use four draft picks on their offensive line including first-rounder Ryan Kelly, but Andrew Luck is healthy after missing nine games last season. Gore's YPC average was much better with Luck (4.11) under center than it was with Matt Hasselbeck (3.44).
There isn't much competition behind Gore as Robert Turbin and Jordan Todman are next up on the depth chart. In other words, I'd expect Gore to get in the neighborhood of 250 carries again assuming good health.
And for what it's worth, Gore has the third-toughest fantasy football strength of schedule in 2016.
Will Gore become the fourth 33-year-old in NFL history to rush for 1,000-plus yards in a season?