If anyone was watching last night’s murder of the Arizona Cardinals, then there wasn’t too much to imply a forth coming announcement of Frank Gore Done For The Season!
In fact, after heading to the locker room early in the first, Frank Gore did return to the game, and even carried the ball before being shut down for the night, which is where everything apparently unfolded for him.
Frank Gore, and his injury, is being listed as having a displaced fracture with expectations of the official word coming out of San Francisco later today.
So, it’s time to make a move kids.
I will simply talk about the 49ers backs in this post, and redirect you to our waiver wire section at the end, to see who else is available.
Brian Westbrook suddenly became the most popular running back on the West Coast, and his fantasy stock has just skyrocketed. Westbrook is a shifty, elusive, and speedy back who has lost a step or two over the years, but still poses a significant threat when on the field.
He has more PPR value than Standard in my opinion since he is also a certified passing down back, and should at the very least be featured alongside Anthony Dixon.
Anthony Dixon is the counter opposite of Brian Westbrook. He is a portly little guy who has a bruising style of running and could be the next LaGarrett Blount in regard to how he is used.
I don’t see Anthony Dixon being much of a passing option with Brian Westbrook in the mix, so touchdown heavy leagues and even Standard leaguers should consider grabbing him.
Both face the Green Bay Packers this week who gave up 110 rushing yards and one score to Michael Turner last week.
Anthony Dixon could have the more favorable match up, though, since Green Bay is better at covering pass catching backs like Westbrook, and you have to think San Fran will play keep away against a dangerous Packers aerial attack.
That’s just what San Francisco has to offer, so be sure to check out other options in our waiver wire section.
Losing Frank Gore is huge, but there are options out there, so don't fret just yet.