I had Frank Gore as my starting back last season, and man is he fantasy cancer. Any defense worth its salt knows that Alex Smith can't sustain an offense, so if you stop Gore you stop San Fran. Dallas stuffed Shonn Greene last week (I know, he was my #2 back), and Gore is a similarly built RB so they'll probably keep him at bay as well. Plus, with as ugly as the Cowboy's loss was last week, they're bound to be sharp this week to make sure it doesn't happen again.
Another strike against Gore - he doesn't really share carries so he gets no relief and tends to lose his gusto as the game wears on. Plus, typically SF's offense ends up playing catch-up in the second half and is forced to abandon the run halfway through the 3rd quarter. Dallas's high-powered offense should prove no exception...depending on how bad Romo chokes this week, that is! : )
Hothandz is right, Arizona and Washington have very balanced offenses and favorable matchups. On paper, they should have more successful running games than Gore.
I'm stuck in a RB dilemma as well. Care to help me out? : ) viewtopic.php?t=496564