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Gore (knee) had 28 yards on 10 carries, adding eight yards on one reception, in Thursday's 19-3 loss to the Seahawks.

The San Francisco offense had minimal success, and the team was trailing for nearly the entire game. Carlos Hyde did have a bit more luck than Gore, rushing for 19 yards on five carries, with another 38 yards on three receptions. Gore gets a much better matchup in Oakland next week, but his rushing totals have been rather inconsistent this season, and he doesn't get many touchdowns or receptions.

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Gore (knee) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Seahawks.

Gore, who was held to 36 yards on 13 carries by Washington in Week 12, will take aim Thursday at a rugged Seattle defense that is allowing an average of 88.4 rushing yards per game to date. Double-digit carries should be on tap for him Thursday, but Gore's production has been sporadic since he recorded back-to-back 100-yard efforts in Weeks 4 and 5.

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Gore (knee) is listed as probable for Thursday's contest against the Seahawks, the 49ers' official site reports.

After a limited showing in drills to begin the week, Gore finished out the week of preparation with two full practices, assuring his ability to play in Week 13. Since his last touchdown against the Seahawks on Dec. 24, 2011, he's either hit (100-plus yards on the ground twice) or miss (28 or fewer yards rushing yards three times). His average outing: 11.8 carries for 59.8 yards and 1.4 catches for 16.4 yards. The going could again be tough against Seattle's sixth-ranked rush defense.

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Gore (knee) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

It seems the 49ers were just erring on the side of caution and protecting themselves by listing Gore as a limited participant Monday -- the team didn't hold an actual practice -- as his Week 13 availability is not believed to be in jeopardy. The 31-year-old Gore will make for a risky start in most leagues, however, as he's averaged just 3.6 yards per carry over his last five games (one touchdown over that span) and now draws the Seahawks' sixth-ranked run defense on a short week.

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Gore (knee) was listed as a limited participant at Monday's walkthrough practice, CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports.

The 49ers didn't hold an actual practice, and while Gore wasn't on the injury report last week, there's no indication that he's in real danger of missing Thursday's crucial game against the Seahawks. The bigger issue for owners is Gore's difficult matchup with the NFL's sixth-ranked rushing defense, as the veteran running back managed just 30 combined rushing yards in two games (including playoffs) at CenturyLink Field last season.

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Gore ran for just 36 yards on 13 carries and lost a fumble in Sunday's 17-14 win over the Redskins.

Gore struggled to get anything going, and his fourth-quarter fumble set up the go-ahead field goal by the Redskins. However, the 49ers rallied with a late touchdown by Carlos Hyde, who had seven carries for 16 yards, losing a fumble of his own. Gore will have a short week to prepare for the Seahawks on Thanksgiving.

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Gore (hip) suited up as expected Sunday and rushed for 95 yards on 19 carries, adding 19 yards on two receptions in the win over the Giants.

Gore's hip issue was never considered serious, as he was able to practice fully this past week. The 49ers have returned to their bread and butter - the ground game - over the past two games, getting Gore 20-plus touches during the two-game win streak. The veteran tailback has responded well to the increased workload and delivered two solid fantasy performances. With the team seeming to have re-found their identity on the ground, Gore re-enters the world of fantasy relevance in standard leagues heading into next week's matchup against Washington.

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Gore (hip) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Coming off a 23-carry, 81 yard effort in Week 10 against the Saints, Gore will now take aim at a Giants' defense that is allowing a league-high average of 144.7 rushing yards per game to date.

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Gore (hip) is probable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Gore's hip is fine, as he practiced fully Thursday and Friday. His value is pointed upward as he prepares to take on a Giants defense that struggles to stop the run.

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Gore (hip) practiced fully Thursday, Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports.

Gore's initial activity level of the week -- namely, a limited practice Wednesday -- placed some question in the running back's Week 11 availability. Although he's all but assured of taking the field Sunday against the Giants in New York, he's managed just 188 yards on 62 carries over the last four games, which equates to exactly 3.0 YPC. He'll aim to turn around the dry spell against a defense that has yielded 123.7 rushing yards per game and 11 total touchdowns to running backs in nine contests this season.