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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 23:39:04 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has been markedly worse versus the Seattle Seahawks than every other NFL franchise in his career. He has averaged only 164 passing yards per game against Seattle, which is 59.5 fewer than his NFL-wide average. Kaepernick has a QB rating 45.1 points lower versus the Seahawks than the rest of the league (95.7), while throwing a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 1-to-3 versus Seattle and 3-to-1 against every other team.
Fantasy Tip: Hopefully you didn't need those damning numbers to tell you to sit Kaepernick this week. Even at a basement price of $4,600 (9.2%) in FantasyScore, he isn't worth the low-ceiling risk.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:35:30 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is averaging 6.2 rush attempts per game this year compared to 5.8 attempts last season, but his yards per attempt have fallen from 5.7 to 4.7.
Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick's numbers have been down in just about every category this year, and at this point, it's tough to justify using him at FantasyScore regardless of the opponent. He definitely should be avoided in Week 15 as the 49ers take on Seattle on the road.
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:39:12 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has struggled so far in his career against the Seattle Seahawks, who the team faces this week. Kaepernick has thrown two touchdowns and seven interceptions in four games played against the Seahawks.
Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick ($4,600, 9.2%) is an extremely unattractive option this week, especially considering his history against Seattle. Look elsewhere at the quarterback position on FantasyScore for Week 15.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 03:56:35 -0800
Should the San Francisco 49ers miss the postseason, which looks increasingly likely following a 24-13 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Dec. 7, QB Colin Kaepernick will be hit with a $2 million "de-escalator" clause built into his contract. It would drop his salary from $12.4 million to $10.4 million in 2015.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:43:26 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is still commanding the offense extremely well, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman. "At times, he's playing better than he's ever played, there's no question."
Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick ($6,300, 12.6%) hasn't had a standout season, but he's got the job done so far. Be that as it may, he faces a tough matchup Thursday night against the Seattle Seahawks, who only allow 215 passing yards per game to quarterbacks.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:02:47 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick only completed 43.8 percent of his passes in the team's Week 10 in part because the team dropped six passes during the game, which is most by any team this season.
Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick has had solid completion percentages throughout the season, so this type of performance should not continue. Kaepernick will be facing the New York Giants in Week 11 and could be a good starting option.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:50:08 -0700
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick hit a career-long 80-yard touchdown pass to WR Brandon Lloyd with 14 seconds remaining in the first half of the Week 6 game against the St. Louis Rams. He completed the first 30 minutes 11 of 16 for 192 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 16:04:00 -0700
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has been fined $10,000 for wearing non-Bose headphones during a post-game press conference Sunday, Oct. 5.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:35:56 -0700
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and TE Vernon Davis denied NFL Network's Deion Sanders' report that head coach Jim Harbaugh has lost the locker room and alienated some of his players.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:43:42 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore wasn't pleased with the offensive game plan in which they unleashed five-receiver sets against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3 because of a lack of healthy tight ends. The receiver-heavy look didn't feature a running back, and the Niners went with a no-huddle offense. QB Colin Kaepernick's 78.4 completion percentage (29-for-37) was his best as a starter. Gore had just one carry in the second half and finished with six rushes for just 10 yards. RB Carlos Hyde had three carries for 13 yards.
Fantasy Tip: This approach won't always be the game plan. Expect a more balanced focus on offense with Vernon Davis (ankle) returns to the starting lineup. However, Gore's involvement should be monitored. If he continues to lose touches, he probably won't be much more than a flex play.
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:51:39 -0700
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (back) is active for the team's Week 3 game.
Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick should not be limited by his injury and could be a solid option on FantasyScore at $7,500.
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:49:55 -0700
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (back) was able to practice in full Friday, Sept. 19, and he is listed as probable for Week 3 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is a mid-tier salary guy in FantasyScore ($7500 or 15.0 percent of your salary) for Week 3, or the 14th-highest priced QB on the board. The Cardinals are allowing 249 passing yards per game through two games, so Kaepernick could exceed salary expectations Sunday.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:14:19 -0700
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick should be able to play in Week 3 despite the injury. Kaepernick costs $7,500 on FantasyScore this week, and owners could consider using him since he can produce with his arm and legs.
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:53:04 -0700
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is appealing his $11,025 fine for inappropriate language in Week 2.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:36:06 -0700
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said his foot sustained a bone chip on the forefoot and a ruptured capsule on the ball in Week 2 of last season. In the following four games, he averaged fewer than 16 rushing yards per contest. The Niners tried to reduce risk for him any way possible until he was at full strength. His production on the ground increased as he healed, and San Francisco allowed him to do designed runs in the postseason.
Fantasy Tip: In the article, Maiocco guesses that it was Kap's left foot that sustained the injury. The fact Kaepernick ran for 524 yards last year -- the second highest in a single season for a Niners QB -- said there's more in store as long as he's healthy. He's an excellent low-end QB1 pick with upside for more.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:48:52 -0700
After another poor outing by San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert, sources indicate there has been some talk about QB Josh X. Johnson being moved to the No. 2 slot behind QB Colin Kaepernick.
Fantasy Tip: While Johnson would still carry little fantasy value as the backup to Kaepernick, the real story here is how far Gabbert's value may have slid. When you can't even be a competent backup then alarm bills will ring.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:32:40 -0700
San Francisco 49ers WR Stevie Johnson (hamstring) looked healthy in Day 1 of training camp. QB Colin Kaepernick raved about Johnson's quickness and deceptiveness that fuel his ability to create separation.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson's fantasy prospects in this crowded receiving corps don't bode well for his week-to-week consistency in terms of numbers. He's a WR4 most weeks, with more upside depending on the matchup. But his presence improves this passing game as a whole, giving Kap more cred as a top-10 fantasy QB.
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:40:32 -0700
Miami-Dade prosecutors will not be charging San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and two others in a hotel incident involving a woman, according to a source.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 06:06:06 -0700
Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's new contract is a year-to-year deal that guarantees only $13.073 million. For 2014 to 2017 and part of 2018, the base salaries are guaranteed only for injury. April 1 of each year, the guarantees convert from injury only to fully guaranteed. His base salaries from 2015 to 2018 are $12.4 million, $13.9 million, $16.5 million and $17 million, respectively, which are guaranteed for injury only until April 1. In 2018, $5.2 million is guaranteed for injury until April 1.
The total payout potentially de-escalates by $2 million per year, with up to $12 million potentially going away. Kaepernick can halt the de-escalation by taking, in any year of the deal, 80 percent of the snaps and if: the 49ers appear in the Super Bowl or Kaepernick is named a first-team or second-team All-Pro. If he satisfies the requirement in 2014, the full $12 million remains. Starting in 2015, $400,000 per year is tied to workout bonuses, which adds up to $2.4 million of the base value. The contract also requires Kaepernick to purchase, with after-tax dollars money, a disability policy that pays the 49ers $20 million if he suffers a career-ending injury.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:58:25 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers reached an agreement with QB Colin Kaepernick on a six-year extension worth $126 million that will keep him with the team through the 2020 season, according to sources. He'll receive $61 million in guaranteed money.
Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick receives the most guaranteed money in NFL history with this deal. The Niners have their franchise QB locked up now. For fantasy purposes, he's more of a midrange to low-end QB1 once the big names come off the board.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 07:27:00 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers will meet with QB Colin Kaepernick's representatives this week to discuss a contract extension.
Sat, 31 May 2014 13:03:57 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers likely will place the franchise tag on QB Colin Kaepernick if they are not able to reach a long-term agreement with him before next offseason.
Thu, 29 May 2014 12:30:05 -0700
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is expected to have his breakout year in 2014, head coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday, May 28.
Fantasy Tip: While inconsistent at times in 2013, Kaepernick still finished in QB1 territory. He has a lot of toys to play with this year, including Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Stevie Johnson and Vernon Davis. Add that to his running ability and you have what could be a top-10 fantasy quarterback in 2014.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:25:23 -0700
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is defending QB Colin Kaepernick during an investigation involving the quarterback in Miami. "Looking at Colin Kaepernick's situation, at some point there needs to be a resolution to some of this jump-the-gun, witch-hunt scenario we're seeing," Harbaugh said. "I've seen one side reported. I've heard the other side and feel very good there'll be a good resolution, and hopefully a just one, too. I hate to see his reputation be the victim."
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:27:11 -0700
Updating a previous report, the San Francisco 49ers are still aiming to have QB Colin Kaepernick signed to a long-term contract extension before the start of training camp.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:41:26 -0700
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was not believed to be at the scene of a suspicious incident when Miami police arrived earlier this month.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:42:23 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers have stopped contract extension talks with QB Colin Kaepernick for now while the Miami police investigate an incident involving Kaepernick earlier this month.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:50:25 -0700
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said a TMZ report that alleges sexual assault against him is "completely wrong." Kaepernick is being investigated for sexual assault involving two other NFL players and an unnamed woman on April 1, but no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:16:12 -0700
Updating previous reports, Miami Police spokesperson Rene Pimental said there is no evidence of a crime or sexual assault involved in the incident involving San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and WR Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette. Pimental said the woman involved asked for an incident report. None of the players have been questioned, arrested or charged with any crimes.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:35:01 -0700
Updating a previous report, an unnamed woman said she had an encounter with San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, WR Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette April 1 at a Miami hotel. The woman told police she drank and smoked marijuana with the players and wound up in Kaepernick's room. She told police that she and Kaepernick both removed their closes but didn't have sex. Kaepernick later left the room and the woman said she couldn't remember anything after that. Kaepernick is being investigated for alleged sexual assault, but the investigation is in the "beginning stages."
Fantasy Tip: This investigation could turn out to be a real problem for Kap. Some sort of suspension will likely be handed down by the NFL if Kaepernick is found guilty of sexual assault in any capacity. Stay tuned.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:42:20 -0700
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault. Police are investigating an alleged incident that took place in Florida. Kaepernick has not yet been charged.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:55:48 -0700
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said the team is about to enter the next phase in contract talks with QB Colin Kaepernick. "We're going to work extremely hard, very diligently in trying to get something done prior to training camp," Baalke said. "That's the objective right now, as it stands."
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:49:40 -0700
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said signing QB Colin Kaepernick to a contract extension is a high priority for the team this offseason.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:19:39 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is expected to ask for at least $20 million per season if the 49ers begin contract extension talks with him. Kaepernick believes he is a top-five quarterback in the league and is willing to play out the final year of his rookie contract in order to get to free agency if he does not get what he is looking for in an extension.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 07:47:59 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers have begun negotiating a long-term deal with QB Colin Kaepernick. He's reportedly looking for a deal similar or that eclipses Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler and Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo, which pays around $18 million a year.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 07:51:26 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers began preliminary contract talks with representatives for QB Colin Kaepernick Friday, Feb. 21.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:33:04 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers goal is to reach a contract extension with QB Colin Kaepernick. That plan will come into better focus next week at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:11:52 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick thinks the Denver Broncos and QB Peyton Manning have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the Seattle Seahawks' No. 1 defense in Super Bowl XLVIII. "From what I've seen of Denver, the depth they have at receiver and the playmakers they have on offense are better than some of the defensive players in (the Seahawks') nickel defense," Kaepernick said.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:45:44 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick had choice words for Seattle Seahawks CB Richard Sherman. Kaepernick said he "was not worried" about Sherman making a choke gesture in the NFC Championship game.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 09:13:00 -0800
Former NFL QB Joe Montana thinks San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick can improve on some aspects of his game. "I like his mobility and that he's getting the ball downfield," Montana said. "But sometimes he needs to be more accurate in the pocket with pressure."
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:42:10 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson have combined for more rushing yards in five total NFL seasons (1,965 yards) than New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning have combined for in 30 NFL seasons (1,463 yards).
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:37:29 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has guided the 49ers to victories in his first three career playoff games on the road. Former Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme is the only player in history with more (four).
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 23:33:53 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick had one of his worst games as an NFL player the first time the 49ers played the Carolina Panthers. In that game, he completed 11 of 22 passes for 91 yards and no touchdowns. The Panthers also sacked Kaepernick six times and intercepted one of his passes. Kaepernick completed passes to six receivers against the Panthers. However, three of those players aren't on the roster or are out for the season -- WR Mario Manningham, WR Kyle Williams and WR Bruce Miller.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 02:54:05 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick threw for 228 yards in his team's 23-20 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 5. Kaepernick had a 28-yard touchdown pass to TE Vernon Davis, and he also ran for 98 yards in the win.
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 10:52:27 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown wanted to draft QB Colin Kaepernick, but was overruled by new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, who wanted to draft QB Andy Dalton.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:29:08 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has a 57.2 completion percentage that ranks only ahead of New York Jets QB Geno Smith (55.4 percent), Houston Texans QB Case Keenum (54.3) and Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden (52.8). However, Kaepernick is not worried because of the team's 9-4 record. "We won, and that's all that matters," Kaepernick said following his team's win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 16:30:52 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (back) fully participated in practice Saturday, Nov. 23, and is listed as probable for Week 12.
Fantasy Tip: It appears Kaepernick will be able to play this week and should be considered a solid starting option at quarterback.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:35:56 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (foot) was listed as a full participant in practice Friday, Nov. 22.
Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick has a very favorable matchup, as the Washington Redskins are ranked 19th in the NFL against the rush, and 26th against the pass, allowing 274.9 yards per game through the air with 19 passing TDs allowed. Kaepernick is a low-end No. 1 fantasy option for Week 12.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:00:46 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 21.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:15:09 -0800
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is averaging just 4.1 yards on 53 pass attempts in the last two weeks.