Colin Kaepernick news, rumors and stats

 

Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 230

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Week By Week

YearTmGPass CompPass AttComp PctPass YdsPass TDPass IntRushRush YdsRush TDFum Lost
2011SFO33560.0035002-200
2012SFO1313621862.3918141036341552
2013SFO1624341658.4131972189252444
Average:1272136016821045231232
Total:38263959.785046311115793796

49ers | More read option for Colin Kaepernick?

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 13:21:05 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and the team are expected to return to more of a read-option offense in 2015 under head coach Jim Tomsula in order to take advantage of Kaepernick's running ability. There was a sense in the front offense that SF's offense had become too clunky with too many moving parts. The Niners' new offense will be intended to be simpler and get to the line of scrimmage quickly to put pressure on the defense.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick's down season in 2014 will likely make him a value pick in this year's NFL fantasy drafts. If he's allowed to do more designed runs under Tomsula, he could become much more effective for his fantasy football owners as a QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sacramento Bee - Matt Barrows

49ers | Colin Kaepernick to develop as pocket passer

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 10:00:12 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has enlisted the help of former QB Kurt Warner this offseason in order to help him develop as a pocket passer. "He's gotten by on athleticism, and he's made some great plays and had some great games. But I think the goal is in the time that I'm going to have with him is just to see where he's at and what he knows about the position and how far we can push the envelope as far as helping him develop as a pocket passer," Warner said. Kaepernick ranked 20th in the league with a career-low 86.4 passer rating this season.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick will always be intriguing as a fantasy football quarterback because of his ability to make plays with his legs, as he did often in 2014. However, he won't be a complete QB1 until he develops as a pocket passer and improves his accuracy. If he can do that, he could morph into a true QB1 for fantasy purposes.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Matt Maiocco

49ers | Colin Kaepernick to train with Kurt Warner

Tue, 06 Jan 2015 21:29:49 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will train in the Phoenix area at EXOS performance where he will study with former NFL QB Kurt Warner and quarterback coach Dennis Gile during the offseason. Warner will work with Kaepernick on film study and 7-on-7 drills.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick had a disappointing season, struggling as a pocket passer. He could be a sneaky fantasy option in 2015 if he is able to tighten up some of the deficiencies in his game during the offseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sacramento Bee - Matt Barrows

49ers | Colin Kaepernick could work with QB coach

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:40:31 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is open to the possibility of using an independent quarterback coach in the first three months of the offseason. Players aren't allowed to work with their NFL coaches from the end of the season until April 6, at the earliest. "It's hard to break habits in season," Kaepernick said. "You don't want to completely try to change something because it can throw off everything else you're doing."

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick has had a rough season as he's struggled in the passing game from the pocket. If he can work on his footwork and accuracy within the pocket, he could make strides and have a bounce-back season in 2015. In Week 17 against the Arizona Cardinals with nothing on the line for the Niners, Kaepernick is probably a low-end QB1 option at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Matt Maiocco

NFL | Jeff Garcia wants to coach

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 04:03:01 -0800

Former NFL QB Jeff Garcia, who served as a quarterbacks coach this season for the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, wants to coach in the NFL. Should he leave Montreal, he would likely serve for now as an independent QB coach, and Garcia has expressed a desire to work with San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Matt Maiocco

49ers | Colin Kaepernick owned by Seattle

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.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick less effective rushing

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Matt Maiocco

49ers | Colin Kaepernick has struggled vs. SEA

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Paul Gutierrez

49ers | Missed playoff will cost Colin Kaepernick

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Joel Corry

49ers | Colin Kaepernick praised by OC

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.

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