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Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers

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49ers | Frank Gore not happy with offense

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.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick ready to go

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.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick practices fully

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.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick practices

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.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick appealing fine

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Eric Branch

49ers | Colin Kaepernick played through foot injuries

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.

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

49ers | Josh X. Johnson may be No. 2 QB

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.

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49ers | Stevie Johnson impresses

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.

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49ers | No charges against Colin Kaepernick

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

49ers | Colin Kaepernick's deal is year to year

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.

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