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49ers | Blaine Gabbert praised by Jerry Rice

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:36:25 -0700

Former San Francisco 49ers WR Jerry Rice praised QB Blaine Gabbert, who will be competing for the starting quarterback job with QB Colin Kaepernick in training camp. "I had an opportunity to meet him, and you can just tell the confidence. He feels he has a legitimate chance of being the starter. Then you got Colin Kaepernick, and I don't know if they're gonna be able to, you know, that offense of Chip Kelly because he likes to get over the ball, he likes constant movement and all of that," Rice said.

Fantasy Tip: It will be a very interesting development in training camp as to who comes out victorious in this QB battle under Chip Kelly's new high-octane offense. Whoever wins the job could be a QB2 sleeper with upside, but although Gabbert showed some poise at times in 2015, Kap's ceiling remains much higher for fantasy owners.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

49ers | All eyes will be on QB battle

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:21:18 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QBs Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick head into training camp battling for the starting job under center. Many in the organization feel Gabbert is a better fit in head coach Chip Kelly's offense, and he has a good grasp of the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is the better athlete, but Gabbert might be the better fit. Whomever wins the job in Frisco should be viewed as a Top 20 fantasy option at his position.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick excited about offense

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:41:55 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (knee, shoulder, thumb) said he is eager to run the offense that head coach Chip Kelly has brought to the team because it is similar to the one he used in college. He said he believes the new offense will give him more chances to run the ball.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick has not been able to practice this offseason because of multiple surgeries but should be ready for training camp. He will be competing with Blaine Gabbert but probably would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the job during camp.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick looking to improve play

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:25:01 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (knee, shoulder, thumb) has tried to improve his flexibility this offseason by stretching his back because it would tighten up on him in the past. He is looking to become more limber so he can be a more elusive runner, according to a source. Kaepernick is also wearing contact lenses to help his short-area vision and has a tinted visor on his helmet to protect the contacts and reduce the sunlight in his eyes.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick will have to compete with Blaine Gabbert for the starting job during training camp, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. Kaepernick probably has more fantasy value at this point, but the winner of the job should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in all leagues.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick focused on football

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:52:50 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick doesn't anticipate any issues between him and the organization this season, even after requesting a trade earlier in the year. "I'm here, I'm a 49er, I'm excited for this offseason, the work that I can put in this summer to get ready for training camp and to come in and compete," Kaepernick said. Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee), who had multiple offseason surgeries, also expects to be healthier and bulkier when training camp rolls around.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick will battle with Blaine Gabbert for the starting quarterback job in San Francisco. While Kaep is the more attractive fantasy option, neither should be viewed as a starting fantasy quarterback.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert the favorite at QB?

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:47:31 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert is the "heavy favorite" to enter the 2016 as the starting quarterback, according to NFL Media columnist Michael Silver. QB Colin Kaepernick is "allegedly in competition" with Gabbert for the starting job. "He's loved in this locker room," Silver said of Gabbert. "He did a lot of good things last year and I'd be shocked if he's not the starter in the opener."

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick's surgeries in the offseason have kept him from taking part in organized team activities, so the real competition under center will take place in training camp. Kap has better physical abilities and more fantasy upside, but if he doesn't show well in camp, Gabbert could open Week 1 as the starter. There is upside for whoever starts in Chip Kelly's system, but neither should be taken as a pure QB1 in fantasy drafts this fall.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Dan Hanzus

49ers | Colin Kaepernick to do individual drills

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:45:15 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) isn't cleared to take part in the minicamp, but head coach Chip Kelly said that Kaepernick will do individual drills on the side.

Fantasy Tip: Kap is slowly making progress from the injuries he suffered in his forgettable 2015 campaign, but he should be good to go for training camp at the end of July. Barring a meltdown or setback with his injuries, he should win the starting job over Blaine Gabbert. In Kelly's up-tempo offense, Kaepernick has upside, but nobody should be drafting him as a straight up starting fantasy QB.

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49ers | Niners QBs similar says Chip Kelly

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 10:53:17 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QBs Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert are on similar ground, according to head coach Chip Kelly. "I think they're similar," Kelly told KGMZ-FM. "They have a similar skill set. They're both 6-foot-4-plus. They both can really run, which will help keep plays alive. Obviously we're not a quarterback-run offense, but if the quarterback can run, you can use a little of that to your advantage. And they both have extremely strong arms. So, from a skill set standpoint, the two of them are kind of cut out of the same mold."

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is coming off a frustrating 2015 season that ended prematurely due to multiple injuries. But when healthy, he has more upside in real life and in fantasy than Gabbert does. Kelly's new up-tempo offense could be a great fit for Kapernick as he looks to rebound, but nobody should be willing to invest anything more than a midrange fantasy backup selection on him.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick out for minicamp

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:54:59 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) won't be cleared for minicamp this week, but the team is hoping he receives clearance closer to training camp.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is the type of pick you take late in drafts as a low-end backup in hopes that you can catch lightning in a bottle if your starter flames out or is injured.

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49ers | No timetable for Colin Kaepernick

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:49:13 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) does not have a timetable for when he will be cleared for football activities, according to offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins. Modkins said it's important that Kaepernick is cleared when he's healthy.

Fantasy Tip: The waiting game continues for Kaepernick and the 49ers. If San Francisco doesn't think Kaepernick can get fully healthy in time for training camp or the regular season, then Blaine Gabbert could be given the reins, if only temporarily. Neither one should be drafted as a starting fantasy quarterback, however.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick still not ready

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 05:40:15 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, knee, thumb) has still not been cleared to participate in practice but he has reported for every organized team activity this offseason. Kaepernick has been taking mental reps during practice. He is scheduled to receive a $400,000 bonus if he participates in at least 90% of the offseason workouts. Kaepernick may not receive clearance for full participation for the mandatory minicamp in a few weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick may not practice until training camp and will have to compete with Blaine Gabbert for the starting quarterback job. He has had success in the past and could be the leading candidate for the job at this point. Kaepernick probably will be a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues if he is a starter.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick not falling behind

Tue, 17 May 2016 12:35:35 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) is not falling behind QB Blaine Gabbert despite still rehabilitating his injuries, according to head coach Chip Kelly. "[Kaepernick] has a great grasp of what we're doing," Kelly said. "I'm really impressed by both [Gabbert] and him and their intelligence and being able to pick up what we're trying to do." Kelly said he hasn't set a timetable for when the starter will be announced.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is still the most attractive fantasy option, but he may not start, obviously. Gabbert has disappointed throughout his career, but he'll have more intrigue in Kelly's offense. Neither are worthy of QB1 consideration, though.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick working hard

Tue, 17 May 2016 10:02:12 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) has made a good first impression with his work ethic to the new coaching staff, despite asking for a trade earlier in the offseason. He could wind up starting in Week 1. "Works his butt off in rehab, great with the coaches, learning the offense quickly, I like him a lot," one coach said.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick's fantasy value is the lowest it has been since he took over as starter a few seasons ago. He still has a cannon, and the fast-paced offense Chip Kelly brings could benefit him in getting the ball out. The weapons around him are still pretty questionable, and he's a midrange QB2 seeking a revival.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Bob Holtzman

49ers | Colin Kaepernick to compete when healthy

Sat, 14 May 2016 17:27:23 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) will compete with QB Blaine Gabbert for the starting quarterback job once training camp begins and Kaepernick is closer to full strength, head coach Chip Kelly said.

Fantasy Tip: If Kaepernick wins the starting gig, his dual-threat ability gives him intriguing upside in Kelly's offense, and he would be worth taking a chance on as a QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - Cam Inman

49ers | San Francisco not ready to name QB

Fri, 13 May 2016 13:39:12 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) and QB Blaine Gabbert are expected to compete for the starting quarterback job during training camp, and head coach Chip Kelly said he has no idea who the starting quarterback will be in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick likely will be limited during offseason workouts because of several surgeries, so he will not compete with Gabbert until camp. Gabbert posted decent numbers in eight games in 2015, but Kaepernick likely would be a better option for fantasy owners if he starts. Kaepernick appears to be the leading candidate and can be a decent No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the job, while Gabbert would be a low-end No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick not cleared yet

Fri, 13 May 2016 13:17:30 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) has not been cleared to fully participate in offseason workouts at this point but may be able to participate during the mandatory minicamp in June.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick likely will have to compete with Blaine Gabbert for the starting job during training camp. Kaepernick has had success in the past and could play well in Chip Kelly's offense. Owners should monitor the situation because Kaepernick could be a decent No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick's rehab on track

Thu, 05 May 2016 21:38:41 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) is doing an "awfully good job" with his rehab, according to general manager Trent Baalke.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick's dual-threat ability could allow him to thrive in Chip Kelly's system, but he is far from a sure thing. Draft him as a high-upside lottery ticket once you have a stable starting quarterback.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick resumes throwing

Tue, 03 May 2016 19:56:44 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) has resumed throwing a "bit", according to a league source Tuesday, May 3, and it appears he will stay with the team to compete with QB Blaine Gabbert for the starting job. Kaepernick was discussed in trade talks with other clubs, including the Denver Broncos, but after the 2016 NFL draft it appears he is now staying put. The Broncos added a quarterback in the first round, as did the New York Jets, another potential landing spot for Kaepernick.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick could flourish under Chip Kelly in his up-tempo offense, so it will be an interesting race to watch in training camp and the preseason. Blaine Gabbert isn't nearly as mobile. Whomever wins the job, they're still nothing more than a QB2 in most fantasy formats.

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

Broncos | Denver unlikely to pursue big-name QB

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:28:33 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford are unlikely to be pursued by the Denver Broncos after the team selected QB Paxton Lynch with the 26th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft, but Denver could still add a veteran quarterback at some point.

Fantasy Tip: Lynch is no lock to start as a rookie, and even if he does beat out Mark Sanchez for the starting gig, he would be a low-end QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Kaepernick trade unlikely by Sunday

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:15:58 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is not expected to be traded to the Denver Broncos by Sunday, May 1, as there have been no talks of late.

Fantasy Tip: There could still be a successful trade, but it just doesn't seem likely to happen this weekend. Kaepernick has QB1 potential with the 49ers or Broncos, but it's safer to take him as a backup fantasy quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 9News.com - Mike Klis

Broncos | Colin Kaepernick to DEN still likely?

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:32:00 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is likely to be acquired by the Denver Broncos, in the opinion of ESPN analyst, and former NFL executive, Mark Dominik. Dominik said Wednesday, April 27, on ESPN's Russillo and Kanell, that when Kaepernick met with Broncos team president John Elway, the parameters of a deal and a contract were likely mapped out. Dominik said it didn't benefit the 49ers to let Kaepernick visit the Broncos if a deal wasn't going to happen.

Dominik opined that he thinks a trade could happen Friday, April 29, or Saturday, April 30, because the 49ers are likely set on drafting a quarterback in the first three rounds.

Fantasy Tip: The most upside Kaepernick could possess in fantasy, realistically speaking, would be in the Denver offense. If he lands there, he'll still be a QB2 in fantasy, but he could be an option to plug in your lineups on your starter's bye week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Mark Dominik

49ers | Colin Kaepernick not throwing

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:29:49 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) is attending the team's voluntary minicamp this week but hasn't resume throwing.

Fantasy Tip: Kap should be healed in plenty of time for training camp this fall. Which team he's playing on by then is the bigger question, as the Niners haven't ruled out trading him during the draft, which begins tomorrow. The Denver Broncos are the most likely to trade for him, and it'd be the best news for his fantasy value, but he should only be considered a QB2 with upside for more in that scenario.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick trade may still happen

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:07:40 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick could still be traded this week, according to general manager Trent Baalke.

Fantasy Tip: The Denver Broncos would give Kaepernick the most fantasy upside, but he'll be a QB2 wherever he resides.

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Broncos | DEN talks with Kaepernick at a standstill

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:24:27 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's trade discussions with the Denver Broncos are dormant, according to Broncos president John Elway.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick's fantasy value would be at its peak with the weapons in Denver giving him some upside. Either way, he's a fantasy backup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Cameron Wolfe

49ers | Colin Kaepernick could still be traded

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:26:08 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick may still be traded this offseason, according to general manager Trent Baalke. Baalke said he would never say never in regards to a trade, but he does not want to package Kaepernick as part of a trade. Baalke added that the 49ers still want Kaepernick on the roster, but he has not completely ruled out trading the quarterback.

Fantasy Tip: Trade talks could ramp up on or around draft day, but it looks like Kaepernick may be staying in the bay area. There is good reason to be excited about Kaepernick in new head coach Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense, but Kaep should still not be considered a QB1 in the fantasy realm.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Steve Wyche

Broncos | Colin Kaepernick trade done?

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:28:00 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's trade to the Denver Broncos could be done, in the opinion of ESPN analyst Mark Dominik. The deal likely hinges on the 49ers drafting a quarterback.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick would have the best opportunity in Denver to recapture his fantasy success. The amount of options at his disposal there can't be matched by teams needing a quarterback. He'll be a QB2 in fantasy regardless, however.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Mark Dominik

Broncos | Josh McCown could land in Denver

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:16:03 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown could be an option for the Denver Broncos if the Broncos can't acquire San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick.

Fantasy Tip: McCown looked good early last season and would have a lot to work with in Denver. He's pretty limited from a fantasy perspective, though, and he'd be a backup regardless.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Broncos | Competition doesn't worry Mark Sanchez

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:58:23 -0700

Denver Broncos QB Mark Sanchez isn't worried about the possible competition from San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick if Kaepernick is traded to the Broncos. Sanchez is focused on making the most of his opportunity and competing for the starting quarterback position. "I will be friendly and professional with whoever is there. But I want this bad. Really bad," Sanchez said. "I want what [Denver] experienced last year."

Fantasy Tip: The Broncos are still at an impasse with a Kaepernick trade, so Sanchez looks to be the favorite to start for now. If a trade falls through, Denver will likely draft a quarterback. They may even draft one if they trade for Kaepernick. The bottom line is that Mark Sanchez is not in starting fantasy quarterback territory.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Terms of Kaepernick deal an issue

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:31:03 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and the Denver Broncos have financial issues and issues on the term of the deal in the way of a potential trade. The Broncos want to pay $14 million over two years and they want to retain the final two years of Kaepernick's deal beyond that.

Ideally for Denver, Kaepernick would take a pay cut on his guaranteed money and would still be bound to the Broncos. In the eyes of the 49ers, the Broncos are asking for too much, but a more reasoned restructure could rekindle negotiations.

Fantasy Tip: A successful trade between Denver and San Francisco is looking more unlikely as each day passes, but something could still get done closer to draft day if the Broncos and/or 49ers start feeling more desperate. Kaepernick has QB1 potential with his dual-threat ability, but it's safer to draft him as a QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Broncos | Colin Kaepernick would cut pay in 2016

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 07:13:57 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is willing to take a pay cut in 2016 to facilitate a trade to the Denver Broncos, but he's not willing to slash his pay in 2017. The Broncos are offering Kaepernick a $7 million salary in 2016 and 2017, according to a source. His contract with the 49ers pays a base salary of $11.9 million for the 2016 season and $14.5 million in 2017.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is a fantasy backup regardless, but the Broncos have weapons that could allot him some upside.

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Broncos | Colin Kaepernick refused pay cut

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:19:13 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will not take a pay cut in order to be acquired by the Denver Broncos, nor will the 49ers pay off part of the deal to make a trade happen.

Fantasy Tip: A trade is looking more unlikely with Kaepernick returning to San Francisco and with this news. The Broncos will have to pay up if they're desperate enough to acquire Kaepernick, but they may start looking at other options. Even if Kaepernick stays with the 49ers under new offensive-minded head coach Chip Kelly, he's too risky to draft as a QB1.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick reports for workouts

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 10:14:30 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has reported for the start of the 49ers' offseason workout program Monday, April 4.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick has been linked to the Denver Broncos in trade talks but will work out with the 49ers for the time being. He probably will be the starting quarterback for either the 49ers or Broncos in 2016 and likely will be a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

49ers | Workout bonus for Colin Kaepernick?

Sun, 03 Apr 2016 11:25:26 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has a $400,000 offseason workout bonus due Monday, April 4, for 90% attendance. He may not show up depending on the status of a possible trade with the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick may not think showing up to offseason activities will be worth the bonus if he's going to get paid and will be leaving the 49ers anyway. The Broncos and 49ers seem to be closing in on a trade if Kaep's contract can get worked out. As said before, though, Kaepernick should not be regarded as a QB1 whether he stays or goes.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Broncos | Denver wants Kaep relief from 49ers

Sun, 03 Apr 2016 08:26:31 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is owed $11.9 million in 2016, and the Denver Broncos want the 49ers to pay $4.9 million of his salary to facilitate a trade. The 49ers have been unwilling, according to a source. A high-level source says "it would take two seconds" for the teams to finalize the proposed deal. The compensation in the trade is a non-issue, per sources familiar with deal. It will be a mid-round pick and sources from both teams said that will not be any holdup and they can "finalize it with one phone call."

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick will be a backup in fantasy, but Denver would provide him the best situation for upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Broncos | Colin Kaepernick trade nearing?

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 16:02:53 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick may be on the verge of getting traded, as the Niners and Denver Broncos have agreed on the parameters of a trade, according to a source. The completion of the trade hinges on Kaepernick's willingness to accept something significantly less than the $11.9 million base salary he is due to make this season.

Fantasy Tip: Denver reportedly wants Kaepernick to take a $5 million paycut, so this may take some time and the Broncos may need to throw in some incentives in order to make it happen. Assuming the deal happens, Kaep makes for an interesting high-upside QB2 option with a pair of game-breaking receivers in an offense that typically thrives with a mobile strong-armed quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Broncos | Denver not trading high pick

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 12:21:27 -0700

San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick would need to restructure his deal and he and the Denver Broncos would have to bridge the gap on an acquisition price in order for a trade to work out. Additionally, the Broncos are not interested in trading their second-round draft pick as part of a potential deal.

Fantasy Tip: The Kaepernick saga continues for Denver. Both sides seem to be getting closer on a trade, but there are still issues to resolve, obviously. Kaepernick has the talent to achieve QB1 numbers with his dual-threat ability if he stays healthy, but he should not be in the QB1 conversation this offseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Colin Kaepernick trade not imminent

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 11:26:49 -0700

Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick and Denver Broncos general manager John Elway got to know each other better and talked about Kaepernick's contract when they met in Denver Thursday, March 31. A trade is still not imminent, however, as obstacles remain.

Fantasy Tip: Negotiations could escalate as the NFL Draft nears, but the Broncos and 49ers are taking their time. While San Francisco is open to trading Kaepernick, they are also willing to keep him and use him as their starter in new head coach Chip Kelly's potent offense. He'll probably start in either place, but, again, he shouldn't be starting on fantasy teams.

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

Broncos | Colin Kaepernick would need new deal

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 11:13:55 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick would need to agree to restructure his deal if a trade occurred with the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Tip: As stated earlier, no matter where Kaepernick plays in 2016, he shouldn't be trusted as a starting fantasy quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

49ers | John Elway met with Colin Kaepernick

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 10:07:20 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick met with Denver Broncos general manager John Elway at Elway's home in Denver Thursday, March 31, according to a source. Kaepernick and Elway have met twice since March 15, and Kaepernick has spent his offseason rehabilitating in Vail, Colo.

Fantasy Tip: The Broncos aren't giving up on Kaepernick just yet as they are still somewhat desperate for at least one more quarterback. Negotiations between the Broncos and 49ers could heat up as the draft inches closer. Wherever Kaepernick plays, though, he shouldn't be trusted as a QB1.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick's salary guaranteed

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:14:37 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was not released prior to the deadline Thursday, March 31, and Kaepernick's $11.9 million will now be fully guaranteed for 2016. Kaepernick could still be traded, however, especially as the NFL Draft nears.

Fantasy Tip: The 49ers and new head coach Chip Kelly believe Kaepernick can be a successful quarterback in the new offense, hence why Kaepernick was not released before April 1. Whether he stays in San Francisco or if he is traded, he won't be worth drafting as a starting fantasy quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Broncos | Colin Kaepernick has to slash pay for DEN

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:53:17 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick would have to reduce his base salary to around $7 million if the Denver Broncos were to land him, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: This would be the best landing spot for him if all the stars align. Kaep will be a fantasy backup in 2016 with something to prove.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: BleacherReport.com - Jason Cole

49ers | Colin Kaepernick won't be released

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 08:21:31 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick won't be released before his April 1 deadline when his $11.9 million salary becomes guaranteed.

Fantasy Tip: Kaep will be a backup in fantasy wherever he plays in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

49ers | Colin Kaepernick staying with team

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:27:36 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will remain with the 49ers. The team would fully guarantee his 2016 base salary now if he commits to being the team's starting quarterback.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick was available in a trade earlier in the offseason but likely will be the starting quarterback for the 49ers in 2016. Kaepernick has played well at times during his career but probably will be a No. 2 quarterback in most leagues.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick to be paid even if cut?

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 18:08:25 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick could still receive his $11.9 million salary for 2016, even if he is cut before April 1. Kaepernick has had three offseason surgeries, and if a player is cut while injured, their salary becomes guaranteed. Kaepernick would have to pass a physical prior to April 1 for San Francisco to cut him and avoid paying his 2016 salary.

Fantasy Tip: San Francisco has said it plans to keep Kaepernick, and the fact that 49ers could be on the hook for his salary regardless makes it unlikely they will cut him. If he opens 2016 as San Francisco's starter, grab him as a backup quarterback and hope he blossoms in Chip Kelly's system.

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Broncos | Denver still eyeing Colin Kaepernick?

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:17:28 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's is only being pursued by the Denver Broncos at this point.

Fantasy Tip: There is no guarantee that he will ever be traded, and if Kaepernick remains with the 49ers, he would be worth grabbing as a fantasy backup for his upside alone.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert in the mix

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 09:42:02 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert's size and skill set impressed head coach Chip Kelly, who said Gabbert would be in competition with QB Colin Kaepernick to start. "He's big," Kelly said. "I'd never really dealt with Blaine because he came into the league before I came into the league, but just how big and physical and impressive he is. He's a 6-4, 245-pound guy that can really run. I thought the last part of the season he played really well. It'll be intriguing to work with him, too."

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert has very little upside in fantasy and is only a depth QB in two-QB leagues.

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Jets | NYJ not pursuing Colin Kaepernick

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 17:38:10 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is not receiving a lot of interest from the New York Jets at this point.

Fantasy Tip: The Jets still have a chance to re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick, which likely is a reason they are not looking to acquire Kaepernick. Fitzpatrick would be a solid No. 2 quarterback if he rejoins the Jets. Kaepernick probably would be a No. 2 quarterback if he stays with the 49ers and is the starter.

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Browns | Colin Kaepernick not an option for CLE

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 17:37:04 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is no longer a trade target for the Cleveland Browns since the team signed QB Robert Griffin III.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick may stay with the 49ers despite being available this offseason and may not be the starter, which would severely hurt his fantasy value. Griffin likely will have to compete with a draft pick for the Browns' starting quarterback job and probably would be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the job.

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Broncos | Denver not rushing QB decision

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:03:45 -0700

Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said the Broncos are not in a rush to add another quarterback this offseason. Kubiak said QB Mark Sanchez will learn the team's offense quickly because of his familiarity with the verbiage during his days in college, and Sanchez has been at the team facility offseason since he signed. Free-agent QBs Robert Griffin III (Redskins) and Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jets) are options, as well as trading for San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer or Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon.

Fantasy Tip: Denver will likely bring in another QB either through the draft, in free agency or via trade to compete with Sanchez for the starting role. At this point, whoever is under center in Week 1 for the Broncos will surely be more of a fantasy backup.

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49ers | Kaepernick trade not close to being done

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:48:58 -0700

A trade for San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is not close to getting done at this point, according to general manager Trent Baalke. Baalke said he has had discussions with several teams regarding Kaepernick, but they have not gone further than that.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick may be staying in San Francisco after all. Who knows what will happen between now and the NFL Draft, though. If Kaepernick does stay with the 49ers and stays healthy, he could be a borderline QB1, but he should still be drafted as a QB2.

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