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49ers | Colin Kaepernick to draw another start

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:16:55 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will get the start in Week 14 against the New York Jets, according to offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins.

Fantasy Tip: After about a month-long run as the second-best quarterback in fantasy behind Aaron Rodgers, the 49ers only allowed Kaepernick to throw five passes and run six times before benching him in the fourth quarter during what was supposed to be a very good matchup against an injury-riddled Chicago Bears defense. The Jets arguably present a better matchup and he'll be at home this time around, but the risk of trusting him outside of a contrarian play in DFS is just too high during the fantasy playoffs.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick bench in loss

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:08:39 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was benched in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 13 after he completed only one of his five passes for four yards during the game. He also sacked five times during the game and lost 25 yards. Kaepernick was replaced by QB Blaine Gabbert during the game.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Kaepernick will remain the starting quarterback or if Gabbert will take over the job. Kaepernick played well before Week 13, but owners may want to avoid the 49ers quarterback situation for the rest of the season.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick will void his contract

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:52:37 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will void his contract after the season and will become an unrestricted free agent, according to sources. Kaepernick has not ruled out re-signing with the 49ers during the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick has posted decent numbers since taking over the starting job and has six touchdowns and one interception over the last three games. Kaepernick can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback against certain opponents moving forward.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick surging on the ground

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:01:43 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is averaging 62.2 yards per game on the ground. In total, Kaepernick has 373 rushing yards on 46 attempts, including one touchdown. "He's out there, he's in control and when he sees an opportunity he's taken advantage of it," offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said. In addition to his rushing success, Kaepernick is averaging 277.5 yards per game through the air with eight touchdowns and just two interceptions.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick has been one of the most pleasant surprises in the fantasy realm after taking over as the 49ers' starter. His running ability gives him a distinct advantage over pocket passers from a fantasy perspective and he should no longer be overlooked. In fact, he should be started this week in a favorable matchup against an ailing Chicago Bears defense.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick on a binge

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:41:37 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has 1,110 passing yards and eight touchdowns on 145 passing attempts over his last four games, and all of which are the highest four-game totals of his career.

Fantasy Tip: He has completed 59.3 percent of his passes during the stretch, which is exactly his career average. Kaep isn't a surefire starting option in fantasy, but he's chucking it well right now. He has a so-so matchup against the Chicago Bears in Week 13, but he's someone to think about for a lower price in DFS.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick explosive in loss

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 14:00:53 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 29-for-46 passing for 296 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Week 12 against the Miami Dolphins. He rushed a game-high 113 yards on 10 carries.

Fantasy Tip: Kaep has been more than capable of exploiting favorable matchups in recent weeks. The Niners have midrange fantasy schedule the rest of the way, so keep him in mind for streaming and DFS purposes.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick tosses two TDs

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 22:17:44 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 16 of his 30 pass attempts for 206 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 11 game against the New England Patriots. He rushed four times for 32 yards and was sacked five times.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick had a fairly decent performance against the Patriots in rainy and sloppy conditions. The 49ers can expect better weather in their Week 12 matchup in Miami. He remains a solid QB2 in most fantasy formats.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick doesn't do much

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 21:47:33 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 17 of his 30 pass attempts for 210 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 10 game against the Arizona Cardinals. He rushed 10 times for a team-high 55 yards and a touchdown, too.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick did OK against a solid defense actually, but he'll face another challenging defense when the New England Patriots visit next weekend. Kaep remains more of a streaming option if your primary option is on a bye.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick throws for 398 yards

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 22:14:07 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 24 of his 39 pass attempts for 398 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 9 game against the New Orleans Saints. He also ran five times for 23 yards.

Fantasy Tip: It wasn't all great, as Kaepernick did lose a fumble. He entered with 330 passing yards and two touchdowns in his previous two starts combined, but this line wasn't terribly surprising considering the New Orleans Saints have a terrible pass defense. If Kaep is able to replicate this production in Arizona in Week 10 against a good defense then he can be trusted in fantasy leagues again.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick to start after bye

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:10:38 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will remain the team's starter in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints, according to head coach Chip Kelly. The team is off this week.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick has made a handful of splash plays in his two starts but hasn't produced with any consistency. Unless you're in a league that starts two QBs or are completely desperate at the position there's no reason to have Kaepernick on roster.

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

49ers | So-so game for Colin Kaepernick

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:58:02 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 16 of his 34 pass attempts for 143 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 7 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He rushed nine times for a team-high 84 yards.

Fantasy Tip: The 49ers got off to a solid start with 14 points in the first quarter, but managed just three in the final three quarters. Kaepernick hasn't provided a big shot in the arm for the offense or fantasy owners, and he is only worth rostering in the deepest of leagues and those formats which start two quarterbacks. The 49ers are off in Week 8.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick still starter

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:32:57 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will remain the starting quarterback in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick was OK in his first start of the season. What makes him attractive from a fantasy standpoint is his running ability. He led the 49ers with 66 rushing yards last week. The matchup is decent, but he is best used as a cheap play in daily formats in order to spend up at other positions.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick has decent outing

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:18:51 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick went 13-for-29 for 187 yards and one touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in Week 6. He also rushed for 66 yards on eight carries during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick had some problems completing passes during the game with 16 incompletions but was able to move the ball with his arm and legs. Kaepernick should keep the starting quarterback moving forward and could be a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

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49ers | More on Colin Kaepernick deal

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 05:50:51 -0700

Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's revised contract eliminated the injury guarantees for 2017. His 46-man roster bonuses become base salary, and he has a bonus that triggers at 50 percent playtime.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick looks significantly smaller than he did before injuries derailed him, and the Buffalo Bills hit the quarterback often. Durability will be a concern, and he's little more than a second QB in two-QB leagues in Week 6.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick restructures deal

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 14:48:40 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has agreed to a restructured contract that will eliminate the final four years of his contract and make him an unrestricted free agent after the season if he does not pick up the one-year player option, according to sources. Kaepernick's salary for 2016 remains the same, and the 49ers will not be allowed to use the franchise tag if he decides to become a free agent.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick will be the starting quarterback for the 49ers in Week 6 and likely will keep the job if he plays well. Owners may want to see how he performs in Chip Kelly's offense before considering him a fantasy option.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick to start Week 6

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:43:52 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has been named the starter for Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills due to what head coach Chip Kelly called "a football decision". He replaces Blaine Gabbert.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert has produced some respectable fantasy numbers through five starts thanks to 172 yards and two scores rushing, but he has brutal in reality. Of course, Kaepernick wasn't much better in nine games last year, but this is a move worth making for Kelly, as Kaepernick is a great fit - athletically at least - for the kind of quarterback Kelly built his resume with in the college game. Consider him an inconsistent but potential high-upside QB2 for as long as he keeps the job.

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49ers | Update on Colin Kaepernick's contract

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:37:30 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is reportedly expected to receive per-week roster bonuses as part of his restructured deal, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: This is just another indication the Niners are leaning toward starting Kaepernick over Blaine Gabbert in Week 6 and likely proof that Kaepernick wasn't starting earlier based on the large guarantees in his initial contract. Expect Kaep to be running the show against the Buffalo Bills in Week 6, although he'll be a fantasy QB2 at best for that matchup.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick restructuring deal?

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 21:00:23 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is working on a restructured deal that would alleviate concerns regarding injury guarantees in his contract, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

Fantasy Tip: By eliminating the injury guarantees, the 49ers may be more likely to play Kaepernick this season. Even if he plays, there is no guarantee he will be productive, so he is nothing more than speculative stash at this point.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert could be benched

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 05:39:17 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert's starting job will be evaluated after the Week 5 loss, according to head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly emphatically said Gabbert has performed better than QB Colin Kaepernick in practice, which is why Gabbert has started.

Fantasy Tip: Neither quarterback is worth owning in fantasy unless you're in a two-QB league.

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

49ers | Blaine Gabbert remains the starter

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:39:58 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert will remain the starting quarterback, in part, because he's better in practice than QB Colin Kaepernick.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert has been atrocious as a starter for much of his career, and he warrants no fantasy value for now.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick could start soon

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:16:15 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) may reclaim his starting job once he's back to full health, according to head coach Chip Kelly. "I don't think he's 100 percent right now, so that's why he's our No. 2," Kelly said.

Fantasy Tip: Just like he did in the preseason, Blaine Gabbert hasn't exactly done anything to run away with the job and doesn't bring nearly the same level of athleticism to the table that a fully healthy Kaepernick does. While Kaepernick probably isn't going to be the long-term answer for Kelly either, his willingness to go deep may open things up for a running game that has generated a lot of production in garbage time. He'll be a low-end QB2 at best if/when he is named the starter.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert does enough to win

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:06:38 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert completed 22 of his 35 pass attempts for 170 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams. He also ran nine times for 43 yards before giving way to backup QB Colin Kaepernick late in the fourth quarter of a blowout win.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert didn't look great, and he is a low-end QB2 in most fantasy leagues for a reason. But his running numbers were a bit of an eye opener and he could be useful down the road if he continues to jell with his receivers.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert named starter in San Fran

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 14:55:15 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert has been named the starting quarterback over Colin Kaepernick, head coach Chip Kelly announced Saturday, Sept. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Even if there was the competition in the beginning, Kaepernick was rarely ever healthy enough for long enough to make this result a surprise. Given Kelly's offensive tempo, Gabbert's mobility and the amount of time San Francisco figures to be trailing in games this season, the former No. 10 overall pick has a decent shot to return low-end QB2 value in fantasy this season.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick likely will make roster

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:04:13 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick likely will make the 53-man roster, according to sources. Head coach Chip Kelly has said Kaepernick is one of the top two quarterbacks on the roster.

Fantasy Tip: It appears Kaepernick will be with the 49ers this season, but he probably will start the season as the No. 2 quarterback since he has not posted great preseason numbers. He does not have much value at this point, but owners could consider adding him if he becomes the starter during the season.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick decent in finale

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 05:29:22 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was 11-for-18 for 103 yards and no picks or touchdowns in the last preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1. He also rushed four times for 38 yards.

Fantasy Tip: It's anyone's guess as to what Chip Kelly decides to do at quarterback, but Kaepernick has more physical tools than Blaine Gabbert. Neither are worth having as more than a low-end QB2 in two-QB leagues.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick to play in finale

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:19:16 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will play in the preseason finale, and QB Blaine Gabbert will sit out, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert appears to be the guy, but he really doesn't merit much fantasy value aside from depth. Kaepernick has more upside, but he might need a change of scenery to harness it.

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49ers | OC expects Colin Kaepernick to make team

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:01:21 -0700

San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said he expects QB Colin Kaepernick to be on the roster when the regular season starts but that it is not his decision.

Fantasy Tip: It appears that Kaepernick is losing the battle for the starting quarterback job to Blaine Gabbert, but head coach Chip Kelly said Kaepernick is still an option. He probably would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the job and can be avoided if he is a backup.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick on chopping block?

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 20:53:06 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick faces a "very big uphill battle" to make the 53-man roster, according to Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com.

Fantasy Tip: If Kaepernick is cut, Blaine Gabbert would have a little more job security. Chip Kelly has worked miracles before with quarterbacks, but Gabbert remains a speculative QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Jay Glazer

49ers | QB competition still open in San Francisco

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:48:52 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert and QB Colin Kaepernick are still competing for the starting job, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert has done little to win the job this preseason, while Kaepernick did more to create news with his pre-game actions last night than he did with his play. The winner is a good bet to carry QB2 value at various points during the season thanks to the volume of plays head coach Chip Kelly's offense usually generate.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick has quiet performance

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:38:02 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick went 2-for-6 for 14 yards in the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 26. He also rushed for 18 yards on four carries. Kaepernick said he believes he still has a chance to win the starting quarterback job.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick appears to be behind Blaine Gabbert for the starting quarterback position but still has a chance since head coach Chip Kelly has not named a starter yet. He would have more fantasy value than Gabbert but likely would only be a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues if he wins the job.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick may start Friday

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:19:33 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (arm) could start the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 26, since QB Blaine Gabbert started the first two preseason games.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick and Gabbert continue to compete for the starting job but this will be Kaepernick's first time on the field this offseason. Kaepernick would be the more valuable option for fantasy owners, but neither quarterback should be a No. 1 quarterback for owners.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick set to debut Friday

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:13:25 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (arm) is "on track" to play against the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 26, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick has flamed out over the past two seasons and is now battling for the starting job with Blaine Gabbert. Kaepernick owns significantly more upside, especially in fantasy, but he's also just returning from practice following offseason shoulder surgery and then a period of nursing soreness during his recovery. In single-QB leagues, Kaepernick and Gabbert are off the fantasy radar for now, but Kaepernick could prove to be a potential streaming option in favorable matchups before the season is done. It's a situation to monitor.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick back at practice

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:42:27 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (arm) participated in a full warmup practice Monday, Aug. 22. It was his first such participation since Aug. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Maybe now Kaep can ramp up San Fran's quarterback competition. Blaine Gabbert has been decent in the first two preseason games, but he hasn't really flashed. Kaepernick still has a chance to prove he deserves to start, but neither Gabbert nor Kaepernick are starting caliber QBs in traditional leagues.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick showing improvement

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 07:40:49 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (arm) displayed improved velocity on his passes during pregame warmups Saturday, Aug. 20, and remains on target to resume practicing this week, according to head coach Chip Kelly. The team remains hopeful that he will play in the next preseason game versus the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is engaged in a battle this preseason for San Francisco's starting quarterback job with Blaine Gabbert. Although Kaepernick has a higher ceiling, neither player should be viewed as anything more than a QB2 in traditional fantasy leagues.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick has arm fatigure

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:33:38 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (arm) is dealing with arm fatigue what had previously been referred to as a dead arm. Kaepernick has participated in some drills, but has not thrown. He will not play Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Tip: If/when Kaep does return to full strength, he'll still have to win the starting job ahead of Blaine Gabbert. It's a yawner of a quarterback battle, though, as neither one should be considered starting caliber for fantasy squads.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick to practice next week

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 08:25:23 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) will practice next week, according to head coach Chip Kelly. Kaepernick is on target to play in the third preseason game.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is battling Blaine Gabbert for the starting job. Whomever wins the job will be a QB2 in fantasy, but Kaepernick has much more upside in fantasy.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick limited

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:59:12 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (arm) participated in the handoff drills during practice Wednesday, Aug. 17, but did not participate in any of the throwing drills. Kaepernick did do some throwing on a side field.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is competing with Blaine Gabbert and will need to return to practice if he wants a chance to win the job. Kaepernick would be the better option for fantasy owners if he won the starting job, but owners should consider the winner of the job as a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick fully dressed

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 09:01:15 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) is fully dressed for practice Wednesday, Aug. 17, but has yet to throw in the early portion of practice.

Fantasy Tip: Kaep will have to beat out Blaine Gabbert for the starting job, and some reports have Gabbert substantially ahead of Kaepernick. Regardless of who wins the starting job, they'll be a QB2 in fantasy. However, Kaepernick has much more upside for fantasy.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick not practicing

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:13:56 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (arm) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 16, as he continues to deal with his dead arm. Kaepernick has not thrown a pass in six days.

Fantasy Tip: Blaine Gabbert seems to have a good hold on the starting quarterback position for now, and he may be mildly underrated with his unsung running ability. Still, don't confuse Gabbert for a starting fantasy quarterback.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick not at full strength

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:51:09 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (arm) is dealing with "a dead arm," according to sources. The 49ers hope he'll be back to full strength soon.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick has an uphill battle ahead of him as he is expected to play behind Blaine Gabbert, at least to start the season. Unless Kaepernick takes back the starting job, he can be avoided in traditional leagues.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick back next week?

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 21:31:07 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) isn't expected to be out of action much longer and could play in the second preseason game against the Denver Broncos Saturday, Aug. 20, head coach Chip Kelly said.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is facing an uphill battle to win the starting job from Blaine Gabbert. Whoever ends up starting should benefit from Kelly's system and finish as a midrange QB2.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert running away with QB job

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 15:25:33 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert has been the "landslide favorite for weeks" in his battle with QB Colin Kaepernick, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.

Fantasy Tip: Caplan notes head coach Chip Kelly "is trying to be fair" to Kaepernick by allowing the quarterback competition to go on this long, but Kaepernick likely missed too much time in the offseason to make it a fair fight. Expect Gabbert to be running the show in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams and make for a sneaky QB2 option for an offense that figures to be playing from behind a lot in 2016.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick to miss preseason opener

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 15:08:42 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) will not play against the Houston Texans on Sunday, Aug. 14, due to shoulder soreness.

Fantasy Tip: Blaine Gabbert will get the start as expected and a chance to further cement his status as the leader in the quarterback competition, while Jeff Driskel and Thad Lewis will likely take the majority of reps after the first quarter. The Gabbert-Kaepernick winner has a good shot at QB2 value this season in head coach Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense, although Kaepernick may be in a rush against time to make his case.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

49ers | Blaine Gabbert likely to start Sunday

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 10:55:07 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert appears likely to start the team's preseason opener against the Houston Texans Sunday, Aug. 14, although head coach Chip Kelly hasn't made an official announcement. QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Aug. 12, and his status for Sunday's game is uncertain.

Fantasy Tip: Whichever quarterback wins the starting job should be viewed as a low-end QB2 in the majority of seasonal leagues. Gabbert appears to have a slight edge at this point due to his knowledge of the playbook, although Kaepernick has the higher fantasy upside.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick not concerned

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:13:24 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) said he is not too concerned about his sore throwing shoulder and expects to be available for the preseason opener against the Houston Texans Sunday, Aug. 14.

Fantasy Tip: If Kaepernick can win the starting job during training camp, he will be worth a gamble as a midrange QB2.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick limited Friday

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:07:42 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Aug. 12, because of a sore shoulder. He was expected to share first-team snaps with QB Blaine Gabbert during the first preseason game Sunday, Aug. 14, but the injury may change things.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is competing with Gabbert for the starting job but likely will need to play well in the preseason if he wants to win the job. He likely would be a No. 2 quarterback in most leagues if he starts and can be avoided if he is a backup.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick misses first practice

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:30:33 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) did not participate in practice Thursday, August 11. Head coach Chip Kelly said he took a "planned rest day," though no one notified the media of this before practice. He "appeared" to injure his throwing shoulder during practice Tuesday, August 9, and did not throw well the next day, missing a few receivers by more than five yards and completing only 52% of his throws.

Fantasy Tip: There could be something brewing here, as it looks like Kapenerick's performance in Wednesday's practice was affected by a potential injury he sustained on Tuesday. At the same time, it could be something minor, and with today's day off, perhaps Kap will return to form in practice on Friday if he suits up. Either way, San Francisco's quarterback competition battle looks like more of a toss-up than anything else, and at this point in time, it's a situation that should be avoided in most standard formats regarding both Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert.

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49ers | San Francisco to split QB reps in games

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:03:58 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QBs Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick will share snaps with the first-team offense during preseason games until the team is ready to name a starting quarterback, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert appears to be the leading candidate for the starting job at this point, but Kaepernick would win the job if he plays well during training camp. Kaepernick would have more fantasy value than Gabbert if he is the quarterback, but neither player will be a starting option in fantasy leagues.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick lagging behind in race

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:12:08 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is considered a huge underdog in the race for the starting quarterback job with QB Blaine Gabbert, at least in the opinion of beat writer Tim Kawakami.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Gabbert is ahead of Kaepernick in his understanding of the offense and playbook, although this is simply opinion and ultimately it is the decision of the general manager and team president that will make the difference. The winner of the battle will be nothing more than a low-end QB2 in most fantasy formats.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick could run more

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:51:27 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has shown more of a willingness to run with the ball on zone read plays so far this offseason. Offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said those runs have not been by design. "Our offense takes what the defense gives us," Modkins said. Kaepernick and QB Blaine Gabbert are in the midst of a position battle for the starting quarterback job.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick has more fantasy value than Gabbert because of his running ability, but neither are consistent options. Whoever wins the gig should be drafted as a fantasy backup.

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