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49ers | Colin Kaepernick meets with GM, coach

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:59:36 -0800

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick met with general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan Wednesday, Feb. 22. Lynch said they had a positive conversation and that both sides left the meeting excited.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Kaepernick will pick up the option in his contract. Kaepernick has a chance to start for a team in 2017 but would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in most leagues.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick visits team headquarters

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:20:06 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick visited the team's headquarters Wednesday, Feb. 22, according to a source. Kaepernick likely was there to meet with general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick has a few more weeks to decide if he will pick up his option or if he will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Kaepernick will be available if the 49ers want to move on and could receive some interest from teams looking for starting quarterbacks. Kaepernick probably should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts and can be avoided if he is a backup.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick open to returning to SF

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:00:54 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is open to returning to the team in 2017, according to "those close to him." The 29-year-old is due to earn nearly $15 million in base salary, but he can also opt out of the deal and enter free agency, which begins on March 9. San Francisco also has the option of releasing him with little ramifications to their salary cap.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick ended up putting together a pretty nice season, finishing with 16 touchdowns versus only four interceptions, while recording a 90.7 QB rating -- his best since 2013. Furthermore, he averaged nearly 40 rushing yards per game. With a new coaching staff and general manager, San Francisco ultimately may decide to go in a different direction, but if Kaepernick still has a starting job next year, he could end up being a solid QB2 option.

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

Broncos | Denver unlikely to pursue Colin Kaepernick

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:05:18 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is not expected to be a trade target again this offseason for the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick-to-Denver looked like it was going to happen last offseason, but the compensation can never get worked out, and the Broncos ended up sticking with Trevor Siemian and drafting Paxton Lynch. Denver has reaffirmed its commitment to developing both several times already this offseason, so it appears Kaepernick will have to look elsewhere for a potential starting gig if he opts out of his deal with San Francisco.

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

49ers | Coach, GM will meet with Colin Kaepernick

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:46:04 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will meet with general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan. Kaepernick has reached out to both men.

Fantasy Tip: It would behoove the 49ers to at least attempt to get on the same page with the polarizing quarterback. San Francisco has three quarterbacks who are impending free agents. Kaep is not one of them. His running ability really keeps him on the fantasy radar, so don't completely disregard him just yet.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick still undecided

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:54:17 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has not decided if he will opt out of his contract this offseason, according to a source. Kaepernick has not talked with head coach Kyle Shanahan or general manager John Lynch at this point.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick will need to make a decision on his contract in the near future, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation. He may be able to find another starting job if he opts out and could be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback depending on his situation.

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

49ers | Colin Kaepernick likely to opt out

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:16:29 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is expected to opt out of his contract when he's eligible to do so March 2, according to a report by ESPN.

Fantasy Tip: The sands in his fantasy hourglass are growing thin after injuries have plagued him the last couple of years. He could still be a matchup play in the right situation.

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Jets | Colin Kaepernick of interest to the Jets?

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:07:33 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is entering the final year of his contract in due to have a $19.3 million cap figure, and the team can save $16.9 million in cap space by cutting or trading him. One possible destination could be the New York Jets, who named New Orleans Saints receivers coach John Morton as their new offensive coordinator Sunday, Jan. 29. Morton served as the receivers coach in San Francisco from 2011 to 2014 - Kaepernick's first four years in the league.

Fantasy Tip: Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith appear done in New York, while Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg haven't done anything to suggest they are the long-term answer. Kaepernick doesn't figure to be a long-term answer either, but he did throw for 16 touchdowns versus only four interceptions in 12 games last year. After having Jeremy Kerley serve as his top receiver in 2016, Kaepernick could surprise a bit in 2017 with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker at his disposal.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick leads team to win

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 18:04:30 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 28 of his 38 pass attempts for 266 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 16 game against the Los Angeles Rams. He also ran six times for 15 yards and a score, and added a two-point conversion.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick has thrown for 10 touchdowns over his past six games, and outside of that disastrous snow game in Chicago in Week 13 he has been a borderline low-end QB1 or must-start QB2 down the stretch in most fantasy formats.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick tosses pair of TDs

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 22:51:17 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 20 of his 33 pass attempts for 183 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 15 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He also rushed three times for 21 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick had an OK game, but he did not have a huge statistical game against the league's worst-ranked passing defense. He remains more of a QB2 in fantasy leagues headed down the stretch.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick added to injury report

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 19:10:22 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (neck) was added to the injury report but was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 15.

Fantasy Tip: The Falcons defense has given up plenty of points this year, but Kaepernick is still nothing more than a desperation QB2 in Week 15.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 49ers.com - Taylor Price

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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