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Anquan Boldin | Wide Receiver

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/3/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
College: Florida State
Contract: view contract details

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Anquan Boldin secured 9-of-12 targets for 137 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' Week 12 win over the Redskins.
Boldin turned in one of this game's highlight-reel plays late in the fourth quarter with a powerful 29-yard reception at the end of which "Q" drew a 15-yard unnecessary roughness flag. The catch set up Carlos Hyde's game-winning four-yard TD run. Proving to be a steal based on where he was drafted this fall, Boldin has been the lone consistent target in Colin Kaepernick's passing game. He does have a difficult Week 13 matchup on deck against Seattle. Nov 23 - 7:42 PM

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Anquan Boldin caught five passes for 53 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Giants.

Boldin was a chain-moving beast, catching passes with defenders draped all over him and then fighting his way for first downs. In other words, another day at the office for a guy with at least five catches in five straight games. Boldin will be a better bet for a touchdown and more room for YAC in a home game against the Redskins in Week 12, making him a strong WR3.
Nov 16 - 5:19 PM

Anquan Boldin caught 6-of-15 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's Week 10 win over the Saints.

Boldin drew seven more looks than any other 49er. Uncharacteristically, however, he also committed three drops. Either way, the 95 yards were his most since Week 1, while he's now cleared 90 in 3-of-4 games. Boldin has been Colin Kaepernick's No. 1 receiver, and that doesn't appear poised to change. He'll be a high-end WR3 against the Prince Amukamara-less Giants in Week 11.
Nov 9 - 5:30 PM

Anquan Boldin caught 6-of-7 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown against the Rams Week 9.

Boldin drifted open on a Kaepernick rollout in the second quarter and walked in for a 27-yard score. It was only his second touchdown of the year. Through eight games Boldin is on pace for 90 catches for 1080 yards and four touchdowns.
Nov 2 - 8:14 PM

Anquan Boldin had seven catches for 50 yards in Week 7 against the Broncos.

With Chris Harris locking down Michael Crabtree, Boldin was targeted a team-high 10 times. He dropped a touchdown in the second quarter, and was also called for a penalty that cost the 49ers another score. Boldin remains just a low-upside WR3/4. He isn't a must-hold with the 49ers on a bye in Week 8.
Oct 20 - 1:19 AM

Anquan Boldin caught seven passes for 94 yards and one touchdown in the 49ers' Week 6 win over the Rams.

Boldin saw a team-high nine targets as Colin Kaepernick's safety valve over the middle and when the 49ers needed a first down. He found the end zone from 11 yards out in the third quarter on a play where Kaepernick bought time to his left and made an off-balance throw to a wide-open Boldin. He's always dominated the Rams. Boldin is a weekly WR3/4 with limited upside.
Oct 14 - 12:14 AM

Anquan Boldin caught 4-of-8 targets for 72 yards in San Francisco's Week 5 win over the Chiefs.

Boldin made some ridiculously strong-handed grabs in a low-scoring game, but is now averaging just 4.3 catches for 51 yards since his 8/99 Week 1. Boldin offers nice floor as a WR4, but not much of a ceiling.
Oct 5 - 8:00 PM

Anquan Boldin caught five passes for 62 yards in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Eagles.

It was a typical Boldin game as he made tough catches over the middle and toe-tapped on the sideline. But given the dream matchup, the final product was disappointing. Boldin still doesn't have a touchdown on the season and is on pace for just 84 catches and 896 yards. He'll be a low-end WR3 against the Chiefs in Week 5.
Sep 28 - 8:12 PM

Anquan Boldin caught 6-of-6 targets for 36 yards in San Francisco's Week 3 loss to the Cardinals.

Boldin's biggest contribution didn't show up in the box score, as he committed a devastating personal foul in the third quarter, turning a 1st-and-goal from the Cardinals' six-yard line into a 1st-and-"goal" from the Cardinals' 21. The drive ended with a blocked field goal. With Michael Crabtree back to full health, Boldin has been limited to eight catches for 70 yards over his past two games. He's a low-end WR3.
Sep 21 - 7:56 PM

Anquan Boldin had two catches for 34 yards in Sunday night's loss to the Bears.

He was targeted six times. With Michael Crabtree healthy, Boldin was the No. 3 option. Vernon Davis left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury, so Boldin could potentially see an expanded role in Week 3 against the Cardinals.
Sep 15 - 1:41 AM

Anquan Boldin led the 49ers in receiving as they bowled over Dallas in Week 1, securing 8-of-9 targets for 99 yards.

Boldin caught passes on two of San Francisco's first three offensive plays, setting the tone as San Francisco raced to a 21-3 lead on the back of Cowboys turnovers. He could have had a bigger day had the game been competitive. Although he turns 34 next month, Boldin still has arguably the strongest hands in the NFL. He's a WR3.
Sep 7 - 7:58 PM

Anquan Boldin caught 2-of-3 targets for 19 yards in Sunday's third preseason game versus San Diego.

Steady as they come, Boldin has three grabs for 29 yards through three weeks of the preseason. Boldin isn't going to light up the stat sheet with Michael Crabtree healthy and Vernon Davis as a red-zone monster, but he's still productive at 33 years old. There's a good chance he out-produces his 11th-round ADP.
Aug 24 - 6:17 PM

49ers re-signed WR Anquan Boldin to a two-year, $12 million contract with $5.5 million guaranteed.

Boldin, 33, capitalized on Michael Crabtree's 11 missed games in 2013 en route to a five-year high in catches (85) and seven-year high in yards (1,179) with seven touchdowns as the 49ers' default No. 1 wideout. Boldin can still physically dominate defensive backs on occasion, but turns 34 in the first half of next season, and last year's opportunity-inflated numbers aren't a reliable indication of what's to come. Boldin's return to San Francisco has more real-life than fantasy impact. He'll be a low-ceiling, borderline WR3 in 2014 re-draft leagues. Look for Crabtree to reemerge as the Niners' No. 1 wideout. If the season began today, the 49ers' top three receivers would be Crabtree, Boldin, and promising sophomore Quinton Patton, with Vernon Davis at tight end.
Mar 3 - 2:20 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder expects the 49ers to announce a contract agreement with free agent Anquan Boldin within the "next 24 hours."

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported roughly one week ago that the sides were "closing in on a deal." The Niners and Boldin are believed to be negotiating a two-year contract worth $10-12 million. Although re-signing Boldin would not immediately erase San Francisco's need for younger legs at receiver, it would solidify a strong starting tandem with Boldin opposite Michael Crabtree.
Mar 3 - 1:49 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the 49ers and free agent Anquan Boldin are "closing in on a deal," and a "deal is expected to get done."

The 49ers have said multiple times that re-signing Boldin is a priority, and Boldin has expressed a desire to stay in San Francisco. The two sides likely met at the Combine to get talks moving. Boldin led the 49ers in receiving in 2013 but is going on 34 years old. He's unlikely to get anything more than a two- or three-year contract. It would be a shock if Boldin didn't have a new deal by March 11.
Feb 23 - 11:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Josh Johnson
RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3Alfonso Smith
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Bruce Ellington
4Kassim Osgood
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Brandon Lloyd
3Quinton Patton
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Derek Carrier
4Garrett Celek
K1Phil Dawson