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Colin Kaepernick | Quarterback | #7

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (36) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Colin Kaepernick completed 17-of-22 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' Week 17 loss to Seattle.
He added five runs for 16 yards. As was typically the case with Kaepernick under center this season, the 49ers got off to a piping-hot start before doing almost nothing in the second half offensively. Kaepernick is expected to be released in the offseason, although that decision will be made by a regime other than the one currently in place in San Francisco, as GM Trent Baalke has been fired. Kaepernick's future is as clear as mud. Jan 1 - 7:41 PM

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Colin Kaepernick completed 28-of-38 passes for 266 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while adding six carries for 15 yards and a touchdown Saturday in the 49ers' Week 16 win over the Rams.

He was sacked four times for a loss of 13 yards. Kaepernick’s late-game heroics helped erase a 13-game losing streak for the Niners, who are 2-0 against the Rams this year and winless against everyone else. Kap got off to a rough start by hurling a pathetic interception during the first quarter. He badly overthrew Garrett Celek on the play. Kaepernick’s struggles continued well into the second half before the light bulb finally turned on in the fourth quarter. He pulled the Niners to within a touchdown on a sensational 13-yard run and followed that up with a 10-yard touchdown strike to Rod Streater. Chip Kelly rolled the dice by going for two and Kaepernick rewarded him by punching in a two-yard score. Sunday marked Kaepernick’s first win as a starting quarterback since Week 6 of last season. He’ll try for two in a row next week against Seattle.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 08:31:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 20-of-33 passes for 183 yards with two touchdowns and rushed three times for 21 yards Sunday in the 49ers' Week 15 loss to the Falcons.

He was sacked twice for a loss of 18 yards. The Niners’ losing streak is at 13 and since they don’t have any upcoming games against Cleveland, it wouldn’t be a surprise if that stretches to 15 by the end of the year. Kaepernick did his usual amount of scrambling on Sunday, but didn’t make much happen aside from a pair of first-half touchdown passes. He shut down after halftime, completing just five-of-12 passes for 40 yards after the break. There’s simply no one for Kap to throw to in San Francisco. Kaepernick is probably a goner after this season, so this next two-game stretch will likely be his last with the 49ers. He’ll head to Los Angeles to face the Rams in Week 16. Hopefully you’ll be too busy with family obligations on Christmas Eve to watch that mess of a football game.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 08:43:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick (neck) is no longer listed on the 49ers' injury report for Week 15.

Kaepernick had been listed with a neck injury but it didn't cost him any practice time this week. He'll be a full-go Sunday against the Falcons. Kap has settled in as a low-upside QB2 in fantasy.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 02:19:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick was added to the 49ers' injury report with a neck issue on Thursday, but practiced in full.

It shouldn't affect Kap's Week 15 availability. Benched two weeks ago and kept in an absurd shell last Sunday, Kap has too much downside to trust as anything other than a desperation QB2.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 03:29:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 15-of-26 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown and rushed three times for 23 yards in the 49ers' Week 14 loss to the Jets.

Kaepernick came out white hot by engineering two quick touchdown drives, but the life was seemingly sucked out of the 49ers' offense after two early missed field goals by Phil Dawson. By the end of the game and into overtime, the 49ers designed no pass plays to challenge the Jets downfield and largely called runs and short pass plays to running backs that didn't have much of a chance of picking up first downs. It's fair to question the 49ers' desire to win games after they melted down in both Week 13 against the Bears and Week 14 against the Jets, the latter of which San Francisco flat-out dominated before going into a shell in the second half.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:52:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick will be the 49ers' Week 14 starter at quarterback.

The 49ers benched Kaepernick in the midst of a ludicrously bad Week 13 performance in the snow, but are wisely giving him another shot against the Jets. Kap's play had been on an upward trajectory before last week's catastrophic setback, and though it can sound like damning with faint praise, Kap has been a clear improvement on Blaine Gabbert. Regardless, the fantasy calculus has changed. Kap should now be considered at risk of in-game benchings, rendering him a risk/reward QB2 instead of the low-end QB1 he had been performing as.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 01:21:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick was benched in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to Chicago.

Kaepernick had just five attempts before getting taken out for Blaine Gabbert. He didn't complete his only pass until late in the second quarter. The 49ers didn't show any confidence in Kaepernick with bad conditions at Soldier Field. It's a huge step back after Kaepernick had a 5:1 TD/INT ratio over his last two games. Coach Chip Kelly said after the game there had not been "any discussions about" who will start moving forward.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 04:52:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Colin Kaepernick will void his contract after the season to become a free agent.

Rapoport added voiding the deal would not "rule out a return" to the 49ers next season. Kaepernick is set to make $14.5 million in base salary if he sticks around in San Francisco next season, and even after a strong finish, it is unlikely he would get much more than the $7.5 million per year Robert Griffin III landed from the Browns on the open market. Perhaps he is so ready to get away from the 49ers he will take his chances, but this is more likely a negotiating ploy.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 08:28:00 AM

Colin Kaepernick completed 29-of-46 passes for 296 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in the 49ers' 31-24, Week 12 loss to the Dolphins, adding 10 carries for 113 additional yards.

The 49ers trailed all afternoon, but this wasn't really a garbage time situation. It was Kap keeping his team in a winnable game on the road. The game nearly went to overtime, but Kap got stopped at the two-yard line as time expired. Kap and the Niners really burned the Dolphins with the read option. The 113 rushing yards were the fourth most of Kap's career (including the playoffs), and give him 373 on the year. Kap has been toeing the line between "fantasy good" and actually good. At the very least, he's been a monumental improvement on Blaine Gabbert. He'll be set up for another nice day in Week 13 against the Bears.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 16-of-30 passes for 206 yards with two touchdowns and rushed four times for 32 yards Sunday in the 49ers' Week 11 loss to the Patriots.

He was sacked five times for a loss of 29 yards. Kaepernick capped an eight-play 92-yard drive with an 18-yard touchdown to Vance McDonald with 4:56 remaining in the second quarter. That pulled the Niners to within three, though that was as close as the game would get. Kaepernick’s accuracy abandoned him in the second half as he completed just eight-of-21 passes after halftime. At one point he endured a streak of eight straight incompletions. Kaepernick delivered a few nice runs but also took several bad sacks and fumbled the ball twice (he recovered both times). At least he finished on a high note by hooking up with Shaun Draughn for a 13-yard score on the Niners’ final drive. Kaepernick won’t be an appealing streamer next week against the Dolphins.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 09:15:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 17-of-30 passes for 210 yards and one touchdown in the 49ers' 23-20, Week 10 loss to the Cardinals.

He also rushed for 55 yards and another touchdown on 10 attempts. Kaepernick's touchdown pass was a strike in the back of the end zone to a wide-open Jeremy Kerley. His touchdown run was on a bootleg to the right late in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 20-20 before the Cardinals kicked a game-winning field goal as time expired. Kaepernick seems to be getting better as the weeks go by, and he'd make for a serviceable two-quarterback league play next week at home against the Patriots. New England hasn't played much defense this season.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 07:47:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 24-of-39 passes for 398 yards with two touchdowns and one interception and rushed five times for 23 yards with one lost fumble Sunday in the 49ers' Week 9 loss to the Saints.

He was sacked once for a five-yard loss. To give this some context, it's important to know that Kaepernick had thrown for 330 yards all SEASON prior to Sunday’s outburst. Kaepernick could do no wrong in the first half, shredding the Saints for 286 yards on 14-of-18 passing. Unfortunately Kap cooled off when New Orleans dialed up the blitz in the second half. In the fourth quarter, he lost a fumble on fourth down at the Saints’ 10-yard line, though a bad snap was to blame. Kaepernick made his living off long passes, delivering touchdown throws of 47 and 65 yards in the second quarter. Teams have been gashing New Orleans through the air all season so it’s no surprise that Kaepernick had his best game against them. He’ll face a much tougher challenge next week against the Cardinals.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 08:21:00 PM

49ers coach Chip Kelly said he "would think" Colin Kaepernick will remain the starter after the bye.

Kaepernick has not been good, but the other options are going back to Blaine Gabbert or starting Christian Ponder. The 49ers are not going anywhere no matter who is at quarterback, so they might as well sit in neutral with Kaepernick running the show with the hope he magically figures it out.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 11:26:00 AM

Colin Kaepernick completed 16-of-34 passes for 143 yards, one touchdown, and one interception and rushed nine times for 84 yards in the 49ers' Week 7 loss to the Buccaneers.

He also fumbled twice -- losing one -- and took four sacks. Kap's rushing stats give him fantasy value, but he is one of the worst passers in the league and is essentially a chicken with his head cut off running around the field. He has also torpedoed the fantasy value of Jeremy Kerley. The 49ers go on their bye in Week 8. Kaepernick can be dropped in leagues where he was streamed.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 07:47:00 PM