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Colin Kaepernick | Quarterback

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/3/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
College: Nevada
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Colin Kaepernick rushed seven times for 151 yards and a touchdown Week 16 against the Chargers, adding 114 yards and a score through the air.
With the 49ers dominating on the ground, Kaepernick was only asked to throw 24 times in a game San Francisco led 28-7 at halftime. Kaepernick's best play of the night was a 90-yard touchdown scramble in the third quarter. Kaepernick escaped pressure, put a move on Chargers S Eric Weddle and turned on the jets for the long score that appeared to put a stop to San Diego's comeback bid. It was all for nought, however, as two Philip Rivers' fourth-quarter touchdown passes and a Quinton Patton overtime fumble sealed the 49ers' fate. Despite the loss, Kaepernick appeared more willing to run for the second week in a row, and clearly showed the athleticism that once made him feared still exists. He is not a good real-life quarterback, but Kaepernick can be a quality fantasy option as long as he continues to run. Dec 21 - 12:25 AM

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Colin Kaepernick completed 11-of-19 passes for 141 yards in the 49ers' 17-7, Week 15 loss to the Seahawks, adding nine rushes for 46 yards.

It was another cringe-worthy performance from Kaep, who avoided turnovers, but took six sacks. Not all of them were Kaep's fault, but he continues to have a poor feel for the rush. As usual, Kaep had trouble managing the clock, burning timeouts in the first half and moving the Niners up the field at a leisurely pace with San Francisco down 10 points midway through the fourth quarter. Kaepernick's raw tools remain amongst the most intriguing in the game, but he's not progressing at a fast-enough rate as a signal caller. He won't be on the QB2 radar against the Chargers next Saturday.
Dec 14 - 7:30 PM

ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez says there's a sense around the team that San Francisco's best chance of beating the Seahawks in Week 15 is by "unleashing Colin Kaepernick's running game."

Stop us if you've heard this before. We can't even count how many times there's been speculation of "unleashing" Kaepernick. To date, it hasn't happened. And we have no reason to believe it will on Sunday. But the 49ers are desperate for wins with their playoff hopes on life support and may pull out all the stops. Kaepernick managed 130 yards rushing against Seattle in last year's NFC Championship game. For Week 15, he's not a suggested streaming option.
Dec 12 - 10:12 AM

Colin Kaepernick completed 18-of-33 passes for 174 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the 49ers' Week 14 loss to Oakland.

He added 26 yards on four scrambles, but took five sacks. The 49ers' offense seems to lack an identity and most certainly lacks rhythm, particularly in the passing game. Kaepernick has been steadily regressing since his exciting 2012 season. He lacks field vision and abandons the design of the 49ers' offense when his first read appears covered. Kaepernick also tends to run into sacks. As San Francisco travels to Seattle for Week 15, Kaepernick will be no more than a low-end two-quarterback-league play. Fire up the Seahawks' fantasy defense.
Dec 7 - 7:36 PM

Former NFL GM and current ESPN analyst Bill Polian believes "what we’re seeing this year is the incredible erosion of the running quarterback." draft guru Gil Brandt agrees, saying "I think we’re slowly, slowly going back to the age of pocket quarterbacks." Specifically, Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton have been two of the least-accurate quarterbacks in the league this season, and they've noticeably regressed or flatlined as passers. Both have cannons for arms, but don't display the touch and aren't making plays with their legs due to injuries or the realization by the coaching staffs that it's not worth the unnecessary hits after seeing Robert Griffin III tear up his knee in 2012 and ankle in 2014. SI's Peter King has a good read on the topic at the link below.
Dec 3 - 9:38 AM

Colin Kaepernick completed 16-of-29 passes for 121 yards and two interceptions in the 49ers' Thanksgiving night loss to the Seahawks.

The numbers were actually worse than that, as Kaepernick had just 90 yards passing before a meaningless final drive. It was a dreadful performance for Kaepernick. He was too quick to abandon the pocket and missed badly on several throws. The worst throw of the night was Kaepernick's first interception, which instead of hitting an open Brandon Lloyd on the back shoulder Kaepernick threw up the field into the waiting arms of Richard Sherman. Kaepernick has not scored multiple touchdowns in a game since Week 6 and has not surpassed 15 fantasy points in any game over that span. He will not be a viable QB1 even in a good matchup Week 14 against the Raiders.
Nov 27 - 11:37 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 20-of-29 throws for 256 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the 49ers' Week 12 win over Washington.

He added nine rushes for 14 yards. Kaepernick kicked off Sunday's scoring with a 30-yard TD dart to Anquan Boldin. As is all too frequently the case, Kap went in the tank thereafter, throwing a third-quarter interception on an ill-advised decision and getting bottled up as a runner. Throw in a fair of lost fumbles by the Niners' running backs and it was a disappointing day for San Francisco's Jekyll & Hyde offense, considering the opponent. Still a one-read quarterback, Kaepernick has a tendency to hesitate when the defense takes away his first read, and he becomes a random streetball-type player thereafter. Kaepernick will not be a viable fantasy QB1 when the 49ers face the Seahawks on Thanksgiving.
Nov 23 - 7:46 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 15-of-29 passes for 193 yards with one touchdown and rushed eight times for 24 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win over the Giants.

Kaepernick was not sharp once again. His best throw was a strike down the middle of the field to Michael Crabtree, who did the rest by out-running the defense for a 48-yard touchdown. Other than that, Kaep dinked, dunked and failed to find a lot of room with his legs. It was a game-managing kind of performance and his fourth straight game with just one touchdown. Kaep does have QB1 appeal in Week 12 because he has a home game against the Redskins.
Nov 16 - 5:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 14-of-32 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's 27-24, Week 10 overtime win over the Saints.

Kaepernick added four scrambles for 24 yards, though he also lost a fumble. As he did in Week 10, Kaep showed poor pocket awareness, taking a number of dubious sacks. He made just enough plays for the 49ers to steal a road victory, however, with the play of the day coming on 4th-and-10 with 1:34 remaining in regulation. Kaep eluded a collapsing pocket to find Michael Crabtree for a 51-yard completion to set up overtime. Kaep has been extremely inconsistent this season, but has a plus Week 11 matchup in the Giants.
Nov 9 - 5:04 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 22-of-33 passes for 237 yards and one touchdown in the 49ers' Week 9 loss to the Rams.

Kaepernick also lost two fumbles on the day, the final one on a goal-line sneak with only two seconds left in the game. Kaepernick was running for his life all day behind a struggling offensive line, and as a result looked uncomfortable all day. He missed open receivers, and was quick to abandon the pocket. Through eight games this season Kaepernick is on pace for 3,912 yards passing with 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and 548 yards rushing.
Nov 2 - 8:00 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 24-of-39 passes for 263 yards, one touchdown, and an interception in Sunday night's Week 7 loss to the Broncos.

He added 18 yards on three carries. Kaepernick failed to lead the 49ers to a scoring drive in the second half. His lone touchdown came on a four-yard pass to Stevie Johnson in the back of the end-zone. The 49ers' offensive line struggled to pass protect all game, and Kaepernick was sacked six times. Kaepernick will be a borderline QB1 option in Week 9 when the 49ers come out of their bye.
Oct 20 - 12:11 AM

Colin Kaepernick completed 22-of-36 passes for 343 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the 49ers' 31-17, Week 6 win over the Rams on Monday night, adding 37 rushing yards on three carries.

The 49ers struggled to get anything going much of the first half, but the wheels fell off the Rams defense after Kaepernick hooked up with Brandon Lloyd for an 80-yard touchdown behind Janoris Jenkins with 14 seconds left in the second quarter. It was mostly cake from there on out, as the 49ers moved the ball with ease. Kaep scrambled left in the third quarter and threw an off-balance 11-yard TD to Anquan Boldin before hooking up with Michael Crabtree later in the quarter for a 32-yard score. He should have had a fourth touchdown pass, but TEs Vance McDonald and Vernon Davis fought over a target in the end zone with no Rams around them, letting the ball fall to the turf. Kaepernick gets the Broncos on the road in Week 7.
Oct 13 - 11:44 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 14-of-26 passes for 201 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's 22-17, Week 5 win over the Chiefs, adding 10 rushes for 18 yards.

It was not an easy day for Kaep, who took three sacks in the face of consistent pressure. He cut down on his recent mental mistakes, however, and kept the chains moving. He found Brandon Lloyd and Stevie Johnson for big plays. Kaepernick will be in the QB1 conversation for next week's trip to St. Louis.
Oct 5 - 7:25 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 17-of-30 passes for 218 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Eagles.

Kaepernick added seven rushes for 58 yards to give his box score a nice look. But he wasn't on his game physically or mentally, missing a wide-open Michael Crabtree for an easy touchdown and bungling clock management. Through four weeks, Kaepernick is on pace to throw for 3,648 yards with 24 touchdowns and run 132 times for 748 more yards. It's a very sustainable pace for a player whose fantasy floor remains high weekly thanks to his legs. The Niners host the Chiefs in Week 5.
Sep 28 - 8:03 PM

Colin Kaepernick completed 29-of-37 passes for 245 yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions in San Francisco's 23-14, Week 3 loss to the Cardinals, adding 13 carries for 54 yards.

Kaep helped stake the 49ers to a 14-6 halftime lead, but couldn't get anything going in the second half as the 49ers self-destructed with penalties. Kaep's performance wasn't nearly as error-riddled as Week 2, but he still struggled with clock management, and sailed a few throws after the break. The rushing output was actually one of the highest of Kaep's regular-season career. Despite his up-and-down play the past two weeks, Kaep will be in the QB1 conversation for Week 4 against an Eagles defense that sweats points.
Sep 21 - 7:22 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Josh Johnson
RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3Alfonso Smith
4Phillip Tanner
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
4Trindon Holliday
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Vernon Davis
2Asante Cleveland
K1Phil Dawson