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Jeremy Kerley | Wide Receiver | #17

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 188
College: TCU
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (153) / NYJ
Contract: view contract details

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Jeremy Kerley caught 1-of-2 targets for 18 yards in Week 13.
The 49ers struggled to pass despite trailing the entire second half. Kerley led the 49ers in receiving, but saw fewer targets than Vance McDonald (4). Even if Blaine Gabbert starts next week, Kerley won't be on the streaming radar. Dec 4 - 5:25 PM

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Jeremy Kerley caught 2-of-4 targets for 24 yards in the 49ers' Week 12 loss to the Dolphins.

It was an improvement on Kerley's 0-of-6 Week 11. Kerley hasn't been a factor since the 49ers benched checkdown king Blaine Gabbert. That's unlikely to change down the stretch.
Nov 27 - 6:31 PM

Jeremy Kerley failed to haul in any of his six targets Sunday in the 49ers' Week 11 loss to the Patriots.

Before catching seven passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in Week 10, Kerley had shown very little chemistry with Colin Kaepernick. That trend continued Sunday with a dismal showing against New England. All six of Kerley’s targets came in the second half as the Niners let a three-point halftime deficit grow to 20. Kaepernick endured a stretch of eight straight incompletions at one point, so both parties were to blame. Kerley won’t be in play as a fantasy option next week against Miami.
Nov 20 - 9:13 PM

Jeremy Kerley caught 7-of-7 targets for 71 yards and one touchdown in the 49ers' Week 10 loss to the Cardinals.

It was easily Kerley's best game since Colin Kaepernick took over at quarterback. In Kap's previous three starts, Kerley managed to catch a total of seven passes for 49 yards. On his 17-yard touchdown catch, Kerley was left wide open in the back corner of the end zone. We wouldn't buy too much into this game. Kerley isn't a reliable fantasy starter in 12-team leagues.
Nov 13 - 8:00 PM

Jeremy Kerley secured three-of-six targets for 22 yards Sunday in the 49ers' Week 9 loss to the Saints.

In a game where Colin Kaepernick threw for 398 yards, the Niners’ leading receiver was nowhere to be found. Two of his three grabs came before halftime. Kerley had some productive weeks early in the year but has averaged just 16.3 yards per game since Kaepernick replaced Blaine Gabbert under center. Kerley will be off the fantasy map next week in Arizona.
Nov 6 - 8:59 PM

Jeremy Kerley caught 2-of-5 targets for 15 yards in the 49ers' Week 7 loss to Tampa Bay.

Kerley's fantasy value was zapped when Blaine Gabbert got benched.
Oct 23 - 7:48 PM

Jeremy Kerley caught 2-of-7 targets for 12 yards in the 49ers' Week 6 loss to the Bills.

As feared, target-hog Kerley was an afterthought with checkdown king Blaine Gabbert riding the pine. Both the catches and yards were Kerley's fewest of the season. The Bucs are a solid Week 7 matchup, but Kerley's WR4 value in standard leagues should be considered evaporated until further notice.
Oct 16 - 5:49 PM

ESPN 49ers reporter Nick Wagoner believes Jeremy Kerley will remain a "primary option" in the passing game even with Colin Kaepernick at quarterback.

"Slot receivers have traditionally been a focal point of Chip Kelly's offense," Wagoner said, "and many of the Niners' route concepts are intended to free that position up." Kerley easily leads the team with 46 targets and has 14 catches for 190 yards and two scores the last two games. Kaepernick struggles with his touch and accuracy in the short (and intermediate and deep) passing game, but Kerley should still see plenty of targets. Daily Slant: The quarterback change increases the risk of rostering Kerley this week. However, his volatility combined with his last two performances and low price makes him great for tournaments. His points-per-dollar ceiling will be very high and his ownership will be suppressed, two of the best traits to have in tournament players. Kerley is a solid pivot off of Cameron Meredith.
Source: ESPN
Oct 15 - 10:34 AM

Jeremy Kerley (ankle) is no longer listed on the 49ers' injury report.

He returned to a full practice Friday after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday. Obviously he'll be fine for Sunday's game against Buffalo. Kerley was Blaine Gabbert's go-to target but it's unclear what his role will be with Colin Kaepernick under center. We have him at No. 40 in our Week 6 wide receiver rankings.
Oct 14 - 3:14 PM

Jeremy Kerley (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Kerley's status isn't in doubt for Sunday's game against the Bills, but his budding WR3 candidacy is on hold with Colin Kaepernick under center. Kap isn't near the checkdown artist that Blaine Gabbert is.
Oct 13 - 4:33 PM

Jeremy Kerley (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Kerley didn't look limited with his ankle issue last week, leading the 49ers with a 8/102/1 line. He should be fine for Week 6.
Oct 12 - 4:49 PM

Jeremy Kerley caught 8-of-13 targets for 102 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's Week 5 loss to the Cardinals.

Kerley benefitted from garbage time and comeback mode, but was getting himself open all evening. He set up a second score by drawing an end zone DPI on Tyrann Mathieu. Unquestionably the 49ers' No. 1 receiver, Kerley is now up to 26/304/2, including 14/190/2 the past two weeks. He's emerging as a top-30 receiver in PPR leagues, and a usable bench option in standard. He'll be a WR3/4 against the Bills in Week 6.
Oct 6 - 11:57 PM

49ers WR Jeremy Kerley (ankle) is active for Week 5 against the Cardinals.

Kerley's status wasn't in doubt. He's a low-end WR4.
Oct 6 - 7:01 PM

Jeremy Kerley (ankle) is questionable for Week 5 against the Cardinals.

He should be good to go after getting in a pair of limited practices Tuesday and Wednesday. Kerley figures to see a lot of Tyrann Mathieu Thursday night.
Oct 5 - 3:47 PM

Jeremy Kerley (ankle) returned to 49ers practice Tuesday, getting in a limited session.

The 49ers' nominal No. 1 receiver should be ready to go for Thursday's game against the Cardinals. He'll be a last-gasp WR5 in standard leagues.
Oct 4 - 3:49 PM

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GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
3RB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
WR11Torrey Smith
2Aaron Burbridge
WR21Quinton Patton
2Jeremy Kerley
3Rod Streater
WR31Jeremy Kerley
TE1Vance McDonald
2Garrett Celek
3Blake Bell
4Je'Ron Hamm
LT1Joe Staley
LG1Zane Beadles
2Josh Garnett
C1Daniel Kilgore
RG1Andrew Tiller
2Marcus Martin
RT1Trent Brown
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K1Phil Dawson