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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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49ers re-signed WR Jeremy Kerley to a three-year, $10.5 million contract.
Kerley, 28, led San Francisco in catches (64) and receiving yards (667) last season. A replacement-level or slightly better slot receiver, Kerley's numbers will likely take a hit under new OC Kyle Shanahan, whose offense is predicated on play-action shots and doesn't funnel the ball into the slot. The 49ers are also known to be in hot pursuit of free agent Alshon Jeffery. Torrey Smith is San Francisco's only other wideout with any meaningful track record. Mar 4 - 2:43 PM

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Jeremy Kerley caught 6-of-8 targets for 61 yards in the 49ers' Week 17 loss to the Seahawks.

The fact that we had to do Rotoworld blurbs on Kerley every single week this season is a testament to the 49ers' lack of wide receiver talent. Kerley finished the year with just under 700 yards. A low-upside slot player, the 28-year-old's contract is up and he will be a mildly intriguing 2017 free agent.
Jan 1 - 8:11 PM

Jeremy Kerley nabbed five-of-nine targets for 62 yards Saturday in the 49ers' Week 16 win over the Rams.

All of Kerley’s catches came in the second half as the 49ers overcame a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to win the game. The 62 yards Kerley recorded were his most since Week 10 against the Cardinals. Kerley has drawn at least eight targets in three straight games and seems to finally be earning Colin Kaepernick’s trust. He’ll look to end a six-game touchdown drought next week against the Seahawks.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 08:35:00 PM

Jeremy Kerley reeled in five-of-eight targets for 28 yards Sunday in the 49ers' Week 15 loss to the Falcons.

He led the Niners in targets but obviously not much came of it. Kerley has managed a paltry 78 receiving yards despite drawing a combined 16 targets over the last two weeks. That’s kind of hard to do. He’ll carry a five-game touchdown drought into next week’s Christmas Eve matchup against the Rams.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 08:41:00 PM

Jeremy Kerley caught 5-of-8 targets for 50 yards in the 49ers' Week 14 loss to the Jets.

In this #RevengeGame against his former team, Kerley came away as the 49ers' leading receiver but dropped a pass for a would-be long gain in the second quarter and racked up short catches close to the line of scrimmage beyond a 27-yarder. Kerley's opportunity rose when Vance McDonald (shoulder) left and did not return. Kerley will be the best bet for receiving production in the 49ers' pass-catcher corps in Week 15 against the Falcons.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:39:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 05:25:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 06:31:00 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.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 09:13:00 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.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 08:00:00 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.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 08:59:00 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.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 07:48:00 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.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 05:49:00 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
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 10:34:00 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.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 03:14:00 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.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 04:33:00 PM

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