Colin Kaepernick | QB | San Francisco 49ers
Posted: 11/26/2013 12:19am et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 15-of-24 passes for 235 yards, 3 TDs and no interceptions Monday, Nov. 25 in a 27-6 rout of the Washington Redskins. He also added 20 rushing on 6 carries.
Huddle Up: Kaepernick topped 200 passing yards for the first time in 5 games and he had his best fantasy passing game since his 412-yard, 3-TD Week 1 outing. Maybe all it took was matchup against the leaky Skins defense, and hopefully most of his fantasy owners were able to take advantage.
Posted: 10/22/2013 8:11pm et
The San Francisco 49ers were successful on many zone-read runs in their victory over the Tennessee Titans in Week 7. QB Colin Kaepernick had a 20-yard rushing touchdown and finished with 68 yards on 11 runs. His running also opened up throwing lanes on the perimeter for the receivers. WR Anquan Boldin had five catches for 74 yards, and he thought he pistol scheme allowed for one-on-one matchups on the outside."It makes defenses declare," Boldin said of the quarterback-driven runs. "Are you going to be bringing an eighth guy down in the box to stop the run or are you going to stay with seven guys? It definitely clears things up for us. It allows us to throw the ball outside as well."
Huddle Up: Kaepernick's 68 rushing yards were his second-highest total of the season and his rushing TD was his first of year. That alone will increase Kaepernick's fantasy production, and it should also open more passing lanes for the QB, who has only eclipsed the 200- passing-yard mark once since his 412-yard season opener.
Posted: 9/27/2013 1:07am et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 15-of-23 passes for 167 yards and TDs to WR Anquan Boldin and TE Vernon Davis on Thursday, Sept. 26 in a 35-11 win over the St. Louis Rams.
Huddle Up: Yeah, we know these numbers aren't why you reached in drafts to select the much-hyped Niners QB but they're sure a lot prettier than 277 yards, 0 TDs and 4 interceptions -- Kaepernick's totals from the previous 2 weeks. Take it as a sign that the young QB is coming back around.
Posted: 9/23/2013 5:01pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick finished with just 20 yards rushing and had only 86 yards passing midway through the fourth quarter of the team's ugly loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3.
Huddle Up: It was ugly. Kaepernick probably missed Vernon Davis, and the 49ers did him no favors by abandoning the run after initial success. We thought he would bounce back in a big way against the Colts, who don't have a great defense. He is a good buy-low candidate right now.
Posted: 9/19/2013 1:02pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was listed on the injury report Wednesday, Sept. 18, due to a foot injury, but he was able to take part in a full practice session.
Huddle Up: Kaepernick no doubt also has some injured pride after a woeful fantasy showing on the road last week against the Seattle D, but look for him to bounce back strong against the visiting Colts this Sunday.
Posted: 9/16/2013 2:32pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick had the worst game of his young career in the loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2, throwing for only 127 yards and turning the ball over four times.
Huddle Up: The Colts will be some sugar this week after the medicine Seattle gave Kaepernick last night. Buy low if you can.
Posted: 9/15/2013 5:27pm et
The Philadelphia Eagles nearly traded for San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick for a second-round pick before the 2012 NFL Draft. They backed out because they believed they could draft Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, whom they allegedly built their entire draft around.
Huddle Up: All the better for the 49ers, who dodged a bullet there. The Eagles are doing alright with Michael Vick, for now.
Posted: 9/5/2013 2:54pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick vastly improved on his touch passes in the offseason. TE Vernon Davis called him a completely different player in terms of his touch and precise decisions in the offseason.
Huddle Up: Kaepernick has been the seventh QB selected in drafts on average this summer and as long as he keeps producing on the ground, they won't mind his completion percentage doesn't improve from his 62-percent clip of 2012.
Posted: 8/16/2013 11:16pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick barely made a cameo in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 16, against the Kansas City Chiefs. He was limited to one offensive drive and just five snaps, and he has played a total of 17 snaps through the first two exhibition games.
Huddle Up: Expect Kaepernick to see extensive action in the 49ers' third preseason game against Minnesota next Sunday. Teams have different approaches to the preseason and Jim Harbaugh obviously doesn't want to risk getting Kaepernick injured in the first two games. He'll likely play into the third quarter against Minnesota.
Posted: 2/6/2013 3:19pm et
San Francisco 49ers WR A.J. Jenkins is expected to join QB Colin Kaepernick for offseason workouts as he looks to improve his overall game. "Obviously, I want to contribute a lot more than I have been," Jenkins said. "So I'm going to make that happen and come back bigger, faster, stronger." Jenkins only was active for three games in the regular season. He was in uniform during the playoffs but had no passes thrown his way, and he played three snaps in Super Bowl XLVII.
Huddle Up: It was essentially a lost season for the 49ers' first-round pick, but with Randy Moss on the downslope of his career and Mario Manningham coming off a serious knee injury more will be expected of Jenkins in 2013. Working with the starting QB is a step in the right direction, though it's far too early to throw a "fantasy sleeper" tag on the third passing-game option of a run-first team.
Posted: 2/4/2013 12:02am et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was 16-of-28 for 302 yards, a TD and an interception to go along with 62 rushing yards and a TD on 7 carries in the team's 34-31 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3.
Huddle Up: Much like his preceeding 2 postseason games, Kaepernick started slow, throwing a costly second-quarter interception, but the second-year QB bounced back strong and nearly rallied his team from a 22-point deficit. Kaepernick definitely did nothing but validate Jim Harbaugh's controversial in-season QB switch and his fantasy future is glowing with his potent combo of passing/rushing skills.
Posted: 1/31/2013 10:54pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has thrown for 230-plus yards in each of his last four games, the longest streak by a 49ers quarterback since 2004.
Huddle Up: Take note, Ravens as well as all of those who tend to focus only on the QB's rushing stats.
Posted: 1/24/2013 10:05pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has applied to trademark 'Kaepernicking,' the quarterback's touchdown celebration in which he kisses his bicep.
Huddle Up: If Kaepernick keeps up the pace, and the Niners keep winning games, Kaepernicking even has the possibility of leaving Tebowing in the dust.
Posted: 1/13/2013 12:58pm et
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick dominated against the Green Bay Packers in the team's NFC divisional win Saturday, Jan. 12. He ran for 181 yards, which is an NFL quarterback record, and had two rushing touchdowns. He also threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns with an interception that was returned for a touchdown. On the evening, the 49ers piled on 579 yards of offense, with 323 yards coming from the running game. He rushed for 107 yards on 11 carries during the first half alone. Kaepernick said the team's offensive line did an amazing job during the game.
Huddle Up: Everyone wanted to see what Kaepernick would bring to the table in his first playoff start, and he delivered a buffet in scorching the Packers, a trendy upset pick. Even should the QB and the Niners fail to reach the Super Bowl, Kaepernick will be among the hottest fantasy QB draft prospects next summer.