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Cardinals | Blaine Gabbert will start again

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:28:36 -0800

Arizona Cardinals QB Blaine Gabbert will remain the starter at least until QB Drew Stanton (knee) is back at full health, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert was a pleasant fantasy surprise in his first start of the season last week, although he did throw two interceptions. Unfortunately, Gabbert and the Cardinals face the Jacksonville Jaguars next week. Do not start Blaine Gabbert.

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Cardinals | Blaine Gabbert tosses three TDs

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:04:14 -0800

Arizona Cardinals QB Blaine Gabbert completed 22 of his 34 pass attempts for 257 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 11 against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert wasn't too shabby in his return to the starting lineup with Drew Stanton sidelined. It's uncertain if Gabbert will get another chance in Week 12 against the Jaguars, but the offense didn't suffer too much with him under center.

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Cardinals | Blaine Gabbert to start

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:30:11 -0800

Arizona Cardinals QB Blaine Gabbert will start in Week 11 against the Houston Texans.

Fantasy Tip: Drew Stanton (knee) appears unable to go due to a sprained knee. Gabbert has no fantasy luster.

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Cardinals | Blaine Gabbert takes most of the reps

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 21:08:38 -0800

Arizona Cardinals QB Blaine Gabbert received the majority of the snaps in practice on Tuesday, Nov. 14, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Fantasy Tip: While there's no official word on Drew Stanton and his knee injury, it sounds like Gabbert might get the start Sunday against the Texans. Gabbert had some decent games with the 49ers last year, but he'd be a desperation play if pressed into action in Week 11.

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Cardinals | Drew Stanton practices

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:09:34 -0800

Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (knee) participated in practice Tuesay, Nov. 14, according to head coach Bruce Arians, although it's unclear how much he was able to do. QB Blaine Gabbert did receive some first-team repetitions.

Fantasy Tip: If Stanton plays he has a terrific matchup versus the Houston Texans and would make for a sneaky start. Gabbert, on the other hand, has not played all year and cannot be trusted to start on fantasy squads.

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Cardinals | Drew Stanton could miss time

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 11:24:16 -0800

Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton (knee) suffered a sprained knee during the team's Week 10 game and could miss a week or two, according to sources. QB Blaine Gabbert will start Week 11 if Stanton remains sidelined.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor Stanton's practice participation next week to see if he has a chance to play in Week 11. Owners should avoid whoever the starting quarterback will be against the Houston Texans.

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Cardinals | Week 7 Arizona inactives

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:44:12 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals have declared RB Andre Ellington, QB Blaine Gabbert, WR Chad Williams, RB D.J. Foster, C Daniel Munyer, DL Olsen Pierre, TE Ricky Seals-Jones inactive for Week 7.

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Cardinals | Arizona's Week 6 inactives

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 11:37:02 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals have declared QB Blaine Gabbert, WR Chad Williams, RB D.J. Foster, C Daniel Munyer, DL Olsen Pierre, TE Ricky Seals-Jones, DL Robert Nkemdiche inactive for Week 6.

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Cardinals | Week 5 inactives for Arizona

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 08:43:46 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals have declared OG Alex Boone, RB D.J. Foster, QB Blaine Gabbert, OT D.J. Humphries, DT Robert Nkemdiche, WR Chad Williams, LB Scooby Wright inactive for Week 5.

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Cardinals | Week 4 Cardinals inactives

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 11:34:26 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals have declared OG Alex Boone, QB Blaine Gabbert, WR Chad Williams, RB D.J. Foster, OT D.J. Humphries, DL Robert Nkemdiche, CB Tramon Williams inactive for Week 4.

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Cardinals | Week 3 inactives for Cardinals

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:13:28 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals have declared QB Blaine Gabbert, RB D.J. Foster, OT D.J. Humphries, LB Deone Bucannon, WR John Brown, OG Mike Iupati, DT Xavier Williams inactive for Week 3.

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Cardinals | Arizona's Week 2 inactives

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:35:09 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals have declared QB Blaine Gabbert, OT D.J. Humphries, RB D.J. Foster, LB Deone Bucannon, TE Jermaine Gresham, WR John Brown, OG Mike Iupati inactive for Week 2.

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Cardinals | Arizona's Week 1 inactives

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 08:32:51 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals have declared QB Blaine Gabbert, WR Chad Williams, LB Deone Bucannon, DL Robert Nkemdiche, LB Scooby Wright, OT Ulrick John, OT Will Holden inactive for Week 1.

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Cardinals | Blaine Gabbert a long-term option for Cards?

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 17:22:57 -0700

Arizona Cardinals QB Blaine Gabbert has a chance to be the long-term answer at quarterback for the Cardinals if he continues to play at this rate, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Arians also said he would be comfortable if Gabbert has to play in the short term.

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Cardinals | Drew Stanton wins backup job

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:34:04 -0700

Arizona Cardinals QB Drew Stanton will serve as the team's No. 2 quarterback ahead of QB Blaine Gabbert, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Stanton is in his fifth season with the club.

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Cardinals | Blaine Gabbert to start Thursday

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 20:40:36 -0700

Arizona Cardinals QB Blaine Gabbert will be the starting quarterback in the preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Aug. 3, and is scheduled to play the entire first half. QB Trevor Knight is scheduled to play the entire second half of the game.

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Cardinals | Blaine Gabbert signing made official

Thu, 11 May 2017 11:54:53 -0700

Arizona Cardinals QB Blaine Gabbert officially signed to a one-year deal Thursday, May 11. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Cardinals | Blaine Gabbert signing with Arizona

Wed, 10 May 2017 16:21:22 -0700

Free-agent QB Blaine Gabbert (49ers) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals Wednesday, May 10, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Cardinals | Arizona works out Blaine Gabbert

Mon, 08 May 2017 15:56:45 -0700

Free-agent QB Blaine Gabbert (49ers) worked out for the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, May 4.

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Cardinals | Arizona talking to Blaine Gabbert

Tue, 02 May 2017 15:01:34 -0700

Free-agent QB Blaine Gabbert (49ers) has been in contact with the Arizona Cardinals, according to a source.

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49ers | Week 17 inactives for 49ers

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 12:06:39 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared OG Andrew Tiller, QB Blaine Gabbert, RB Mike Davis, CB Prince Charles Iworah, DL Tank Carradine, DL Tony Jerod-Eddie, DL Zach Moore inactive for Week 17.

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49ers | San Fran inactives for Week 16

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:11:46 -0800

San Francisco 49ers LB Tank Carradine, RB Mike Davis, DT Glenn Dorsey (knee, ribs), QB Blaine Gabbert, CB Dontae Johnson (groin), C Marcus Martin (ankle) and OT Joe Staley (hamstring) are inactive for the Week 16 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

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49ers | San Fran's Week 15 inactives

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 11:38:36 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared QB Blaine Gabbert, LB Gerald Hodges, OT Joe Staley, C Josh Allen, RB Mike Davis, DL Tony Jerod-Eddie, WR Torrey Smith inactive for Week 15.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick bench in loss

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:08:39 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was benched in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 13 after he completed only one of his five passes for four yards during the game. He also sacked five times during the game and lost 25 yards. Kaepernick was replaced by QB Blaine Gabbert during the game.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known if Kaepernick will remain the starting quarterback or if Gabbert will take over the job. Kaepernick played well before Week 13, but owners may want to avoid the 49ers quarterback situation for the rest of the season.

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49ers | San Francisco's Friday injury report

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:45:24 -0700

San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder) did not participate in practice and has been ruled out for Week 7. DT Glenn Dorsey (knee) and CB Rashard Robinson (concussion) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. DT Arik Armstead (shoulder), OG Zane Beadles (ankle), DT DeForest Buckner (foot), DT Quinton Dial (knee), QB Blaine Gabbert (back), OG Josh Garnett (foot), SS Jaquiski Tartt (quadriceps) and CB Jimmie Ward (quadriceps) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick to start Week 6

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:43:52 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has been named the starter for Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills due to what head coach Chip Kelly called "a football decision". He replaces Blaine Gabbert.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert has produced some respectable fantasy numbers through five starts thanks to 172 yards and two scores rushing, but he has brutal in reality. Of course, Kaepernick wasn't much better in nine games last year, but this is a move worth making for Kelly, as Kaepernick is a great fit - athletically at least - for the kind of quarterback Kelly built his resume with in the college game. Consider him an inconsistent but potential high-upside QB2 for as long as he keeps the job.

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49ers | San Fran taking hard look at QB position

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:53:07 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert's job status continues to be an open-ended question, as head coach Chip Kelly suggested the team is "looking at every option" at the position.

Fantasy Tip: Despite his dreadful play overall, Gabbert has proved once again there is fantasy value to be had for a quarterback in Kelly's system. There is reportedly plenty of support for Christian Ponder in the locker room, although Colin Kaepernick has to be considered the favorite due to the fact he has been active over Ponder each of the first five weeks of the season. A change is likely coming soon, so stay tuned.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert could be benched

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 05:39:17 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert's starting job will be evaluated after the Week 5 loss, according to head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly emphatically said Gabbert has performed better than QB Colin Kaepernick in practice, which is why Gabbert has started.

Fantasy Tip: Neither quarterback is worth owning in fantasy unless you're in a two-QB league.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert sacked seven times

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:11:48 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert completed 18 of his 31 passes for 162 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions and was sacked seven times in a 33-21 loss to the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, Oct. 6. He also ran 10 times for 70 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert was running for his life most of the night, but he continued to show he can make plays with his legs. He is quietly on pace for more than 500 rushing yards, and he could be a bye-week starter in two-quarterback leagues.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert remains the starter

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:39:58 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert will remain the starting quarterback, in part, because he's better in practice than QB Colin Kaepernick.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert has been atrocious as a starter for much of his career, and he warrants no fantasy value for now.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert struggles in Week 3

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:41:22 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert threw an interception and finished with 119 yards passing Sunday, Sept. 25, in a 37-18 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Fantasy Tip: And the drum beat gets louder. The 49ers have a real problem on their hands. Keep Gabbert as the starter or bench him and go with Colin Kaepernick and the media maelstrom that is sure to follow? Right now, the best thing is to stay away from the Niners' passing game.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert totals three TDs

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:21:11 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert completed 17 of his 36 pass attempts for 243 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 2 game against the Carolina Panthers. He also rushed three times for 10 yards and a score.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert isn't a must-start fantasy option just yet, but he has posted reasonable numbers. When bye weeks starts you might want to consider Gabbert as a stopgap option, especially if the matchup is favorable.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert does enough to win

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 21:06:38 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert completed 22 of his 35 pass attempts for 170 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams. He also ran nine times for 43 yards before giving way to backup QB Colin Kaepernick late in the fourth quarter of a blowout win.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert didn't look great, and he is a low-end QB2 in most fantasy leagues for a reason. But his running numbers were a bit of an eye opener and he could be useful down the road if he continues to jell with his receivers.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert named starter in San Fran

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 14:55:15 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert has been named the starting quarterback over Colin Kaepernick, head coach Chip Kelly announced Saturday, Sept. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Even if there was the competition in the beginning, Kaepernick was rarely ever healthy enough for long enough to make this result a surprise. Given Kelly's offensive tempo, Gabbert's mobility and the amount of time San Francisco figures to be trailing in games this season, the former No. 10 overall pick has a decent shot to return low-end QB2 value in fantasy this season.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick to play in finale

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:19:16 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will play in the preseason finale, and QB Blaine Gabbert will sit out, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert appears to be the guy, but he really doesn't merit much fantasy value aside from depth. Kaepernick has more upside, but he might need a change of scenery to harness it.

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49ers | QB competition still open in San Francisco

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:48:52 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert and QB Colin Kaepernick are still competing for the starting job, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert has done little to win the job this preseason, while Kaepernick did more to create news with his pre-game actions last night than he did with his play. The winner is a good bet to carry QB2 value at various points during the season thanks to the volume of plays head coach Chip Kelly's offense usually generate.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert likely will start Friday

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:53:56 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert likely will be the starting quarterback for the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Tip: It appears that Gabbert is the leading candidate for the starting job and would have to struggle to lose the job. Gabbert had some success as a starter last season but would only be a low-end No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick may start Friday

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:19:33 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (arm) could start the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 26, since QB Blaine Gabbert started the first two preseason games.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick and Gabbert continue to compete for the starting job but this will be Kaepernick's first time on the field this offseason. Kaepernick would be the more valuable option for fantasy owners, but neither quarterback should be a No. 1 quarterback for owners.

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49ers | Vance McDonald emerging as weapon

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 21:01:22 -0700

San Francisco 49ers TE Vance McDonald has caught five passes for 92 yards from QB Blaine Gabbert through two preseason games.

Fantasy Tip: He continues to show chemistry with Gabbert, and McDonald could end up being San Francisco's best weapon in the passing game this year. He is a sneaky TE1 candidate.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert running away with QB job

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 15:25:33 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert has been the "landslide favorite for weeks" in his battle with QB Colin Kaepernick, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.

Fantasy Tip: Caplan notes head coach Chip Kelly "is trying to be fair" to Kaepernick by allowing the quarterback competition to go on this long, but Kaepernick likely missed too much time in the offseason to make it a fair fight. Expect Gabbert to be running the show in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams and make for a sneaky QB2 option for an offense that figures to be playing from behind a lot in 2016.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert likely to start Sunday

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 10:55:07 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert appears likely to start the team's preseason opener against the Houston Texans Sunday, Aug. 14, although head coach Chip Kelly hasn't made an official announcement. QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) did not practice Friday, Aug. 12, and his status for Sunday's game is uncertain.

Fantasy Tip: Whichever quarterback wins the starting job should be viewed as a low-end QB2 in the majority of seasonal leagues. Gabbert appears to have a slight edge at this point due to his knowledge of the playbook, although Kaepernick has the higher fantasy upside.

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49ers | San Francisco to split QB reps in games

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:03:58 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QBs Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick will share snaps with the first-team offense during preseason games until the team is ready to name a starting quarterback, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert appears to be the leading candidate for the starting job at this point, but Kaepernick would win the job if he plays well during training camp. Kaepernick would have more fantasy value than Gabbert if he is the quarterback, but neither player will be a starting option in fantasy leagues.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert heavily favored to start

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:09:00 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert is considered an enormous favorite to start over QB Colin Kaepernick in the regular season opener, in the opinion of beat writer Tim Kawakami.

Fantasy Tip: Nothing is engraved in stone, but it appears from the sound of things that Gabbert is grasping the new offense of Chip Kelly a little better than Kaep. Regardless, the winner of the job is nothing more than a low-end QB2 in most fantasy formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Mercury News - Tim Kawakami

49ers | Colin Kaepernick holding his own

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 21:47:44 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QBs Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert have taken an equal amount of reps in practice with the first-team offense so far in training camp. Both have been sharper working with would-be starters than the second team. Head coach Chip Kelly noted the preseason games will be critical.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick and Gabbert are battling hard for the starting job, but whomever wins the job will be a low-end QB2 at best in most fantasy leagues. The only time the San Francisco starter should be active in fantasy is out of desperation due to injuries or bye weeks or in formats which require two starting signal callers.

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49ers | San Francisco QBs will split reps

Sun, 31 Jul 2016 12:02:13 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QBs Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert will split first-team repetitions "right down the middle," according to head coach Chip Kelly.

Fantasy Tip: This is one of the most intriguing quarterback battles to keep an eye throughout training camp and the preseason. It may come down to the wire, but whoever wins can be left on the waiver wire in traditional fantasy leagues.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert praised by Jerry Rice

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:36:25 -0700

Former San Francisco 49ers WR Jerry Rice praised QB Blaine Gabbert, who will be competing for the starting quarterback job with QB Colin Kaepernick in training camp. "I had an opportunity to meet him, and you can just tell the confidence. He feels he has a legitimate chance of being the starter. Then you got Colin Kaepernick, and I don't know if they're gonna be able to, you know, that offense of Chip Kelly because he likes to get over the ball, he likes constant movement and all of that," Rice said.

Fantasy Tip: It will be a very interesting development in training camp as to who comes out victorious in this QB battle under Chip Kelly's new high-octane offense. Whoever wins the job could be a QB2 sleeper with upside, but although Gabbert showed some poise at times in 2015, Kap's ceiling remains much higher for fantasy owners.

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49ers | All eyes will be on QB battle

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 23:21:18 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QBs Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick head into training camp battling for the starting job under center. Many in the organization feel Gabbert is a better fit in head coach Chip Kelly's offense, and he has a good grasp of the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is the better athlete, but Gabbert might be the better fit. Whomever wins the job in Frisco should be viewed as a Top 20 fantasy option at his position.

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49ers | Torrey Smith ready for No. 1 role

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:13:59 -0700

San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith inherits the No. 1 spot in the depth chart with WR Anquan Boldin no longer with the organization. It will be the first time in Smith's career that he is the unquestioned go-to guy. Smith wants to be more than just a deep threat and worked to develop a good rapport with QB Blaine Gabbert in the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Smith is still worth drafting only as a WR2 at best, as he might be a No. 1 on his team but he still has a rather questionable quarterback situation.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert the favorite at QB?

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:47:31 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert is the "heavy favorite" to enter the 2016 as the starting quarterback, according to NFL Media columnist Michael Silver. QB Colin Kaepernick is "allegedly in competition" with Gabbert for the starting job. "He's loved in this locker room," Silver said of Gabbert. "He did a lot of good things last year and I'd be shocked if he's not the starter in the opener."

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick's surgeries in the offseason have kept him from taking part in organized team activities, so the real competition under center will take place in training camp. Kap has better physical abilities and more fantasy upside, but if he doesn't show well in camp, Gabbert could open Week 1 as the starter. There is upside for whoever starts in Chip Kelly's system, but neither should be taken as a pure QB1 in fantasy drafts this fall.

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49ers | Blaine Gabbert's athleticism surprises

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:13:25 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert has turned heads during the offseason and he has really surprised with his athleticism. "On the field, I know (head coach Chip Kelly) talked about his athleticism. I felt the same way. I didn't know he was as athletic as he was. Throwing the ball, too. He can make all the throws that you need. He has a really good skillset and we're excited about that," quarterbacks coach Ryan Day said.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert certainly sounds to be in the driver's seat for the starting job, but he still has Colin Kaepernick to contend with. Even if Gabbert holds off Kaep for the starting gig he is nothing more than a QB2 in most standard fantasy formats, as he just doesn't have a ton of playmakers at wide receiver to vault him into Top 10 status at his position.

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