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Blaine Gabbert

San Francisco 49ers

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49ers | Chip Kelly likes Blaine Gabbert

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:36:24 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert could be a reclamation project of new head coach Chip Kelly this season. Kelly is supposedly more attracted to the idea of making Gabbert better than drafting a quarterback, according to's Jason La Canfora.

Fantasy Tip: It's still unclear if Gabbert will be competing with Colin Kaepernick for the starting quarterback spot this season. If Kaepernick is traded, then Gabbert would indubitably take over the reins as starter. He would still be far from QB1 material, however.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Jason La Canfora

49ers | Blaine Gabbert in the mix

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 09:42:02 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert's size and skill set impressed head coach Chip Kelly, who said Gabbert would be in competition with QB Colin Kaepernick to start. "He's big," Kelly said. "I'd never really dealt with Blaine because he came into the league before I came into the league, but just how big and physical and impressive he is. He's a 6-4, 245-pound guy that can really run. I thought the last part of the season he played really well. It'll be intriguing to work with him, too."

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert has very little upside in fantasy and is only a depth QB in two-QB leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Matt Maiocco

49ers | Colin Kaepernick to compete in San Fran

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:12:56 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick could be retained by the team to compete with QB Blaine Gabbert as the starter if a trade can't be worked out.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Kaep wants out, so this could be a posturing move in trade discussions. He's a QB2 in fantasy regardless.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Michael Silver

49ers | Colin Kaepernick staying in SF

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09:35:01 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will be with the team in 2016, as general manager Trent Baalke said Wednesday, Feb. 24, that Kaepernick will be on roster on April 1, when his $11.9 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed. However, Baalke alluded that Kaepernick would compete for the starting job with QB Blaine Gabbert.

Kaepernick carries a salary cap hit of $16.8 million this year, which ranks 16th among quarterbacks. He's under contract through 2020, but the Niners can release him in 2016, 2017 and 2018 before April 1 each year befor3e any remaining money in his contract is guaranteed.

Fantasy Tip: So it's settled then. Kap will remain with the Niners and have a chance to compete for the starting gig if he's healthy enough coming off shoulder surgery. There remains hope that in Chip Kelly's system he can recapture some of the magic he had in SF the previous two seasons. Consider Kaepernick a backup fantasy QB with upside for more in this offense if he wins the job during training camp.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick open to returning to SF

Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:42:12 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is more than open to returning to the 49ers in 2016, according to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport. Kaepernick will be owed a full base salary of $11.9 million if he's on the roster April 1. New head coach Chip Kelly was interested in Kaepernick before he landed the job, but he hasn't publicly endorsed Kaepernick over QB Blaine Gabbert.

Fantasy Tip: We have no idea how this will shake out in the coming weeks. Either way, after Kaepernick's disappointing 2015 campaign, he won't be considered a starting quarterback in fantasy. However, if he stays in SF under Kelly, there's a chance he could surprise as your QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Chris Wesseling

49ers | Blaine Gabbert throws for 354

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 19:55:37 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert completed 28 of 44 passes for 354 yards, a touchdown an interception in a 19-16 win over the St. Louis Rams in Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert hasn't been spectacular by any means, but he has thrown at least one touchdown in every game he has played in this year. If he opens next year as the starter, he could be a serviceable QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

49ers | Colin Kaepernick may not return

Sat, 19 Dec 2015 10:55:00 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick could be on his way out of San Francisco, in the opinion of Matt Maiocco of Maiocco said it's difficult to come up with a scenario in which Kaepernick and the 49ers agree to maintain their union in 2016. If Kaepernick does not return, QB Blaine Gabbert would likely take over the starting quarterback reins.

Fantasy Tip: No matter what happens this offseason, the 49ers' quarterback situation won't be the prettiest in the league. Gabbert has been underperforming his whole career, and Kaepernick obviously isn't working out. At this point neither would be worth drafting next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Matt Maiocco

49ers | Anquan Boldin likes Blaine Gabbert

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 14:45:03 -0800

San Francisco 49ers WR Anquan Boldin, who has seen 31 targets from QB Blaine Gabbert in his three starts this year, believes Gabbert can be the long-term quarterback in San Francisco. Boldin said Gabbert has "wheels" and "can throw the ball with the best of them." Boldin has 18 catches for 223 yards in three starts with Gabbert this year.

Fantasy Tip: Boldin ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) has seen his fantasy value been revived thanks to Gabbert. Boldin should once again be a fine value pick in daily formats against a weak Cleveland Browns secondary this weekend. Pairing Gabbert ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) with Boldin isn't a bad strategy as a sleeper, either, and it'll save you lots of cash elsewhere.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Gregg Rosenthal

49ers | Blaine Gabbert has fantastic finish

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 15:19:16 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert ran for the tying touchdown and then threw a 71-yard bomb to WR Torrey Smith in overtime to give his team a 26-20 win over the Chicago Bears. Gabbert was 18 of 32 for 196 yards in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) is proving to be a decent fill-in for injured QB Colin Kaepernick. It's too soon to tell whether Gabbert will take this job into 2016, but games like this don't hurt. He had 14 incompletions, but a win is a win.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Andrew Seligman

49ers | Blaine Gabbert throws for 318 yards

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:10:14 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert completed 25 of his 36 pass attempts for 318 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 12 game against the Arizona Cardinals. He also ran once for 11 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert had a strong performance against a solid Arizona defense, and his confidence appears to be growing each week. With Colin Kaepernick on the Reserve/Injured list, it is Gabbert's job down the stretch. When the matchup is favorable he isn't a terrible mid-tier FantasyScore option.

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