Colin Kaepernick news, rumors and stats

 

Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 230

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Week By Week

YearTmGPass CompPass AttComp PctPass YdsPass TDPass IntRushRush YdsRush TDFum Lost
2011SFO33560.0035002-200
2012SFO1313621862.3918141036341552
2013SFO1624341658.4131972189252444
Average:1272136016821045231232
Total:38263959.785046311115793796

49ers | Colin Kaepernick cleared for camp

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:23:34 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) has received medical clearance to participate fully in training camp, according to a source. Kaepernick had a torn left labrum repaired this offseason in addition to surgery on his right thumb and left knee.

Fantasy Tip: Let the battle begin for the starting quarterback position in San Francisco. Neither Kaepernick nor Blaine Gabbert has played impressively enough in recent years to warrant starter consideration in fantasy leagues, though. At best, draft the 49ers starter as a bye-week replacement.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sacramento Bee - Matt Barrows

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Michael Wagaman

49ers | Colin Kaepernick excited about offense

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:41:55 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (knee, shoulder, thumb) said he is eager to run the offense that head coach Chip Kelly has brought to the team because it is similar to the one he used in college. He said he believes the new offense will give him more chances to run the ball.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick has not been able to practice this offseason because of multiple surgeries but should be ready for training camp. He will be competing with Blaine Gabbert but probably would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the job during camp.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sacramento Bee - Matt Barrows

49ers | Colin Kaepernick looking to improve play

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:25:01 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (knee, shoulder, thumb) has tried to improve his flexibility this offseason by stretching his back because it would tighten up on him in the past. He is looking to become more limber so he can be a more elusive runner, according to a source. Kaepernick is also wearing contact lenses to help his short-area vision and has a tinted visor on his helmet to protect the contacts and reduce the sunlight in his eyes.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick will have to compete with Blaine Gabbert for the starting job during training camp, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. Kaepernick probably has more fantasy value at this point, but the winner of the job should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in all leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sacramento Bee - Matt Barrows

49ers | Colin Kaepernick focused on football

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:52:50 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick doesn't anticipate any issues between him and the organization this season, even after requesting a trade earlier in the year. "I'm here, I'm a 49er, I'm excited for this offseason, the work that I can put in this summer to get ready for training camp and to come in and compete," Kaepernick said. Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee), who had multiple offseason surgeries, also expects to be healthier and bulkier when training camp rolls around.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick will battle with Blaine Gabbert for the starting quarterback job in San Francisco. While Kaep is the more attractive fantasy option, neither should be viewed as a starting fantasy quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Dan Hanzus

49ers | Colin Kaepernick to do individual drills

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:45:15 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) isn't cleared to take part in the minicamp, but head coach Chip Kelly said that Kaepernick will do individual drills on the side.

Fantasy Tip: Kap is slowly making progress from the injuries he suffered in his forgettable 2015 campaign, but he should be good to go for training camp at the end of July. Barring a meltdown or setback with his injuries, he should win the starting job over Blaine Gabbert. In Kelly's up-tempo offense, Kaepernick has upside, but nobody should be drafting him as a straight up starting fantasy QB.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

49ers | Niners QBs similar says Chip Kelly

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 10:53:17 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QBs Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert are on similar ground, according to head coach Chip Kelly. "I think they're similar," Kelly told KGMZ-FM. "They have a similar skill set. They're both 6-foot-4-plus. They both can really run, which will help keep plays alive. Obviously we're not a quarterback-run offense, but if the quarterback can run, you can use a little of that to your advantage. And they both have extremely strong arms. So, from a skill set standpoint, the two of them are kind of cut out of the same mold."

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is coming off a frustrating 2015 season that ended prematurely due to multiple injuries. But when healthy, he has more upside in real life and in fantasy than Gabbert does. Kelly's new up-tempo offense could be a great fit for Kapernick as he looks to rebound, but nobody should be willing to invest anything more than a midrange fantasy backup selection on him.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick out for minicamp

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 07:54:59 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) won't be cleared for minicamp this week, but the team is hoping he receives clearance closer to training camp.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is the type of pick you take late in drafts as a low-end backup in hopes that you can catch lightning in a bottle if your starter flames out or is injured.

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