Blaine Gabbert
QB SF (8)
1 hour ago

Gabbert completed 14-of-25 pass attempts for 119 yards and an interception in Sunday's 37-18 loss at Seattle. He also had five carries for 22 yards.

EDGE Analysis

It was a brutal matchup for Gabbert, and he predictably struggled, failing to throw a touchdown pass. The 49ers managed to score a couple of times in the fourth quarter, but both of those were by Carlos Hyde from eight yards out. Gabbert's overall fantasy production the previous two weeks were respectable, but the offense has looks limited in general, and he's got just a 5,5 YPA for the season. In Gabbert's defense, the 49ers lack a true No. 1 wideout, as Torrey Smith has plenty of speed, but isn't an elite pass catcher in the mold of Julio Jones or Odell Beckham. In any case, he'll face the Cowboys at home in Week 4.

Blaine Gabbert
QB SF (8)
1 week ago

Gabbert completed 17 of 36 passes for 243 yards to go along with a pair of both touchdowns and interceptions during Sunday's loss to the Panthers. He also added 10 yards and a score in three attempts on the ground.

EDGE Analysis

Gabbert whipped the ball around the field often Sunday, finding nine different pass-catchers throughout the contest. His stats were padded by a 75-yard touchdown throw to tight end Vance McDonald, but the 49ers were ultimately unsuccessful in their comeback attempt after trailing 31-10 heading into the fourth quarter. Gabbert will have his hands full once again next week against the talented Seattle defense, making him quite a risky fantasy play.

Blaine Gabbert
QB SF (8)
2 weeks ago

Gabbert completed 22 of 35 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 28-0 win over Los Angeles. He added 43 rushing yards on nine carries and did not commit a turnover.

EDGE Analysis

Gabbert played the role of game manager in his debut for Chip Kelly's offense. The majority of his completions were made on short and safe throws to his wideouts and running backs. Anytime he attempted to go further than 15 yards his throws became errant. The greatest example of this was in the first quarter when he had Jeremy Kerley wide open down the field and overshot his receiver in what would have been a certain long touchdown. On the positive side, Gabbert displayed his athleticism by rushing for several first downs and finishing with 43 yards on the ground. His running ability could give him sneaky value in weeks with a good matchup, but the veteran's lack of downfield touch makes him a low-end option at quarterback.

Blaine Gabbert
QB SF (8)
3 weeks ago

Head coach Chip Kelly said Saturday that Gabbert will be the 49ers' starting quarterback in Week 1 against the Rams, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

All 43 of Gabbert's preseason snaps occurred with the first-team offense, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, while Colin Kaepernick's 49 were scattered about. While the expectation came to pass, the decision was likely more about Gabbert's decision-making than anything. In the end, his exhibitions reps yielded 146 yards and one touchdown on 55 percent passing to go with five carries for 33 yards.

Blaine Gabbert
QB SF (8)
3 weeks ago

Gabbert -- who did not play in Thursday's preseason finale -- started the first three games of the preseason for the 49ers, finishing 12 of 22 for 146 yards and a touchdown. All 43 of his snaps were with the first-team offense, indicating that he will likely be the starting quarterback Week 1.

EDGE Analysis

Gabbert entered the preseason in a battle with Colin Kaepernick for the starting quarterback job in San Francisco. The latter dealt with injuries and didn't enter a game until the third week of the preseason while the former didn't do anything to lose ground in the competition. Gabbert also sat out the final preseason game -- which is customary for starters to do -- and all signs point to a Week 1 start. It is important to note that head coach Chip Kelly hasn't officially named his starting quarterback, and he said he would give Kaepernick a fair shot at winning the job, but it would be surprising to see anyone but Gabbert under center against the Rams on Sept. 12.

Blaine Gabbert
QB SF (8)
4 weeks ago

Gabbert will not suit up for Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers on Thursday, CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Chip Kelly has stated that the quarterback competition is still active, but he also said that Gabbert will not play in Thursday's preseason finale. Despite what Kelly says, not having one of the two quarterbacks in the job battle suit up indicates that the organization has seen enough to make a decision. Kaepernick's absence from the majority of the team's offseason program gave Gabbert the early leg up and he has done nothing to jeopardize that opportunity. We will have to wait until Kelly makes an official announcement, but it would be surprising to see Gabbert not start for the 49ers once the regular season kicks off.

Blaine Gabbert
QB SF (8)
1 month ago

Gabbert completed two of three passes for 14 yards, adding two carries for 15 yards, in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Gabbert drew the start and led the 49ers to seven points on two drives, whereas Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) eeked out just one first down on three series. Though far from impressive this preseason, Gabbert hasn't felt any real pressure from Kaepernick in the "battle" for San Francisco's starting job. Even with Kaepernick now healthy, Gabbert remains a clear favorite to start Week 1 against the Rams.

Blaine Gabbert
QB SF (8)
1 month ago

Gabbert will start at quarterback in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Fellow quarterback Colin Kaepernick will make his preseason debut Friday night, but Gabbert will remain the first-team quarterback. Head coach Chip Kelly has not yet named his starting quarterback for Week 1, but Gabbert is the leader in the clubhouse having started the previous two exhibition games, and still holding onto the job despite Kaepernick being active Friday night.

Blaine Gabbert
QB SF (8)
1 month ago

Head coach Chip Kelly has yet to name the 49ers' starting quarterback due to Colin Kaepernick's shoulder concern, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. "It's a competition, and Kap hasn't had a chance to perform yet," offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said. "So, when that happens and when coach [Kelly] feels like it's time, we'll do that. But right now it's not time."

EDGE Analysis

Entering training camp as the co-No. 1 quarterbacks, Gabbert and Kaepernick were expected to split reps with the first-team offense in both practices and games, but the latter's bout with "dead arm" has forced Kelly to shelve his decision for the time being. With Kaepernick logging full practices both Monday and Tuesday, he declared an expectation that he'll play in Friday's exhibition against the Packers, which should reopen the battle for the top QB job in San Francisco. In six total drives this preseason, Gabbert has produced 14 points, while completing 10 of 19 passes for 132 yards and one touchdown.

Blaine Gabbert
QB SF (8)
1 month ago

Gabbert completed six of nine passes for 69 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

With Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) still unavailable, Gabbert played the first three series of Saturday's game, producing seven points before handing the ball over to Jeff Driskel. While Kaepernick seems to be making progress and could be available for the final two preseason games, recent reports suggest the starting job is Gabbert's to lose.