Colin Kaepernick
QB SF (8)
23 hours ago

Kaepernick will start at quarterback in Sunday's game against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Kaepernick was pulled from last week's game against the Bears in favor of Blaine Gabbert after three ineffective quarters, but offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins announced Tuesday that the 49ers would go back to Kaepernick in Week 14. Kaepernick will look to get back on track against a Jets team that was lit up for 575 yards and six scores through the air over the last two weeks.

Colin Kaepernick
QB SF (8)
3 days ago

Kaepernick completed one of five passes for four yards, and rushed six times for 20 yards in three quarters before being pulled Sunday in Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

Kaepernick mustered all of four passing yards while getting sacked five times for minus-25 yards through three quarters before being replaced by Blaine Gabbert. It would be nice to blame his struggles on the steady snowfall, but Bears quarterback Matt Barkley wasn't having too many problems carving up the 49ers defense with 10.7 yards per attempt in the same conditions. The weak-armed Gabbert offers even less upside under center, so expect Kaepernick back in there next week against the middling Jets secondary.

Colin Kaepernick
QB SF (8)
1 week ago

Kaepernick completed 29 of 46 passes for 296 yards with three touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Dolphins. He also gained 113 yards on 10 rushes.

EDGE Analysis

This was 2012-quality Kap on Sunday, and he came just a couple of yards short of the goal line as time expired, narrowly missing the opportunity to send the game into overtime. Kaepernick turned it on in the fourth quarter in particular after the Niners fell behind 31-14 midway through the period, driving the team from their own 38 to the Dolphins' six-yard line in the final 1:44 of the game and converting a fourth down play in the process. The sixth-year pro's rushing total was his best of the season and also marked the first time he'd eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground since ripping through the Chargers for 151 yards in Week 16 of the 2014 campaign. He'll look to preserve the positive momentum he generated in defeat when he and the 49ers try to avert a franchise-record 11th consecutive loss in a Week 13 road tilt against the Bears.

Colin Kaepernick
QB SF (8)
2 weeks ago

Kaepernick completed 16 of 30 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Patriots. He also ran four times for 32 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Despite getting sacked five times in the first half, Kaepernck performed well, completing 8 of 9 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown. He struggled in the second half, although he did manage to toss a 13-yard touchdown to Shaun Draughn with about two minutes left in the game. The elusive QB had to deal with extremely wet weather the entire contest, so things could have been worse. Next week, Kaepernick will face the Dolphins in Miami.

Colin Kaepernick
QB SF (8)
3 weeks ago

Kaepernick completed 17 of 30 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown, and added 55 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Kaepernick exceeded expectations against the stingy Cardinals pass defense, topping 200 passing yards for the second time in four starts. He also added his first rushing score of the season, making up for a lack of productivity by the rest of the 49ers ground game. The dual-threat quarterback has been trending up lately, but a lack of weapons to throw to continues to cap his upside.

Colin Kaepernick
QB SF (8)
1 month ago

Kaepernick completed 24 of 39 passes for a season-high 398 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 41-23 loss to the Saints. He also had five carries for 23 yards and lost a fumble at one point.

EDGE Analysis

Kaepernick had a monster first half, with nearly 300 passing yards and both of his touchdown passes, but struggled in the second half, leading the 49ers to just three points. He had a couple of big pass plays, finishing with an impressive 10.2 YPA, although a lot of the damage came on yardage after the catch. In any case, Sunday's performance was Kaepernick's best of the season. He'll have a much tougher test next week, however, against a stingy Cardinals' defense.

Colin Kaepernick
QB SF (8)
1 month ago

Kaepernick is anticipated by coach Chip Kelly to keep the 49ers' starting quarterback job following the team's Week 8 bye, Cam Inman of The Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kaepernick has gone 0-2 since taking over for Blaine Gabbert, but San Francisco's shortcomings stretch far beyond the quarterback position. While Kaepernick failed to complete 18 of his 34 passing attempts and committed two turnovers Sunday against the Buccaneers, he also gained 84 yards on the ground. That running ability has pleased Kelly since Kaepernick became the starter and all parties involved will look to improve the 49ers' performance once they reconvene from this week's bye.

Colin Kaepernick
QB SF (8)
1 month ago

Kaepernick completed just 16 of 34 passes for 143 yards with a touchdown, interception and fumble in Sunday's 34-17 loss to Tampa Bay. He did manage nine carries for 84 yards as a runner.

EDGE Analysis

Making his first home start of the season, Kaepernick helped fantasy owners on the ground, but really struggled as a passer. A week after utilizing speedster Torrey Smith, the duo hooked up just one time for 17 yards. He had a shot at a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, but Garrett Celek could not come down with the ball at the edge of the goal line. The 49ers will be on their bye next week, before a fantasy-friendly matchup with the Saints in Week 9.

Colin Kaepernick
QB SF (8)
2 months ago

Kaepernick will remain the 49ers' starting quarterback this Sunday against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Kaepernick made his first start of the season in Sunday's loss to the Bills, completing 13 of 29 passes for 187 yards and a touchdown. He also ran eight times for 66 yards, but led San Francisco's offense to just 16 points. However, without a more attractive alternative considering Blaine Gabbert's struggles before him, Kaepernick will maintain the 49ers' starting gig versus Tampa Bay this Sunday, when he'll hope another week at the helm results in an improved performance.

Colin Kaepernick
QB SF (8)
2 months ago1 Comment

Kaepernick got the start under center against the Bills on Sunday, completing 13 of 29 pass attempts for 187 yards and a touchdown. He added 66 yards on eight rush attempts in the 45-16 loss.

EDGE Analysis

Offseason trade rumors, health concerns, contract reconstruction and a preseason social protest made Kaepernick one of the most talked about quarterbacks this season despite not throwing a regular season pass. All of that is in the past now that he has officially made his first start of the 2016 campaign. The results weren't pretty, as Kaepernick was just as ineffective as Blaine Gabbert running the San Francisco offense. He did show some early promise, dialing up Torrey Smith for a 51-yard touchdown in the first half and exhibiting his athleticism on several designed and improvised scrambles. But when the 49ers' porous defense began giving up chunks of points in the second half, he wasn't able to make the necessary throws to keep his team in the game. From a fantasy perspective, Kaepernick will have value due to his ability to run the ball effectively, but his ceiling won't be very high if he is completing less than 50 percent of his passes.