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Boldin has six catches on 15 targets for 95 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Saints.

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick really struggled with his accuracy Sunday, completing only 14 of 32 passes, of which nearly half went to Boldin. That's now back-to-back games for Boldin with at least 90 yards and a touchdown, something he's actually done in three of the last four games. With tight end Vernon Davis struggling through a few different injuries (and others speculating he may not be giving his full effort) and wideout Michael Crabtree doing very little himself, Boldin has become the best and most consistent fantasy option in the 49ers' passing attack. Up next is a Week 11 matchup against a Giants defense allowing the fifth-most passing yards per game this season.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 4 Months

Boldin caught 6-of-7 targets for 93 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 13-10 loss to the Rams.

Boldin easily led all San Francisco pass catchers in receptions and receiving yardage, while scoring the team's lone touchdown. He's posted a couple of duds this year, but he's actually been the 49ers' most productive weapon in the passing game. He'll face the Saints on the road next week, in a potential shootout.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 4 Months

Boldin caught 7-of-10 targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Broncos.

Boldin crucially dropped what should have been an eight-yard touchdown in the third quarter, and he was mostly bottled up for short gains. All of his receptions came before Blaine Gabbert replaced Colin Kaepernick, but only two of the catches resulted in first downs. While Boldin led the team in both receptions and targets, the 49ers also made frequent use of Michael Crabtree, Stevie Johnson and Brandon Lloyd. With Boldin and Crabtree essentially co-No. 1 receivers, neither has produced a 100-yard game or multi-touchdown performance this season.

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Boldin caught 7-of-9 targets for 94 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 31-17 win over the Rams.

Boldin led the team in targets, receptions and receiving yards, though Michael Crabtree was close behind with eight targets, which only netted him a 3-49-1 receiving line. Boldin and Crabtree have essentially been co-No. 1 receivers to this point, with Boldin owning a 32-397-1 receiving line on 45 targets, while Crabtree has a 28-295-3 line on 44 targets. The result is that both receivers are decent options in most leagues, but neither is shaping up as a potential star.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 5 Months

Boldin caught four passes on eight targets for 72 yards in Sunday's 22-17 win over Kansas City.

Boldin is still searching for his first touchdown of the season, although he's been active in the passing game, with 36 targets in five games. Despite seeing a healthy number of looks in general, Boldin hadn't really done much, since his eight-catch, 99-yard performance in Week 1, so it was encouraging to see him produce Sunday. Next week, he'll travel to St. Louis, which has been stingy against the pass so far this year.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 5 Months

Boldin grabbed five passes (seven targets) for 62 yards in Sunday's win over Philadelphia.

Despite the modest stat line, Boldin actually led San Francisco in receiving yardage, and tied for the team lead in receptions. Vernon Davis left the game with a back injury, so Boldin would probably see an uptick in targets, if the tight end missed any action.

Anquan Boldin WR SF 5 Months

Boldin caught six passes for 36 yards in Sunday's 23-14 loss to Arizona.

Boldin had a relatively quiet day against his former team, outside of PPR formats. He has still yet to find the end zone in 2014, and while he will definitely have useful games, there are just too many mouths to feed in the 49ers' passing game to get consistent production from the 12-year veteran.

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Boldin caught just two passes for 34 yards in Sunday's loss to Chicago.

Last week was Boldin's turn, this week it was Michael Crabtree receiving the lion's share of the targets. This is the risk fantasy owners run when start San Francisco wideouts; the offense is a run-first scheme that spreads the ball around when they decide to pass. He will definitely have his strong fantasy days, but games like Sunday's are to be expected for Boldin as well. He may have a larger role against the Cardinals next week if Vernon Davis (ankle) isn't able to go.

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Boldin caught eight of the nine passes intended for him, finishing with 99 yards in Sunday's win at Dallas.

Boldin made a couple of terrific grabs, and showed a great rapport with Colin Kaepernick. The veteran wide receiver probably could have had a monster game, but Kaepernick attempted just 23 passes, with San Francisco up big for most of the game. He should perform well again in Week 2, taking on the Bears at home.

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Boldin played seven snaps on the 49ers' opening drive Thursday, but did not have a pass thrown his way in the preseason loss to Baltimore.

Boldin will start the season as the team's No. 2 wideout opposite Michael Crabtree. Despite being at the seasoned age of 33, Boldin put up his best offensive season since 2008 last year, but a lot of that was out of necessity with Crabtree missing most of the regular season. With Crabtree back in the picture and the addition of Stevie Johnson, Boldin won't be asked to assume as big of a role this year.