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Kaepernick completed 24-of-39 passes for 263 yards, with a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Broncos. He added 18 yards on three carries.
Kaepernick kept his team in the game with an excellent second quarter, but his ugly interception after halftime contributed to the 49ers getting outscored 21-0 in the third quarter. He padded his stats with a long drive in garbage time that didn't result in points, but it was Blaine Gabbert who led the 49ers to a meaningless fourth-quarter touchdown on the team's final possession. The unstoppable Denver offense forced the 49ers to go pass-heavy, and the Broncos' pass-rushing duo of Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware hassled Kaepernick all night. Though he's been inconsistent even in favorable matchups this season, Kaepernick should find a Week 9 tilt with the Rams more to his liking, after the 49ers have a bye week.
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Kaepernick completed 22-of-36 passes for 343 yards and three touchdowns in Monday's 31-17 win over the Rams, adding 37 yards on three carries.
Kaepernick and the San Francisco offense were having a mediocre game, until WR Brandon Lloyd burned Rams CB Janoris Jenkins for an 80-yard touchdown with 14 seconds remaining before halftime. The San Francisco running game never got going outside of Kaepernick's three carries, but the passing game was solid in the second half. Kaepernick nearly had a fourth touchdown in the fourth quarter, when tight ends Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald collided with each other while trying to make a wide open catch in the end zone. Next week, Kaepernick draws a tough Sunday night road matchup with the Denver Broncos.
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Kaepernick completed 14-of-26 passes for 201 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's 22-17 win over Kansas City. He was sacked three times, and ran for 18 yards on 10 carries.
Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde combined to run the ball 28 times for 150 yards, so Kaepernick didn't air it out much. He did hook up with Brandon Lloyd on a couple of nice deep throws, including a 38-yard pass in which Lloyd beautifully adjusted to the ball in the air. The dynamic quarterback has been productive this year as a runner, as one might assume, but he still hasn't passed for more than 250 yards in a game. Next week, he'll travel to St. Louis, a team that he has played well against in four career starts, although the Rams have defended the pass well in 2014.
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Kaepernick completed 17-of-30 passes for 218 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's win against Philadelphia. He added 58 yards as a rusher.
Kaepernick struggled to move the ball at times through the air, but the running game was working, as Frank Gore rushed for 119 yards. It's been a mixed bag for Kaepernick so far this year, but he's too talented to sit, unless you have a superior option, or just want to play matchups at quarterback.
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Kaepernick (back) completed 29-of-37 pass attempts for 245 yards and a touchdown. He also carried the ball 13 times for 54 yards in the loss to Arizona on Sunday.
Despite the uncharacteristic 37 pass attempts and 13 rush attempts, Kaepernick's yardage and touchdown totals were rather pedestrian against a tough Cardinals' defense. He didn't turn the ball over once Sunday after giving it up four times last week against Chicago, but he also seemed a little gun-shy with his pass attempts (6.62 YPA). Through three games, the results from Kaepernick have been mixed. His rushing attempts have increased on a weekly basis, which is a positive for his fantasy value going forward. But only contributing four touchdowns through three games is worrisome for those who own him in one-quarterback leagues. There is no doubt Kaepernick is a talented quarterback, but how he is used on the field seems to change on a weekly basis, which could make him a frustrating player to rely on week-to-week. Next week should provide a great opportunity to showcase his skills when San Francisco takes on a Philadelphia defense that just gave up 34 points and 511 yards to Washington.
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Kaepernick (back) is listed as active for Sunday's game against Arizona.��
As expected, Kaepernick is available, but he'll be working without the services of tight ends Vernon Davis and Vance McDonald on Sunday.
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Kaepernick (back) is probable for Sunday's game against Arizona, CSN Bay Area reports.
Kaepernick practiced all week, so his health isn't an issue heading into the matchup with Arizona. The health of tight end Vernon Davis (ankle/knee) is less certain, however, as the star pass catcher sat out practice all week. If Kaepernick is without Davis, he'll be without his top red-zone target.
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Kaepernick (back) practiced in full Thursday, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.
Kaepernick hasn't missed a start since taking over for Alex Smith in the latter half of the 2012 season, and his activity level Thursday shouldn't threaten his availability heading into Sunday's game in Arizona. In three career nods against the Cardinals, he's completed 53-of-91 passes (58.2 percent) for 838 yards with six touchdowns and one interception en route to a 3-0 record.
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Kaepernick completed 21-of-34 passes for 248 yards, with one touchdown and three interceptions in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Bears. He added 66 yards on nine carries, but also lost a fumble.
Kaepernick took four sacks and made numerous poor decisions in what was clearly one of the worst games of his career. The 49ers led 17-0 in the second quarter, and held a 20-7 lead heading into the fourth. Kaepernick set the Bears up with a short field twice in the final 15 minutes, allowing counterpart Jay Cutler to throw for a trio of fourth-quarter touchdown passes. Through two games, we've seen both reasons that Kaepenick can be disappointing to fantasy owners. In Week 1, the Niners jumped out to an early lead, and then leaned on their defense and running game. This week, Kaepernick himself was the issue, as he made a few great plays, but also had more than his fair share of bad ones. There's still plenty of untapped upside, as the San Francisco defense doesn't have its dominant personnel group of past years, while the offense has an improved bunch of receiving weapons, though Vernon Davis left Sunday's game with an ankle injury. Next week brings a matchup with the 2-0 Cardinals, a team that appears to have lost quite a bit of defensive talent from last season, but has held up just fine through two games.
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Kaepernick completed 16-of-23 passes for 201 yards with a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 28-17 win at Dallas. He didn't do much on the ground, rushing for just 11 yards on five carries.
Kaepernick looked sharp in general, but he didn't need to do a whole lot, as San Francisco's defense set him up in great situations. He didn't have the greatest preseason in the world, so his performance Sunday was certainly encouraging. The exciting young quarterback should post strong numbers again in Week 2, facing the Bears at home.