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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.
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Kaepernick only completed 6-of-his-12 pass attempts Sunday, but ran the ball for 13 yards on two carries in win over San Diego.
Kaepernick was under pressure during his time on the field due to an incomplete offensive line. His protection has help on the way, so he won't be as rushed once the regular season is under way. It was good to see him hit the ground running for the first time this preseason, as a majority of his fantasy value comes from his ability to gain yards on the ground in addition to his arm. He will likely sit out the 49ers' final preseason game next week in order to be fresh for week 1.
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Kaepernick completed 5-of-9 passes for 39 yards during Sunday's 34-0 preseason loss to the Broncos.
Kaepernick was relatively quiet during his two series, as he finished without a single rushing attempt. He did throw one long ball to Brandon Lloyd in the end zone, but the ball came up just short. Regardless of the outcome, Kaepernick finished the game uninjured, and he'll likely get a little more work in the third preseason game before sitting out the fourth to keep him healthy for the season opener.
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Kaepernick completed his only pass attempt for 17 yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Ravens.
Kaepernick was only in for one drive, and Carlos Hyde did most of the damage on the ground. Still, he looked good on his only completion, rolling out on a designed play-action and throwing a dart to tight end Vance McDonald. With new weapons Stevie Johnson and Bruce Ellington at his disposal, Kaepernick will look to improve on a pedestrian 2013 fantasy season.
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OC Greg Roman hinted that the 49ers could throw more this season.
Since 2011, the 49ers have ranked no higher than 31st in pass attempts. The time to start moving away from that ground-n-pound style is now. Colin Kaepernick is in his second full year as the starter, the defense doesn't project to be as fearsome and the offensive weaponry has been improved drastically. Roman isn't going to turn into Scott Linehan all of a sudden, but there's a lot of room for statistical jumps here. Kaepernick's has more upside than most of the quarterbacks in the borderline QB1 range.