Colin Kaepernick QB SF 2 Months
Kaepernick completed 15-of-26 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Cardinals. He also rushed for 67 yards on 17 carries.
Kaepernick had one of his best passing games in weeks, but it was too little too late, as the 49ers end their disappointing season with just an 8-8 record. The young QB had a rough year, averaging a shade over 200 passing yards per game, while tossing only 19 touchdowns. It will be interesting to see how the new coaching staff handles Kaepernick next season, as Jim Harbaugh officially coached his last game Sunday.
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Kaepernick completed 15 of 24 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's overtime loss to the Chargers. He made his biggest impact on the ground, rushing seven times for 151 yards and another score.
A measly 4.8 yards per passing attempt isn't going to win any fantasy championships, but fortunately Kaepernick salvaged his fantasy stat line with a breathtaking 90-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. This is now four straight games under 200 passing yards for the 126 million dollar man, so unless he rips off a 90-yard run again next week, it's hard to consider him a strong fantasy option against the Cardinals.
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Kaepernick completed 11-of-19 passes for 141 yards and ran for 46 yards on nine carries in Sunday's 17-7 loss at Seattle.
Kaepernick was sacked six times, and failed to throw a touchdown pass against the Seahawks for the second time in three weeks. He had to deal with a couple of drops, but he also missed some throws as well, most notably to a wide-open Anquan Boldin in the second half that would have gone for a key first down. The 49ers were eliminated from playoff contention with the loss, so it will be interesting to see how they and Kaepernick respond this Saturday against the Chargers.
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Kaepernick completed 18-of-33 passes for 174 yards, with one touchdown and a pair of interceptions, in Sunday's 24-13 loss at Oakland. He was sacked five times, and ran three times for 26 yards.
Kaepernick made a couple of ill-advised throws, although he was under a lot of pressure throughout. Whether it's a lack of playmakers on offense, a failure to develop as a passer, or a combination of both, it's been an extremely disappointing season for Kaepernick and the entire 49ers' offense. It seems unlikely that things will all-of-a-sudden start clicking for San Francisco's offense, so don't expect Kaepernick to post big numbers next week against a defensive-minded Seahawks' squad.
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Kaepernick completed 16-of-29 passes for 121 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions, in Thursday's 19-3 loss to the Seahawks. He took four sacks and gained 17 yards on three carries.
The 49ers were completely unable to drive down the field, and both of Kaepernick's interceptions were ugly throws right into Richard Sherman's hands. There's really no way to sugarcoat this one, as Kaepernick played his worst game of a disappointing season. He did try to get things going with his feet outside of the pocket, yet still failed to crack 25 rushing yards for a sixth consecutive week. Kapernick has mostly been pretty good in easier matchups this season, but he's shown a complete inability to direct the offense against tougher defensive teams, at least since the end of September. He does get a favorable matchup in Oakland next week, though the game may not be conducive to a high volume of pass attempts.
Colin Kaepernick QB SF 3 Months
Kaepernick completed 20-of-29 passes for 256 yards, with one touchdown and an interception, in Sunday's 17-13 win against the Redskins. He also had 14 yards on nine rushing attempts.
Kaepernick had some nice numbers, completing 69 percent of his passes with an 8.8 YPA, but it did not translate into fantasy production. He did suffer through some miscues from teammates, however, as Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis each dropped catchable balls on what would have been long pass plays. He'll have a tough test this week against Seattle on Thanksgiving, but at least the game will be at home.
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Kaepernick completed 15 of 29 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown, while adding 24 rushing yards on eight carries in Sunday's win over the Giants.
Kaepernick connected with seven different receivers, throwing his lone touchdown to wideout Michael Crabtree. While Kaepernick has failed to rush for a touchdown this season, he has thrown for at least one in every game. And while he has only one touchdown in each of the last four games, Kaepernick could break the streak in Week 12, as the 49ers face off against a Redskins defense that has allowed more passing touchdowns than all but two teams this season.
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Kaepernick completed 14 of 32 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Saints. He also added four carries for 24 rushing yards but lost a fumble.
51 of Kaepernick's 210 yards came on a huge play on fourth-and-10 late in the fourth quarter that set up Phil Dawson's game-tying field goal to send it into overtime. Kaepernick still hasn't rushed for a touchdown this season, and he has only a single passing score in three straight games, as his passing yards have decreased in each game over that span. Things may turn around from the yardage standpoint in Week 11, as the 49ers will face a Giants defense allowing the fifth-most passing yards per game this season.
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Kaepernick completed 22-of-33 passes for 237 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 13-10 loss to the Rams. He also lost a pair of fumbles, including a costly one at the goal line in the closing seconds of regulation.
Kapernick put the 49ers in a position to win in the final minute, but lost the ball while trying a QB sneak from the Rams' one-yard line with under 10 seconds left. While it wasn't a terrible game from Kaepernick, he was sacked eight times, and didn't make a lot of big plays. The young QB has a chance to rebound from a fantasy perspective next week in a possible shootout at New Orleans.
Colin Kaepernick QB SF 5 Months
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.