Colin Kaepernick, QB

  • 6'4"
  • 230
  • 30
  • 6 years
  • Nevada
  • 2011 R2 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2011 SF 3 7 5 3 35 0 0 2 -2 0 0 33 0 0 0 0
2012 SF 13 281 218 136 1814 10 3 63 415 5 2 2229 15 0 0 4
2013 SF 16 508 416 243 3197 21 8 92 524 4 4 3721 25 0 2 9
2014 SF 16 582 478 289 3369 19 10 104 639 1 5 4008 20 0 1 5
2015 SF 9 289 244 144 1615 6 5 45 256 1 1 1871 7 0 2 3
  Avg 12 345 282 169 2045 12 5 63 383 2 3 2429 17 0 1 5

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2016 SF 12 400 331 196 2241 16 4 69 468 2 3 2709 18 0 1 6

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 5/19/2017 10:54am ET

    Free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) is reportedly 'not a fit' for the Dallas Cowboys, according to ESPN's Todd Archer.

    Huddle Up: Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is known to love Kellen Moore as Dak Prescott's backup, so this report should not come as much of a surprise. Kaepernick probably has no desire to compete for a backup job either since he believes he is still a starting quarterback in the league.

  • Posted: 5/15/2017 10:03pm ET

    Free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) has drawn interest from the Seattle Seahawks, who reached out to his agent last week. The interest in Kaepernick as a potential backup quarterback is 'legit.'

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick may be the best quarterback available, but time is running out on him having any fantasy value whatsoever entering the 2017 season. It's unlikely that will change, as it appears the former Super Bowl-starting quarterback will have to ultimately settle for a backup role.

  • Posted: 5/15/2017 11:12am ET

    Free-agent QBs Colin Kaepernick (49ers) and Robert Griffin III (Browns) have drawn interest from the Seattle Seahawks as possible backups to QB Russell Wilson.

    Huddle Up: Wilson's job is not in jeopardy. Kaepernick and Griffin both possess similar playing styles to Wilson, though, so signing either of them as Wilson's backup makes sense. Continue to draft Wilson as a QB1.

  • Posted: 5/11/2017 1:44pm ET

    Free-agent QB Colin Kaepernick (49ers) has drawn interest from three teams since the start of free agency, according to Kaepernick's adviser.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick is the most talented free-agent quarterback remaining and is actually coming off a nice season. He managed over 2,700 total yards and 18 total touchdowns in just 12 starts. Kaep has starter ability, but he obviously has no value of now. If he is signed, he'll be worth taking a shot on in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.

  • Posted: 3/3/2017 6:12am ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract Friday, March 3, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: He averaged 187 passing yards and 1.33 touchdowns per game last season along with 39 rushing yards. He only threw four picks last season, which was a vast improvement. He is shell of the dynamic dual threat that took his team to the Super Bowl four years ago. He's a meager QB2 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 3/1/2017 6:08am ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick's new agents, Jeff Nalley and Sean Kiernan, have informed all 32 teams that Kaepernick will be opting out of his contract.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick's fantasy hourglass is getting pretty thin. He could be a midrange QB2 at best right now.

  • Posted: 2/14/2017 10:00pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is open to returning to the team in 2017, according to 'those close to him.' The 29-year-old is due to earn nearly $15 million in base salary, but he can also opt out of the deal and enter free agency, which begins on March 9. San Francisco also has the option of releasing him with little ramifications to their salary cap.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick ended up putting together a pretty nice season, finishing with 16 touchdowns versus only four interceptions, while recording a 90.7 QB rating -- his best since 2013. Furthermore, he averaged nearly 40 rushing yards per game. With a new coaching staff and general manager, San Francisco ultimately may decide to go in a different direction, but if Kaepernick still has a starting job next year, he could end up being a solid QB2 option.

  • Posted: 2/10/2017 9:05am ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is not expected to be a trade target again this offseason for the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick-to-Denver looked like it was going to happen last offseason, but the compensation can never get worked out, and the Broncos ended up sticking with Trevor Siemian and drafting Paxton Lynch. Denver has reaffirmed its commitment to developing both several times already this offseason, so it appears Kaepernick will have to look elsewhere for a potential starting gig if he opts out of his deal with San Francisco.

  • Posted: 12/24/2016 6:04pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 28 of his 38 pass attempts for 266 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 16 game against the Los Angeles Rams. He also ran six times for 15 yards and a score, and added a two-point conversion.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick has thrown for 10 touchdowns over his past six games, and outside of that disastrous snow game in Chicago in Week 13 he has been a borderline low-end QB1 or must-start QB2 down the stretch in most fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 12/18/2016 10:51pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 20 of his 33 pass attempts for 183 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 15 game against the Atlanta Falcons. He also rushed three times for 21 yards.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick had an OK game, but he did not have a huge statistical game against the league's worst-ranked passing defense. He remains more of a QB2 in fantasy leagues headed down the stretch.

  • Posted: 12/15/2016 7:10pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (neck) was added to the injury report but was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 15.

    Huddle Up: The Falcons defense has given up plenty of points this year, but Kaepernick is still nothing more than a desperation QB2 in Week 15.

  • Posted: 12/6/2016 10:16am ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will get the start in Week 14 against the New York Jets, according to offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins.

    Huddle Up: After about a month-long run as the second-best quarterback in fantasy behind Aaron Rodgers, the 49ers only allowed Kaepernick to throw five passes and run six times before benching him in the fourth quarter during what was supposed to be a very good matchup against an injury-riddled Chicago Bears defense. The Jets arguably present a better matchup and he'll be at home this time around, but the risk of trusting him outside of a contrarian play in DFS is just too high during the fantasy playoffs.

  • Posted: 12/4/2016 9:52am ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will void his contract after the season and will become an unrestricted free agent, according to sources. Kaepernick has not ruled out re-signing with the 49ers during the offseason.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick has posted decent numbers since taking over the starting job and has six touchdowns and one interception over the last three games. Kaepernick can be a low-end No. 1 quarterback against certain opponents moving forward.

  • Posted: 11/29/2016 3:01pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is averaging 62.2 yards per game on the ground. In total, Kaepernick has 373 rushing yards on 46 attempts, including one touchdown. 'He's out there, he's in control and when he sees an opportunity he's taken advantage of it,' offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said. In addition to his rushing success, Kaepernick is averaging 277.5 yards per game through the air with eight touchdowns and just two interceptions.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick has been one of the most pleasant surprises in the fantasy realm after taking over as the 49ers' starter. His running ability gives him a distinct advantage over pocket passers from a fantasy perspective and he should no longer be overlooked. In fact, he should be started this week in a favorable matchup against an ailing Chicago Bears defense.

  • Posted: 11/27/2016 2:00pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 29-for-46 passing for 296 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. He rushed a game-high 113 yards on 10 carries.

    Huddle Up: Kaep has been more than capable of exploiting favorable matchups in recent weeks. The Niners have midrange fantasy schedule the rest of the way, so keep him in mind for streaming and DFS purposes.

  • Posted: 11/20/2016 10:17pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 16 of his 30 pass attempts for 206 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 11 game against the New England Patriots. He rushed four times for 32 yards and was sacked five times.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick had a fairly decent performance against the Patriots in rainy and sloppy conditions. The 49ers can expect better weather in their Week 12 matchup in Miami. He remains a solid QB2 in most fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 11/13/2016 9:47pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 17 of his 30 pass attempts for 210 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 10 game against the Arizona Cardinals. He rushed 10 times for a team-high 55 yards and a touchdown, too.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick fared pretty well against a solid defense actually, and he'll face another challenging defense when the New England Patriots visit next weekend. Kaep remains more of a streaming option if your primary option is on a bye.

  • Posted: 11/6/2016 10:14pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 24 of his 39 pass attempts for 398 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 9 game against the New Orleans Saints. He also ran five times for 23 yards.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't all great, as Kaepernick did lose a fumble. He entered with 330 passing yards and two touchdowns in his previous two starts combined, but this line wasn't terribly surprising considering the New Orleans Saints have a terrible pass defense. If Kaep is able to replicate this production in Arizona in Week 10 against a good defense then he can be trusted in fantasy leagues again.

  • Posted: 10/23/2016 9:58pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick completed 16 of his 34 pass attempts for 143 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 7 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He rushed nine times for a team-high 84 yards.

    Huddle Up: The 49ers got off to a solid start with 14 points in the first quarter, but managed just three in the final three quarters. Kaepernick hasn't provided a big shot in the arm for the offense or fantasy owners, and he is only worth rostering in the deepest of leagues and those formats which start two quarterbacks. The 49ers are off in Week 8.

  • Posted: 10/17/2016 12:32pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will remain the starting quarterback in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick was OK in his first start of the season. What makes him attractive from a fantasy standpoint is his running ability. He led the 49ers with 66 rushing yards last week. The matchup is decent, but he is best used as a cheap play in daily formats in order to spend up at other positions.

  • Posted: 10/16/2016 1:18pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick went 13-for-29 for 187 yards and one touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in Week 6. He also rushed for 66 yards on eight carries during the game.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick had some problems completing passes during the game with 16 incompletions but was able to move the ball with his arm and legs. Kaepernick should keep the starting quarterback moving forward and could be a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/12/2016 2:48pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has agreed to a restructured contract that will eliminate the final four years of his contract and make him an unrestricted free agent after the season if he does not pick up the one-year player option, according to sources. Kaepernick's salary for 2016 remains the same, and the 49ers will not be allowed to use the franchise tag if he decides to become a free agent.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick will be the starting quarterback for the 49ers in Week 6 and likely will keep the job if he plays well. Owners may want to see how he performs in Chip Kelly's offense before considering him a fantasy option.

  • Posted: 10/7/2016 9:00pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is working on a restructured deal that would alleviate concerns regarding injury guarantees in his contract, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

    Huddle Up: By eliminating the injury guarantees, the 49ers may be more likely to play Kaepernick this season. Even if he plays, there is no guarantee he will be productive, so he is nothing more than speculative stash at this point.

  • Posted: 8/29/2016 5:01pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said he expects QB Colin Kaepernick to be on the roster when the regular season starts but that it is not his decision.

    Huddle Up: It appears that Kaepernick is losing the battle for the starting quarterback job to Blaine Gabbert, but head coach Chip Kelly said Kaepernick is still an option. He probably would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the job and can be avoided if he is a backup.

  • Posted: 8/28/2016 8:53pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick faces a 'very big uphill battle' to make the 53-man roster, according to Jay Glazer of

    Huddle Up: If Kaepernick is cut, Blaine Gabbert would have a little more job security. Chip Kelly has worked miracles before with quarterbacks, but Gabbert remains a speculative QB2.

  • Posted: 8/27/2016 5:38am ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick went 2-for-6 for 14 yards in the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 26. He also rushed for 18 yards on four carries. Kaepernick said he believes he still has a chance to win the starting quarterback job.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick appears to be behind Blaine Gabbert for the starting quarterback position but still has a chance since head coach Chip Kelly has not named a starter yet. He would have more fantasy value than Gabbert but likely would only be a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues if he wins the job.

  • Posted: 8/22/2016 12:42pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (arm) participated in a full warmup practice Monday, Aug. 22. It was his first such participation since Aug. 10.

    Huddle Up: Maybe now Kaep can ramp up San Fran's quarterback competition. Blaine Gabbert has been decent in the first two preseason games, but he hasn't really flashed. Kaepernick still has a chance to prove he deserves to start, but neither Gabbert nor Kaepernick are starting caliber QBs in traditional leagues.

  • Posted: 8/21/2016 7:40am ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (arm) displayed improved velocity on his passes during pregame warmups Saturday, Aug. 20, and remains on target to resume practicing this week, according to head coach Chip Kelly. The team remains hopeful that he will play in the next preseason game versus the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 26.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick is engaged in a battle this preseason for San Francisco's starting quarterback job with Blaine Gabbert. Although Kaepernick has a higher ceiling, neither player should be viewed as anything more than a QB2 in traditional fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 8/16/2016 7:37pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 16, as he continues to deal with his dead arm. Kaepernick has not thrown a pass in six days.

    Huddle Up: A sure sign that Kaepernick is expected back later than sooner is that the Niners signed free-agent QB Christian Ponder on Tuesday. In the meantime, it's looking more and more like Blaine Gabbert will win the Niners' starting gig by default.

  • Posted: 8/15/2016 9:08am ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) isn't expected to be out of action much longer and could play in the second preseason game against the Denver Broncos Saturday, Aug. 20, head coach Chip Kelly said.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick is facing an uphill battle to win the starting job from Blaine Gabbert. The eventual starter should benefit from Kelly's system and finish as a midrange QB2.

  • Posted: 8/12/2016 10:59pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) said he is not too concerned about his sore throwing shoulder and expects to be available for the preseason opener against the Houston Texans Sunday, Aug. 14.

    Huddle Up: Blaine Gabbert is reportedly the clear favorite to open the season as the 49ers starting quarterback, so Kaepernick can't afford to miss preseason games. Kaepernick should be considered questionable for Sunday's game. Either way, it appears to be Gabbert's job to lose at this point.

  • Posted: 8/12/2016 4:22pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) was limited during practice Friday, Aug. 12, because of a sore shoulder. He was expected to share first-team snaps with QB Blaine Gabbert during the first preseason game Sunday, Aug. 14, but the injury may change things.

    Huddle Up: Those banking on Kaepernick fantasy comeback season first need the QB to at least overtake Gabbert, and right now he's lagging behind. Let's see if he can fight through the issues and make up some ground here in the next week or so.

  • Posted: 8/5/2016 8:46am ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has shown more of a willingness to run with the ball on zone read plays so far this offseason. Offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins said those runs have not been by design. "Our offense takes what the defense gives us," Modkins said. Kaepernick and QB Blaine Gabbert are in the midst of a position battle for the starting quarterback job.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick has more fantasy value than Gabbert because of his running ability, but neither are consistent options. Whoever wins the gig should be drafted as a fantasy backup.

  • Posted: 8/3/2016 8:30am ET

    San Francisco 49ers QBs Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert have taken an equal amount of reps in practice with the first-team offense so far in training camp. Both have been sharper working with would-be starters than the second team. Head coach Chip Kelly noted the preseason games will be critical.

    Huddle Up: Kaepernick and Gabbert are battling hard for the starting job, but the winner will be a low-end QB2, at best, in most fantasy leagues. The only time the San Francisco starter should be active in fantasy is out of desperation or in formats which require two starting signal callers. DFS owners may consider either passer for matchup plays.

  • Posted: 7/26/2016 10:45pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) has received medical clearance to participate fully in training camp, according to a source. Kaepernick had a torn left labrum repaired this offseason in addition to surgery on his right thumb and left knee.

    Huddle Up: That means we'll have two healthy combatants for what figures to be one of the more intriguing and tightly contested QB battles of August. Let the duel begin ...

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 LAR 0 0 0 0 0
6 @BUF 187 1 0 66 0
7 TB 143 1 1 84 0
9 NO 398 2 1 23 0
10 @ARI 210 1 0 55 1
11 NE 206 2 0 32 0
12 @MIA 296 3 1 113 0
13 @CHI 4 0 0 20 0
14 NYJ 133 1 0 23 0
15 @ATL 183 2 0 21 0
16 @LAR 266 2 1 15 1
17 SEA 215 1 0 16 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 MIN 165 0 0 41 0
2 @PIT 335 2 0 51 0
3 @ARI 67 0 4 46 1
4 GB 160 0 1 57 0
5 @NYG 262 2 0 23 0
6 BAL 340 2 0 10 0
7 SEA 124 0 0 0 0
8 @LAR 162 0 0 28 0
9 ATL 0 0 0 0 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 @DAL 201 2 0 11 0
2 CHI 248 1 3 64 0
3 @ARI 245 1 0 54 0
4 PHI 218 2 1 58 0
5 KC 201 1 0 18 0
6 @LAR 343 3 0 37 0
7 @DEN 263 1 1 18 0
9 LAR 237 1 0 14 0
10 @NO 210 1 0 24 0
11 @NYG 193 1 0 24 0
12 WAS 256 1 1 14 0
13 SEA 121 0 2 17 0
14 @OAK 174 1 2 26 0
15 @SEA 141 0 0 46 0
16 LAC 114 1 0 151 1
17 ARI 204 2 0 63 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 GB 412 3 0 22 0
2 @SEA 127 0 3 87 0
3 IND 150 0 1 20 0
4 @LAR 167 2 0 11 0
5 HOU 113 1 0 14 0
6 ARI 252 2 1 18 0
7 @TEN 199 0 0 68 1
8 @JAC 164 1 0 54 2
10 CAR 91 0 1 16 0
11 @NO 127 2 1 25 0
12 @WAS 235 3 0 20 0
13 LAR 275 1 0 21 0
14 SEA 175 1 1 31 0
15 @TB 203 2 0 42 0
16 ATL 197 1 0 51 1
17 @ARI 310 2 0 24 0
P1 @GB 227 1 1 98 0
P2 @CAR 196 1 0 15 1
P3 @SEA 153 1 2 130 0

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 @GB 0 0 0 17 0
4 @NYJ 0 0 0 50 1
5 BUF 7 0 0 39 1
6 NYG 82 0 0 6 0
7 SEA 0 0 0 -1 0
10 LAR 117 0 0 66 1
11 CHI 243 2 0 10 0
12 @NO 231 1 1 27 1
13 @LAR 208 0 0 84 0
14 MIA 185 0 0 53 1
15 @NE 221 4 1 28 0
16 @SEA 244 1 1 31 0
17 ARI 276 2 0 5 0
P2 GB 263 2 1 181 2
P3 @ATL 233 1 0 21 0
P4 BAL 302 1 1 62 1

2011 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
4 @PHI 0 0 0 0 0
5 TB 35 0 0 -2 0
13 LAR 0 0 0 0 0

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