| Quarterback, San Francisco 49ers
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|Draft: 2011 Round 1 (10)
Ht: 6’5” Wt: 235 DOB: 1989-10-15 Age: 26
|Sometimes the scouting reports on college players hit the nail on the head – that was certainly the case with Gabbert. The book on him coming out of college was he had the necessary athleticism to succeed but he struggled under pressure. Thrust into a starting role before he was ready, due to the release of David Garrard and Luke McCown’s ineptitude, Gabbert frequently misread plays, forced passes into coverage and threw off his back foot often when he wasn’t pressured. The Jaguars will give him every opportunity to be their starter in 2012 but they signed Chad Henne as insurance in case Gabbert continues to struggle. With Laurent Robinson, rookie 1st round pick Justin Blackmon and Mike Thomas as his lead wide receivers and Marcedes Lewis at tight end, Gabbert doesn’t possess great options in the passing game. He is waiver wire material in redraft leagues and a middling dynasty prospect.
| Kaepernick placed on IR, shoulder surgery -- Sat Nov 21 2:30 pm --|
Torn labrum in his left, non-throwing shoulder
|Colin Kaepernick’s season, and quite possibly his 49ers tenure, is over as he needs surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left, non-throwing shoulder, a league source said Saturday. The 49ers placed Kaepernick on injured reserve and promoted rookie Dylan Thompson from the practice squad, ahead of Sunday’s game at the Seattle Seahawks. (San Jose Mercury News)|
FF Today's Take: The 49ers quarterback will likely need 4-6 months of recovery time and can be dropped from an re-draft league roster. Blaine Gabbert will be the starter moving forward. Kaeperick's $11.9 million 2016 salary becomes guaranteed if he's on the roster April 1.
| Carlos Hyde likely out again this week -- Fri Nov 20 4:05 pm --|
RB still recovering from a foot fracture
|Before the 49ers practiced on Wednesday, coach Jim Tomsula told reporters that running back Carlos Hyde would take part after missing the team’s last two games with a stress fracture in his left foot. While you’d imagine the coach has a direct line to the team’s medical staff, Tomsula’s information proved to be incorrect. Hyde didn’t practice on Wednesday and he remained out of practice on Thursday, which makes it hard to imagine that he’ll be in the lineup against the Seahawks even if the coach were to say that Hyde will be taking handoffs from Blaine Gabbert. (NBC Sports)|
FF Today's Take: In Hyde's absence, journeyman backup and practice squad member Shaun Draughn will likely see the bulk of the carries again this week, after registering 96 total yards from scrimmage in his last appearance. He's a borderline low-end RB2/flex play this week.
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