Kerley was limited to just 15 yards on two catches (five targets) in Sunday's 34-17 loss to Tampa Bay.
The early-season PPR darling has fallen out of grace with his new quarterback, posting just 27 yards on four catches with Colin Kaepernick under center these past two weeks. He is still seeing targets since the quarterback switch (12 targets last two weeks), but the change in styles has negatively affected him. As previously mentioned, Kaepernick hangs on to the ball much longer than Blaine Gabbert did, rendering Kerley's quick-hitting routes useless. After having PPR value to start the year, Kerley is best left on waivers unless Blaine Gabbert regains the starting job through an injury or a coaching change.
Kerley was only able to pull in two of the seven balls thrown his way for 12 yards in a loss to Buffalo on Sunday.
Kerley -- who was San Francisco's leading receiver entering Sunday's game -- was negatively affected by the quarterback change this week. Colin Kaepernick hangs on to the ball longer and has a lengthier throwing motion than Blaine Gabbert, and that does not mesh well with Kerley's quick-hitting ability out of the slot. He was still targeted seven times, so his new quarterback was trying to feed him the ball. We will have to see how this relationship develops down the stretch, starting with next week's matchup against the Buccaneers.
Kerley (ankle) logged a full practice Friday and does not have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Buffalo, CSN Bay Area reports.
After starting the week with a pair of limited sessions, Kerley returned to a full practice Friday, confirming that his ankle ailment poses no threat to his availability. He clearly established himself as the Niners' No. 1 wideout by catching 14 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns on 23 targets the past two weeks, but it remains to be seen how Kerley will handle the QB switch from Blaine Gabbert to Colin Kaepernick. As poorly as Gabbert played, his tenure as the 49ers' starting quarterback was undeniably a positive development in Kerley's career.
Kerley (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.
Kerley turned in back-to-back capped practices in advance of Thursday's eventual loss to the Cardinals, but the limitations didn't stop him from churning out eight catches (on 13 targets) for 102 yards and one touchdown. While he didn't match Larry Fitzgerald's pair of touchdowns, Kerley otherwise led all receivers in the other categories. The switch in quarterbacks from Blaine Gabbert to Colin Kaepernick could have unintended consequences on Kerley. However, the veteran hasn't exactly worked with premier signal-callers and has still posted a modest 12.2 YPC for his career.
Kerley (ankle) secured eight of 13 targets for 102 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 33-21 loss to the Cardinals. He also fumbled once but it was recovered.
Despite being limited all week in practice and having to frequently deal with Patrick Peterson's coverage, Kerley impressively paced all receivers with his target, reception and yardage totals. The 27-year-old has clearly developed solid rapport with Blaine Gabbert and has received at least six targets in each game to date this season. Following Thursday's production, he's notched 14 catches on 22 targets for 190 yards and his first pair of touchdowns over the last two weeks. Given his body of work to date, Kerley figures to continue carrying some decent fantasy value, especially considering he plays in a fast-paced attack that will yield him extra possessions in every game.
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