Christian Ponder Fantasy News

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 3:11pm

49ers Inactives
Mike Davis RB
Je'Ron Hamm TE
Chris Jones DT
Aaron Lynch OLB
Christian Ponder QB
Torrey Smith WR
John Theus OT

49ers RB Carlos Hyde ACTIVE vs. Cardinals

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 3:06pm

49ers Inactives
Mike Davis RB
Je'Ron Hamm TE
Chris Jones DT
Aaron Lynch OLB
Christian Ponder QB
Rashard Robinson CB
John Theus OT

Related players: Carlos Hyde

Fantasy Impact:

Hyde (shoulder) will play today in a tough matchup against the Cardinals. DuJuan Harris likely takes away some work from Hyde making both risky plays.

RB Carlos Hyde INACTIVE for 49ers

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 2:42pm

49ers Inactives
Carlos Hyde RB
Aaron Lynchg OLB
Keshawn Martin WR
Christian Ponder QB
Mike Purcell NT
Rashard Robinson CB
John Theus OT

Related players: Mike Davis, DuJuan Harris, Shaun Draughn

Fantasy Impact:

Davis, Harris and Draughn likely split this workload. Last week Harris got 13 touches while Davis had seven and Draughn six.

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2:40pm

49ers Inactives
Marcus Cromartie CB
Glenn Dorsey DE
JeRon Hamm TE
Carlos Hyde RB
Keshawn Martin WR
Christian Ponder QB
John Theus OT

49ers TE Vance McDonald OUT for TNF

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:03pm

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

49ers Inactives

QB Christian Ponder
CB Jimmie Ward
WR Deshawn Martin
OT John Theus
TE Vance McDonald
DL Glenn Dorsey
DL DeForest Buckner

Related players: Garrett Celek

Fantasy Impact:

With McDonald sidelined, Garrett Celek is once again a Sneaky Start. He posted 5-79 on five targets last week.

49ers TE Vance McDonald OUT vs. Cowboys

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3:07pm

49ers Inactives
TE Vance McDonald
QB Christian Ponder
DL Tony Jerod-Eddie
CB Jimmie Ward
WR Keshawn Martin
OT John Theus
DL Taylor Hart

Related players: Garrett Celek

Fantasy Impact:

McDonald (hip) and Garrett Celek (back) were both questionable coming into this contest, but Celek is active and would appear to get the start today.

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 2:42pm

49ers Inactives
Marcus Cromartie CB
Anthony Davis OT
DuJuan Harris RB
Taylor Hart DE
Tony Jerod-Eddie DE
Christian Ponder QB
John Theus OT

Monday, September 12, 2016, 9:19pm

49ers Inactives
OG Josh Garnett
NT Glenn Dorsey
QB Christian Ponder
CB Keith Reaser
CB Chris Davis
OT John Theus
DE Taylor Hart

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 4:47pm

49ers.com - [Full Article]

The San Francisco 49ers announced they have signed QB Christian Ponder to a one-year deal. In order to make room on the roster, the team has placed QB Thad Lewis on the Injured Reserve List.

Originally the 12th overall draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, Ponder (6-2, 230) has appeared in 38 games (36 starts), completing 632 passes for 6,658 yards and 38 touchdowns, and 26 rushes for 639 yards and seven touchdowns, during his time in Minnesota (2011-14). Ponder signed with the Oakland Raiders on March 13, 2015, and spent training camp with the team before being released on September 5, 2015. He later signed with the Denver Broncos on November 25, 2015, where he was inactive for two games for Denver and later released on December 8, 2015.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 8:31pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The Denver Broncos waived third-string quarterback Christian Ponder on Tuesday, clearing room to add a defensive back to their roster.

The Broncos signed Ponder two weeks ago as insurance behind Brock Osweiler and rookie Trevor Siemian with Peyton Manning sidelined by an injured left foot.

Manning had a walking cast and boot removed last week and is set to begin light throwing Wednesday.

Sunday, December 6, 2015, 2:44pm

Broncos Inactives
Sam Brenner C
Peyton Manning QB
Jordan Norwood WR
Christian Ponder QB
T.J. Ward SS
DeMarcus Ware LB
Sylvester Williams TE

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 7:16pm

Broncos Inactives
Sam Brenner C
Lorenzo Doss
Richard Gordon TE
Peyton Manning QB
Jordan Norwood WR
Christian Ponder QB
DeMarcus Ware LB

Fantasy Impact:

As expected, WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle, finger) is active tonight.

Tony Romo placed on short-term IR

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 2:21pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The next game Tony Romo can start is Nov. 22 against the Miami Dolphins.

The Dallas Cowboys will place their starting quarterback on the injured reserve/designated to return list on Tuesday, according to a source, which will keep him out for the next eight weeks as he recovers from a broken left collarbone. Romo will not have surgery to repair the collarbone.

Romo will miss seven games because of the Cowboys' Oct. 18 bye week.

Brandon Weeden will be the starter in Romo's absence and the team is working out Christian Ponder, Josh Johnson, Matt Flynn and McLeod Bethel-Thompson but could also look to call up Kellen Moore from the practice squad.

Fantasy Impact:

The move to short-term injured reserve opens up a roster spot for the Cowboys. Last year the Cowboys placed defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence on the list at the start of the season because of a foot injury and he missed the first eight games of his rookie season. Had the Cowboys placed wide receiver Dez Bryant, who is recovering from foot surgery, on the list, then they would have had to have kept Romo on the 53-man roster. A team can use the designation on only one player.

Raiders don't expect to have Derek Carr Week 2

Monday, September 14, 2015, 1:38pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will have an MRI on his injured hand Monday, and the team doesn't expect him to play Sunday, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Carr injured his hand in the second quarter of Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals and was replaced by Matt McGloin.

The Raiders have reached out to quarterback Christian Ponder, who is interested in returning to the team, sources told Mortensen. Ponder was cut when Oakland reduced its roster to 53.

Fantasy Impact:

McGloin played well in his time but will have to take on a Ravens defense that kept the Broncos in check Week 1. If Ponder signs he would back up McGloin.

Vikings expect to spread the offense more

Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 2:47pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Vikings were in the shotgun or pistol about 65 percent of the time after Teddy Bridgewater took over as the starting QB in Week 4 last season -- the 13th-most in the league, according to ESPN Stats & Information -- and their 565 shotgun snaps in that time were only 210 less than they had in 2012 and 2013 combined.

Adrian Peterson, of course, was in the backfield both of those seasons, and has yet to play his first game with Bridgewater at quarterback. In those two seasons, Peterson ran just 40 times out of the shotgun, or one fewer than Christian Ponder. Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon, on the other hand, logged a combined 114 carries out of the shotgun last season.

"I think the things we're doing out of the shotgun, he's very comfortable with, and getting more comfortable," Turner said. "We're going to give him a good dose of the things he does best and has done best his entire career. We're going to try to spread the field a little bit and do some things to give him more space."

Fantasy Impact:

There's little doubt the offense will require something of an adjustment for Peterson, who's made a career out of lining up seven yards deep in the backfield and hitting the line of scrimmage with a healthy fury, the story said. But between the Vikings having enough of Peterson's staples in the playbook and giving the running back enough practice snaps to adjust, offensive coordinator Norv Turner thinks Peterson will be fine with an offense that's a little more spread out. It should only help Peterson as long as Bridgewater and the receivers and prove to be a legit passing threat. It will be a lot for defenses to account for.

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