Christian Ponder, QB San Francisco 49ers

General Info

  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 229 lbs
  • DOB: 02-25-1988
SF Depth Chart

Most Recent News

QB Christian Ponder moves up 49ers depth chart

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 1:22pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

After getting his first repetitions with the offense and not just the scout team in practice last week, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Christian Ponder was on the active 46-man roster for the first time this season Sunday in Atlanta.

So, with three games left in the season at the time of his promotion to above Blaine Gabbert on the depth chart, why now?

"Because we’ve seen him in practice do some really good things and earn a spot," Kelly said. "It’s got nothing to do with Kap. I thought Kap played well [against Atlanta]. It’s just that [Ponder] earned the spot as the No. 2. I think he and Blaine are battling. Blaine’s been great, and I think both of those guys can play, but you can only dress two right now. We may dress three next week because we won’t have enough [players] to dress."

Fantasy Impact:

It wasn't a surprise that Ponder was the backup to Colin Kaepernick in a season during which he's been the only of the team's three quarterbacks not to get an opportunity to play in coach Chip Kelly's offense, the story said. When Ponder began getting more than scout team work, it was a clear signal he was going to get a chance to be active sooner rather than later.

2016 Strength of Schedule - SF
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
21
LA
4
@CAR
8
@SEA
19
DAL
24
ARI
25
@BUF
11
TB
BYE22
NO
24
@ARI
17
NE
31
@MIA
9
@CHI
14
NYJ
23
@ATL
21
@LA
8
SEA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2016 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCSnaps%
1LA--------------
2CAR--------------
3SEA--------------
4DAL--------------
5ARI--------------
6BUF--------------
7TB--------------
8BYE--------------
9NO--------------
10ARI--------------
11NE--------------
12MIA--------------
13CHI--------------
14NYJ--------------
15ATL--------------
16LA--------------
17SEA--------------
Per game000000.000.0000000.000.00/0.000.00%
Totals000000.000.0000000.000/00.00%

We are your friend's secret weapon.

  • Get 4 FREE downloads
  • Receive breaking news alerts & analysis.
  • Battle-Tested by 40,000+ fantasy football diehards since 1999.