Christian Ponder Fantasy 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.

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:41pm

49ers Inactives
LT Joe Staley
DB Marcus Cromartie
OLB Tank Carradine
QB Christian Ponder
RB Mike Davis
TE Je'Ron Hamm
DT Quinton Dial

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.

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