Colin Kaepernick and 49ers reached agreement on 6-year extension worth over $100 million tying him to team through 2020, per sources.
That's a pretty substantial contract extension for a guy who struggles to spread the ball around to his receivers, but the 49ers must believe that he can be taught to improve. They must also believe that he is not guilty of sexual assault, a charge he is facing in the Florida court system. Kaepernick has the talent to be one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL, but he is still very much a work in progress. The team has improved its receiving corps over the offseason and the offense should be a force to reckon with so long as Kaepernick continues to work towards improving some of his shortcomings.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Justin Pugh (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday.
This is an odd situation as the offensive lineman is now in the concussion protocol, but the Giants only said Pugh was dealing with an illness. Apparently, Pugh has had concussion-like symptoms prior to Week 9 and it’s never a good sign he is still having issues after the bye week. Consider the offensive lineman doubtful at best for Week 12. Analysis: Phil Backert
J.J. Watt named AFC Defensive Player of the Week
Watt continues to be a monster and had another huge week as he collected eight tackles and two sacks in the Texans victory over the Jets. For the season, Watt has 50 combined tackles and 11.5 sacks and will once again be one of the top IDP performers and will strongly be considered to win the defensive player of the year award. Analysis: Phil Backert
Eric Ebron said his recent struggles will end this week.
Ebron has been all hype since he was drafted by the Lions in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Fantasy owners don’t fall for this spin and look elsewhere if tight end is a position of need. Ebron dropped a would be touchdown against the Raiders and finished the game without recording a catch. The Lions tight end is trying to remain optimistic, but his fantasy value moving forward remains limited. Analysis: Phil Backert