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Anquan Boldin

33-Year-Old Wide Receiver – San Francisco 49ers

2013 Receiving Stats

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85

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1179

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13.9

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129

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Slow, old and having signed with a new, run-first team, Boldin nonetheless had another strong year in 2013. He averaged 9.1 YPT (10th), had 17 catches of 20-plus yards (T. 12th with A.J. Green) and ca...

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HT: 6' 1"   WT: 220   DOB: 10/3/1980  College: Florida State  Show ContractHide Contract

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Anquan Boldin Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $12 million extension with San Francisco in March of 2014.

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Boldin signed a two-year extension with the 49ers on Monday, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Anquan Boldin NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 26 12 71 853 9 99 12.0 8.6 - - - - - 1 14 14.0 0 - - - - - -
2008 27 12 89 1038 11 126 11.7 8.2 - - - - - 9 67 7.4 0 - - - - - -
2009 28 15 84 1024 4 129 12.2 7.9 10 1 - - - 3 12 4.0 1 - - - - - -
2010 29 Bal 16 64 837 7 109 13.1 7.7 10 1 3 0 0 2 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2011 30 Bal 14 57 887 3 106 15.6 8.4 14 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 31 Bal 15 65 921 4 112 14.2 8.2 17 1 1 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 32 SF 16 85 1179 7 129 13.9 9.1 17 2 0 0 0 2 11 5.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Anquan Boldin Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2007 26 12 11.7 17.6 14.7 6 71 13 - - 0 1 0 - -
2008 27 12 14.7 22.1 18.4 7 87 23 - - 1 6 2 - -
2009 28 15 8.9 14.5 11.7 6 68 11 8 6 0 1 1 0 0
2010 29 Bal 16 7.9 11.9 9.9 4 52 12 6 2 0 0 1 0 0
2011 30 Bal 14 7.6 11.7 9.7 4 63 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 31 Bal 15 7.8 12.1 9.9 4 61 9 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
2013 32 SF 16 10.1 15.4 12.7 5 74 13 2 0 0 1 1 1 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Anquan Boldin – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

752

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Anquan Boldin was on the field for 752 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Anquan Boldin was on the field for 4 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

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2011 - -
2012 870 1
2013 752 4

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Anquan Boldin 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 GB 60 0 13 208 1 17 16.0 5 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Sea 51 0 1 7 0 4 7.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ind 49 0 5 67 0 8 13.4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @StL 54 1 5 90 1 7 18.0 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 Hou 29 0 2 21 0 6 10.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
6 Ari 61 0 3 28 0 8 9.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
7 @Ten 43 1 5 74 0 6 14.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Jax 40 0 4 56 0 6 14.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 Car 47 0 3 23 0 5 7.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @NO 49 0 6 56 1 9 9.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Was 49 0 5 94 2 6 18.8 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
13 StL 51 1 9 98 0 13 10.9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
14 Sea 57 0 6 93 0 8 15.5 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @TB 64 0 3 43 0 8 14.3 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
16 Atl 48 1 6 72 1 7 12.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Ari 0 0 9 149 1 11 16.6 0 0 1 11 11.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @GB 0 0 3 38 0 6 12.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Car 0 0 8 136 0 12 17.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Sea 0 0 5 53 1 9 10.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Anquan Boldin
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Anquan Boldin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Boldin and the 49ers are close to reaching a new deal, NFL.com reports.

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No surprise here, as coach Jim Harbaugh made it clear earlier in the week that re-signing Boldin is a priority for the team this offseason. The 33-year-old Boldin has some trouble creating space at this stage of his career, but does seem to have a strong chemistry with quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In his first season with San Francisco in 2013, Boldin went for 1,179 receiving yards, his highest total since 2006.
Coach Jim Harbaugh emphasized Thursday that re-signing Boldin is a priority for the 49ers, csnbayarea.com reports.

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Boldin recorded a team-high 85 catches for 1,179 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013, and bringing back the 33-year-old wideout is evidently something that the 49ers' brass is committed to. "Really, Anquan's done everything that Anquan could possibly do with the way he played and the kind of teammate he was last year," Harbaugh said of the 6-1, 220-pound receiver. "We're all lockstep on how we feel about him."
Boldin and the 49ers have reportedly been negotiating a multi-year extension, in advance of the NFL's free agency period next month, csnbayarea.com reports.

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With that in mind, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport previously suggested that the 49ers were of a mind to bring Boldin back, a scenario that he indicates the veteran wideout is amenable to. Boldin, who will turn 34 years old in October, finished the 2013 campaign with 85 catches for 1,179 yards and seven touchdowns and it sounds like the chances of him reprising his role on the 49ers' offense in 2014, starting opposite Michael Crabtree, are promising.
Boldin finished the 2013 season with 85 catches for 1,179 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, his first 1,000-yard season in four years and most scores since 2010. He also tacked on another 227 receiving yards and one touchdown grab during the postseason.

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Boldin saw nine targets and caught five passes for 53 yards and a touchdown during the 49ers' loss to the Seahawks in Sunday's NFC Championship.

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Boldin was targeted a team-high 12 times and caught eight passes for 136 yards against the Panthers on Sunday.

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While he failed to find the end zone, Boldin was the key to the 49ers' aerial attack this week. Colin Kaepernick got off to a slow start, but once he began to lean more heavily on Boldin, things began to fall into place. Boldin caught a series of 10-plus yard passes in the team's touchdown-drive to end the first half and then his 45-yard catch early in the third quarter led to another 49ers touchdown. The veteran receiver has been huge for Kaepernick and the team this season and will need to bring every bit of that to the table next week against the Seahawks in the NFC Championship game. In two previous meetings with Seattle this season, Boldin has seven catches for 100 yards but no touchdowns.
Boldin had three receptions for 38 yards on six targets in Sunday's Wild Card game against the Packers.

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Boldin caught nine passes on 11 targets for 149 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win at Arizona.

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Boldin was targeted seven times, catching six passes for 72 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons on Monday.

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Although most were focused on the historical significance of this being the final game at Candlestick Park, few realized that with his second catch of the night, Boldin surpassed 1,000 receiving yards for the sixth time in his career and first time since 2009. He and Michael Crabtree (ankle) shared the targets lead with seven apiece, but Boldin still remains Colin Kaepernick's go-to guy when he needs a clutch catch to move the chains. Boldin will get a chance to pad his stats even more when he faces his old team, the Cardinals, next week. The last time he faced them, he was held to just 28 yards on three catches, but that was without proper supporting receivers, while fighting through numerous double teams. With the potential to win the NFC West and earn a first-round bye in the playoffs, Boldin will be leaned on heavily in the passing game once again.
Over his last five games, Boldin is averaging nine targets and 76.8 yards per game to go along with three touchdowns. In three of those games, he's posted a day of 90 yards or better.

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2013

One of the Ravens' playoff heroes last season, Boldin was shipped to San Francisco for a sixth-round pick in March. Even before the playoffs Boldin had a solid season in 2012, averaging 14.2 YPC an 8.2 YPT. He scored only four times, thanks to seeing only nine red-zone targets all year, and given Boldin's lack of downfield speed, he's unlikely to strike from deep. At 6-1, 223, Boldin is a stout, physical receiver, with good athleticism, excellent hands and off-the-charts competitiveness and toughness. He should see more work this year with Michael Crabtree likely to miss most of the season with a torn Achilles' tendon, but it's unclear whether Boldin's still capable of being a top target at age 32 and likely Vernon Davis, Mario Manningham and last year’s first-rounder, A.J. Jenkins, also see bigger roles.

2012

After escaping Larry Fitzgerald’s shadow in Arizona, Boldin’s been something of a disappointment as the lead dog in Baltimore. Despite playing 14 games and seeing 15 red-zone looks, he scored just three touchdowns and managed just one play of 40-or-more yards. He did have 15 catches of 20-plus on 106 targets and was fairly efficient with 8.4 YPT and 15.6 YPC. At 6-1, 218, Boldin’s a tough physical receiver, unafraid to make plays in traffic and able to snatch the ball out of the air with defenders around him. He’s athletic and highly competitive, but lacks the speed to beat defenders down the field. He seems more or less the same player he was in Arizona, but without the high target volume as the Ravens are a run-first team with a strong defense that likes to spread the ball around. He’ll be 32 in October, but has played 30 games over the last two seasons and could have another decent season or two left before he really slows down.

2011

After a quick start to the season, Boldin seemed to vanish into thin air, recording only one game of more than 65 yards after Week 7. Moreover, after seeing 10 or more targets in four of his first seven games, he never reached double digits again. All while remaining healthy for the first time since 2006. Boldin's per play numbers (13.1 YPC, 7.7 YPT) were roughly in line with what he did in 2009, though a bit down from his peak. At 6-1, 218, he's a tough, physical receiver in the mold of Hines Ward, but with more athleticism. He's never been a big downfield threat and didn't get a lot of looks in the red zone (12), either. In sum, Boldin's healthy heading into 2011 and at age 30 should still have something left in the tank.

2010

Going from Arizona to Baltimore seems like a downgrade for a receiver, but in this case, it’s probably not. Not only does Boldin escape Larry Fitzgerald’s shadow to become the unquestioned top target, but he also gets out before the post-Kurt Warner era begins. Boldin is the NFL’s all-time career leader in yards per so the key for him is simply remaining on the field. While Boldin played 15 games last year, he missed both of the team’s playoff games with knee and ankle injuries, and he played in only 12 games both in 2007 and 2008Boldin is an ideal red-zone target. He runs excellent routes and is unafraid of contact over the middle of the field Boldin’s should be completely healthy and he should have no trouble establishing himself as the best outside weapon third-year quarterback Joe Flacco has ever had.

2009

Because Larry Fitzgerald was so dominant in the Cardinals’ playoff run, it’s easy to forget Boldin was actually the more productive fantasy wideout for most of the regular season. While Fitzgerald finished with 12 touchdowns in 16 games, Boldin had 11 touchdowns in just 12. And it was Boldin who led the league in red-zone touchdowns, converting a whopping 10 of his 23 targets into scores. (Fitzgerald was nine for 30). Boldin also tied Fitzgerald (and Dwayne Bowe) for the league lead in goal-line targets with 10. While Fitzgerald hauled in an impressive 62 percent of the total targets thrown his way, Boldin was like a vacuum cleaner, sucking in 71 percent (2nd). Of course, part of the reason Boldin was so good at securing completions was that the ball didn’t have to travel very far to reach him – his 11.7-yard average ranked 30th among the league’s 100-target wideouts. As a result he averaged just 8.2 yards per target, respectable, but nothing special, particularly when you consider that he hauled in such a high percentage. He also had just 10 receptions of 20 yards or more (tied for 33rd) and three from 40-plus. In other words, over the last two seasons, Boldin has evolved into a first-rate possession receiver and red-zone threat, while the team looked to Fitzgerald when it needed a big play. At 6-1, 217, Boldin has excellent size, but he’s also physical, tough and unafraid of contact in the middle of the field. He’s not particularly fast, but he’s a good athlete who runs first-rate routes and has soft hands. The biggest knock on Boldin is his tendency to get hurt – he played 16 games just once in the last five seasons and missed four games in each of the last two with hip, toe and shoulder injuries as well as a nasty facial fracture. He was also hobbled in the playoffs with a hamstring injury that caused him to miss the team’s game against Carolina entirely. At press time, Boldin was sitting out mandatory minicamp practices due to a hamstring injury, though there was some question as to whether Boldin wasn’t exaggerating the condition as part of a ploy to have his contract redone. Boldin’s made it no secret he’s unhappy about being underpaid, and while the Cardinals have entertained trade offers for him, their asking price was exorbitant, and it’s likely a disgruntled Boldin will remain in Arizona again this season. While that might be cause for concern with many receivers, Boldin’s unhappiness with his contract has never affected his play on the field.

2008

Hip and toe injuries cost Boldin four games in 2007, and he’s already missed 12 in his career. When he was healthy, Boldin was less explosive than usual (possibly due to the bruised hip that lingered most of the season), averaging just 12 yards per catch. But Boldin caught a whopping 72 percent of the passes thrown his way (good for second in the league among receivers with 70 targets or more). Boldin also saw 15 red-zone looks, just two fewer than his teammate Larry Fitzgerald who played 15 games. But Boldin was the team's leading target inside the five, getting eight, four of which he brought in for scores. Prorated for a full 16-game season, Boldin would have tied Marques Colston for the league lead in goal-line targets, so it seems that at least for one year, freshman head coach Ken Whisenhunt called Boldin's number near the endzone. At 6-1, 220, Boldin’s got excellent size (though he’s not quite as big as Fitzgerald), tremendous strength and very good hands. He’s not fast, but he’s got good quickness for a big receiver, runs tight routes and is hard to bring down after the catch. He’s also tough enough to go over the middle and does not shy away from contact. There were rumors this winter Boldin was seeking a trade, and he skipped a voluntary workout in May, but at press time, it looks likely that he’ll remain in Arizona. As long as Fitzgerald is also healthy, the targets will be divided fairly evenly between the two.

2007

After leading the NFL in targets in 2005, Boldin was again near the top of the league in 2006 with 153 (fifth), but for the second year in a row, only 11 of those looks were in the red zone. While Boldin was able to score from further out two years ago, he managed just four touchdowns total in 2006, two from inside the 20. Part of the problem was that Boldin fell out of favor in coach Dennis Green’s attack later in the year, and teammate Larry Fitzgerald, despite missing three games with a hamstring injury, saw seven more balls thrown his way (18) from inside the 20. But with Green out of the picture, and former Steelers’ offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt taking over, Boldin should once again resume the role of Arizona’s primary playmaker. Boldin’s skill set is similar to Hines Ward’s, and Ward thrived in Whisenhunt’s system. Boldin, who played some quarterback at Florida State, might even be asked to throw some passes on gadget plays. At 6-1, 220, Boldin can overpower smaller defensive backs and has no problem mixing it up in the middle of the field He’s a very good route runner with good body control, and plenty of quickness for his size. He’s difficult to bring down in the open field, and he’s a good after-the-catch runner despite lacking breakaway speed. The arrival of Whisenhunt does have a downside, however, and that’s his proclivity for the power running game that made the 2004-05 Steelers into one of the most run-heavy teams in the modern era. Of course, Pittsburgh’s defense was far better than Arizona’s, and the Cardinals personnel is more pass-oriented, but there are likely to be less targets to go around in 2007.

2006

It’s hard to comprehend how a player with a 165-target teammate in Larry Fitzgerald could lead the NFL in targets while missing two full games, but Boldin did just that. The Cardinals' running game was so terrible that their quarterbacks threw virtually every play, and while that wasn’t good for Kurt Warner’s health, Arizona’s two big receivers were among the league leaders in most of the major receiving categories. But that’s nothing new for Boldin, who caught 101 passes during his rookie year and 56 in nine games in 2004. From the day he set foot in the league, Boldin has been among the top few receivers in per game production. At 6-1, 220, Boldin can outmuscle defenders and make tough catches in traffic over the middle. He’s a sharp route runner with good body control, and plenty of quickness for his size. He’s hard to bring down, and he’s a good after-the-catch runner despite lacking breakaway speed. In fact, Boldin had five catches for more than 40 yards in just 14 games, and six for more than 40 during his rookie season. While Boldin and Fitzgerald were essentially targeted equally in the red zone, Boldin’s attempts came from farther out. As a result, Boldin’s 11 catches inside the 20 went for 133 yards and on four touchdowns, while Fitzgerald’s 11, went for just 62 and but six scores. While the arrival of Edgerrin James should in theory reduce Arizona’s reliance on the passing game, it’s an open question whether the high-mileage back will be able to succeed behind what was a very weak run-blocking line in 2005. (The Cardinals did draft guard Taitusi Lutui in the second round and hired former Vikings offensive line coach Steve Loney this offseason). If James is effective, the Cardinals won’t be throwing quite as much, especially if their defense continues to improve. If James struggles, or the defense takes a step back, Boldin’s looks will increase early on, but that means Warner would be taking a pounding, and the team would probably be doing poorly. In that case, we could see Matt Leinart under center before the season is out, a development that would almost certainly hurt both star wideouts in the short term.

2005

Boldin missed most of training camp and the first six weeks of the regular season after undergoing surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee last August. When he returned, it took him a couple games to get up to speed, and by that time coach Dennis Green was in experimental mode at quarterback, benching starter Josh McCown for such luminaries as John Navarre and journeyman Shaun King. Still, Boldin managed a couple 100-yard games and showed he was 100 percent healthy. Boldin (6-1, 218 pounds) is a big, powerful receiver who will go over the middle, catch balls in traffic and break tackles. Boldin has excellent agility and good hands, but lacks blazing speed. With Kurt Warner in the fold, and teammate Larry Fitzgerald now with a season under his belt, the Cardinals passing game has a chance to take a major step in 2005, and Boldin should pick up where he left off during his rookie season. Boldin, who missed the team’s mandatory minicamp in April as he seeks to renegotiate his contract, showed up for workouts with the team in May and has vowed not to hold out even if the two sides don’t reach an agreement before the season.

2004

Often compared to Ward for his less-than-stellar speed, good hands and willingness to go over the middle, the NFL Rookie of the Year led all receivers in yards after catch (571), was fourth in plus-25-yard catches (12) and third in times targeted (165/61 percent complete). There will be less opportunity for Boldin in ’04, as Dennis Green’s former ball boy, Larry Fitzgerald, will be a co-star in the Cardinals’ passing game. Fitzgerald’s presence will likely hurt Boldin most in the red zone (where he caught 10 passes for five TDs last year). Expect Green to feature the bigger and more acrobatic Fitzgerald more prominently inside the 20. Boldin was a slow starter last year, catching just one TD pass in the first half of all games, but the first quarter of this season will be lost due to injury. And he’ll have to adjust to playing split end rather than the more familiar flanker spot he enjoyed last season, though Green expects this to make him more difficult to double-team. Boldin could slide deep because of this as owners are wary of Fitzgerald, but remember that Dennis Green’s Minnesota teams generally got premium fantasy production out of both starting wide receivers. He should still make solid contributions in the second half, so keep him in mind for the later rounds.

2003

A slow time at the combine, and a knee injury, knocked Boldin out of the first round, but he still might wind up starting for the Cardinals.