C.J. Beathard
C.J. Beathard
24-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
San Francisco 49ers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Beathard was expected to be Kyle Shanahan's project quarterback of the future after he was taken in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The 23-year-old didn't necessarily perform poorly when pressed into action in October - 1,430 yards on 55 percent passing in seven games - but his projection quickly changed to "backup" once the team acquired Jimmy Garoppolo in a trade from New England. The night-and-day difference in San Francisco's offense after Jimmy G took over indicates that there will be no QB controversy heading into the 2018 season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.53 million contract with the 49ers in June of 2017.
Won't start Week 13
QBSan Francisco 49ers
November 29, 2018
Beathard will remain the 49ers' backup quarterback for the team's Week 13 game with the Seahawks after coach Kyle Shanahan announced Monday that Nick Mullens would retain the starting role, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
ANALYSIS
Mullens will be under center for the fourth consecutive game, but Shanahan made it clear that the Southern Mississippi product's grip on the No. 1 gig is far from secure. Since lighting up the Raiders for 11.9 yards per attempt and three touchdowns in his NFL debut in Week 9, Mullens has regressed badly in his last two outings against mediocre teams in the Giants and Buccaneers, completing 63.4 of his passes for 6.6 YPA, two touchdowns and four interceptions. Mullens will face his stiffest test to date on the road versus the 6-5 Seahawks and could be at risk of getting benched if he struggles for the third game in a row. That would pave the way for Beathard to get another look, but the 2017 third-round pick hasn't proved to be any better of an option through his first two seasons in the league. Over 13 appearances (10 starts), Beathard has completed 57.3 percent of his passes for 6.8 YPA and a 12:13 TD:INT while fumbling eight times.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do C.J. Beathard's 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
21.9%
 
Avg Target Depth
6.9 Yds
 
Sack Rate
9.6%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
7.2 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
6.5%
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Broncos pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
85.5
 
Cornerbacks
88.4
 
Safeties
76.5
 
Linebackers
88.6
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do C.J. Beathard's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
Vertical Jump
31.0 in
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
30.63 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring C.J. Beathard
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November 27th
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November 27th
Kevin Payne reviews the top waiver-wire options for the week, including a look at Tampa Bay's Adam Humphries, who does nothing but produce.
Streaming Defenses: Week 13 Options
November 27th
Seattle is the top streaming pick for Week 13, while Denver makes sense for those taking a multi-week approach.
NFL Reactions: Rookie QBs Shine
November 25th
Baker Mayfield headlined the show with his dismantling of the Bengals, but Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen gave their teams' fanbases cause for excitement, too.
2017 Fantasy Outlook
The 49ers used their top draft picks on improving a shaky defense, opting to go with a project quarterback in Beathard with their third-round pick. The senior out of Iowa didn't put up eye-popping numbers in the Big Ten last season (1,929 yards, 17 TD, 10 INT), but he was limited by a lack of receiving options (55.9 completion percentage compared to 73.5 adjusted completion percentage in 2016) and a porous offensive line (58 sacks in two years as starter). The 23-year-old's transition to the NFL will benefit from his accuracy on short and medium throws combined with his experience playing in a pro-style offense. The 49ers already announced that Beathard will not compete for the starting quarterback job this season, allowing the team to develop the young arm behind the scenes until he is deemed ready.
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Could get another shot
QBSan Francisco 49ers
November 26, 2018
Beathard may get another chance to start for the 49ers at some point in December, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Backup role confirmed
QBSan Francisco 49ers
November 6, 2018
Nick Mullens confirmed that he would continue to serve as the 49ers' starting quarterback Week 10 against the Giants, relegating Beathard to the No. 2 role, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
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Likely to stick in No. 2 role
QBSan Francisco 49ers
November 4, 2018
Beathard is expected to remain the 49ers' backup quarterback in Week 10 against the Giants with Nick Mullens on track to earn another start, Jay Glazer reported on "Fox NFL Sunday."
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Could lose starting role to Mullens
QBSan Francisco 49ers
November 2, 2018
Coach Kyle Shanahan hasn't announced his plans at quarterback for the 49ers' Week 10 matchup with the Giants, but Beathard seems unlikely to receive the starting nod over Nick Mullens after the latter's stellar outing in Thursday's 34-3 win over the Raiders, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Active, but backing up Mullens
QBSan Francisco 49ers
November 1, 2018
Beathard (wrist/thumb) is active for Thursday's game against the Raiders. However, he'll serve as the backup quarterback to fill-in starter Nick Mullens, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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