Colin Kaepernick
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By Sam Reilly, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 4:42pm EST

QB Colin Kaepernick completed 15 of 29 pass atts. for 193 yds. and 1 TD. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Another unimpressive performance by Colin Kaepernick. He is underwhelming from a fantasy prospective, but as a game manager he is leading the team to wins. We should expect Kaepernick to continue to put up QB2 numbers until he shows improved accuracy.

By Brian Tesch, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 10th 11:45pm EST

Colin Kaepernick turned in a disappointing fantasy performance, completing 14 of his 32 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown. He avoided throwing an interception and chipped in 24 yards on 4 carries. (Source: Pro Football Focus)

Fantasy Impact: Despite putting up a lukewarm fantasy day, Kaepernick graded out positively according to ProFootballFocus, as he made clutch throws and had his numbers deflated by a few key drops. Kaepernick remains a low-level QB1 with the athletic potential to put up a 40 point day every time he takes the field.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 10:57am EST

Colin Kaepernick hit 10 different receivers on Sunday, ending up with 237 yards and 1 touchdown. He added 5 rushes for 14 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Not sure if it's the play calling or the offense in general, but they don't look good out there. Kaepernick did everything he could do to try to keep his team in the game, and almost won they game, but fumbled at the goal line with 2 seconds left. This wasn't what owners were looking for after the 49ers came off their bye. The 49ers get the Saints next week, I'd keep Kap in your lineups, as that game will most likely be a shootout.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Thu, Oct 16th 9:41pm EDT

Peter King, who writes for Sports Illustrated asked a dozen coaches at this years combine, who they would rather play against. He asked if they would rather play against Peyton Manning or Colin Kaepernick. The majority of the coaches said they'd rather play against Manning. This just goes to show how big of an offensive weapon that Kap is, and he is very hard to game plan for. (Source: Peter King of SI)

Fantasy Impact: Kaepernick is far and away the best offensive weapon on the 49ers squad. He makes plays with his bazooka arm and blazing speed. Things defensive coordinators have a tough time game planning for. This is also the reason why you drafted him to your fantasy team. He can rack up points through the air and ground. He's a QB1 with Elite QB1 upside.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Tue, Oct 14th 12:09am EDT

Kaepernick had his best game of the season, by far. He threw for 370 yards and 3 touchdowns on Monday Night in St. Louis. He added 37 yards on the ground, bringing his season total to 242.

Fantasy Impact: Kaepernick looked great tonight. It took him awhile to find his groove, but once he did, he did not let off the gas. Kaepernick leads QBs in rushing and now has 10 passing scores on the year. Look for Kap to build off of this performance. He will end up being a top 10 fantasy QB.

By Aaron Cross, 49ers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 30th 10:07pm EDT

Kaepernick bounced back well from a tough week 3 loss where he showed he is still a young QB learning to make the right reads. This week he made the clutch plays we are accustomed to seeing out of him. His key run on a QB sweep late in the game and improved decision making propelled the Niners to victory.

Fantasy Impact: Kaepernick has performed very well as a QB1 for fantasy, and although neigh sayers will point to his yardage totals he is finding ways to get it done through touchdowns and his running ability. With how deep this receiving corp is he shouldn't have any trouble continuing his success and threatening to become a top 6 QB this year.

By Brian Tesch, 49ers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 25th 2:36pm EDT

Eagles LB Marcus Smith addressed the press on the possibility of being used as a spy on Colin Kaepernick “What I learned from (spying) is you can’t overplay it,’’ Smith said. “You have to be able to. . .if he gets out of the pocket you have to be over there on him. You can’t be caught by the center or one of the guards. You know he can change the game, that’s how Kaepernick is.’’ (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Smith was drafted as a rush LB in the Eagles transition to a 3-4 defense, but has had to fill in at middle linebacker due to injuries to Mychal Kendricks. The Eagles defense ranked dead last against the pass in 2013, and currently ranks 30th in 2014. Strategically, devoting a player strictly to contain a QB's rushing ability takes a player out of coverage responsibilities, which can harm an already vulnerable passing defense. All and all, its shaping up to be a plum match-up for Kaepernick in Week 4. He's currently ranked QB9 per FantasyPros experts, but after watching a far inferior QB (Kirk Cousins) torch the Eagles last week, I would boost Kaepernick even higher,

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 9:37pm EDT

Colin Kaepernick threw for 245 yards with a touchdown and added 54 rushing yards against Arizona on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: A much better fantasy day for Kaepernick than last week. The passing numbers are nice, but what I really like is the added rushing stats. Kap is one of a few mobile quarterbacks that can get you points with his arm and his legs, keep him in your lineup forever.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 12:11am EDT

Colin Kaepernick threw for 248 yards, 1 touchdown and added 66 yards on the ground. Unfortunately, he also had 3 interceptions and 1 fumble. The 49ers were sitting pretty in the first half, but allowed the Chicago Bears to come back by allowing turnovers on offense and poor defensive play.

Fantasy Impact: Kaepernick had too many turnovers and probably lost some games for people. Luckily he gets to redeem himself against the Cardinals who just allowed Eli Manning to throw 2 touchdowns on them. Don't let this game fool you, Colin is a top 10 fantasy QB, keep him in your lineup.

By Chad Satterfield, 49ers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 10:44pm EDT

Colin Kaepernick started off hot with 2 touchdown passes to Vernon Davis in the first quarter. Game-flow limited his production to 201 yards and those 2 early touchdowns. He added 5 rushes for 11 yards.

Fantasy Impact: This is a great start and hopefully a sign of things to come for Kaepernick. He has the chance to be an elite QB1 this year, and I think he is well on his way.

By Andrew Sears, 49ers Correspondent, Wed, Aug 27th 4:00pm EDT

Kaepernick has completed just 54% of his passes during the preseason with no TD passes. The offense has only mustered 2 FGs on his 7 drives. Kaepernick notes that “I’ve never seen worrying help anyone’s problems, or help them get better. So I don’t worry.” (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: We agree with Kaepernick here. It's only preseason and the sample size of data is extremely low. We would anticipate the 49ers' offense will be much more productive when week 1 rolls around.

By Aaron Cross, 49ers Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 7:06pm EDT

It's been reported that Colin's foot injury was much more serious last year than it was believed to be. Maiocco reports that Kaepernick didn't require any surgery for the foot and that doctors only asked him to rest it during the offseason, and now Kaepernick is stating that it will be a non-factor this season. (Source: Matt Maiocco on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news and could possibly explain some of the ups and downs for Kaepernick last year, despite the fact that he still had a very solid year as a fantasy QB. If nothing, the injury likely at least slowed him down which had to have an effect on his sacks and rushing totals.

By Clinton Ho, 49ers Correspondent, Mon, Jul 28th 1:36am EDT

Kaepernick gave an extensive look today at his throwing ability. He looked particularly sharp early in camp today as he completed eight of his first nine passes in 11-on-11 drills. It didn't end as well as it started though as he finished by missing on five of his final seven passes, with a mixture of accuracy issues, balls hitting off receivers’ hands and solid defensive plays. (Source: Mercury News)

Fantasy Impact: We all know what Kaepernick can do with his legs, but the bigger question is can he be equally dangerous in the pocket? If he can improve that part of his game, Kaepernick has a shot to be a top 5 fantasy QB with a plethora of legitimate receiving options in Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Vernon Davis, Steve Johnson and Brandon Lloyd.

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