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#7 Colin Kaepernick, QB
San Francisco 49ers
Height: 6'-4"
Weight: 230
Birthdate: November 3rd,1987
Age: 27
College: Nevada
Year: 2011
Round: 2   Pick: 4
Season Statistics
YEARGPATT CMPPCTPYDSTDsINT
201125360.03500
20121321813662.41809103
20131641624358.43197218
20141134821461.52615156
2012 Fantasy Points by Week
Last Five Games
WeekATTCMPPCTPYDSTDsINTPTS
15251456.02164124
16361952.82441118
17281657.12762019
19311754.826321
20211676.223310
Total1418258.2123210361
Strength of Schedule
Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the QB position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Fantasy Analysis
His passing yards have declined in each game over the past five weeks. That trend is broken as the Redskins come to town. As much as the 49ers want to run the ball, the success through the air will be too easy. The 49'ers have a funny way of rebounding.
Passsing: 227 Yards, 2 TD, 0 INT.
Rushing: 37 Yards, 0 TD.

Using the word "disappointing" to assess Kaepernick's first season as a full-time starter is probably too harsh, but fantasy owners had expected bigger numbers from what was just the 13th-most productive fantasy quarterback last season. The super-mobile Kaepernick has admitted that a lingering foot injury affected his play, but he still finished third among all triggermen in carries, fourth in rushing yards and second (tie) in rushing touchdowns. While the fourth-year pro sports a very powerful and usually precise arm, Kaepernick struggled occasionally in the throwing department without his favorite target, Michael Crabtree (Achilles' tendon surgery), who missed the first three months of the 2013 season. Looking ahead to 2014, a modest uptick in Kapernick's passing production is likely. He obviously will throw more effectively with a 100-percent-healthy Crabtree on the field, and talented targets Vernon Davis and Anquan Boldin are both returning. The 49ers have added Stevie Johnson in the hopes of shoring up a previously shallow WR depth chart. Head coach Jim Harbaugh has hinted he would like to open up the San Francisco passing attack a little more. However, it's hard to imagine Harbaugh frequently straying from his proven run-the-ball-and-play-good-defense philosophy, which, unfortunately, sometimes results in Kaepernick operating as a game-manager. The 49ers rarely get into shootouts; Kapernick's 420 pass attempts last season ranked just 20th (tie). We've learned that San Francisco seems content to turn Kaepernick lose as a scrambler mainly in the playoffs, so he'll give you only an occasional big outing on the ground during the regular season. Consider him a low-end fantasy QB1 prospect.

Passing: 400 Yards, 2 TD, 3 INT.
Rushing: 125 Yards, 0 TD.


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