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QB Colin Kaepernick - San Francisco 49ers

6-4, 233Born: 10-3-1987College: NevadaDrafted: Round 2

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Quick fantasy outlook: Colin Kaepernick was the 49ers' second-round pick when they traded up to select him in the 2011 draft. He spent his rookie season mostly holding a clipboard, but got his chance to take the field after Alex Smith suffered a concussion in week 10. He went 5-2 as a starter during the regular season, and 2-1 in the playoffs, and in the process solidly entrenched himself as the 49ers' quarterback of the present as well as of the future. Kaepernick's fantasy ceiling is limited by the run-heavy nature of the 49ers' offense; but his floor is bolstered by the fact that he's a part of its run-heaviness himself. He set an NFL record for a quarterback by rushing for 181 yards in last year's playoff win against the Packers. In the final 11 games last season, including the playoffs, Kaepernick rushed 75 times for 570 yards (7.6 yards per rush), which prorates to 829 rushing yards over 16 games. Kaepernick surprised many with his passing accuracy last season, and there's no reason to expect that he won't improve further in that area as he continues to work on his footwork and mechanics.

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Footballguys Articles

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