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QB Colin Kaepernick - San Francisco 49ers

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

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Colin Kaepernick was the 49ers' second-round pick in 2011. He didn't play much as a rookie, but he filled in when Alex Smith was injured midway through the 2012 season, and he played himself into the permanent starting role. Over the past two seasons, Kaepernick has led the 49ers to two NFC Championship appearances and one Super Bowl appearance. Kaepernick is an accurate passer with a good arm, but his fantasy production has been limited by the 49ers' run-heavy style of offense. Kaepernick himself is an excellent runner (941 rushing yards over the past two seasons), but he won't be a top-tier fantasy QB until the 49ers attempt closer to 500 passes (rather than the meager 417 they attempted last season). Expect him to be a worthwhile fantasy starter, but near the bottom of that range. (May 25)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 13, 6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 15, 16, 17
Overall Redraft - 79, 42
QB Dynasty - 11, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16
Overall Dynasty - 74, 58, 62, 63

Stats and Projections

2011 SF 3 3 5 35 0 0 2 -2 0
2012 SF 13 136 218 1809 10 3 63 417 5
2013 SF 16 243 416 3197 21 8 92 524 4 4
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 296 470 * * * 85 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 286 470 * * * 87 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 283 467 * * * 85 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 272 454 * * * 76 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 74
QB: 11

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Latest News

49ers | Colin Kaepernick played through foot injuries (Tue Aug 19, 11:36 AM) - San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick said his left foot sustained a bone chip on the forefoot and a ruptured capsule on the ball in Week 2 of last season. In the following four games, he averaged fewer than 16 rushing yards per contest. The Niners tried to reduce risk for him any way possible until he was at full strength. His production on the ground increased as he healed, and San Francisco allowed him to do designed runs in the postseason.

Our View: This means Kaepernick has both rushing and passing upside this year. He's a fine QB1 if you can get him as the 10th off of the board or later, and he could threaten the top five this season with the best WR corps of his career around him in San Francisco.
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49ers | Josh X. Johnson may be No. 2 QB (Tue Aug 19, 04:48 AM) - After another poor outing by San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert, sources indicate there has been some talk about QB Josh X. Johnson being moved to the No. 2 slot behind QB Colin Kaepernick.

Our View: Even Jim Harbaugh can't find some useful play in Gabbert's game. This is a good indication that no matter how physically talented a QB is, they won't make it even as a backup without some gumption.
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