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Rank Among Leaders
|Everything coming together for Colin Kaepernick |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(12/18/13) A healthy group of receivers has made a big difference for Colin Kaepernick. The 49ers quarterback has thrown nine touchdowns against two interceptions over his last five games.
In that span, Kaepernick has passed for 200-plus yards three times while running for 139 yards. Kaepernick still ranks just 16th among Fantasy quarterbacks, but he should keep rising Monday night vs. Atlanta.
The Falcons give up the 5th-most Fantasy points to quarterbacks, and they just allowed 381 passing yards and three touchdowns (with two interceptions) to Redskins backup Kirk Cousins. Atlanta has yielded 28 passing scores, tied for third most.
Given the matchup and his upward trend, Kaepernick is a mid-range QB1 for Fantasy's championship week.
|Colin Kaepernick throws two TDs in Week 15 win |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(12/15/13) 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw a pair of touchdown passes, leading San Francisco to a 33-14 win Week 15 at Tampa Bay. Kaepernick completed 19 of 29 passes for 203 yards, while rushing for 42 yards on four carries.
Kaepernick wasted little time getting San Francisco on the scoreboard, leading an 11-play, 62-yard scoring drive on the team's first possession. Kaepernick finished the drive with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree. After being flushed from the pocket, Kaepernick scrambled right, bought enough time running away from the pressure and found Crabtree near the sideline in the end zone for the score.
In the second quarter, Kaepernick just missed a potential 46-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis, as he led Davis just a little too far. No worries, however, as the duo connected for a 52-yard touchdown on the team's next drive. Once again, Kaepernick was flushed from the pocket, but he heaved a pass down field and hit Davis in perfect stride in the end zone.
It was Kaepernick's sixth game this season with multiple touchdowns, but his first in three games. The 49ers are back in action Week 16 vs. Atlanta.
|Colin Kaepernick an option for two-QB leagues Week 15 |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(12/10/13) After posting 36 Fantasy points in Week 1, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has posted 20-plus points just twice in his last 12 games and has pretty much been a disappointing Fantasy option in 2013. So with a key Fantasy playoff matchup on the horizon Week 15, are you going to trust Kaepernick in a matchup at Tampa Bay?
The matchup indicates Kaepernick might be a trustworthy option. Up until EJ Manuel's disaster of a performance last week, quarterbacks were thriving against Tampa Bay. In fact, quarterbacks totaled at least two passing touchdowns in eight straight games before Manuel recorded no touchdowns Week 14.
Quarterbacks are averaging 20.7 Fantasy points per week against Tampa Bay. One of the big potential pitfalls, however, is that quarterbacks have thrown 21 interceptions against Tampa Bay, including 15 in the last six games.
Kaepernick has thrown multiple interceptions just once this season, so he might be saved from the turnover machine the Bucs defense has been in recent weeks. However, it's still a gamble to start Kaepernick outside of two-quarterback leagues because he just hasn't been reliable for Fantasy owners this season.
|Colin Kaepernick not at his best in win over Seattle |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(12/8/13) 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was not at his best as he was held under 200 yards passing in Sunday's win over the Seahawks in Week 14.
Kaepernick hooked up with Vernon Davis for an 8-yard touchdown pass with 10 second remaining in the opening half. He was also intercepted by Byron Maxwell in the third quarter.
Kaepernick completed 15 of 29 passes for 175 passing yards, with one touchdown and one interception. He finished with a 67.5 passer rating and also added 31 yards on nine carries in a 19-17 victory
Kaepernick has four interceptions against the Seahawks in two games and four interceptions against the rest of the league in 11 games this season. He'll look to get back on track in Week 15 against the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay.
|Colin Kaepernick not worth the risk against stingy Seahawks |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(12/5/13) 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will look to keep rolling in a difficult matchup at home against the Seahawks in Week 14.
Kaepernick is fresh off a 275-yard, one touchdown performance in Week 13 at home against the Rams. However, the third-year pro out of Nevada has struggled in his two career meetings against the Seahawks. In Seattle last year, Kaepernick tossed for 244 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also completed 13 of 28 passes for 127 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in a 29-3 Week 2 loss in Seattle this season.
Although Kaepernick has struggled against the Seahawks in the past, he has never faced them at home in his career. He is averaging 215.5 passing yards while totaling seven touchdowns and three interceptions at home. Seattle has the best pass defense in the league, allowing only 177.3 yards per game this season. Opposing quarterbacks have only scored 10.83 Fantasy points per game in CBSSports.com standard leagues.
Kaepernick has played well recently, but Fantasy owners should re-consider starting him this week. Our Fantasy experts have him ranked as high as 16th and as low as 22nd for Week 14. Consider other options with better matchups.
|Colin Kaepernick lost his No. 1 receiver in Michael Crabtree (Achilles) before the season started, but that doesn't mean his Fantasy value is sunk. Kaepernick should still play at a high level, and hopefully what he did last year in a small sample size will carry over to a big performance. He had five games with at least 18 Fantasy points in seven starts in the regular season, and he carried the 49ers to the Super Bowl with two standout playoff games. If you project Kaepernick's regular-season stats over a full 16-game season he would have finished with 4,146 passing yards, 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions and 948 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. That's pretty awesome. He takes a hit with Crabtree out, but Kaepernick has the look of a No. 1 Fantasy quarterback, and we like him with a pick beginning in Round 6 in the majority of leagues. Since he's unproven, you'll still want to pair him with a quality backup option later (think anyone from Eli Manning to Jay Cutler), but Kaepernick should still be able to hold his own with a revamped receiving corps led by Vernon Davis and Anquan Boldin. Remember, there aren't many quarterbacks who can run like Kaepernick, and that rushing prowess makes him a unique Fantasy commodity. (Updated 8/6/13) |