Description: Niners QB Colin Kaepernick was one of the best QBs in the NFL last season and now he wants to get paid like it. SOURCE: Boston Globe
Insight: Kaepernick (21 TD, 91.6 QB rating in 2013) says he wants Jay Cutler money, which would pay him roughly $18 million a year. He'll be a free agent in 2015, though if a deal isn't reached, San Francisco could always place the franchise tag on him.
1/5/2014 8:46:00 PM
Description: San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick didn't have a ton of success throwing the football Sunday against the Packers (16-for-30, 227 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) but he made up for it by running the ball seven times for 98 yards.
Insight: Kaepernick's longest run of the day came on a 42-yard sprint in the second quarter. With the victory, Kaepernick improved to 3-1 in his career in the postseason.
10/27/2013 6:51:00 PM
Description: Niners QB Colin Kaepernick didn't throw for a lot of yards on Sunday (just 164) but he was still able to reward his fantasy owners by scoring three touchdowns.
Insight: Two of those touchdowns came on the ground. As long as Kaepernick continues to use his legs (294 rushing yards this season), he's going to be a productive fantasy quarterback.
9/22/2013 7:21:00 PM
Description: San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick only completed 13-of-27 for 150 yards with a pick and a lost fumble Sunday against the Colts.
Insight: We could excuse Kaepernick's subpar effort last week at Seattle when the Seahawks fans set a new world record for loudest crowd, but this game was at home against a defense that let Terrelle Pryor and Ryan Tannehill post strong numbers in the last two weeks. The 49ers play again Thursday against the Rams, so Vernon Davis (hamstring) doesn't have much time to get healthy after missing Sunday's game. Given the usual sloppiness that comes with Thursday night games, fantasy owners should consider benching Kaepernick in Week 4.
9/8/2013 7:50:00 PM
Description: Not only did Colin Kaepernick reach 300 yards for the first time in his career Sunday against the Packers, he went off for 412 and three touchdowns.
Insight: Kaepernick gave the Packers nightmares during the playoffs last season with both his arm and legs. He only ran seven times for 22 yards in this one but did more than enough through the air.
1/20/2013 6:44:00 PM
Description: In just his ninth NFL start, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick threw for 233 yards and a touchdown with zero turnovers in a hostile environment to help San Francisco advance to the Super Bowl.
Insight: Kaepernick completed 16-of-21 passes to bring the 49ers back from 17-0 down to beat the Falcons in Atlanta. It wasn't quite up to the caliber of last week against the Packers but Kaepernick was still impressive Sunday.
1/13/2013 11:21:00 AM
Description: San Francisco made its most extensive use of the "Pistol" formation Saturday, the same offense QB Colin Kaepernick used when he played at Nevada. San Francisco OC Greg Roman said that the 49ers intentionally didn't use the formation at all in Week 17 after barely using it in Week 16 against Seattle to throw opponents off. "We didn't use it against the Cardinals because we wanted people to think we weren't going to use it," said Roman, who admitted that the team used the formation more than 50 percent of the time Saturday in the 49ers' divisional round win over Green Bay. SOURCE: Jason Cole, Yahoo! Sports
Insight: Kaepernick torched the Packers in his playoff debut for 263 passing yards, 181 rushing yards and four total touchdowns. The performance put San Francisco in the NFC Championship for the second straight year and validated coach Jim Harbaugh's decision to switch from Alex Smith to Kaepernick midway through the season.
12/30/2012 7:30:00 PM
Description: San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick tossed two touchdowns passes as part of a 276-yard day against the Cardinals in Week 17.
Insight: Kaepernick threw for 1,608 yards with 10 touchdowns and three picks and rushed for 238 yards with two touchdowns in the final seven games after taking over starting QB duties in Week 11.
12/3/2012 10:08:00 AM
Description: Niners coach Jim Harbaugh is sticking with Colin Kaepernick as his starter despite the quarterback's uneven performance in Sunday's loss to St. Louis.
Insight: Kaepernick's intentional grounding penalty in the second quarter resulted in a safety and later on he committed a costly fumble that allowed the Rams to tie the game at 10-10. Luckily for Kaepernick, he faces the Dolphins in Week 14 (27th in the NFL in passing defense).
11/28/2012 3:48:00 PM
Description: Coach Jim Harbaugh announced that QB Colin Kaepernick will be the starter for the 49ers in Week 13.
Insight: Kaepernick wasn't nearly as good against New Orleans as he was against the Chicago. As opponents see more of Kaepernick they will likely develop a better defensive game plan. The San Francisco quarterback situation will continue to be a week-to-week proposition.
11/25/2012 7:45:00 PM
Description: San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick beat Drew Brees and the Saints in his second NFL start Sunday. Kaepernick finished 16-of-25 for 231 yards with two touchdowns.
Insight: Kaepernick ran in a score in the first quarter and threw a touchdown to Frank Gore in the third. He was also picked off once but cemented his status as the team's starting quarterback. The 49ers will rematch St. Louis next week -- the teams tied in Week 10 with Kaepernick struggling in relief of a concussed Alex Smith.
11/25/2012 10:33:00 AM
Description: It's official. The 49ers will go with Colin Kaepernick at quarterback Sunday against the Saints. SOURCE: Albert Breer, NFL Network
Insight: Kaepernick has an excellent matchup this week against the Saints less than a week after shredding the vaunted Bears on Monday night.
11/22/2012 3:22:00 PM
Description: San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith was medically cleared Thursday following concussion testing but the team will proceed with its plan to start Colin Kaepernick against the Saints. SOURCE: Ed Werder, ESPN
Insight: If Kaepernick is still available in your league be sure to snatch him up. He'll likely be a top-10 fantasy QB this week against a Saints defense that has been one of the most generous units in the league.
11/20/2012 3:39:00 PM
Description: Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee believes the 49ers are leaning toward starting Colin Kaepernick at quarterback Sunday against the Saints.
Insight: Kaepernick had an excellent game Monday night against Chicago, completing 16-of-23 passes for 243 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Alex Smith missed the game because of a concussion and is listed as questionable for Week 12.
6/16/2012 12:35:00 PM
Description: Those in keeper leagues who kept 2011 2nd round pick Colin Kaepernick on their roster because they thought he was the next in line should Alex Smith stumble, may have to rethink their strategy.
Insight: Jim Harbaugh said the backup role is wide open between Kaepernick, Josh Johnson and Scott Tolzien. Johnson spent three years with Tampa Bay and has a game similar to Smith.
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