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|It’s hard to imagine a player rising and falling more quickly than San Francisco’s $114 Million man, Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick not only failed to live up to expectations under his new deal, but he even lost his starting job during the 2015 season. To make matters worse, he lost his job to another player who had previously flopped as a starter, Blaine Gabbert.
Kaepernick’s role now will almost certainly be as the primary backup despite his skill set arguably being more appropriate for the new 49ers offense under head coach Chip Kelly. While there is always the chance for an injury to Gabbert, Kaepernick should not be considered a draftable fantasy option at this time.
One potential thing to keep an eye on is the 49ers dealing Kaepernick to another team that could be dealing with an injury or extremely subpar play at the position prior to the trade deadline. The team reportedly tried to move him during the off-season and was unable to come to an agreement with a suitor, but that doesn’t mean that other teams won’t become more desperate as the season rolls on.
|Niners to start Kaepernick|
QB was benched during pitiful Week 13 loss
By: Jake Gordon | Tue Dec 6, 3:57 pm
|San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Curtis Modkins announced Tuesday that Colin Kaepernick will remain in the starting lineup this week against the New York Jets. (ESPN.com)|
FFToday's Take: Colin Kaepernick had been a serviceable fantasy quarterback for a month before last week's dreadful outing in the snow. He'll be a low end QB1 this week playing at home against the Jets.
|49ers names Colin Kaepernick starting QB|
Gabbert to the bench
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Oct 11, 1:30 pm
|After five weeks of watching quarterback Blaine Gabbert struggle, San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly is making a change.
After weeks of speculation, Kelly named Colin Kaepernick his starting quarterback for Sunday's game against Buffalo on Tuesday. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: This move was coming sooner or later as Blaine Gabbert has been less than mediocre in his first five games averaging 178 yards and 1 TD per contest. Kaepernick won't hold much fantasy value but the bar is so low in San Francisco he can't be much worse. He's got QB2 upside against the Bills in Week 6.