In the span of one game, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has completely taken the NFL world by storm. He has enjoyed a strong season since being handed the starting job back in November, but his most recent game was certainly his national fantasy football coming out party.
Kaepernick and San Francisco simply beat down the Green Bay Packers last Saturday night. The 49ers won the game 45-31, and the contest was not as close as the final score would dictate. The 49ers simply were more physical, and hit the Pack in the mouth on every play.
Kaepernick finished the game with one of the best playoff performances in recent memory. He ended up completing 17 of his 31 passes for 263 yards, while throwing for two touchdowns and only one interception. He also had a QBR of 94.7 and truly out-dueled MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the Divisional Round game.
Kap shockingly also ran the ball 16 times for 181 yards and two more touchdowns in the thrashing of the Cheeseheads. His jaw-dropping 181 yards on the ground is a new NFL record for a quarterback in a postseason game, as he ironically broke scrambling quarterback Michael Vick’s former postseason record.
This weekend the 49ers stroll down to Hot-lanta to play the number-one seeded Atlanta Falcons. However, the Falcons defense is currently ranked 23rd in the league against the pass, and 21st in the league against the run. They have been overrated all year long, and the lackluster unit will provide CK with a chance to have another record-breaking performance.
Kaepernick is showing off his dynamic ability to make plays with his legs, and the youngster looks very proficient in running the west-coast version of the read-option. His amazing fantasy potential will make him a very popular pick this summer, so it is worth it to start scouting this amazing athlete sooner rather than later.
Kaepernick will easily eclipse 350 all-purpose yards in the contest, and the young signal-caller will have yet another huge fantasy football playoff challenge performance this weekend.