Fantasy Football 2014: Keep the Faith in Colin Kaepernick

By Dom DeCarlo
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The most frustrating thing for a Fantasy Football manager is when they draft a player high in their draft and that player is not consistent during that particular season. There can be many causes of this. It can be because that particular player was injured for parts of the season; it can be because that player just did not play up to expectations. In the case of the San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick, it was a little bit of everything during the 2013 Fantasy Football season.

Coming into this season, Kaepernick was rated as one of the highest quarterbacks and most sought after players in all of Fantasy Football. Kaepernick has the arm that you want in a quarterback and he also has the legs that can really make your team shoot up in the standings in your league. The most important thing about Kaepernick is that he has the weapons around him to win football games.

Many things went wrong for Kaepernick that caused him to have a very shaky start of the Fantasy Football season. First, his top receiver Michael Crabtree was hurt for most of the season. Crabtree and Kaepernick had such chemistry together last season. This would hurt any quarterback. Because of this, it seemed that Kaepernick tried to put too much pressure on himself to do too much to win football games. This caused Kaepernick to have some bad Fantasy weeks for his owners and caused many owners to feel that they drafted a dud this season.

However, Kaepernick showed all of his owners what they thought they were going to get during the Fantasy Football playoffs. With the return of Crabtree, Kaepernick looked like the player we remembered from last season.

Attention to all Fantasy Football owners, that was the true Colin Kaepernick! The Kaepernick that used his legs and showed off the talent with his arm is the guy that you expected this season, not the guy you saw during the middle of the year.

I have no doubt that Kaepernick will be and should be at the top of all of your Fantasy Football lists next season at the quarterback position. Kaepernick is going to have Crabtree at full health (hopefully) and will have another offseason to work with veteran receiver Anquan Boldin and of course have steady Vernon Davis at the tight end position.

Have faith in Kaepernick. You will be better off because of this!

Dom DeCarlo is a Fantasy blogger for Follow him @DomDecarlo1, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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