Fantasy Football Playoffs: Colin Kaepernick is a Playoff Must-Start

By Dom DeCarlo
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The San Francisco 49ers have had some great quarterbacks in their history. A few legendary names come to mind like Joe Montana and Steve Young. These guys knew how to play in the playoffs and pulled off some of the biggest wins in not only 49ers’ history but in the history of the NFL.

In the last NFC Wild Card game of 2014, the San Francisco 49ers took on the Green Bay Packers at frigid Lambeau Field. It was one of those games that many people who play Fantasy Football thought it would be a defensive game and that no offensive player would be worth a start. In the game, both teams’ defenses showed up. Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers and running back Eddy Lacy also had a nice game here. However, it was Colin Kaepernick who stole the show.

Kapernick was 16-30 for 227 yards and a touchdown. The biggest stat for Kaepernick was his rushing yards. He ran for 98 yards in this game, leading all players in that category.

If those numbers do not make you want to start Kaepernick next week or for the rest of the playoffs and you still need convincing, then check out these two stats. Kaepernick is 3-1 in the playoffs lifetime and in those four games, he has rushed for 362 yards. That already puts him right up there in history behind Hall-of-Famers like John Elway and Steve Young.

I am not saying that Kaepernick should even be in the same conversation yet as these two greats. All I am saying is that if you play in any type of post-season Fantasy Football games, you should absolutely consider starting Colin Kaepernick. The guy can run. The guy can throw the football. He has proven he can win in big games at home or on the road. Take a look at him. You know you want to and you know you have to if you want to win those Fantasy Football playoff leagues.


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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