Colin Kaepernick, QB, 49ers
|QB - #13||75.01||SF||Active||4 years||26||6'4||230||@Kaepernick7|
2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jul-05-2014 by Brad Kruse
DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK: Kaepernick's first full season as a starter was a little disappointing. He did break the 300-point barrier, but many envisioned much more. His completion percentage dropped from 62.4- to 58.4-percent. His yards per attempt dropped from 8.3 to 7.7. His rushing touchdowns dropped from five to four despite playing more games. His interception rate also nudged up from 1.4- to 1.9-percent. In summary, Kaepernick suffered some growing pains while the league adjusted to him. It wasn't all bad, though. His 21 passing touchdowns on 416 attempts (5-percent) is a reasonable conversion rate and better than some of the bigger name quarterbacks. This team doesn't look like they're going to open up the offense significantly, despite their claims. His receivers are clearly capable of supporting a small increase to the passing game with a healthy Michael Crabtree and newly acquired Stevie Johnson on board. Given his current ADP (QB10, 82.63 ADP), he has an opportunity to outperform his draft position. He has the kind of upside that you should look for from one of the last QB1s drafted.
49ers beat writer Grant Cohn reported that QB Colin Kaepernick threw two interceptions in day six of training camp. The beneficiary of both interceptions was 49ers cornerback Perrish Cox. The first was on an underthrown ball to WR Anquan Boldin. The second pass was intended for WR Quinton Patton but Cohn noted Kaepernick 'stared down' the receiver and Cox made the diving interception.Fantasy Analysis:
It's a little rust getting shaken off in camp. Although mistakes like this shouldn't be as prevalent almost a week into training camp, now's the time to do it instead of in live game situations. It's a learning process. Also worth mentioning is Kaepernick threw the second least amount of INTs of any QB that played a full 16 games last season with eight, only in front of Chiefs QB Alex Smith who threw seven. Kaepernick can be considered a QB1 in fantasy this season with his powerful arm and electric running ability.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/31 - 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick throws two INTs in camp
7/29 - 49ers WR Michael Crabtree is 'step or two quicker' this year
7/16 - 'Word out of San Francisco' is 49ers RB Frank Gore will see 50 fewer carries this season
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2014 Mock Draft Results
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July 14, 2014
|10.05||#28 World Ranked - I probably should have waited longer at QB, but I like Kaepernick's improved weapons to go along with his very productive legs. He's likely to punch in some rushing TD's as well.|
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