After busting out onto the gridiron as a top 10-fantasy quarterback in 2013, reality set in for Colin Kaepernick in 2014. Heading into the 2015 season, the question remains, have we seen the best of Kaepernick or will he return to the electrifying playmaker he once was?
A stunning amount of fantasy owners took it on the chin when Kaepernick faltered last year. The 27-year-old’s touchdowns dipped last season while his interceptions went up, finishing the season with a very pedestrian 86.4 passer rating last season.
Kaepernick’s run attempts went up slightly last season, but when he stayed in the pocket, he got nailed. San Francisco’s offensive line parted like the Red Sea giving up 52 sacks to opposing defenses. The bottom line is that fantasy owners can’t count on Kaep. With a new head coach and offensive coordinator, the Niners are a team in transition. The offensive line is still a question mark and Kaepernick’s accuracy is a problem.
At best, Kaepernick is a QB2 with some limited QB1 potential. With the current situation in San Francisco, steer clear of Kaepernick unless you plan to plug him in during a bye week.