Who would have thought that when Colin Kaepernick took over for Blaine Gabbert in week 6 @ Buffalo, he would be the 2nd best quarterback in fantasy? Behind only that guy in green bay, Mr. Rodgers. Kaepernick has been simply outstanding in his 6 starts this season. Tallying 10 passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown. Included in the touchdown production is 373 rushing yards and 1,440 passing yards. Those are QB1 numbers for sure. Just let this sink in for a second, Kaepernick is 32nd in the NFL in rushing yards. So what you have here is essentially a RB2 throwing the ball 25 times per game. This week he gets Chicago, a defense that is 18th against the run and 12th against the pass which aren’t terrible numbers but they just lost one of their best defensive players for the year, Danny Trevathan. To make a long story short, Colin Kaepernick needs to be started every week as a high upside QB1.
Please do not fall into the trap of “well he’s had two rough games in a row”. Golden Tate goes up against New Orleans this week, don’t overthink this one. Tate is a strong candidate to have a huge bounce back game against the 6th worst team against the pass this season. New Orleans has allowed 17 passing touchdowns this season and only has 22 sacks on the year which is tied for 20th in the league. What’s the recipe for fantasy goodness you ask? Having any player on your squad go up against the sieve like defense in New Orleans. Fire Tate up as a WR2 this week.
To put it simply, he’s the only guy in town. The bernard injury hurts the Bengals offense there is no denying that. But it also clears up a what you only can describe as a cloudy, murky and dare I say yucky fantasy running back situation. Hill owners finally can see what their 4th round investment has when he’s the only guy toting the rock. He gets a Eagles defense this week that is 18th against the run allowing 103 rushing yards per game and has given up 6 rushing touchdowns. In a game at home and looking to have a bounce back performance, look for Hill to run the ball 20+ times on sunday!