5 Roster, Fantasy Implications of Colin Kaepernick as 49ers' Starting QB

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5 Roster, Fantasy Implications of Colin Kaepernick as 49ers' Starting QB
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With the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith injured, backup Colin Kaepernick has taken over as the starter and has had massive implications not only on his team, but in the world of fantasy football as well. 

Kaepernick, a quarterback the 49ers traded up for in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, has more than proved to be a quality backup with Smith injured. 

Pegged as a developmental prospect out of Nevada, Kaepernick hasn't exactly had a lot of starting time under center. Despite this, he's managed games very well in Smith's absence and appears to be improving each week. 

With that being said, Kaepernick isn't as productive of a passer as Smith, despite his outstanding dual-threat ability when it comes to running the ball. Several players on his team are going to be drastically impacted on the field and in the world of fantasy football as a result. 

Let's take a look at five players that are impacted with Kaepernick under center. 

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