Colin Kaepernick: 49ers QB Will Have Career Day Against Dolphins in Week 14

Rick Weiner@RickWeinerNYFeatured ColumnistDecember 7, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 25:  Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to throw the ball against the New Orleans Saints at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 25, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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By the time Sunday's game between the San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins comes to an end, the visitors from the AFC East will be wishing that they were never introduced to Colin Kaepernick.

Coming off his first game without a touchdown since replacing Alex Smith as the 49ers starting quarterback three weeks ago, Kaepernick is sure to be drooling over the matchup that lays in front of him.

Fantasy owners should be as well.

Over his last four games, Kaepernick has completed more than 66 percent of his passes for 799 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He's also carried the ball 27 times for 187 yards and two touchdowns.

Miami's defense has taken a big step backwards since the beginning of the season. The Dolphins are allowing more than 350 yards of offense per game––including 257.7 passing yards per game, a mark that makes them the 26th best pass defense in the NFL.

Not exactly something that makes you shake in your boots.

The Dolphins defense has allowed five quarterbacks to throw for more than 300 yards against them: Kevin Kolb, Carson Palmer, Mark Sanchez, Sam Bradford and Andrew Luck.

With the possible exceptions of Luck and Palmer, you'd start Kaepernick over any of the others in that group.

In standard ESPN leagues, quarterbacks are averaging 15.3 points per game against Miami. That doesn't take into account Kaepernick's dual-threat ability, which is legitimate.

Kaepernick is going to find success against the Dolphins not only through the air, but on the ground as well, and it will be the next step in his development as someone we don't ever consider leaving on the bench.

I'm calling for Kaepernick to finish the day with 275 yards passing with two touchdowns to go along with another 65 yards and a rushing touchdown to cap off what will be the most successful day of his young career.