Colin Kaepernick's Fantasy Trade Value, Updated Outlook After Week 2

Austin GreenCorrespondent ISeptember 16, 2013

Sep 15, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) scrambles against the Seattle Seahawks during the first quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
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Colin Kaepernick struggled Sunday night against the intimidating Seattle Seahawks defense, but he remains a must-start fantasy quarterback heading into Week 3.

Richard Sherman and the rest of the Seahawks defense tormented Kaepernick in Week 2, intercepting him three times and holding him to just 127 yards passing. Kaepernick also went without a touchdown for the first time since Week 13 of last season.

However, it would be a mistake to hold this performance against Kaepernick. The kid has been simply unbelievable since becoming the starter midway through last season, and rough games like this are to be expected from a third-year QB.

Although he had a nightmare in the passing game, Kaepernick was able to rush for 87 yards on nine carries. And it was just last week that Kaep lit up the Green Bay Packers to the tune of 434 total yards and three touchdowns.

This was definitely a poor game from Kaepernick, but knee-jerk reactions will kill you in fantasy football. If Kaepernick is on your roster, take a deep breath, have some patience and keep him in the lineup for next week.

If Kaepernick isn't on your roster, now is probably your best chance to snatch him via trade.