But when's the last time you saw a 90-yard run for a quarterback? It doesn't happen every week. Even as athletic as Kaepernick is, his season long was only 23 yards prior to Week 16. That 90-yard touchdown run was a 15-point play in standard CBSSports.com leagues, which means it was responsible for more than half of Kaepernick's 29 Fantasy points. Take it away, and his performance in Week 16 was just as disappointing as in his previous eight games.
Kaepernick hasn't thrown for multiple scores in nine games, averaging 189.9 passing yards during that stretch, and he's averaging just 137.5 passing yards in his last four games. Don't let this performance change your approach to him in the season's final week, when the
Kaepernick had little trouble picking up chunks of yards against a defense that seemed adverse to tackling -- the 49ers set a new team record with 355 rushing yards in the game -- but his highlight came on a 90-yard scamper where he went untouched after crossing the line of scrimmage, with the Chargers committing a penalty on the play for good measure.
The rushing touchdown was the first of the season for Kaepernick, and his 151 rushing yards marked a new regular-season high. However, he's also failed to top 175 passing yards in any of his last four games. The 49ers will look to close out the season in strong fashion when they face the Cardinals in Week 17.
Kaepernick completed 11 of 19 passes for 141 yards. He was under constant pressure, taking six sacks during the contest. When Kaepernick was able to evade the rush, he managed to pull off some big plays. Kaepernick averaged 7.4 yards per attempt. Overall, though, he had a tough time breaking a strong Seattle defense. Over the past four games, the Seahawks have allowed just 27 points. Kaepernick was more effective in the run game, picking up 46 yards on nine carries.
He'll hope for more Week 16 against the Chargers.
Things have gone from bad to worse for
Kaepernick hasn't had multiple touchdowns in a game since Week 6 and has one touchdown pass to four interceptions in his last two games. And it's not like he's making up for it with a bunch of yards either. In three of the last four weeks, he has thrown for less than 200. He now trails Andy Dalton in year-to-date Fantasy production, which tells you everything you need to know about his value.
For more major takeaways from Week 14, be sure to check out my latest post to the Fantasy Football Today blog.
Kaepernick completed 18 of 33 passes for 174 yards and one score. He threw two interceptions, and was sacked five times during the contest. Kaepernick had a tough time getting the offense going, posting a 5.3 yards per completion. When he did complete passes, they were mostly of the short yardage variety. Kaepernick was able to pick up 26 rushing yards on three carries.
Kaepernick will look for more Week 15 against the Seahawks.
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|2012||San Francisco 49ers||13||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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