Colin Kaepernick’s value in the aftermath of Michael Crabtree’s recent injury has understandably become a topic among observers and fantasy owners. And that became true immediately after Crabtree tore his Achilles on May 21. It also served to remind us how dramatically Kaepernick’s fantasy stock has risen since Week 11 of the 2012 regular season.
Until that time, the second-year pro had experienced a quiet career, and entered November of 2012 with a total of just five passing attempts, while rushing twice for an unsightly minus two yards. However, his career script received a mammoth alteration when incumbent Alex Smith suffered a concussion against the Rams on November 11th. That is when we began to witness the large degree of proficiency that Kaepernick would deliver as an NFL starter.