1. Colin Kaepernick is Worth a Pickup in Most Formats
Although the 49ers have yet to commit to either Colin Kaepernick or Alex Smith (concussion) as the team's starter at this point, the upside presented by the former makes him a worthwhile speculative addition in most formats.
Kaepernick would presumably have his passing upside limited, just as Smith does, by the generally run-heavy approach of the 49ers offense, but his own rare rushing skills give him a big advantage over Smith as far as fantasy production goes. Kaepernick has 187 yards and three touchdowns on just 25 carries this year, while Smith has a respectable but still much weaker total of 134 yards and no scores on 29 rushes. Kaepernick has 4.53 speed and knows how to run with the ball - he 4,109 yards and 59 touchdowns in college - and Jim Harbaugh is the sort of daring, unconventional coach who can capitalize better than most on Kaepernick's potential as a running specialist.
None of this is to dismiss Kaepe...