Kaepernick will start for 49ers-- Fri Nov 23 4:20 pm --
Smith likely to back QB up this week
We first heard reports Wednesday night that the San Francisco 49ers would start Colin Kaepernick at quarterback this week against the New Orleans Saints. It took a few days of the 49ers trying to cover up the decision, but the news finally is confirmed. Niners safety Donte Whitner said Friday on the "Dan Patrick Show" that Kaepernick would get the nod. It's hardly a surprising decision at this point. Alex Smith hasn't been taking first-team reps in practice this week, and he hasn't been officially cleared for contact, although that is expected to come before game time. Smith should back up Kaepernick on Sunday at the Superdome. The larger question is if Smith will have a chance to start again this season. (NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:Kaepernick is one of those rare quarterbacks who can score you fantasy points on the ground and through the air. On the off chance that he does end up seizing the starting role permanently, he is a virtual must-add if still available in your league.