The 49ers have announced Colin Kaepernick as their Week 13 starter at quarterback.
There will be no manufactured drama this week. "Colin, we believe, has the hot hand and we'll go with Colin," coach Jim Harbaugh said. It's the easy ' and correct ' call for a team that's far more dynamic on offense with Kaepernick under center. The more film teams have to study, the harder things are likely to get for Kaepernick, but unlike Alex Smith, he's capable of making plays in more than one way. Harbaugh says he "wouldn't assume anything" about whether Kaepernick is now entrenched, but it's hard to see him giving the 49ers a reason to go back to Smith and his pop-gun arm. Kaepernick will be a QB1 for the fantasy playoffs.