Fantasy football owners who took Colin Kaepernick thinking he would run all over defenses in 2013 were sorely mistaken. Kaepernick was a borderline bust in fantasy but those owners who wanted him to run in the regular season couldn’t have been happy to see him take off in the postseason.
Kaepernick shed some light on the drastic change in his game, stating he made a conscious effort to run more in the postseason to help his team win games.
“When you get to the postseason, it’s one-and-done, if you’re not winning,” Kaepernick said. “So we’re going to do everything we can to try to win those games.”
You can’t really fault Kaepernick’s logic, as it makes a lot of sense. If runs for a crazy amount of yards in the regular season but gets hurt doing it, it was a pointless risk. If he gets his team to the postseason and then goes all out, the risk is worth it.
Still, fantasy owners learned their lesson on Kaepernick and won’t be fooled by his playoff legs twice.