2013 Outlook: Kaepernick's physical tools are an unholy amalgam of Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck, and when the 49ers unleashed the full power of their read-option attack in the playoffs, he was well-nigh unstoppable. Big-armed, accurate, athletic freaks who break 50-yard TD runs don't grow on trees. A couple drawbacks: We're not positive Jim Harbaugh will unshackle Kap's downfield ability, given the team's lack of a proven speed receiver, plus when a QB runs the chances for an injury increase. But Kaepernick started seven regular-season games last year, and his prorated stats would've been 3,675 pass yards, 544 rush yards, 23 pass TDs and five rush TDs. That would've made him fantasy's No. 9 QB, and he was just getting started. We're buying.
2013 Outlook: How bad was Gabbert in '12? The Jaguars benefitted after he suffered a season-ending shoulder injury. In the nine games before Gabbert got hurt, the Jags averaged 14.1 points per game. Once the immortal Chad Henne was under center, they averaged a more respectable 18.3, and they did that entirely without Maurice Jones-Drew. Nevertheless, new coach Gus Bradley seems committed to handing Gabbert the starting job, which means we can expect another September filled with inaccurate checkdowns and plenty of three-and-outs. Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon make an interesting WR duo, but not with Gabbert throwing the rock in their general direction.