The San Francisco 49ers have finally broke their losing streak, while sweeping the Los Angeles Rams with a 22-21 victory. Colin Kaepernick threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns, while Carlos Hyde ran for only 38 yards before tearing his MCL, which will result in being out for the season. Let’s take a look at who to start and who to sit for the 49ers as they host their division rival, Seattle Seahawks.
Who to Start
With Carlos Hyde out for the last game with a torn MCL, Shaun Draughn figures to step in as the primary back for the 49ers. Although Seattle won the NFC West a few weeks ago, they are still playing for home field advantage, which may be the best in the NFL with the almighty “12th man.” Luckily, the 49ers are at home and will be looking to attack a defense without hard-hitter Earl Thomas. Look for Kaepernick to use his legs and Draughn to get in the end zone in red zone opportunities.
Who to Sit
This will be an emotional game for the 29-year old. In a game where the young quarterback and 49ers came up one incompletion short of becoming Super Bowl champs quickly turned into a 2-13 season, it would be nice to see Kaepernick go out with a good game, but he will be facing a ferocious defense who has his number. Stay away from Kaepernick as points will be hard to find.
Under the Radar
Colin Kaepernick is able to extend drives with his legs, but when it gets down to the red zone and a little past it, it is very hard to score touchdowns against Seattle’s defense. Expect Kaepernick to do just this, which will create good looks and opportunities for the long-time veteran, Phil Dawson.
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