49ers will name QB starter midweek

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jim Harbaugh has watched each of his two quarterbacks lead the San Francisco 49ers to big wins in hostile road environments -- Alex Smith in the season opener at Green Bay's Lambeau Field back in September among others, and Colin Kaepernick on Sunday at the New Orleans Superdome.

Which one gets the ball this Sunday when the 49ers travel to St. Louis?

Harbaugh is still mum on that, although he did say Monday he will formally announce his starting quarterback by midweek so the players don't have to face constant questions about what they know about the situation.

Fantasy Impact: 

There's been positive talk about both players, so there's really no indication which way Harbaugh will go. Most of the beat writers who follow the team feel Kaepernick will get the call again, as we posted Monday. Kaepernick's running ability, especially in the red zone, is one of the things that makes him the much better fantasy option over Smith, but it looks like we'll have to wait a bit to find out.

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