49ers SS Donte Whitner tells the Dan Patrick Show that Colin Kaepernick will start versus the Saints in Week 12.
There's been no credible report to the contrary this week. Alex Smith is practicing, but he's yet to be cleared for game action. It's quite possible that Kaepernick would have gotten the call regardless. Facing the league's softest defense, Kaepernick is a QB1 option for Week 12.