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Tight End, San Francisco 49ers

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Draft: 2017 Round 5 (2)
College: Iowa
Ht: 6’4”  Wt: 247 DOB: 1993-10-09 Age: 27
TE Rank Tier ADP-12
#2 1 3.03

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 SF 15 63 43 515 12.0 2 63.5 4.2
2018 SF 16 136 88 1,377 15.6 5 168.7 10.5
2019 SF 14 107 85 1,053 12.4 5 137.5 9.8
2020 SF 4 38 30 380 12.7 2 51.7 12.9
2020 (Projected) SF     85 1,120 13.2 6 148.0  

2020 Outlook
Depth Chart
While the 49ers lack a true alpha WR1, they make up for it with one of the greatest tight ends in the history of the game. Yes, George Kittle - at age 26 - has already solidified himself as one of the all-time greats at the position. He's an elite run blocker, but fantasy owners have to be in love with a player who has gone over 1,000 receiving yards in each of his past two seasons. To put that into perspective, both Tony Gonzalez and Rob Gronkowski only had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons once during their careers, while Antonio Gates had just two 1,000-yard seasons his entire career. With another high-volume season, Kittle could become the second tight end in history (Travis Kelce) to hit the 1,000-yard mark for the third straight season.

Kittle produced his 1,053 receiving yards in 2019 in just 14 starts, so his 16-game pace would've put him over 1,200 receiving yards. While his reception and yardage numbers are off the charts, Kittle has actually been unlucky in the touchdown department over the past two seasons, having scored just five times in each of the past two seasons. The 49ers were extraordinarily successful running the ball in the red zone as they finished with a league-leading 23 rushing touchdowns, but that type of success is extremely difficult to replicate. If the team sees a bit of a regression back toward the 15 to 20 rushing touchdown range, that would open things up quite a bit for Kittle to potentially get into the end zone more often. If he can bump that touchdown total up a bit, Kittle is suddenly producing WR1 numbers from the tight end position. That's potentially a league-winning player.

Of course, the fact that Kittle plays tight end is something that we have to keep in mind. While it does give him premium value given that most other tight ends aren't nearly as productive, the tight end position itself is also the most-injured position in all of fantasy football. Kittle himself missed a pair of games during the middle of the 2019 season and it's always possible that he suffers some sort of injury that prevents him from being his usual explosive self. The added risk of injury makes taking a tight end in the early rounds a risky proposition any year but Kittle is the type of player who could legitimately finish as the TE1 and give his fantasy owners a gigantic edge at the position.

Fan. Tm. Player
TE1TE1 George Kittle
TE2TE3 Ross Dwelley
TE3TE2 Jordan Reed
TE4TE4 Charlie Woerner
49ers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury George Kittle expects to go in Week 4
Missed two games with sprained knee
By: Doug Orth | Thu Oct 1, 11:15 pm

San Francisco
49ers TE George Kittle says he's looking forward to playing Sunday night against the Eagles, said he will be able to let it loose after two-game hiatus with knee injury. (San Jose Mercury - Cam Inman)

FFToday's Take: Kittle's fantasy owners already know what to do. The Eagles have already coughed up four touchdowns to tight ends this season, including three to Tyler Higbee in Week 2. Even with Brandon Aiyuk emerging last week, HC Kyle Shanahan will find a way to make sure Kittle at least seven targets against Philadelphia. He could easily finish as the TE1 this weekend.

Injury George Kittle back at practice, Garoppolo sits
Raheem Mostert also missed practice today
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 30, 3:40 pm

San Francisco
Shanahan said George Kittle will be “full go” in practice today. Kyle Shanahan says Jimmy Garoppolo will not practice today. (Matt Barrows on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like Nick Mullens is going to get another start for the 49ers. The addition of Kittle will help the passing attack against the Eagles who gave up 312 yards and 2 TDs to Joe Burrow last week. Raheem Mostert also missed practice today.

Injury Jordan Reed injured again
Likely out 6-8 weeks with knee sprain
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 28, 7:40 pm

San Francisco
49ers’ HC Kyle Shanahan said TE Jordan Reed could miss 6-8 weeks due to a knee sprain suffered Sunday. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)

FFToday's Take: The oft-injured tight end's left knee appeared to give out on the MetLife Stadium turf in the back of the end zone on a near-touchdown catch late in the first quarter. HC Kyle Shanahan was openly critical of the playing surface in the week leading up to the injury after losing a handful of players against the Jets one week earlier. The 49ers should be able to withstand the blow as George Kittle is expected back from his own knee sprain in Week 4.

Injury George Kittle a gametime decision
Questionable with knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 25, 1:00 pm

San Francisco
Coach Kyle Shanahan, speaking Friday morning on KNBR's "Murph & Mac Show," said the All-Pro will be a game-time decision for the 49ers' matchup Sunday against the New York Giants. George Kittle likely is to be listed as "questionable" with his knee injury. (NBC BayArea)

FFToday's Take: The 49ers will be without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and their two top running backs, Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman. Kittle has been limited in practice this week and the team has some concerns with the field conditions at MetLife Stadium. If Kittle sits, Jordan Reed would be viable TE2 play even on limited snaps.

Injury George Kittle ruled out with knee sprain

By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 18, 4:45 pm

San Francisco
George Kittle was ruled out for their Week 2 game against the New York Jets with a knee sprain, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. Kittle will remain in the Bay Area for a couple of extra days of recovery before joining the team for the week in West Virginia as they prepare for their Week 3 game against the New York Giants. (NBC Sports)

FFToday's Take: With Kittle out, Jordan Reed will step into a starting role and is a decent low-end TE1 option given the lack of pass catching weapons for Jimmy Garoppolo. Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk will see his first action of the season after sitting out Week 1 with a hamstring injury.

Injury George Kittle unlikely to practice all week
TE still expected to play through knee sprain in Week 2
By: Doug Orth | Thu Sep 17, 11:55 pm

San Francisco
49ers TE George Kittle will get the whole week to rest, according to Kyle Shanahan, though he might be involved in Friday's practice. But Shanahan said there is no problem with him playing even if he doesn't practice. Shanahan optimistic that Kittle will be available on Sunday. (ESPN - Nick Wagoner)

FFToday's Take: Fantasy owners should remain skeptical for at least two reasons: 1) there's always a chance Shanahan protects him by cutting his snaps back and 2) he shouldn't be needed to beat the Jets. The natural pivot for fantasy owners would be Jordan Reed, but the position is deep enough this year that it would be advisable to go in another direction - such as Logan Thomas in shallow leagues or maybe even Dan Arnold in deep leagues.

49ers, George Kittle agree on contract extension
Signing bonus $18M. $40 million in total guarantees
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Aug 13, 10:52 am

San Francisco
The #49ers & star TE George Kittle are in agreement on a 5-year, $75M extension, sources tell me & @MikeSilver, one that gives him more than half of it in guarantees. Language is being worked on, but numbers are there. One of their top players, this was a big-time priority. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: According to Kittle's agent the deal is for five years, with a signing bonus of $18M. It includes $30M guaranteed at signing and $40 million in total guarantees. Kittle is one of the top tight ends in fantasy finishing as the TE3 in each of the last two seasons in PPR leagues.

49ers sign TE Jordan Reed
One-year deal
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Aug 3, 2:45 pm

San Francisco
Former Washington Football Team Pro Bowl TE Jordan Reed reached agreement on an incentive-laden, one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, sources tell ESPN. Reed is 30, has a history of concussions, but when healthy - as he is now - he is one of the game’s elite tight ends. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We heard last month that a few teams were interested in Reed and now the oft-injured tight end has found a landing spot. Due to various injuries, Reed's playing time has been limited in his career including missing all of the 2019 season. The team is in talks with fellow tight end George Kittle on a new contract but discussions seem to be at a standoff. Reed is off the fantasy radar unless something happens to Kittle.

2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 ARI L 20-24 5 4 44 11.0 0 5.3
4 PHI L 20-25 15 15 183 12.2 1 25.1
5 MIA L 17-43 8 4 44 11.0 0 4.4
6 LAR W 24-16 10 7 109 15.6 1 16.9

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at TB W 31-17 10 8 54 6.8 0 5.4
2 at CIN W 41-17 3 3 54 18.0 0 5.4
3 PIT W 24-20 8 6 57 9.5 0 5.7
5 CLE W 31-3 8 6 70 11.7 1 14.8
6 at LAR W 20-7 8 8 103 12.9 0 10.3
7 at WAS W 9-0 5 3 38 12.7 0 3.8
8 CAR W 51-13 7 6 86 14.3 0 8.6
9 at ARI W 28-25 8 6 79 13.2 1 13.9
12 GB W 37-8 6 6 129 21.5 1 18.9
13 at BAL L 17-20 4 2 17 8.5 0 1.4
14 at NO W 48-46 8 6 67 11.2 1 12.7
15 ATL L 22-29 17 13 134 10.3 0 13.4
16 LAR W 34-31 8 5 79 15.8 1 13.9
17 at SEA W 26-21 7 7 86 12.3 0 9.3
DP MIN W 27-10 5 3 16 5.3 0 1.6
CC GB W 37-20 1 1 19 19.0 0 1.9
SB at KC L 20-31 7 4 36 9.0 0 3.6
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship SB = Super Bowl

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at MIN L 16-24 9 5 90 18.0 0 9.0
2 DET W 30-27 4 2 22 11.0 0 2.2
3 at KC L 27-38 7 5 79 15.8 0 7.9
4 at LAC L 27-29 8 6 125 20.8 1 18.5
5 ARI L 18-28 7 5 83 16.6 0 8.3
6 at GB L 30-33 6 4 30 7.5 0 3.0
7 LAR L 10-39 8 5 98 19.6 1 15.8
8 at ARI L 15-18 8 5 57 11.4 0 5.7
9 LV W 34-3 4 4 108 27.0 1 16.8
10 NYG L 23-27 10 9 83 9.2 0 8.3
12 at TB L 9-27 13 6 48 8.0 0 5.8
13 at SEA L 16-43 9 6 70 11.7 0 7.0
14 DEN W 20-14 9 7 210 30.0 1 27.0
15 SEA W 26-23 8 3 51 17.0 0 5.1
16 CHI L 9-14 12 7 74 10.6 0 7.4
17 at LAR L 32-48 14 9 149 16.6 1 20.9

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