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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

Season Stats
FF Today PPR Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 SF 15 63 43 515 12.0 2 106.5 7.1
2018 SF 16 136 88 1,377 15.6 5 256.7 16.0
2019 SF 14 107 85 1,053 12.4 5 222.5 15.9
2020 SF 8 63 48 634 13.2 2 125.1 15.6
2020 (Projected) SF     85 1,120 13.2 6 233.0  

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
TE2TE2 Jordan Reed
TE3TE3 Ross Dwelley
TE4TE4 Charlie Woerner
49ers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
George Kittle activated from IR
Sidelined by broken bone in foot since Week 8
By: Doug Orth | Thu Dec 24, 10:10 pm

San Francisco
As expected, 49ers are activating TE George Kittle from injured reserve. Kittle will be available to play Saturday against Arizona after getting through practice past two weeks without issue. (ESPN - Nick Wagoner)

FFToday's Take: It was reported earlier that Kittle was expected to play Saturday, and his activation today pretty much seals it. Considering he hasn't seen game action since Week 8 and will be on somewhat of a snap count, Kittle doesn't possess the kind of upside he typically would, but one has to believe HC Kyle Shanahan will make the most of the 30 or so reps the stud tight end receives. Consider him a mid-range TE1 with significant upside.


Injury George Kittle expected to play
He'll be on somewhat of a pitch count
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Dec 24, 4:35 pm

San Francisco
#49ers Star TE George Kittle WILL play Saturday vs Cardinals, Kyle Shanahan said in his zoom press conference. Said he felt “great” and that he’ll be on somewhat of a pitch count. Shanahan said Kittle is one of the healthiest players they have. (Omar Ruiz on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: "Somewhat of a pitch count" should give fantasy owners some pause although if Kittle is truly "one of the healthiest players the have" then we could easily see him play enough snaps to do some fantasy damage in Week 16. Further muddying the waters is the fact that third stringer C.J. Beathard will be starting at quarterback. Kittle may be a good roll of the dice depending on your available options at the position.


Injury George Kittle practices Thursday
Raheem Mostert limited after Wednesday's DNP
By: Doug Orth | Thu Dec 17, 8:20 pm

San Francisco
Friendly reminder since we do this every time: TE George Kittle is still on injured reserve, even though his practice window has opened. He's participating in some capacity but does not appear on injury report since he's still on IR. Raheem Mostert (ankle) was limited. (ESPN - Nick Wagoner)

FFToday's Take: Kittle should be stashed in any league he was dropped, although that was probably the case a week or so ago. Mostert's upgrade is a good sign, but one has to wonder if the 49ers just don't decide to take it easy on him down the stretch with the playoffs an unlikely destination. He's been splitting snaps recently with Jeff Wilson. Both backs have a shot at RB2 value this week against a bad Cowboys run defense if Mostert plays, and Wilson has RB1 upside if Mostert sits.



2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today PPR 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 9.3
4 PHI L 20-25 15 15 183 12.2 1 40.1
5 MIA L 17-43 8 4 44 11.0 0 8.4
6 LAR W 24-16 10 7 109 15.6 1 23.9
7 at NE W 33-6 7 5 55 11.0 0 10.5
8 at SEA L 27-37 4 2 39 19.5 0 5.9
16 at ARI W 20-12 5 4 92 23.0 0 13.2
17 SEA L 23-26 9 7 68 9.7 0 13.8

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today PPR 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 13.4
2 at CIN W 41-17 3 3 54 18.0 0 8.4
3 PIT W 24-20 8 6 57 9.5 0 11.7
5 CLE W 31-3 8 6 70 11.7 1 20.8
6 at LAR W 20-7 8 8 103 12.9 0 18.3
7 at WAS W 9-0 5 3 38 12.7 0 6.8
8 CAR W 51-13 7 6 86 14.3 0 14.6
9 at ARI W 28-25 8 6 79 13.2 1 19.9
12 GB W 37-8 6 6 129 21.5 1 24.9
13 at BAL L 17-20 4 2 17 8.5 0 3.4
14 at NO W 48-46 8 6 67 11.2 1 18.7
15 ATL L 22-29 17 13 134 10.3 0 26.4
16 LAR W 34-31 8 5 79 15.8 1 18.9
17 at SEA W 26-21 7 7 86 12.3 0 16.3
DP MIN W 27-10 5 3 16 5.3 0 4.6
CC GB W 37-20 1 1 19 19.0 0 2.9
SB at KC L 20-31 7 4 36 9.0 0 7.6
DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship SB = Super Bowl

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today PPR 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 14.0
2 DET W 30-27 4 2 22 11.0 0 4.2
3 at KC L 27-38 7 5 79 15.8 0 12.9
4 at LAC L 27-29 8 6 125 20.8 1 24.5
5 ARI L 18-28 7 5 83 16.6 0 13.3
6 at GB L 30-33 6 4 30 7.5 0 7.0
7 LAR L 10-39 8 5 98 19.6 1 20.8
8 at ARI L 15-18 8 5 57 11.4 0 10.7
9 LV W 34-3 4 4 108 27.0 1 20.8
10 NYG L 23-27 10 9 83 9.2 0 17.3
12 at TB L 9-27 13 6 48 8.0 0 11.8
13 at SEA L 16-43 9 6 70 11.7 0 13.0
14 DEN W 20-14 9 7 210 30.0 1 34.0
15 SEA W 26-23 8 3 51 17.0 0 8.1
16 CHI L 9-14 12 7 74 10.6 0 14.4
17 at LAR L 32-48 14 9 149 16.6 1 29.9

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