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John Lynch excited and surprised by George Kittle

by Clinton H. | 49ers Correspondent | Thu, Jul 13th 3:21am EDT

The Niners GM, John Lynch raved about rookie tight end, George Kittle, when he spoke on the local sports radio show in the Bay Area. “He’s got some suddenness to him in his movements. He catches the ball extremely well... I think George gives us something we don’t have in a playmaker down near the red zone... We feel like George Kittle maybe gives us something where he is that guy, in a one-on-one situation you can flex him out, put him in the middle of the field and he can kind of impose his will and just out-athlete people. That has been extremely positive. We thought that coming in, but he probably exceeded our expectations.” (KNBR 680)

Fantasy Impact:

Getting excited about a rookie tight end on a team that was one of the worst in football last season on the offensive side of the ball is a tough thing to do. Yes, the team now has an offensive guru that should help considerably, but historically, rookie tight ends simply do not produce for fantasy purposes. That's not to say that Kittle can't replicate what Hunter Henry did in his rookie campaign, but it's far from a guarantee. If he can flash during the preseason, he may be worth grabbing with your last pick, but the team still has a conundrum at tight end with Vance McDonald, Garrett Celek, Blake Bell, and Logan Paulsen on the roster. Don't go crazy and start grabbing Kittle on all your MFL10 teams just yet.

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