TE - SF
Week 3 Outlook
According to David Lombardi on Twitter, head coach Kyle Shanahan hinted that San Francisco 49ers tight end Geroge Kittle may be held out of Week 3's contest due to concerns over the turf at MetLife Stadium.
These concerns were echoed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and have prompted both the NFL and the NFLPA to send experts to investigate. The 49ers will clearly not need Kittle to win against the New York Giants, which is something that may play a factor in any final decision. Kittle is trending toward being able to play this weekend, but we will need to wait for Friday's final injury report before learning whether or not Shanahan will risk his superstar in what should be an easy win.
According to Matt Barrows on Twitter, head coach Kyle Shanahan said that superstar tight end George Kittle will be able to get in a limited practice session on Wednesday.
Jordan Reed showed tremendous chemistry with Jimmy Garoppolo but did not have the same rapport with Nick Mullens. Kittle and Mullens do have on-field chemistry, which means despite the limited tags he is likely to receive this week, he could still have a big game. In eight 2018 games with Mullens, Kittle posted 51 catches, 793 yards, and three touchdowns.
TE George Kittle is dealing with an sprained MCL in his left knee and reportedly expected to return Week 3 against the Giants, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Kittle suffered a sprained MCL in Sunday’s Week 1 loss to the Cardinals. He was ruled out Week 2 against the Jets. The 49ers believe he will be ready to return Week 3. “An MRI on Monday revealed the damage to Kittle's MCL, but he was spotted around the Niners' training facility this past week walking without a limp, bolstering the belief -- and hope -- that he will be back for Week 3,” Schefter added. How much Kittle practices will determine his official status. Look for Jordan Reed and Ross Dwelley to handle tight end duties with Kittle sidelined. Reed is the better option of the two and worth picking up in most league formats.
49ers tight end George Kittle has been ruled out for the team's Week 2 matchup against the New York Jets, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. Kittle suffered a left knee sprain in the team's Week 1 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Kittle caught four of his five targets for 44 yards in Sunday's loss. He remains one of the top tight ends in the NFL (and in fantasy) but will now miss at least one week due to this knee injury. With Kittle out, Jordan Reed should emerge as the top pass-catching tight end option in San Francisco this week.
According to 49ers GM John Lynch, TE George Kittle will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Kittle was shaken up during the teams Week 1 loss to the Cardinals and was diagnosed with a knee sprain. He has been sidelined at practice all week, though head coach Kyle Shanahan has stated he doesn't need to practice to play in Sunday's game. Still, the 49ers will likely express caution with their All-Pro tight end and will look to test him out pregame to determine if he is able to play. Fantasy managers should closely monitor his status ahead of Sunday's 1:00PM ET kick and should have another option ready to go in the off-chance he is ruled out.
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