TE - SF
This Week Outlook
George Kittle hauled in 7-of-9 targets for 68 yards during the 49ers loss to the Seahawks in Week 17.
Kittle's season was marred by injury, though he managed to be productive over the final two games of the regular season. One of the most talented players in the entire league, Kittle will enter the following season as an elite TE1 who will be worthy of selection in the first three/four rounds of fantasy drafts.
George Kittle hauled in 4-of-5 targets for 92 yards during the 49ers 20-12 victory over the Cardinals in Week 16.
Kittle had been sidelined since Week 8 but showed no signs of rust returning to the field. Most of his yardage came via three long receptions but it was an excellent sign to see him back in action. He'll be a no questions asked TE1 in Week 17 against the Seahawks, which was the team he suffered his injury against back in Week 8.
49ers TE George Kittle (foot) is officially active for Week 16 against the Cardinals.
Kittle was activated off IR earlier this week, returning from a foot injury he suffered nearly two months ago. Fantasy managers should plug Kittle into their lineups as an elite TE1 in his return against the Cardinals in Week 16.
49ers TE George Kittle (foot) has officially been activated off IR and will play in Week 16 against the Cardinals.
Kyle Shanahan recently told reporters that Kittle was one of the healthiest guys he’s got, but that he would likely be on a limited snap count in his first game action in six weeks. Even with limited snaps, Kittle should be started as a TE1 given his massive upside in a pretty good matchup. In five games played with C.J. Beathard in 2018, Kittle averaged 7.4 targets per game.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters Thursday that TE George Kittle (foot) will play in Week 16 Saturday against Arizona.
Wow, this could be huge for patient Kittle fantasy managers who have been able to stash him on IR. Sounds like he’ll play and he should be started as a top-5 TE in a great matchup, regardless of who plays QB for the 49ers. Shanahan did tell reporters that Kittle would be on “somewhat of a pitch count” but coaches have said that before and the players, like Austin Ekeler, have gone on to play a full set of snaps. He also said Kittle is one of the healthiest players they’ve got at the moment. Unless you have Travis Kelce or Darren Waller, consider starting Kittle in your championship matchup.