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George Kittle Week 8 Outlook - 49ers at Seahawks

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Thu, Oct 29th 2020, 8:56am EDT

He's now totaled 40 targets in the four full games he's played, which amounts to a ridiculous 10.0 targets per game. He's been a bit up-and-down production-wise, but with all the injuries on the 49ers (Samuel, Mostert, Wilson, Coleman), we should expect a big game out of him this week. If there were a game we could guarantee 10-plus targets for a tight end, it has to be this one, right? However, there are some things I see that just stand out in my research for the week, and one of those things in this game was that teams have targeted their tight ends just 11.5 percent of the time against the Seahawks, which is easily the lowest mark in the league; no other team is under 13.5 percent. That's led to them being one of just four teams who've allowed less than 10 percent of fantasy production to tight ends. It's odd though because they've allowed 8.55 yards per target to the position when targeted, which is the seventh-highest number in the league, and usually most telling when it comes to tight ends. Kittle is going to steal a lot of those 31.3 targets per game that go to wide receivers against the Seahawks. Kittle has seen a 29.0 percent target share since returning to the lineup, and that was with Samuel in the lineup. He's the best tight end on the slate.

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