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George Kittle

George Kittle


Height: 6' 4"Weight: 250 lbsAge: 29College: IowaDrafted: #146 (5th Rd. by San Francisco)

2023 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 16th
Draft Rank (ECR) #38
Best / Worst #18 / #94
ADP #56

Roster %


Kittle ended the season on fire last year. His seven touchdowns in the final four games of the season definitely led some fantasy managers to championships. Unfortunately, this production could change drastically if Trey Lance is under center. Although I like Lance as a passer and also to start this season, we don't know how he will utilize Kittle. He has the talent and ability to be elite regardless of who is under center, however, I think the QB situation will determine whether he is top-three at the position or TE 4-8.

Kittle is one of the most talented TEs in the league. That's not up for debate. The biggest concern is Brock Purdy's health. The latest from Kyle Shanahan is that he's optimistic Purdy will be ready for week one. That's good news. As long as Purdy doesn't have a setback, Kittle's current ADP at TE 4 seems fairly priced. Keep an eye on Trey Lance this summer as well. It's important to see if Trey can take the next step and keep the 49'ers' offense rolling should Purdy go down. If he does and you're on the clock. in the same fantasy draft as me, you've got to ask yourself a question. Do I feel lucky? Well. do ya punk? Go ahead. Make my day haha! Dirty Ringo Callahan

When healthy, only Travis Kelce has more proven upside at TE than Kittle - 7 of 11 TDs in 2022 came in final 4 games with Brock Purdy at QB

George Kittle remains one of the NFL's most talented tight ends and is arguably the hardest to tackle. He's coming off a strange season in which he scored a career-high 11 touchdowns but averaged 51 receiving yards per game -- the fewest since his rookie year in 2017. Kittle has been remarkably efficient as a pass catcher, with a career average of 9.6 yards per target. The question is whether Kittle will be targeted often enough to suit his fantasy managers. The 49ers are in flux at the QB position, and Kittle will have to share targets with RB Christian McCaffrey and WRs Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.

Kittle had some ups and downs in 2022, but finished with 56 receptions for 736 yards and 9 TDs. Kittle is still one of the best tight ends in the NFL when healthy, he should be among the best tight ends in fantasy in 2023.