George Kittle

George Kittle

TE - SF
Height: 6' 4"Weight: 250 lbsAge: 25College: IowaDrafted: #146 (5th Rd. by San Francisco)

Week 7 Outlook

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Sun 4:25pm ET
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Week Rank (ECR) TE #4
Projection 8.4 pts

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Injury-Based Fantasy Advice - START - Kittle has been dealing with a lingering knee injury, but he should be out there again in Week 7. He had a somewhat slow Week 6, so it's possible Week 7 is similar.

Kittle had his worst game (4 catches for 30 yards) since C.J. Beathard took the keys from Jimmy Garropolo. He logged a season-high 93.0 snap percentage but was pressed into more run-blocking work with San Francisco leading most of Monday night. That likely won't be the case against the undefeated Rams, who have allowed 66.8 yards to tight ends (mostly Jared Cook's Week 1 outburst). Considering he wasn't a given to play because of a knee injury, Kittle deserves a mulligan.

The Rams are 16th against fantasy tight ends, but Kittle should retain elite TE1 value as the featured target in the offense.

Now that he's healthy, Kittle definitely offers top-10 tight end potential and flashed strong chemistry with Jimmy Garoppolo down the stretch last season. So far, Kittle has remained a solid part of San Francisco's offense with C.J. Beathard under center. Considering the overall status of the tight end position, that makes Kittle a weekly must-start.