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TE George Kittle San Francisco 49ers Player Page

#85 George Kittle, TE    Fantasy Football Injury Status   Questionable - Knee
San Francisco 49ers
Height 6' 4"
Weight 250 lbs
Age 26
Birthdate October 9th 1993
College Iowa
Year 2017
Round 5   Pick 2
Season Statistics
-- Receiving ---- Rushing --
2019 Fantasy Points by Week
Recent Games
-- Receiving ---- Rushing --
Strength of Schedule
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Fantasy Analysis
Week 12 Projections
11/21 Update: George Kittle (knee) was listed on the 49ers' official injury report as limited participant in Thursday's practice, though it should be noted that he was wearing a non-contact jersey. This is a momentous step toward Kittle suiting up for his first game since October 31. George Kittle (knee) has missed the 49ers last two contests, but should be close to a Week 12 return assuming he can get back on the practice field. Kittle is set up wonderfully against a Green Bay defense allowing 62.7 receiving yards per game to opposing tight ends, and will be a must-start fantasy option if active.
Rushing: 1 Yards, 0 TD.
Receiving: 5 Receptions, 60 Yards, 0 TD.

Season Projections
There are sophomore breakouts, and then there are massive sophomore breakouts. All Kittle did during his second year - while catching passes from backups Nick Mullens and C.J. Beathard for a combined 13 games - was set 49ers single-season franchise records for receptions and receiving yardage by a tight end. Kittle's 1,377 receiving yards also established a new NFL single-season record. The NFL's third-most targeted tight end, Kittle also led all full-time starters at the position with 15.6 yards per catch on the way to finishing 2018 as the fantasy TE2/non-PPR and as the fantasy TE3/PPR . Thanks to his seam-stretching 4.52 wheels (he sometimes lines up in the slot), dependable hands, underrated athleticism and underrated run-after-the-catch ability, Kittle clearly has emerged as a stud. The return of Jimmy Garoppolo isn't the reason why Kittle probably won't match his 2018 numbers. The duo showed a nice rapport early in the season, connecting for 12-191-0 on 20 targets in three contests. Players rarely match career-year stats, and Kittle, despite his go-to status, probably will lose some targets in a now-healthier and deeper San Francisco receiver corps that includes Garoppolo favorite Marquise Goodwin, promising second-year wideout Dante Pettis, rookie second-rounder Deebo Samuel and rookie third-rounder Jalen Hurd. Unfortunately, durability is a worry for Kittle. Although he has missed only one career game, tough-as-nails Kittle has played through nagging injuries two seasons in a row now.

Rushing: 6 Yards, 0 TD.
Receiving: 25 Receptions, 316 Yards, 2 TD.

Player News
Injury Report
Week 1 - Questionable - Calf
Week 7 - Questionable - Groin
Week 8 - Questionable - Groin
Week 10 - Doubtful - Knee
Week 11 - Out - Knee
Week 12 - Questionable - Knee

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