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TE George Kittle San Francisco 49ers Player Page

#85 George Kittle, TE    Fantasy Football Injury Status   Doubtful - 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
Strength of Schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the TE position. The easiest rating is 1 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the most difficult rating is 10 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
Fantasy Analysis
Week 11 Projections
George Kittle (knee) wasn't able to play last Monday night after sitting out of practice all week leading up to the game, and it was clear from the 49ers' offensive performance that he was sorely missed. When addressing the media earlier this week, San Fran head coach Kyle Shanahan failed to provide assurance Kittle would suit up for Week 11, leaving him genuinely questionable. If able to play, Kittle has a gorgeous matchup against a Cardinals' defense that he lit up for 6-79-1 back in Week 9, and has allowed 85.7 receiving yards per game and 10 scores to opposing tight ends on the season.

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: 8 Yards, 0 TD.
Receiving: 32 Receptions, 417 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 - Doubtful - Knee

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