College: Iowa | 4 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 250 lbs
Birth Date: 10/9/1993
2020 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 226
Avg Pts: 14.13
Rank: 2 TE
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|Week 2||4||George Kittle 16 receiving yds (1 pts)|
George Kittle 3 receptions (3 pts)
|Week 3||2||George Kittle 19 receiving yds (1 pts)|
George Kittle 1 reception (1 pts)
|Week 4||7||George Kittle 36 receiving yds (3 pts)|
George Kittle 4 receptions (4 pts)
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle recorded 621 yards after the catch during the 2019 season and was the only tight end in the NFL to recorded at least 600 yards after the catch.
Fantasy Spin: Kittle has been one of the main focal points in the passing game for the 49ers and may have an even bigger role early in the 2020 season because of Deebo Samuel. He should be one of the first tight ends selected in all fantasy leagues and is a must-start option.
San Francisco 49ers George Kittle remains without a new contract. While some reports suggest that the 26-year-old could land a deal that would pay him around $17 million per year, Matt Barrows from the Athletic was the latest to chime in, with the reporter hinting that Kittle would instead receive $13 million per year. The 2017 fifth-round pick has been one of the most consistent producers for the team over the years and finished the 2019 regular season with 85 receptions for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns. Fantasy managers should prepare for him to be the first or second tight end selected in fantasy drafts for 2020.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is looking to receive a record-setting deal, according to his agent, Jack Bechta. The rumored $17 million per year could put the 26-year-old on track with some of the league's top wideouts moving ahead. According to NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, this is justified since Kittle is "asked to run the routes, produce like a top wide receiver while also playing the position in the run game like an offensive lineman." Kittle certainly has the stats to back up his monetary demands, finishing 2019 with 85 catches for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns while also finishing second overall in PPR formats at his position.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle could receive a new deal that may "destroy" the market for his position moving ahead, at least according to NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah. With a rumored annual salary of around $20 million per year for Kittle, the door could potentially be open for others to raise their own asking price, much like the current running back market after Christian McCaffrey inked a new deal with the Panthers this offseason. The 26-year-old is worth every penny as he finished the 2019 campaign with 85 catches for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns while also ranking ninth in the league in receptions per game with 6.1. He is expected to be the first or second tight end off the board in fantasy drafts for the 2020 season, so fantasy managers should plan accordingly.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle's depth of reception average was a career-low 5.8 yards in 2019 (following a career-high 7.3 in 2018). However, he made up for it by averaging 9.9 yards after the catch per reception in 2018 (the best mark in the league that season for a tight end with at least 40 targets) and 7.3 yards after the catch per reception in 2019 (the third-best mark for a tight end last season with at least 40 targets).
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle caught 59 passes that resulted in either a first down or a touchdown during the 2019 season, which ranked second among tight ends.
Fantasy Spin: Kittle has been one of the top tight ends in the NFL over the last several seasons and will see plenty of targets again in 2020. He will be one of the first tight ends selected in fantasy leagues and will be a weekly starting option.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle has gained at least 15 yards on 69 plays since 2017 - the second-highest total of any tight end over that span - according to Pro Football Focus.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle forced 20 missed tackles during the 2019 season, which ranked first among wide receivers and tight ends.
Fantasy Spin: Kittle has been one of the top tight ends in the NFL over the last several seasons and should continue to be a focal point in the passing game for the 49ers. He will be one of the first tight ends to be picked in all drafts and will be a must-start option each week.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle led the league in receiving yards per route run in 2019 with 3.3, among those that ran a minimum of 100 routes, per Next Gen Stats. He recorded 75.2 receiving yards per game over 14 games, which was the second-highest rate among qualified tight ends, and the fourth-best catch percentage (79.4). But while Kittle is one of the best receiving tight ends in the game, he's also one of the best blocking tight ends in the NFL. The 26-year-old has 2,430 yards and 10 touchdowns in the last two seasons, and he played injured for most of the 2019 campaign. With better health an improved receiving corps around him in 2020, it's scary to think that Kittle could do even more damage. Kittle is in consideration as the top fantasy tight end alongside Travis Kelce.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle had just 5.7 air yards per target in 2019, as the 49ers looked to get him the ball early and often to utilize his yards-after-the-catch skills. He racked up 641 (60.9 percent) of his 1,053 receiving yards after the catch. Kittle's average yards-per-catch mark of 12.4 was better than Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas. He had a catch rate of 79.4 percent and an expected catch rate of 71.8 percent. It's no secret that Kittle and Travis Kelce are the top two fantasy tight ends in the league, with both of them likely to come off fantasy boards in the middle of the second round.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle has compiled two of the three best seasons for a tight end in terms of producing yards after the catch since at least 2015 over the last two years. His 871 receiving yards after the catch in 2018 are the most by any player over the last five seasons (and 208 more yards than second-place Travis Kelce compiled in 2016), while his 623 receiving yards after the catch in 2019 led all tight ends and trailed only Chris Godwin (629) among all players last season.
The San Francisco 49ers and tight end George Kittle are far apart in negotiations on a contract extension, and Kittle's agent said that a "tight end deal" is a non-starter in talks. Kittle has 3,016 career receiving yards, including the playoffs, which is the most by a tight end in his first three seasons in NFL history. Not only is Kittle one of the best receiving tight ends in the game right now, but he's also one of the best blocking tight ends, which makes him a unique talent that should easily reset the tight end market to lofty heights whenever he does get paid. He's entering the final year of his four-year rookie deal and is set to make roughly $2.13 million in 2020, 35th at the position behind MyCole Pruitt and Marcedes Lewis. Kittle is an elite fantasy tight end that could come off the board as early as Round 2.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle and the team remain far apart in contract negotiations for an extension. Kittle's agent says a 'tight-end deal' is a non-starter in those negotiations.
Fantasy Spin: Kittle has been named to back-to-back Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro for the first time in 2019. He has topped 1,000 yards each of the last two seasons with a total of 10 touchdowns. He remains the 49ers' clear No. 1 option in the passing game and it's safe to expect the Niners to find a way to retain his services at any cost.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle's agent says he isn't just aiming for his client to become the league's highest-paid tight end, perhaps eyeing WR2 money. 'I don't care about the tight end market,' Jack Bechta, told NFL Network recently. 'I'm being paid to do a George Kittle deal.'
Fantasy Spin: Kittle, who's locked in to be a top-three fantasy tight end for the third straight seasons, remains the Niners' unquestioned top offensive weapon and almost assuredly will reset the tight end market -- and beyond.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is expected to receive an offer from the team that could keep him in the Bay Area for the foreseeable future. NBC Sports recently reported that the former fifth-round pick could make anywhere between $12.5 to $15 million per season, ultimately making him the highest-paid tight end in the NFL. The 26-year-old compiled 2,430 yards and 10 touchdowns off of 173 catches over the last two seasons and has been a consistent source of fantasy production as a result. He should be taken somewhere in the first or second rounds of fantasy drafts for the 2020 campaign, likely being selected after fellow tight end Travis Kelce in the majority of them.
With the 190th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected Georgia tight end Charlie Woerner. Obviously, Woerner wont challenge George Kittle for the starting role anytime soon or ever, really but the Georgia prospect could offer some depth if he makes the roster. Woerners pass-catching is a serious concern, though, as he caught just nine passes in seven games last year and has one career receiving touchdown. Woerner shouldnt be on anyones fantasy radar.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle was charged with only two drops on 107 targets in 2019. He was one of only five players in the league with at least 100 targets - regardless of position - to finish with a drop rate below two percent.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle leads all players with an average of 8.6 yards after catch per reception over the last two seasons.
Fantasy Spin: Kittle is hitting his prime entering his fourth season, and is an elite TE1 by almost any metric. If you're going to reach for a tight end in your fantasy draft, Kittle is a more than worthy prize.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle's next contract will likely make him the first tight end to earn more than $13 million per year and have more than $30 million in guarantees, according to former NFL agent Joel Corry.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle said he's not expecting to need any offseason surgeries or procedures. "Just rehab, get the body back to 100 percent, thats it," Kittle said. Kittle missed two games in 2019 with an injury and also admitted he's been playing the last two years with a torn labrum in his shoulder, but it hasn't kept him from being one of the best pass-catching tight ends. He was quiet in the playoffs but caught 85 passes for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns during the regular season, the second straight year with 80-plus catches and over 1,000 yards receiving. Kittle is here to stay as an elite fantasy tight end.