College: Iowa | 4 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 250 lbs
Birth Date: 10/9/1993
2020 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 222.8
Avg Pts: 13.93
Rank: 2 TE
|No Playoff Match Up|
|Week 2||4.60||George Kittle 16 receiving yds (1.60 pts)|
George Kittle 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
|Week 3||2.90||George Kittle 19 receiving yds (1.90 pts)|
George Kittle 1 reception (1.00 pts)
|Week 4||7.60||George Kittle 36 receiving yds (3.60 pts)|
George Kittle 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
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.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle caught four of seven targets for 36 yards in the Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Kittle was solid all-around once again as a cog in the running game but his longest grab went for just 12 yards. His most critical play will go down as a penalty on the stat sheet, as he was flagged for offensive pass interference on a deep reception in the closing seconds of the second quarter. The foul negated a potential lead for the Niners and a huge gain for Kittle. While he ceded aerial looks to breakout rookie Deebo Samuel down the stretch, Kittles ability to impact each game was indisputable. Hell enter 2020 fantasy drafts as a top two TE1.
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 20 of his 31 passes for 219 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a 31-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV Sunday, Feb. 2. RB Raheem Mostert rushed 12 times for 58 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for two yards, and RB Tevin Coleman rushed five times for 28 yards and caught one pass for three yards. WR Deebo Samuel caught five passes for 39 yards and rushed three times for 53 yards, WR Emmanuel Sanders caught three of his five targets for 38 yards, and TE George Kittle hauled in four passes for 36 yards. FB Kyle Juszczyk caught three passes for 39 yards and a touchdown. SS Jimmie Ward notched a game-high 11 tackles, DE Nick Bosa recorded a sack, and DL DeForest Buckner logged 1.5 sacks.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle likely will receive a lucrative contract extension this offseason.
Fantasy Spin: Kittle has been one of the top tight ends for several years and will continue to be a main target in the passing game for the 49ers moving forward. He will be a must-start option in fantasy leagues in 2020.
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said that the team wants All-Pro tight end George Kittle around for "a long, long time." The third-year tight end will be in the final year of his rookie season in 2020. Kittle broke the single-season receiving record for a tight end in 2018 with 88 catches for 1,377 yards, and he followed that up with 85 receptions for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns in 2019. Not only is he a top-three fantasy tight end, but Kittle is an All-Pro blocker in the run game. According to Next Gen Stats, the 49ers averaged 5.1 yards per carry with him in the lineup and 3.4 yards per carry when he wasn't on the field in 2019. On runs outside the tackles, the team averaged 5.6 yards a carry as opposed to 3.3 yards per tote when he wasn't in there.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle will attempt to settle the debate on who is the NFLs best tight end at the Super Bowl. With the Niners riding their running game to easy playoff victories, Kittle has just four catches across two games. Pitted against Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce, Kittle will conceivably need to complement his dominant blocking with a few contributions in the passing game. After his second consecutive 1,000-yard season, Kittle will unquestionably factor into the Niners aerial attack if his team needs to air it out. While his volume isnt as bankable as Kelces, the third-year stud has proven hes a big-play threat anytime he touches the ball.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (shoulder) said he has been playing the last two seasons with a torn labrum in his right shoulder and does not plan to have surgery on the shoulder.
Fantasy Spin: Kittle seems to be playing fine despite the injury and continues to be an important part of the running and passing game. He continues to be one of the top tight ends in the NFL and is a must-start fantasy option.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (shoulder) said that he's been playing through a torn labrum in his right shoulder since the start of the 2018 season. "So I dislocated my shoulder last year," Kittle said Sunday on the Pardon My Take podcast, "and my labrum is completely torn. So I don't get surgery on it -- [The protective sleeve] basically helps me, so it doesn't hurt all the time." He didn't miss any games in 2018 and set the single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end with 1,377. Kittle said there's "no chance" he has surgery in the future. The 26-year-old has been quiet in the postseason with four catches for 35 yards in two games, but the Niners haven't really needed him with their ground game humming. That could change in the Super Bowl against the Chiefs on Feb. 2.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle in 2019 received the highest-ever full-season grade given to a tight end by Pro Football Focus, and has been named the site's 2019 Dwight Stephenson Award winner as the best player regardless of position.
Fantasy Spin: In catching 85 of 107 targets for 1,053 yards and five TDs, Kittle finished as fantasy's No. 3 tight end in both standard and PPR leagues. He's made more of an impact with his run blocking so far this postseason, but he'll be near the top of fantasy TE wish lists this summer once again.
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed six of his eight passes for 77 yards in a 37-20 win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 19. RB Raheem Mostert rushed 29 times for 220 yards and four touchdowns and caught two passes for six yards, and RB Tevin Coleman rushed six times for 21 yards. WR Deebo Samuel caught two passes for 46 yards and rushed twice for 43 yards, TE George Kittle caught his only target for 19 yards, and WR Emmanuel Sanders was held without a catch on one target. DE Joey Bosa and DL Arik Armstead both recorded a sack.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 17, and is not on the injury report for the NFC Championship game.
Fantasy Spin: Kittle is one of the top options in the passing game for the 49ers and is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) said his ankle is feeling 'fabulous' Friday, Jan. 17.
Fantasy Spin: Kittle is by far the best tight end left in the playoffs, and he'll come at a steep price in DFS against the Green Bay Packers. He's worth it, too.