College: Iowa | 3 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 250 lbs
Birth Date: 10/9/1993
Depth Chart: TE1.1
2019 Bye Week: 4
Total Pts: 222.8
Avg Pts: 13.93
Rank: 2 TE
|Playoff Week 1||11.70||George Kittle 57 receiving yds (5.70 pts)|
George Kittle 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
|Playoff Week 2|
|Playoff Week 3||20.80||George Kittle 18 rushing yds (1.80 pts)|
George Kittle 70 receiving yds (7.00 pts)
George Kittle 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
George Kittle 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . George Kittle 22 yd TD pass from Jimmy Garoppolo
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.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (ankle) was a full participant in Thursdays practice and should be fine for Sundays NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers. Kittle scared Niner Nation with soreness on the left ankle he chipped earlier this year, but confirms he feels fabulous. Kittle factored more as a blocker in last Sundays Divisional Round blowout but the Niners passed just 19 times. The All-Pro is an integral piece in all facets of the offense so is worth his premium TE1 price in DFS on Sunday.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Jan. 16, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Fantasy Spin: Great news for Kittle after he sat out Wednesday's workouts with the nagging ankle injury. Unless we hear of any kind of setback later this week, count on him being good to go for Sunday afternoon's NFC title tilt.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (ankle) missed practice on Wednesday ahead of the NFC Championship showdown against the Green Bay Packers. The All-Pro chipped a bone in his left ankle earlier this season and aggravated it during the third quarter of the Divisional Round. A proven warrior, head coach Kyle Shanahan remains optimistic, but Kittles practice regimen the rest of the week should be telling. Used as a blocker last Sunday, Kittle amassed only three touches for 16 yards. Its improbable the injury will sideline him for the biggest game of his career, but wideouts Deebo Samuel and Emmanuel Sanders would see a bump in targets if Kittle cant go.
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) was held out of practice Wednesday, Jan. 15, because he was dealing with soreness in his ankle after the Divisional Round playoff game. His status for the NFC Championship game does not appear to be in question at this point.
Fantasy Spin: Kittle probably will be limited during practice this week but should be available to play in the NFC Championship game. He is a main part of the passing game and should be started in all fantasy leagues.
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players should check later in the week to see if Kittle is in any danger of missing the NFC Championship game. He is a big part of the passing game when healthy and is a must-start option in leagues.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle netted three catches for just 16 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in the Divisional Round. Kittles presence was felt in the running game, as the Niners controlled time of possession and logged 186 rushing yards. Kittle was forced the ball a couple times in the red zone but he was unable to convert the opportunities. Kittle fell victim to a game flow that saw just 19 passing attempts, but hell remain a critical focal point of the Niners aerial attack in the NFC Championship. Keep him tabbed as a worthy premium TE1.
San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo went 11-for-19 for 131 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Minnesota Vikings in the Divisional Round playoff game. RB Tevin Coleman rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. RB Raheem Mostert rushed for 58 yards on 12 carries, while RB Matt Breida rushed for 17 yards on eight carries. WR Deebo Samuel caught three passes for 42 yards on six targets. WR Kendrick Bourne caught three passes for 40 yards and one touchdown on five targets. WR Emmanuel Sanders caught two passes for 33 yards on two targets, while TE George Kittle caught three passes for 16 yards on five targets.
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is worth every DFS dollar in Saturdays Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings. Coming off his second straight 1,000 season, the All-Pro has surged heading into the playoffs, accumulating 34 catches for 366 yards in his final four regular season contests. While the Vikings pose a tough opponent as the seventh-best pass defense by DVOA, Kittle has proven hes matchup proof and often the fiercest competitor on the field. Even with the emergence of rookie Deebo Samuel and presence of veteran Emmanuel Sanders in the passing game, Kittle led the Niners in all passing metrics by a wide margin in 2019. Making his playoff debut, Kittle could be a beast too difficult to contain.