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George Kittle

TE SF

College: Iowa | 7 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 250 lbs
Birth Date: 10/9/1993
2024 Bye Week: 9

Total Pts: 143
Avg Pts: 8.41
Rank: 6 TE

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2024 RTSports Outlook

Kittle had another big season as the starter for the 49ers, hitting the 1,000-yard mark for the third time in his career. Kittle was fifth overall in fantasy tight end scoring. He had nine games with double-digit fantasy points, including four with 20-plus points. Kittle had some really big games along the way. He averaged a career-best 15.7 yards per reception. Kittle has 60 or more receptions three straight seasons. He remains the starter for the 49ers and a big part of their explosive offense. Kittle is one of the top tight ends in the game. Kittle isn't a flashy player but a playmaker. He runs solid routes and has great hands. Kittle is a much improved blocker form earlier in his career. He lacks a little explosion for the position and uses his strength more than anything when it comes to catching the ball and blocking. He also has surprising speed.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Kittle is a top-five fantasy tight end. The numbers don't lie. He could even challenge for first overall in tight end scoring He is worth grabbing in the first four or so rounds of drafts. Expect around 70 receptions for 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

George Kittle quietly put together a very nice 2023 season. Despite seeing just 5.6 targets per game, he finished as the TE5, averaging 10.7 half PPR points per game. He did so on elite efficiency, averaging career-highs in yards per target (11.3) and yards per catch (15.7). Per PlayerProfiler, Kittle led all tight ends in yards per route run (2.3), was 2nd in average target distance (9.5), and 3rd in yards after the catch (5.4 per target). Kittle isn't the most consistent producer at the tight end producer, but he consistently produces spike weeks. Last season, he had seven games of 16+ PPR points. In comparison, the overall TE1 Sam LaPorta had six games of 16+ PPR points, while TE2 Travis Kelce had just four. With a 91% snap share and 95.3% route participation in 2023, Kittle's opportunity doesn't appear to be tailing off in the slightest. Consider him a mid-range TE1 for the 2024 season with weekly top-3 upside at the position.

George Kittle quietly put together a very nice 2023 season. Despite seeing just 5.6 targets per game, he finished as the TE5, averaging 10.7 half PPR points per game. He did so on elite efficiency, averaging career-highs in yards per target (11.3) and yards per catch (15.7). Per PlayerProfiler, Kittle led all tight ends in yards per route run (2.3), was 2nd in average target distance (9.5), and 3rd in yards after the catch (5.4 per target). Kittle isn't the most consistent producer at the tight end producer, but he consistently produces spike weeks. Last season, he had seven games of 16+ PPR points. In comparison, the overall TE1 Sam LaPorta had six games of 16+ PPR points, while TE2 Travis Kelce had just four. With a 91% snap share and 95.3% route participation in 2023, Kittle's opportunity doesn't appear to be tailing off in the slightest. Consider him a mid-range TE1 for the 2024 season with weekly top-3 upside at the position.

Fantasy WeekPts
Scoring
Week 13George Kittle 3 receptions (3 pts)
Week 24George Kittle 3 receptions (3 pts)
George Kittle 30 receiving yds (1 pts)
Week 311George Kittle 7 receptions (7 pts)
George Kittle 90 receiving yds (4 pts)
Week 41George Kittle 1 reception (1 pts)
Week 524George Kittle 19 yd TD reception (6 pts)
George Kittle 38 yd TD reception (6 pts)
George Kittle 10 yd TD reception (6 pts)
George Kittle 3 receptions (3 pts)
George Kittle 67 receiving yds (3 pts)
Week 61George Kittle 1 reception (1 pts)
Week 78George Kittle 5 receptions (5 pts)
George Kittle 78 receiving yds (3 pts)
Week 816George Kittle 9 receptions (9 pts)
George Kittle 149 receiving yds (7 pts)
Week 9
Week 1014George Kittle 66 yd TD reception (6 pts)
George Kittle 3 receptions (3 pts)
George Kittle 116 receiving yds (5 pts)
Week 1118George Kittle 3 yd TD reception (6 pts)
George Kittle 8 receptions (8 pts)
George Kittle 89 receiving yds (4 pts)
Week 123George Kittle 3 receptions (3 pts)
Week 137George Kittle 4 receptions (4 pts)
George Kittle 68 receiving yds (3 pts)
Week 1412George Kittle 44 yd TD reception (6 pts)
George Kittle 3 receptions (3 pts)
George Kittle 76 receiving yds (3 pts)
Playoff Week 14George Kittle 2 receptions (2 pts)
George Kittle 54 receiving yds (2 pts)
Playoff Week 213George Kittle 7 receptions (7 pts)
George Kittle 126 receiving yds (6 pts)
Playoff Week 34George Kittle 3 receptions (3 pts)
George Kittle 29 receiving yds (1 pts)
Player Notes
May 29 6:03pm ET

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (core) is recovering from offseason surgery but said he expects to be ready for the start of training camp.

Fantasy Spin: Kittle should continue to be a big part of the passing game for the 49ers this upcoming season and will be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Mar 25 2:40pm ET

Both San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle and cornerback Charvarius Ward had core-muscle surgery this offseason and will be back, fully cleared, in time for training camp this summer, according to general manager John Lynch. It's worth noting, but for Kittle's sake, it's probably not going to have any effect on his 2024 fantasy value unless he suffers a setback during offseason training. The 30-year-old former fifth-round selection in 2017 out of Iowa has made the Pro Bowl in five of his seven NFL seasons and led all tight ends with 1,020 receiving yards in 16 regular-season games in 2023 while also catching 65 passes for six touchdowns on 90 targets. Despite undergoing offseason surgery, Kittle should be considered a no-doubt, top-five fantasy tight end this fall.

From RotoBaller

Mar 25 12:43pm ET

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (core) underwent surgery this offseason and is expected to be ready for training camp, according to sources Monday, March 25.

Fantasy Spin: As long as Kittle is ready for training camp, he should still be viewed as a starting asset for fantasy at the tight end position.

From TheHuddle

Mar 15 12:20pm ET

The San Francisco 49ers restructured the contract of tight end George Kittle on Friday to create close to $10 million in 2024 salary cap space. It's likely that the 49ers converted Kittle's base salary this year into bonus money to create the cap space. The 30-year-old former fifth-round pick by the team in 2017 out of Iowa has made the Pro Bowl five times in his first seven seasons and has been a big reason for the 49ers' success in recent year. In 16 regular-season games, Kittle caught 65 of his 90 targets for a league-high 1,020 receiving yards among tight ends and six touchdowns. He only caught two passes for four yards in the Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, but Kittle continues to be one of the top fantasy tight ends in the game.

From RotoBaller

Mar 15 11:33am ET

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle agreed to a contract restructure, clearing roughly $10 million in salary-cap space, according to source Friday, March 15.

From TheHuddle

Feb 12 3:00am ET

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle disappointed fantasy gamers in the team's 25-22 Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Las Vegas on Sunday. Chiefs' defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and his squad silenced Kittle, limiting him to just two catches on three targets for four yards receiving. Though Kittle finished as the fifth-most productive tight end in half-PPR scoring this year, nights like this are to be expected. In five separate games this year, he failed to reach five points. The Super Bowl loss ends Kittle's season with a particularly painful whimper though, as he finished with fewer than 10 yards receiving for just the third time this season. Of course, you can't have a top-5 finish without great games as well, so he'll likely be a mid-level TE1 in fantasy drafts this fall as he tries to get to the Super Bowl for a third time.

From RotoBaller

Feb 12 12:33am ET

Updating previous reports, San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during the team's Super Bowl LVIII loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 11. Kittle was able to return to the game but finished with just two receptions for four yards. He was targeted three times.

From TheHuddle

Feb 11 10:43pm ET

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (undisclosed) returned to Super Bowl LVIII after exiting with an undisclosed injury.

From TheHuddle

Feb 11 10:33pm ET

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (undisclosed) went to the locker room during overtime of Super Bowl LVIII with an undisclosed injury.

From TheHuddle

Feb 10 6:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (toe) is off the injury report and should have ample opportunities to make his mark in Super Bowl LVIII against the Kansas City Chiefs in Las Vegas on Sunday. While Kittle only had three targets in the NFC Championship Game against Detroit, he was more involved the week prior versus Green Bay, drawing seven targets. During the regular season, while Kittle has had his share of week-winning games, Travis Kelce has been the more steady option, which led to Kelce's 11.5 Half-PPR points per game to Kittle's 10.7. Kittle is a fine option for fantasy gamers, but DFS players willing to spend for the top tight end will go with Kelce, who has been on fire as the focal point of KC's playoff passing attack. During the regular season, the Chiefs finished as the eighth toughest defense in half-PPR formats to tight ends. In the playoffs, they've continued their suppression by allowing an average of 4.3 receptions, 30.7 yards, and no touchdowns per game to the position. While Kittle may not have the safe floor of Kelce, fantasy gamers could do worse than save a few DFS dollars and hope Kittle has one of his signature YAC-monster games up his sleeve in Vegas.

From RotoBaller

Feb 9 7:53pm ET

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Feb. 9, and is not on the injury report for Super Bowl LVIII.

Fantasy Spin: Kittle should see plenty of targets in the passing game against the Kansas City Chiefs and should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Feb 9 12:20am ET

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (toe) was limited in practice again on Thursday, but head coach Kyle Shanahan reported that Kittle will be good to go for Sunday in Super Bowl LVIII to face the Kansas City Chiefs. The 30-year-old suffered a minor toe injury in the NFC Championship win over the Detroit Lions and didn't practice at all last week. However, the Niners were just giving their Pro Bowl tight end some extra rest and he's going to be just fine to play in the Super Bowl this Sunday. He shouldn't have any limitations against a strong Chiefs defense, and fantasy managers are hoping he's more involved in the passing attack after going quiet for his standards in the last contest. Kittle could easily bounce back against KC after leading all tight ends in receiving yards in the regular season.

From RotoBaller

Feb 8 8:33pm ET

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (toe) has been limited during practice this week, but head coach Kyle Shanahan said he has no worries about Kittle's availability for Super Bowl LVIII.

Fantasy Spin: Kittle should be able to handle his normal workload this week despite the injury and can be a starting tight end in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Feb 8 7:23pm ET

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (toe) was limited during practice Thursday, Feb. 8.

Fantasy Spin: Kittle is on track to play in Super Bowl LVIII but may not be fully healthy for the game. He should still see a good amount of targets in the passing game and can be a starting option in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Feb 7 8:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (toe) was limited in the team's practice on Wednesday after not practicing at all last week. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said he believes Kittle will be a full-go for Thursday's practice. The 30-year-old tight end suffered a minor toe injury in the NFC Championship win over the Detroit Lions and was considered day-to-day at the start of last week. He shouldn't be in danger at all of not being able to play in the Super Bowl this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Kittle led all tight ends with just over 1,000 receiving yards during the regular season and could play a key role as the Niners look to overcome a strong Chiefs defense in Super Bowl LVIII. KC's defense was vulnerable to the position to close out the regular season, so Kittle could find some success for DFS gamers.

From RotoBaller

Feb 7 7:53pm ET

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Fantasy Spin: Kittle was back on the field Wednesday after missing practice this week. He should be active for Super Bowl LVIII as long as he does not suffer a setback and should be a starting option in all leagues.

From TheHuddle

Feb 5 8:13pm ET

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (toe) is not concerned about his availability for Super Bowl LVIII even though he missed some practice last week because of a toe injury, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Fantasy Spin: Kittle should be back on the field this week and will have a big role in the passing game. He should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues as long as he does not suffer a setback.

From TheHuddle

Feb 2 7:23pm ET

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (toe) did not participate in practice Friday, Feb. 2, but is not on the initial injury report for Super Bowl LVIII.

Fantasy Spin: Kittle should be back on the field next week and likely will be available for Super Bowl LVIII. He is a big part of the passing game for the 49ers and should be a starting option in all leagues.

From TheHuddle

Feb 2 7:10pm ET

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (toe) missed a third straight day of practice this week on Friday but was not given an injury designation after the first week of preparation for Super Bowl LVIII against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 11. Kittle suffered a minor toe injury in the NFC Championship win over the Detroit Lions last Sunday and was considered day-to-day on Monday, but he told reporters he's not worried about his injury and he should return to the practice field next week. Even if the Super Bowl were being played this weekend, Kittle would likely play. The 30-year-old caught just two passes for 27 yards in the win over the Lions, but he led all tight ends with just over 1,000 yards during the regular season and had four catches for 81 yards and a touchdown in the Divisional Round win over the Packers. Kittle could easily rebound in the Super Bowl against a Chiefs defense that was vulnerable to opposing TEs late in the season.

From RotoBaller

Feb 1 8:00pm ET

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (toe) sat out of a second straight practice on Thursday while dealing with a minor toe injury that he suffered in Sunday's NFC Championship win over the Detroit Lions. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said Kittle would be considered day-to-day for the first week of practice preparation for the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 11, against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Niners are most likely just giving Kittle some extra rest this week. Even if he doesn't practice on Friday, he should return to the field next week and play in the Super Bowl. The 30-year-old disappointed in the NFC Championship, but he led all tight ends in yardage with 1,020 during the 2023 regular season and will be looking to bounce back against the Chiefs next weekend.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 09-Oct-2021: SF George Kittle - On IR - calf
  • 05-Nov-2020: SFO George Kittle - On IR - foot
  • 13-Aug-2020: SFO - Re-signed - Five-year extension (through 2025)
  • 04-May-2017: SFO - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2020)
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