San Francisco 49ers
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  • 2 years
  • Iowa
  • 2017 R5 O, None
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 SF 15 63 63 43 515 12.0 2 0 0 0 0 515 2 0 3 2
  Avg 13 67 67 47 645 13.8 3 0 0 0 0 645 3 0 6 3

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 SF 10 71 71 50 775 15.5 3 0 0 0 0 775 3 0 8 3

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/12/2018 9:00pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle caught nine passes for 83 yards against the New York Giants in Week 10.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has been targeted at least six times in eight of the 10 games this season and has recorded 75 yards or more in six of those games. He has been one of the best tight ends in the NFL this season and is a weekly must-start option in all leagues.

  • Posted: 11/10/2018 12:21pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (chest) is participating in practice Saturday, Nov. 10, in a non-contact jersey but is still expected to play in the Week 10 game.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has been one of the better tight ends in the NFL and should have a favorable matchup if he plays. He should be a starting option in all leagues if he is active.

  • Posted: 11/8/2018 12:56pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (chest) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, Nov. 8.

    Huddle Up: Kittle only saw four targets last week, but he made them count for 108 yards and a touchdown. The New York Giants have been stingy versus tight ends, but Kittle is a staple of TE1 territory.

  • Posted: 11/1/2018 9:45pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle caught four passes for 108 yards and a touchdown during the team's Week 9 win over the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: It doesn't seem to matter who's under center with Kittle, who has posted good numbers with Jimmy Garoppolo, C.J. Beathard and now Nick Mullens. He's earned weekly start status as a TE1 in the weeks ahead.

  • Posted: 11/1/2018 6:19pm ET

    Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (undisclosed) was able to return to the Week 9 game against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: Whatever forced Kittle to the locker room early in the game doesn't appear to be too serious. Fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief.

  • Posted: 11/1/2018 6:14pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (undisclosed) had to go to the locker room with an injury late in the first quarter of the team's Week 9 game Thursday, Nov. 1, against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: It's not known yet if Kittle will be able to return to the contest. In the meantime, Ross Dwelley will take over duties at tight end, but is not worthy of being scooped up in any leagues.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 7:19pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle caught fives passes for 57 yards in an 18-15 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Kittle continues to be a dependable target in the passing attack and a reliable TE1. He has had at least five catches and more than 50 receiving yards in six of his eight games.

  • Posted: 10/26/2018 8:16pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle's jump in performance this year can be credited to his ability to stay healthy, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan, and Kittle said he has been taking care of his body more this season, which includes routinely having at least 8 1/2 hours of sleep.

    Huddle Up: Even with Jimmy Garoppolo sidelined, Kittle has topped 75 receiving yards five times and is on pace for well over 1,000 yards. He's become one of the top fantasy options at his position.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 8:43pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle rolled up five receptions for a game-high 98 yards and a touchdown on eight targets in the Week 7 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Kittle was slowed in practice by a knee injury this past week, but he didn't show any ill effects of the injury. He has four or more catches in each of his past four outings, and 79 or more receiving yards in five of his seven contests overall. He has emerged as a TE1 in all fantasy formats this season. The 49ers travel to meet the Cardinals in Week 8. He had five grabs for 83 yards in the first meetings against Arizona on Oct. 7.

  • Posted: 10/19/2018 2:29pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 19, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Kittle was held to only 30 yards last week but was targeted six times during the game. He should receive a solid amount of targets this week against the Los Angeles Rams and could be a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end.

  • Posted: 10/18/2018 5:16pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Despite battling this knee issue going into this past Monday night's matchup at Lambeau Field, Kittle was able to play and logged his fourth-straight game with at least four catches. He's become an established lower-end TE1, even with C.J. Beathard throwing him the football.

  • Posted: 10/17/2018 5:05pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: Kittle was able to play last week despite the injury but was held to 30 yards on four catches. He probably will be able to play this week but will only be a low-end No. 1 tight end in leagues.

  • Posted: 10/15/2018 8:42pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle managed just four grabs for 30 yards on six targets in the Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers on Monday, Oct. 15.

    Huddle Up: Kittle tied for the team high in targets with Pierre Garcon, but it wasn't a great performance. Marquise Goodwin was the standout in the receiving game in this one. Kittle is still a decent low-end TE1 heading into Week 7 against the visiting Rams.

  • Posted: 10/15/2018 2:37pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) is expected to play against the Green Bay Packers Monday, Oct. 15, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Kittle owners can leave him in starting lineups. Look for him to be heavily involved as long as the 49ers are comfortable with him not aggravating his injury.

  • Posted: 10/13/2018 2:03pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) was listed as a limited participant for the third straight day Saturday, Oct. 13, and he is listed as questionable for the Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers on Monday, Oct. 15.

    Huddle Up: Kittle is a solid TE1, serving as the security blanket for C.J. Beathard, especially with wide receiver corps banged up and Matt Breida likely to be a game-time decision. However, Kittle has his risk, too, as he was unable to put in a full practice all week. Start him at your own risk on Monday.

  • Posted: 10/12/2018 5:14pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 12.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has been targeted at least seven times in four of the five games this season and has recorded at least 79 yards in each of those games. He should be a No. 1 fantasy tight end in most leagues if he is active this week.

  • Posted: 10/11/2018 12:48pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) is not practicing Thursday, Oct. 11.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has an extra day to rest as the 49ers play Monday night. He is San Francisco's best, most reliable receiving threat, so not having him would be a big loss. If he's active you're starting him. If he's not, picking up and starting Garret Celek isn't the worst drastic measure to take.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 9:20pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle caught six of his eight targets for a career-high 125 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Chargers.

    Huddle Up: Kittle is quickly emerging as a ray of light at what has been a mostly depressing position in fantasy, managing at least 79 yards receiving in three of his four games this season. The highlight of his day in this one was an out-and-up route down the seam that he caught at the San Francisco 40 and ran untouched the final 60 yards for his first score of the season. Given the lack of playmakers at the position across the league, Kittle has done enough through four games to be considered an every-week starter.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 3:12pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle racked up five receptions for 79 yards on seven targets in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has hauled in 12 receptions for 191 yards on 20 targets through three games. He might have lost his starting QB Jimmy Garoppolo to a torn ACL, but Kittle might not suffer as much as most 49ers receivers. He knows backup C.J. Beathard well, not only in San Francisco, but from college at Iowa, too. He'll still be a productive fantasy option going forward if Garoppolo is lost for an extended period.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 2:21pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle had team highs with five receptions and 90 yards in the Week 1 loss against the Minnesota Vikings and he also led the team with nine targets.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has developed a nice rapport with Jimmy Garoppolo and the duo were on the same page most of the afternoon. The former standout at the University of Iowa continues to have low-end TE1 fantasy appeal. San Francisco will host Detroit in Week 2.

  • Posted: 8/28/2018 3:40pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (shoulder) returned to practice on a limited basis Tuesday, Aug. 28. He participated in individual drills but did not run routes.

    Huddle Up: Kittle is a prime breakout candidate in his first full year with Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm. Garret Celek is a mild threat to Celek's upside, but Kittle is a low-end TE1 prospect nonetheless.

  • Posted: 8/25/2018 12:48pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (shoulder) will miss the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25 against the Indianapolis Colts.

    Huddle Up: Kittle was able to get a pregame workout in, but he was rested. Garrett Celek and Kittle will be valuable contributors in the offense for Jimmy Garoppolo, and Kittle could emerge as a low-end TE1 by season's end.

  • Posted: 8/10/2018 4:07pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (shoulder) and TE George Kittle (shoulder) both suffered separated shoulders during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, and will both be sidelined until Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Breida and Kittle both have a chance to be solid contributors on offense for the 49ers this season if healthy. Breida can be a low-end No. 3 or a No. 4 running back in most leagues, while Kittle should be seen as a No. 2 fantasy tight end.

  • Posted: 8/9/2018 11:34pm ET

    Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (shoulder) will miss 'some time' with a shoulder injury, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan. While there's no timetable as of yet, Shanahan indicated he doesn't expect Kittle to be available to practice next week.

    Huddle Up: Although we still don't know the full extent, the fact that it's a shoulder injury and not a collarbone is welcome news, especially given how Kittle looked exiting the game. Stay tuned for more details, but for now it looks like Kittle dodged a bullet and remains an interesting TE1 candidate.

  • Posted: 8/9/2018 7:51pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (shoulder) exited the preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys with a shoulder injury Thursday, Aug. 9.

    Huddle Up: Stay tuned for updates on Kittle. He is expected to be the starter for the 49ers and has sleeper TE1 potential, assuming the injury isn't serious.

  • Posted: 7/15/2018 8:14pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle should have 'no shortage of opportunities' in head coach Kyle Shanahan's offense, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com, and Wagoner believes Kittle will benefit from having QB Jimmy Garoppolo throwing him the ball for the entire season.

    Huddle Up: Kittle was a surprise contributor as a rookie last year, finishing with 515 receiving yards. He managed 194 yards in the final three games, teasing what he and Garoppolo might be capable of. He's a low-end TE1 with upside.

  • Posted: 6/26/2018 2:57am ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle took steps to add more muscle mass during the offseason in hopes that it will prevent some of the injuries that bothered him throughout last season. He's also been practicing catching the ball away from his body during informal throwing sessions with QBs Jimmy Garoppolo and C.J. Beathard.

    Huddle Up: There's no doubt Kittle has the potential to be one of the top breakout candidates at the tight end position in 2018. In his rookie campaign a year ago, he put up some respectable numbers and was more productive once Garoppolo took over under center, as Kittle registered 15 catches for 224 yards in the final five games. Now that he's fully healthy, he could build on last season.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 8:08pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle finished with three receptions, 42 yards and a touchdown on three targets in Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Kittle connected with Jimmy Garoppolo for the first time on a touchdown after managing a scoring connection with Brian Hoyer earlier in the year. He is jelling nicely with his new QB lately, posting seven grabs for 94 yards and a TD over the past two outings.

  • Posted: 12/21/2017 5:45pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) practiced in full for the second consecutive day Thursday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: Kittle is typically one of the lower-end TE2 options you can have, but he is coming off his second-highest yardage total of the campaign, when he logged 52 yards on four receptions last weekend. As expected, Jimmy Garoppolo has provided a boost for everyone in the passing game, so perhaps Kittle is trending up.

  • Posted: 12/1/2017 2:11pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) was able to practice in full Friday, Dec. 1, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 13 game with the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has tailed off in recent weeks and he is only worth using as a TE2 in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams despite his starting status.

  • Posted: 11/30/2017 4:29pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 30.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has been held to under 30 yards in each of the last four games and will be working with a new quarterback this week. Owners in all leagues should be able to find better options and can avoid Kittle.

  • Posted: 11/29/2017 3:56pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Nov. 29.

    Huddle Up: Kittle had a breakout performance in Indianapolis back in early October, but he has done very little since. He's more of a TE2 at this point, and he'll be working with a new quarterback now, too.

  • Posted: 11/24/2017 3:19pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) practiced in full for the second consecutive day Friday, Nov. 24.

    Huddle Up: Kittle is on track to return after missing the last game, but he's not a recommended option, nor is anyone receiving passes from rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard. Kittle has just one touchdown on the season and hasn't topped 30 receiving yards in a game in more than a month.

  • Posted: 11/23/2017 3:53pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 23.

    Huddle Up: Kittle should be in uniform against the Seattle Seahawks as long as he does not suffer a setback. He probably will receive some targets during the game but should be considered a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 11/22/2017 5:00pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 22.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has had a solid role in the passing game this season but has been held to under 30 yards in each of his last three games. Owners in all leagues should be able to find better options and can avoid Kittle.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @MIN 9 5 90 0
2 DET 4 2 22 0
3 @KC 7 5 79 0
4 @LAC 8 6 125 1
5 ARI 7 5 83 0
6 @GB 6 4 30 0
7 LAR 8 5 98 1
8 @ARI 8 5 57 0
9 OAK 4 4 108 1
10 NYG 10 9 83 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 CAR 6 5 27 0
2 @SEA 2 2 13 0
3 LAR 3 1 8 0
4 @ARI 3 2 35 0
5 @IND 9 7 83 1
6 @WAS 8 4 46 0
7 DAL 2 1 16 0
8 @PHI 4 2 22 0
9 ARI 5 3 27 0
12 SEA 2 1 14 0
13 @CHI 3 2 20 0
14 @HOU 2 2 10 0
15 TEN 5 4 52 0
16 JAC 3 3 42 1
17 @LAR 6 4 100 0

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