TE George Kittle - San Francisco 49ers

6-4, 247Born: 10-9-1993College: IowaDrafted: Round 5, pick 146 (2017)

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Summary

Entering 2017, Kittle was an intriguing fifth-round rookie mired in a hazy fantasy offense. All he did in Year 2 was break Rob Gronkowski's tight end yardage record with 1,336 across 88 receptions. Drawing 26% of team targets, Kittle became a consistent NFL go-to and a weekly fantasy star. And his Week 14 demolition of the Broncos - 210 yards in the first half of play - was postseason gold for the forward-thinking fantasy players who'd rostered and held him. An athletic target at 6'4" and 247 pounds, Kittle excels between zones and up the seams, and his after-catch ability adds to his splash-play potential. He averaged an elite 15.6 yards per catch in 2018, best among all full-time tight ends in football. There's no real worry over the quarterback change-up, either; Kittle showed a healthy rapport with Jimmy Garoppolo early in the year, posting 191 yards over their 3 games together. Rather, it's exciting to imagine Kittle's potential with a step up at quarterback from C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens. The 49ers prioritized their receiving corps in the draft, adding two intriguing wideouts over the first three rounds. But Kittle's eruption didn't seem fluky or inflated, and the team's additions look more like complementary pieces than stabs at a new No. 1 option. Kittle safely enters 2019 as the passing game's leader, and another season of 80-90 high-impact receptions is well within reach. (May 9)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3
Overall Redraft - 31, 22, 24, 26, 27, 33, 34, 36, 40, 44
TE Redraft PPR - 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3
Overall Redraft PPR - 28, 22, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31, 36, 37, 42
TE Dynasty - 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3
Overall Dynasty - 31, 26, 28, 35, 36

Stats and Projections

YEARGRECYDTD
2017 SF 15 43 515 2
2018 SF 16 88 1377 5
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 79.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 78.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 85.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 79.6 * *

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Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

George Kittle's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 23
TE: 3
Overall-PPR: 25
TE-PPR: 3

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Latest News

49ers | George Kittle sits out Wednesday (Wed Jun 12, 04:42 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 12, because of hip tightness.

Our View: The 49ers are going to use Kittle plenty during the regular season, so it's not a big deal if they limit him in offseason workouts. Kittle has a current ADP of TE3 (3.06) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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2019 Schedule

1@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2@ Cincinnati Bengals
3vs Pittsburgh Steelers
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5vs Cleveland Browns
6@ Los Angeles Rams
7@ Washington Redskins
8vs Carolina Panthers
9@ Arizona Cardinals
10vs Seattle Seahawks
11vs Arizona Cardinals
12vs Green Bay Packers
13@ Baltimore Ravens
14@ New Orleans Saints
15vs Atlanta Falcons
16vs Los Angeles Rams
17@ Seattle Seahawks