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TE George Kittle - San Francisco 49ers

6-4, 247Born: 10-9-1993College: IowaDrafted: Round 5

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News you need to know

General News (Wed Sep 20): partially participated in Wednesday's practice and is questionable to play this week.

General News (Tue Sep 19): did not practice on Monday.

Week 3: vs Los Angeles Rams

All TE vs LAR

FBG says: Bad matchup. The 49ers struggled again last week behind only 99 passing yards from Brian Hoyer. Their offense as a whole was atrocious outside of Carlos Hyde, who finished tied with the most targets (6) on the team. Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin finished with three receptions and 26 yards apiece. Brian Hoyer did not complete a single pass beyond 15 yards, otherwise, he may have thrown for more than only one interception in what was a very tough matchup against the Seahawks. This week's matchup only slightly improves as Hoyer and company take on a Rams secondary that has yet to allow over 200 passing yards this season against the Colts and Redskins. Safety Lamarcus Joyner has been playing very well this season, and cornerback Trumaine Johnson absolutely smothered Terrelle Pryor last week, holding him to only two receptions on four targets for 31 yards. Johnson had to be helped off in the fourth quarter with an apparent leg injury, but he was not listed on the team's Monday injury report. The Rams other starting running back Kayvon Webster missed last week with a shoulder injury, but he was practicing last Friday, so he could suit up this week. The 49ers passing offense is not one you want to be invested in, particularly this week as their receivers simply will not match up with the talent in this Rams secondary.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs CAR 54 5 27 0 0 2.7
2 at SEA 43 2 13 0 0 1.3
3 vs LAR PROJ-Dodds * 3 * * * *
3 vs LAR PROJ-Tremblay * 3 * * * *
3 vs LAR PROJ-Bloom * 3 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 2 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Both of Kittle's targets came in the first half. His first target was a dumpoff as a safety valve on the weak side of the formation. It went for negative yardage because Seattle's front seven sniffed out the deception. They didn't, however, sniff out the deception on Kittle's second target, which came on a quick toss off of play action. The 49ers were in an left offset-I formation with Kittle on the right (weak) side of the line. His quick inside route found the gap between two Seattle defenders., and so he was able to gain 14 yards mostly unabated.

2017 Week 1 vs CAR (6 / 5 / 27 / 0 rec)

Kittle was a surprise active after being listed as questionable a hamstring injury. He got a handful of short receptions where the 49ers were asking him to beat the first tackler to create a larger play and he couldn't. Still, his role size was encouraging for a rookie and as he gets healthier, he could approach fantasy relevance in deeper leagues.


Latest News

49ers | George Kittle should play (Thu Sep 21, 02:04 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (hip) is expected to be active Thursday, Sept. 21, according to a source.

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49ers | San Francisco practice notes (Wed Sep 20, 06:02 PM) - San Francisco 49ers LB Reuben Foster (ankle) and S Eric Reid (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 20, while LB Eli Harold (foot), TE George Kittle (hip), S Jaquiski Tartt (neck) and S Jimmie Ward (hamstring) were limited participants. Foster and Reid are out for Week 3, while Harold, Kittle, Tartt and Ward are questionable.

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49ers | San Francisco's Wednesday status report (Wed Sep 20, 04:42 PM) - San Francisco 49ers LB Reuben Foster (ankle) and FS Eric Reid (knee) have been ruled out for Week 3. LB Eli Harold (foot), SS Jaquiski Tartt (neck), TE George Kittle (hip) and FS Jimmie Ward (hamstring) are considered questionable.

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49ers | Monday injury report for 49ers (Mon Sep 18, 08:13 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (hip), LB Reuben Foster (ankle), FS Eric Reid (knee) and SS Jaquiski Tartt (neck) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 18. SS Jimmie Ward (hamstring) was limited during practice.

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49ers | George Kittle set to play in Week 2 (Fri Sep 15, 06:36 PM) - San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (hamstring, calf) was able to practice in full Friday, Sept. 15, and he has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 2 game with the Seattle Seahawks.

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4@ Arizona Cardinals
5@ Indianapolis Colts
6@ Washington Redskins
7vs Dallas Cowboys
8@ Philadelphia Eagles
9vs Arizona Cardinals
10vs New York Giants
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12vs Seattle Seahawks
13@ Chicago Bears
14@ Houston Texans
15vs Tennessee Titans
16vs Jacksonville Jaguars
17@ Los Angeles Rams