San Francisco 49ers
  • 6'4"
  • 247
  • 24
  • 0 years
  • Iowa
  • 2017 R5 O, None

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
2017 SF 9 42 42 27 277 10.3 1 0 0 0 0 277 1 0 1 1

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 11/6/2017 5:31pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) will not play against the New York Giants in Week 10, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.

    Huddle Up: Garrett Celek likely will take over as the starting tight end but can be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 3:41pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (leg) left the Week 9 game against the Arizona Cardinals due to a leg injury.

    Huddle Up: It's uncertain if Kittle will be able to return, but when healthy he is more of a TE2 in most fantasy leagues with C.J. Beathard under center.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 7:20pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle managed just one catch for 16 yards on two targets in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Kittle and new QB C.J. Beathard didn't do much, which was disappointing since there is familiarity not only from practice but their days together at the University of Iowa, too. He remains more of a TE2 heading into Week 8 in Philadelphia.

  • Posted: 10/20/2017 3:37pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (back, elbow) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 20, and has been removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 7 game with the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has racked up 17 targets over his past two outings, emerging as a favorite of Brian Hoyer. However, the team has switched to C.J. Beathard, so hopefully that doesn't ruin what Kittle had going. With a young quarterback under center, he is likely to see a lot of short to intermediate pass plays, so that helps Kittle.

  • Posted: 10/19/2017 4:19pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (back, elbow) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has been targeted 17 times over the last two games and may receive a bigger role in the passing game. He should be owned in all leagues and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in some deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 10/18/2017 4:30pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (back, elbow) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has started to make a name for himself over the last couple of weeks, tallying 11 catches for 129 yards and a touchdown in those games combined. He can serve as fellow rookie C.J. Beathard's safety blanket going forward and is nearing fringe TE1 territory.

  • Posted: 10/13/2017 4:06pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (chest) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Kittle is coming off a good Week 5 performance and should have a solid role in the passing game this week. Kittle can be a No. 2 tight end for owners but probably can stay on the bench against the Washington Redskins.

  • Posted: 10/12/2017 4:19pm ET

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

    Huddle Up: Kittle should be able to play in Week 6 despite the injury and is coming off a terrific Week 5 performance. He can be a No. 2 tight end for fantasy owners but probably should not be started this week.

  • Posted: 10/11/2017 4:50pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (chest) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 11

    Huddle Up: Kittle scored his first NFL touchdown in Week 5 at Indianapolis, posting seven grabs for 83 yards on nine targets. He is gaining the trust of Brian Hoyer, especially in key situations, and he isn't a bad bye-week replacement if you need help at the position.

  • Posted: 10/8/2017 7:49pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle posted seven receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Indianapolis Colts. He was targeted nine times.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has developed a nice rapport with Brian Hoyer, who used him frequently in key late drives on the road. The rookie out of Iowa entered with just 10 grabs for 83 yards and no scores over his first four games, so he'll need to post at least one more good game soon before fantasy owners can rely on him.

  • Posted: 9/21/2017 11:04am ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (hip) is expected to be active Thursday, Sept. 21, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has yet to prove he deserves to be a TE1 in the first two games of his career, although he has been slowed by the injury. Keep him on the bench for now.

  • Posted: 9/15/2017 3:36pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: The rookie out of Iowa debuted with five receptions and 27 yards on six targets last week against Carolina. At this point, despite his starting status in San Francisco, he is a low-end TE2 in most fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 7:48pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle opened with five receptions for 27 yards in Week 1 against the Panthers on six targets.

    Huddle Up: Kittle ascended to the top of the depth chart in training camp and the preseason, but he was a question mark for the opener due to a hamstring issue. That injury was not a problem and Kittle was fairly productive for fantasy owners in deeper PPR formats. He'll look to build upon his performance heading into Week 2 at Seattle.

  • Posted: 9/6/2017 12:58pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 6, after aggravating his hamstring injury, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has quickly taken over the reins at tight end after the trade of Vance McDonald to the Steelers. The rookie has shown promise in his first offseason and is essentially free as a late-round backup tight end.

  • Posted: 6/17/2017 8:15am ET

    San Francisco 49ers fifth-round TE George Kittle was the team's most prolific target during the recent minicamp and drew praise from QB Brian Hoyer for his football awareness and intelligence. 'He has a really good football awareness, is what I would call it. A feel for where to break, how to break, read zones. I've been surprised and, obviously, it's a good thing for us to have a guy who has that football awareness and some feel of the game to it,' Hoyer said.

    Huddle Up: The more Kittle continues to stand out, the more likely Vance McDonald will not be on the roster come the start of the regular season. The rookie is being prepped to take on a hybrid tight end/H-back role and an above-average blocker as well as a receiver, so he figures to get a lot of snaps right away. However, that role isn't likely to translate to significant value right away in the 49ers' offense, so he can be left undrafted in fantasy.

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

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