San Francisco 49ers
  • 6'4"
  • 250
  • 26
  • 3 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 16 100 100 66 946 13.8 4 1 5 0 0 951 4 0 9 4

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 16 137 136 88 1377 15.6 5 1 10 0 0 1387 5 0 14 5

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 6/12/2019 1:42pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, June 12, because of hip tightness.

    Huddle Up: Kittle will be fine for training camp and will continue to be a focal point in the passing game for the 49ers. He should be one of the first tight ends selected in all fantasy drafts.

  • Posted: 5/9/2019 11:42am ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle saw 24.4 percent of his targeted passes when he was lined up in the slot in 2018, and he finished in a tie for fourth among tight ends in yards per route run from there, according to Pro Football Focus.

    Huddle Up: While it speaks to his ability to win from in-line as well as detached from the formation, it's fair to wonder if he will be as productive in 2019 with Dante Pettis as well as second-round pick Deebo Samuel also capable of manning the slot. Of course, Kittle could simply score more than the five touchdowns he did in 2018 to replace the targets he could lose. While there is reason to believe Kittle could fail to replicate his breakout campaign this year, he should still be one of the top three tight ends off the board this summer.

  • Posted: 4/17/2019 6:32pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle said Wednesday, April 17 that he suffered 'fractured cartilage' early in the Week 9 game in 2018 against the Oakland Raiders, meaning 793 of his 1,377 yards came while injured.

    Huddle Up: Imagine what Kittle could do if he were 100 percent healthy and with his regular starting quarterback under center? He'll have tremendous expectations heading into 2019, and he is a must-start fantasy option, but it wouldn't be surprising to actually see him level off a bit, or even take a slight step back. He'll still be a fantasy stud, however.

  • Posted: 1/18/2019 10:20am ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle set a single-season tight end record with 1,377 receiving yards in 2018 and was one of four tight ends to lead their teams in receiving yards. Kittle also paced all tight ends with six receptions of 40-plus yards.

    Huddle Up: Kittle was one of the elite fantasy finds/breakouts of 2018 and should join Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz as one of the top three tight ends off the board in re-draft leagues this summer.

  • Posted: 12/28/2018 8:25pm ET

    Sam Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle is averaging six receptions on 9.3 targets for 92 yards per game since QB Nick Mullens took over as the starter in Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has delivered at least 70 receiving yards in five of the seven games with Mullens under center, and he should end an impressive season on a high note when he faces the Rams in Week 17. Kittle finished with five catches for 98 yards and a score against the Rams earlier this year.

  • Posted: 12/23/2018 8:53pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle caught seven of his 12 targets for 74 yards in a 14-9 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Even in an ugly showing for the San Francisco offense, Kittle managed to put up a solid line. He's been a lock for 50-plus yards week in and week out.

  • Posted: 12/16/2018 11:46pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle finished with three catches for 51 yards on a team-high eight targets in Week 15 versus the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: It's a bit of a reality check for owners after he erupted for a career-high 210 yards in Week 14, but Kittle's production this year has been a breath of fresh air at a position that has needed it. He's going to have his hands full in Week 16 against the Chicago Bears, but he needs to remain in lineups unless owners also the luxury of starting Zach Ertz or Travis Kelce.

  • Posted: 12/9/2018 7:53pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle caught seven of his nine targets for 210 yards and a touchdown in a 20-14 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 14, and he set a new franchise record for receiving yards in a season by a tight end.

    Huddle Up: Kittle's big year continues, and he has become one of the few tight ends fantasy owners can count on for solid outings each and every week.

  • Posted: 12/2/2018 11:10pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle turned nine targets into six catches for 70 yards in Week 13 versus the Seattle Seahawks.

    Huddle Up: It's the third consecutive game Kittle has seen at least nine targets and six receptions, so he's at least bringing it for his PPR owners even if he hasn't found the end zone in that time. San Francisco is simply too banged-up on offense right now for Kittle to keep up with the likes of Zach Ertz and Travis Kelce, but the second-year pro has firmly established himself as a TE1 in 2018 and should be deployed as such in Week 14 against the Denver Broncos.

  • Posted: 11/25/2018 2:39pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle caught six passes for 48 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has been targeted 22 times over the last two games and is one of the most reliable tight ends in fantasy leagues. He should be considered a No. 1 tight end in all leagues next week.

  • Posted: 11/24/2018 7:57pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12, and the Buccaneers have allowed the third-most receiving yards to tight ends this season.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has already established himself as a must-start TE1, but the matchup against the porous Tampa Bay defense could make him the No. 1 option at the position in Week 12.

  • 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.

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
12 @TB 13 6 48 0
13 @SEA 9 6 70 0
14 DEN 9 7 210 1
15 SEA 8 3 51 0
16 CHI 12 7 74 0
17 @LAR 14 9 149 1

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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