Garrett Celek is expected to be the No. 2 tight end for the 49ers this season behind Vance McDonald, and he will spend the bulk of his time blocking. He only has 27 career catches, although 19 of them came in 2015 with 186 yards and three touchdowns. The 49ers could lean on him as a red-zone target, but he has minimal Fantasy value in the majority of leagues. We don't recommend drafting Celek in most formats.
Celek has signed a four-year extension with the 49ers, CSN Bay Area reports. Celek, who appeared in 11 games for the 49ers in 2015, while making eight starts, recorded 19 catches for 186 yards and three touchdowns in that span. In the aftermath of last season's trade of Vernon Davis, Celek should continue to see added opportunities in the San Francisco offense this coming season, though as a block-first type player, his fantasy upside is limited, with the likes of fellow TEs Vance McDonald, Blake Bell and Rory Anderson also on hand.
Celek (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve, CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reports. With Celek nursing a high-ankle sprain and the 49ers out of contention, there wasn't much incentive to see if he might make it back for Week 16 or 17. Even before the injury, Celek was surpassed by Vance McDonald, who subsequently suffered a concussion during Sunday's win over the Bears. If McDonald isn't ready for Sunday's game against Cleveland, rookie Blake Bell will likely get most of the targets at tight end. Celek doesn't offer much in the way of long-term upside and may have to compete for a roster spot next season.
Celek (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Chicago. With Celek missing at least one game, Vance McDonald could pick up some extra snaps and targets, following a 6-71-1 receiving line in Week 12. Both tight ends have been getting a lot of playing time, but McDonald had emerged as the superior deep-league fantasy option, even before Celek suffered the injury.
Celek (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Celek emerged from Sunday's loss to the Cardinals with a high ankle sprain, which is typically accompanied by a multi-week absence. With Wednesday's DNP, his case appears to be no different, and he could very well be ruled out for this Sunday's game at Chicago by the end of the week.
Celek was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain after Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. If Celek misses time beyond Week 12, which seems likely, there could be a few more targets available for top tight end Vance McDonald, who caught six passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game. No. 3 tight end Blake Bell would also be in line for a bigger role, after catching three passes for 67 yards Sunday afternoon.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||Los Angeles Rams||25||8.25|
|7||10/23||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||6.50|
|9||11/06||New Orleans Saints||33||12.38|
|11||11/20||New England Patriots||6||6.00|
|14||12/11||New York Jets||2||4.75|
|16||12/24||@Los Angeles Rams||25||8.25|
|3 Year Avg||11||8||92||1||4||11.50||15|