Kittle brought in seven of nine targets for 210 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' 20-14 win over the Broncos on Sunday. Kittle enjoyed arguably the most spectacular half of football for any tight end in NFL history, and he became the first 49er at his position to ever reach the 1,000-yard mark on the season. Additionally, he fell just five yards short of eclipsing Shannon Sharpe's NFL single-game record for receiving yards by a tight end. The second-year pro notched an 85-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter, putting his game-breaking speed on display downfield. The 25-year-old has seen no fewer than nine targets in any of his last four games, and he'll look to continue his excellent stretch of play against the Seahawks in Week 15.
Kittle caught six of nine passing attempts for 70 yards in Sunday's 43-16 loss to the Seahawks. Kittle tied for the team lead in targets but finished third in receiving yards in the contest, as Dante Pettis and Jeff Wilson both had big games. The Iowa product was also held out of the end zone for the third straight game, matching his longest drought of the year. Nevertheless, Kittle remains a top-tier tight end and will look to break that streak with a nice Week 14 matchup at home against Denver.
Kittle brought in six of 12 targets for 48 yards in the 49ers' 27-9 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. Kittle padded his line some in the second half, but his overall production had to be considered somewhat of a disappointment considering the 49ers were missing both Marquise Goodwin (personal) and Pierre Garcon (knee). The second-year tight end's reception total did lead the team on the afternoon, and it equaled his second-highest tally of the season. Kittle will look to up his numbers in a Week 13 matchup against the Seahawks.
Kittle caught nine of 10 targets for 83 yards in Monday night's 27-23 loss to the Giants. Kittle was clearly quarterback Nick Mullens' security blanket, hauling in just about everything thrown his way. In doing so, he led the Niners in all the major receiving categories, which has become a foregone conclusion over the course of this season. With at least 75 yards in seven (of 10) outings thus far, Kittle will now use San Francisco's bye to help his prior chest contusion heal before facing Tampa Bay in Week 12.
Kittle (chest) doesn't carry an injury designation into Monday's game against the Giants. Kittle's status was never really in jeopardy despite him donning a non-contact jersey in every practice this week, as the 49ers have simply been trying to preserve the health of one of their few remaining consistent weapons in the passing game. The tight end has been one of the top fantasy options at his position this season, corralling 41 of 61 targets for 692 yards and three scores through nine games.
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