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85 George Kittle TE

San Francisco 49ers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
96%84%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
1688137715.6560

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49ers' George Kittle: Bouncing back from rib issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The injury that Kittle sustained in Week 9 of the 2018 season was described as fractured rib cartilage by Brian Witt of NBC Sports Bay Area.

It's an issue that came to light following the conclusion of the campaign, at which time Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com relayed that the tight end played most of the second half of the season with a cracked rib. Regardless of the exact injury terminology used, Kittle's 88-catch, 1,377-yard season looks even more impressive when considering the discomfort he worked through beyond Week 9. Following the retirement of Rob Gronkowski, Kittle approaches the coming season as one of fantasy's elite tight ends, in the top tier at his position along with Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz.

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49ers' George Kittle: Dominates with cracked rib
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kittle spent part of his record-breaking season playing with a cracked rib, an injury he initially suffered Week 9 against the Raiders, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

The 49ers listed Kittle with a chest injury the following week, limiting him to non-contact work in practice before he posted a 9-83-0 receiving line against the Giants. He returned to full participation after a Week 11 bye and ultimately finished his second pro season with an NFL record for receiving yards (1,377) by a tight end. Kittle only scored five times on 88 catches, but his marks of 15.6 yards per catch and 10.1 per target were remarkable by positional standards. It's possible his best work is still to come, as Kittle is only 25 years old and should get to play with Jimmy Garoppolo (knee) in 2019. It won't come as any surprise if Kittle and/or Travis Kelce make(s) another run at the TE yardage record. There hasn't been any indication that the cracked rib is still an issue.

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49ers' George Kittle: Sets TE receiving record
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kittle caught nine of 14 targets for 149 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Rams and set an NFL single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end with 1,377 yards.

Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce broke the previous record earlier in the afternoon, but Kittle's 43-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter allowed him to exceed that mark. The 25-year-old was a breakout performer despite spending most of the season receiving passes from C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens after Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL in Week 3. Kittle ended up with 88 receptions on 136 targets and five touchdowns as he will undoubtedly enter 2019 as one of the top fantasy targets at tight end.

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49ers' George Kittle: Leads team in receiving
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kittle caught seven passes for 74 yards in the 49ers' Week 16 loss to the Bears.

With the 49ers trailing for much of the second half, they were forced to throw the ball frequently, resulting in Kittle leading the team with 12 targets. His performance could've been better, but when he was open for potential touchdown in the end zone, a defender grabbed his arm, keeping him from securing the pass. Despite a number of difficult matchups, he's only been held to fewer than 50 yards once over his last nine games.

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49ers' George Kittle: Contained by Seahawks defense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kittle caught three of eight targets for 51 receiving yards during Sunday's 26-23 overtime win against Seattle.

Kittle has blossomed in his second season out of Iowa, entering Sunday just 117 yards behind Travis Kelce for the league lead at the position. Seattle has excelled at defending tight ends all year -- ranking fourth-best in both catches and receiving yards allowed. That trend persisted in Week 15, as Kittle was contained to his second-lowest receiving output since Oct. 15, and his fewest number of receptions since Week 2. The fantasy playoff slate doesn't get any easier for those who have been leaning on Kittle's bountiful production all season, as San Francisco takes on Chicago's No. 3 scoring defense in Week 16 before closing out the year on the road against Seattle (both remaining opponents ranked top-10 in tight end receiving yards allowed entering Sunday).

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/9/18MIN590360
29/16/18DET222170
39/23/18KC579230
49/30/18LAC6125821
510/7/18ARI583450
610/15/18GB430110
710/21/18LAR598351
810/28/18ARI557200
911/1/18OAK4108711
1011/12/18NYG983220
1211/25/18TB648120
1312/2/18SEA670280
1412/9/18DEN7210851
1512/16/18SEA351210
1612/23/18CHI774350
1712/30/18LAR9149431
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2017San Francisco 49ers1574351512.04428122
2018San Francisco 49ers161688137715.685520660
TOTAL3123131189214.485728782
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2017San Francisco 49ers15700---0000
2018San Francisco 49ers161611010.010001
TOTAL312311010.010001
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2017San Francisco 49ers1511.000000.0000
2018San Francisco 49ers1622.000000.0000
TOTAL3133.000000.0000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/250
Birthdate:
10/9/1993
Age:
25
Hometown:
Madison, WI, USA
School:
Iowa
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: