San Francisco 49ers
  • 6'4"
  • 250
  • 25
  • 2 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 15 63 63 43 515 12.0 2 0 0 0 0 515 2 0 3 2

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 12/24/2017 8:08pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle finished with three receptions, 42 yards and a touchdown on three targets in Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Huddle Up: Kittle connected with Jimmy Garoppolo for the first time on a touchdown after managing a scoring connection with Brian Hoyer earlier in the year. He is jelling nicely with his new QB lately, posting seven grabs for 94 yards and a TD over the past two outings.

  • Posted: 12/21/2017 5:45pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) practiced in full for the second consecutive day Thursday, Dec. 21.

    Huddle Up: Kittle is typically one of the lower-end TE2 options you can have, but he is coming off his second-highest yardage total of the campaign, when he logged 52 yards on four receptions last weekend. As expected, Jimmy Garoppolo has provided a boost for everyone in the passing game, so perhaps Kittle is trending up.

  • Posted: 12/1/2017 2:11pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) was able to practice in full Friday, Dec. 1, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 13 game with the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has tailed off in recent weeks and he is only worth using as a TE2 in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams despite his starting status.

  • Posted: 11/30/2017 4:29pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 30.

    Huddle Up: Kittle has been held to under 30 yards in each of the last four games and will be working with a new quarterback this week. Owners in all leagues should be able to find better options and can avoid Kittle.

  • Posted: 11/29/2017 3:56pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Nov. 29.

    Huddle Up: Kittle had a breakout performance in Indianapolis back in early October, but he has done very little since. He's more of a TE2 at this point, and he'll be working with a new quarterback now, too.

  • Posted: 11/24/2017 3:19pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) practiced in full for the second consecutive day Friday, Nov. 24.

    Huddle Up: Kittle is on track to return after missing the last game, but he's not a recommended option, nor is anyone receiving passes from rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard. Kittle has just one touchdown on the season and hasn't topped 30 receiving yards in a game in more than a month.

  • Posted: 11/23/2017 3:53pm ET

    San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 23.

    Huddle Up: Kittle should be in uniform against the Seattle Seahawks as long as he does not suffer a setback. He probably will receive some targets during the game but should be considered a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues.

  • 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.

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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