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Posted: 12/24/2017 8:08pm ET
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Posted: 6/17/2017 8:15am ET
Huddle Up: The more Kittle continues to stand out, the more likely Vance McDonald will not be on the roster come the start of the regular season. The rookie is being prepped to take on a hybrid tight end/H-back role and an above-average blocker as well as a receiver, so he figures to get a lot of snaps right away. However, that role isn't likely to translate to significant value right away in the 49ers' offense, so he can be left undrafted in fantasy.
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