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49ers TE George Kittle (toe) is not listed on the final injury report for the Super Bowl. He was a full participant in practice on Friday and should be ready for his usual role vs. the Chiefs on Sunday. Kansas City allowed the fifth-fewest receptions to WRs during the regular season but finished mid-pack in catches allowed to TEs. Kittle could be a big part of San Francisco's game plan.

49ers TE George Kittle (toe) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. He's fully expected to play in the Super Bowl this weekend, but we'll keep you updated on his status over the next few days.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said Monday that TE George Kittle is "day-to-day" with a toe injury suffered in the NFC Championship. It doesn't sound like he's in danger of missing the Super Bowl in two weeks, but we'll keep you updated on his status. Kittle gets a Chiefs defense that finished the regular season 14th in adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs.

49ers QB Sam Darnold will start Sunday's regular-season finale vs. the Rams, HC Kyle Shanahan announced Wednesday. QB Brock Purdy will join RB Christian McCaffrey on the sidelines for that one after San Francisco locked up the NFC's No. 1 seed. WR Deebo Samuel, WR Brandon Aiyuk, and TE George Kittle are unlikely to play much, if at all, against the Rams.

49ers QB Brock Purdy went off for 333 yards and 3 TDs in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. He posted a perfect 158.3 QB rating while spreading scores to Brandon Aiyuk, George Kittle, and Christian McCaffrey. Purdy should make his way onto plenty of championship squads, as long as this offense stays healthy. His rest-of-season schedule only includes one negative matchup – Week 16 vs. Baltimore.

Niners TE George Kittle set season highs in Sunday's loss to the Bengals in targets (11), receptions (9), and receiving yards (149). He drew a target on 35.5% of QB Brock Purdy's pass attempts and accounted for 40.9% of the team's receptions and 40.8% of receiving yardage. Kittle clearly benefited from WR Deebo Samuel missing a second straight game. We'll see about Samuel's status coming out of the Week 9 bye.

49ers TE George Kittle hauled 5 of 7 targets for a team-leading 78 receiving yards in Week 7’s loss vs. the Vikings. Consistent fantasy production from the veteran has been hard to come by this season, but Kittle stepped up to the plate well in the absence of his teammate WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder). WR Brandon Aiyuk also broke double-digit PPR points on Monday night, logging 5 catches for 57 yards. Both Kittle and Aiyuk will be quality starting options in Week 8 vs. the Bengals.

49ers TE George Kittle caught just one pass for one yard in the Week 6 loss to the Browns. San Francisco's offense struggled throughout the game against a tough defense, totaling just 215 yards. But it was still surprising to see Kittle draw just two targets on 25 Brock Purdy passes -- especially with WR Deebo Samuel and RB Christian McCaffrey exiting with injuries. It's been a classic Kittle start to the season for Kittle, who has games of 16.0 and 27.7 PPR points but four others of six or fewer. He'd theoretically get a boost if Samuel and McCaffrey miss more time, even if that didn't come to fruition in this one. You simply need to keep starting Kittle because his ceiling is higher than any TE not named Kelce.

If you stuck it out with 49ers TE George Kittle through his rough go to begin the season, congratulations. The veteran found the end zone three times on Sunday to go along with 3 receptions and a team-leading 67 receiving yards. His teammate Brandon Aiyuk saw a team-high 7 targets in the contest but was only able to convert those opportunities into 4 catches for 58 yards. This 49ers offense is an incredibly efficient unit thus far in 2023. We’ll be excited to throw these guys back into lineups in Week 6 vs. the Browns.

49ers TE George Kittle totaled just six catches for 49 yards over the first two games of the season. He topped both of those marks in Thursday night's win over the Giants, hauling in seven balls for 90 yards. The big difference? San Francisco was without WR Brandon Aiyuk. Kittle drew nine targets for a 24.3% share vs. New York -- well up from his 16.7% target share over the first two weeks of the season. Kittle is an elite fantasy option whenever Aiyuk, WR Deebo Samuel, or RB Christian McCaffrey are out. He'll be inconsistent when all three of those guys are healthy. We'll see if Aiyuk is able to make it back for Week 4.

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) is officially inactive for tonight's game vs. the Giants. He seemed relatively close to playing tonight, so we're tentatively expecting him back for Week 4. Aiyuk's absence should make San Francisco's offense even more concentrated, with RB Christian McCaffrey, WR Deebo Samuel, and TE George Kittle dominating touches.

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk exploded in Week 1 vs. the Steelers, hauling in all 8 targets for 129 receiving yards and 2 TDs. Teammate Deebo Samuel logged 5 catches on 7 targets for 55 of his own, and yards TE George Kittle had a quiet contest with just 3 catches on 6 targets for 19 yards. Despite the best efforts of Steelers CB Patrick Peterson, Aiyuk could not be stopped en route to setting a new career-high in yards in Sunday’s win. As a whole, the 49ers’ offense fired on all cylinders. Next week, the 49ers will face off against the Rams, a division opponent they beat in both of their matchups last season.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is active for today’s game vs. the Steelers. He was limited in practice all week, but we’ve heard nothing to suggest that he’ll be limited today. Considering the league-wide issues at TE, Kittle belongs in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is expected to play vs. the Steelers today, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Kittle was limited in practice all week and comes with a bit more risk than usual today. But he belongs in fantasy lineups, especially considering all the other injury issues at TE.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Steelers. He was limited in practice all week. We’ll look for further updates on Kittle’s status. It’s a 1 pm ET kickoff, so we’ll get San Francisco’s inactives around 11:30 am on Sunday.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) remained limited in Thursday's practice. We're tentatively expecting him to play in this weekend's opener vs. the Steelers, but we'll see how Kittle is listed on the final injury report tomorrow.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) was limited in Wednesday's practice. It's not ideal that a guy with a lengthy injury history is already on the injury report, but the limited early-week practice should have Kittle on track to play vs. the Steelers this weekend. We'll keep you updated on his status.

49ers TE George Kittle did not practice on Monday. He's still bothered by the adductor injury he suffered on August 10. Kittle was "sprinting" on a side field, according to insider Matt Barrows, so it sounds like he's getting close to 100%. We'll get San Francisco's first official injury report of the season on Wednesday.

49ers TE George Kittle is expected to miss a week with an adductor strain, HC Kyle Shanahan said Thursday. So it shouldn't impact his availability or readiness for the start of the season. But it's an inauspicious start to the summer for a guy with a lengthy injury history. Kittle is an avoid at his fifth-round ADP.

49ers TE George Kittle finished second among TEs in PPR and non-PPR points per game last year. But there are a few reasons to be wary of drafting him in 2023. Kittle derived a huge portion of his 2022 fantasy production from his career-high 11 TDs. He scored on 18.3% of his receptions, which is more than double the league-wide average TE TD rate of 8.4% and more than triple Kittle's 6.0% TD rate over his first five seasons. He's in for regression in the TD column. On top of that, Kittle's catches per game, yards per game, yards per route, and target share last year were all his lowest marks since his 2017 rookie campaign. Turning 30 in August, Kittle is likely in decline. He faces stiff target competition this season in RB Christian McCaffrey and WRs Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk. And the 49ers figure to remain a run-leaning offense. Kittle's high weekly ceiling makes him worth taking some shots on in best ball. But he looks generally overvalued at his TE4 ADP. Kittle sits significantly lower in our TE Rankings.

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