George Kittle Fantasy Football News 2020

49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) will return for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, HC Kyle Shanahan said. Garoppolo is a significant upgrade for San Francisco's pass-catchers and is a high-upside QB2 in this matchup. The 'Niners are implied for 29.25 points -- 6th highest on the week.

49ers TE George Kittle (knee) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll return for Sunday night’s game against the Eagles and is back to must-start status in fantasy.

49ers TE George Kittle (knee) is a "full go" for Wednesday's practice, HC Kyle Shanahan said. That puts Kittle on track to return for Sunday night's game against the Eagles. An active Kittle remains a must-start in fantasy.

49ers TE George Kittle (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Giants. He returned to limited practices this week, so we're betting on a Week 4 return. Jordan Reed, meanwhile, gets another game as San Francisco's lead TE after posting a 7-50-2 line last weekend. It's worth noting that he ran only 20 pass routes in that one, so his floor is lower than we'd like. Consider him a TE2 with upside for Week 3.

49ers TE George Kittle (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported this morning that Kittle has a shot to return for this weekend's game against the Giants. We'll see what he does in tomorrow's practice and then how San Francisco lists him on the final injury report.

49ers TE George Kittle (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice. That's an upgrade from last week, when Kittle didn't practice at all. Check back tomorrow for another update on his progress.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that it's "no guarantee" that 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) is back for Week 3. He's reportedly dealing with a bone bruise and sprain to his knee -- a similar injury to the one that cost him 2 games last year. We'll keep a close eye on his progress this coming week.

49ers TE George Kittle (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Jets. “If it was a normal person, we probably would have ruled him out earlier in the week," HC Kyle Shanahan said Friday. That sounds like Kittle's Week 3 availability is in question, but we'll obviously monitor his status this coming week. His absence on Sunday leaves Jordan Reed as San Francisco's likely lead pass-catching TE. He's more of a DFS tournament flier than a bankable season-long play.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that 49ers TE George Kittle won't practice at all this week because of the knee he hurt in Sunday's loss to Arizona. The team, however, is "still hopeful" he'll play against the Jets on Sunday. We'll obviously be tracking this situation. In the meantime, you'll need to line up a potential fantasy replacement for Kittle.

49ers TE George Kittle sprained his knee in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, HC Kyle Shanahan said. No word on the type of sprain or severity. Kittle was able to return to the Arizona game but didn't catch another pass. Shanny said Kittle will need to be monitored throughout the week and wouldn't commit to him being available for Sunday's game against the Jets. We'll get our next update on Kittle when the 'Niners practice on Wednesday.

49ers TE George Kittle returned to practice on Wednesday. He missed about a week with what the team called a "tight" hamstring. "Kittle looked sharp with his burst and cuts in practice," insider Cam Inman observed. We're not worried about the hammy and continue to like Kittle as a 2nd-round target in fantasy drafts.

It sounds like there's nothing to worry about with the "tight" hamstring that ended Wednesday's practice early for 49ers TE George Kittle. “He’s good with all the testing, so there’s nothing pulled or strained, just tightness,” HC Kyle Shanahan said Friday. “The way George moves and the way he goes, he only knows one way, so when he’s tight, we're going to protect him from himself and wait until he’s not tight.” Kittle still sat out practice Friday, but you can continue with drafting him as you had planned.

TE George Kittle left practice Wednesday and didn't participate in the team's Thursday walkthrough. According to the team website, HC Kyle Shanahan said Kittle was merely dealing with a "tight" hamstring and that they pulled him before he could do any real damage to it. We'll keep an eye on Kittle's status, but there doesn't seem to be any reason to worry about him or adjust your outlook at this point.

The 49ers and TE George Kittle have agreed to a 5-year, $75 million extension, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It makes Kittle the league's highest-paid TE by a wide margin. And it's well-deserved: Kittle is 1 of the top pass-catching and blocking TEs in the league. From a fantasy perspective, he's finished top 3 in each of the last 2 seasons and should remain an elite producer for the next handful of years.

49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) returned to a full practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. It's confirmation that he'll be ready for his usual role in this weekend's NFC Championship against the Packers.

49ers TE George Kittle was held out of Wednesday's practice with what's been reported as a sore ankle. This doesn't sound like something that'll impact his availability for this weekend's NFC Championship game vs. the Packers, but we'll continue to keep an eye on the situation.

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49ers TE George Kittle (knee) is officially active for tonight’s game against the Packers. On top of the knee issue, he’ll reportedly be playing through a broken bone in his ankle that still hasn’t fully healed. We’ll see how he holds up.

49ers TE George Kittle broke a bone in his ankle during the Week 9 win over the Cardinals, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Kittle somehow finished out that game but has been sidelined the past 2 weeks. The ankle still isn't fully healed, according to Schefter, but Kittle is expected to play against the Packers tonight. It obviously adds risk to his Week 12 outlook. We'll see how he fares.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that 49ers WR Emmanuel Sanders (ribs), WR Deebo Samuel (shoulder) and TE George Kittle (knee) are expected to play against the Packers tonight. "Though the may work out pre-game" before a final decision is made, Rapoport adds. We won't get San Francisco's inactives until 7 pm ET tonight, so it'd be wise to have a backup plan in place for these guys. But all 3 can be penciled into fantasy lineups for now.

Matt Maiocco reports that the 49ers consider TE George Kittle a "game-time decision" for Sunday night's game against the Packers. Maiocco says that Kittle's goal "all along" has been to return for the Green Bay game. We'll keep an eye out for some indication early Sunday that the Niners expect him to play. If you're trying to wait on Kittle, though, you'll need to make sure you have insurance.


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