George Kittle Fantasy Football News 2019

49ers TE George Kittle (knee) is inactive, as expected, for tonight's game against the Seahawks. Ross Dwelley is the best fantasy bet among 'Niners TEs but is just a cheap flier in DFS games.

49ers TE George Kittle (knee, ankle) missed practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Monday night's game against the Seahawks. Fantasy owners need to find a replacement. Ross Dwelley figures to step in as San Francisco's lead pass-catching TE but would be a desperation fantasy play.

Niners TE George Kittle's status is "in doubt" for Monday night's game against the Seahawks, according to NBC Sports' Matt Maiocco. Kittle is dealing with knee and ankle injuries that kept him out of Thursday and Friday practices. The fact that he couldn't practice after the long layoff doesn't bode well. Make sure you have an insurance policy as we await Kittle's game status on Saturday.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan was non-committal on TE George Kittle's availability for Monday night's game against the Seahawks. “I mean there’s issues,” Shanny said. “He’s got things in his knee and ankle so we’ll see.” Kittle didn't practice on Thursday. We'll get a couple more practice updates over the next 2 days and will hopefully have a good idea of his status by Sunday morning. Seahawks TE Jacob Hollister is a decent fallback plan if you wait on Kittle and he ends up inactive.

49ers TE George Kittle (knee, ankle) won't practice on Thursday, HC Kyle Shanahan said. Kittle played through this injuries last Thursday night, but Shanny said the team won't know his status for Monday night's game against the Seahawks until the end of the week. We'll continue to keep a close eye on this.

2:10pm EDT 10/13/19

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is active for today’s game against the Rams. He popped up on the injury report on Friday, and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning that there's "some concern about whether [Kittle] will be able to finish the game.” There’s obviously increased risk here, but Kittle still sits 4th in our Week 6 TE Rankings.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that 49ers TE George Kittle is expected to play today against the Rams, "barring a setback." Rapoport adds that Kittle "may workout pregame to test it, but the plan is to play." Kittle was added to the injury report Friday with a hamstring issue. The situation certainly adds risk to his Week 6 outlook and damages his DFS profile. But an active Kittle will almost certainly start in your season-long lineup.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that there's "some concern about whether [Kittle] will be able to finish the game." He remains a top-5 play in season-long leagues but now looks like a tournament-only option in DFS.

49ers TE George Kittle (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Rams. He was added to the injury report on Friday and limited in practice. But HC Kyle Shanahan said afterwards that he expects Kittle to be available for Sunday's game. It's a 4:05 pm ET kickoff, but we'll look for an update on Kittle's status in the morning. You can keep him penciled into fantasy lineups for now.

49ers TE George Kittle revealed that he suffered “fractured cartilage” to his rib cage on the 3rd play of Week 9's game against the Raiders. “It didn’t feel very good,” he said. “I wore two giant rib protectors for the rest of the season.” Kittle went for 108 yards and a score in that Raiders game and then ranked 3rd among TEs in fantasy points from Week 10 on. So the injury obviously wasn't a major factor. Kittle has missed just 1 game through his first 2 NFL seasons but was listed on the injury report with hamstring, calf, hip, chest, back, elbow and ankle issues as a rookie. He also suffered shoulder and foot injuries in his final college season. While he's shown the ability to produce through injuries, he might be a bigger durability risk going forward than he appears at first glance.

The 49ers announced that QB Nick Mullens will start tonight's game against the Raiders. QB C.J. Beathard (wrist) will be active as the backup. Mullens went undrafted out of Southern Miss. He completed a mediocre 60% of his career passes in college and tossed 46 INTs in 44 games. Downgrade George Kittle to low-end TE1 status with Mullens under center. We'd try to avoid the rest of San Francisco's passing game.

6:10pm EDT 10/15/18

49ers TE George Kittle (knee) is active. He was limited in practice all week but remains the top TE play in tonight’s game against the Packers.

Niners TE George Kittle (knee) is questionable for Monday night's game against the Packers. He put in limited practices all week and didn't appear to miss any significant time with the issue in last week's game. We'd bet on Kittle playing Monday night. Garrett Celek should be available as an emergency fill-in should Kittle land on the inactive list.

An MRI on 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo's left knee revealed a torn ACL. His 2018 campaign is over. If this is a clean ACL tear with no other ligament damage, Garoppolo has a good chance to be ready for the start of the 2019 season a little over 11 months from now. QB C.J. Beathard takes over for the rest of this year. He completed 55.3% of his passes and averaged 6.3 yards per attempt in 5 starts late last season. The 'Niners averaged just 14.8 points in those games. Garoppolo's absence will be felt by everyone in this offense.

49ers TE George Kittle (shoulder) is not listed on the Week 1 injury report. He missed most of August after suffering a separated shoulder in the preseason opener. Kittle also has a tough matchup on Sunday against a Vikings defense that allowed the fewest PPR points to TEs last year. We’d try to avoid using him in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

49ers TE George Kittle (shoulder) returned to what insider Joe Fann called a "very limited" practice on Tuesday. Kittle "worked through individual drills and caught some passes standing still, but he didn’t run any routes," according to Fann. Kittle is making progress in his recovery from a separated shoulder in the preseason opener, but he still seems questionable to be ready for Week 1. We'll continue to keep an eye on him.

49ers TE George Kittle separated his shoulder in Thursday night's preseason game. The good news is that an MRI revealed no tears or structural damage," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "Not serious," Rapoport added. Kittle still figures to miss practice time, though, and we can't consider him a lock to be ready for the start of the season. We'll keep an eye on his rehab. It's worth noting that, despite missing just 1 game last year, Kittle appeared on the injury report with hamstring, calf, hip, chest, back, elbow and ankle issues.

Niners TE George Kittle suffered a shoulder injury in the 1st quarter of Thursday night's preseason opener against the Cowboys. There's no word yet on the severity. We'll keep an eye out for updates over the next few days.

49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) isn’t listed on the final Week 12 injury report. He’ll play against the Seahawks on Sunday after missing San Francisco’s last game. Kittle should take back over as the lead pass-catching TE but would be a desperation fantasy play.

49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) is out for Week 10, HC Kyle Shanahan announced on Monday. The rookie hobbled through the injury in yesterday's loss to the Cardinals but will now miss a plus matchup against the Giants. Kittle's absence leaves San Francisco with TEs Garrett Celek and Cole Hikutini.

3:09pm EDT 9/10/17

49ers TE George Kittle (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Panthers. The rookie shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups.

 
 
 

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