% chance misses at least 2 quarters
1- 17√1-% Inj/Season
Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable
Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Index, formerly
|Aug 1, 2017||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Kittle missed about a week of training camp with a hamstring injury. He was ready for Week 1.|
|Nov 5, 2017||NFL||Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1||Kittle missed 1 game with a sprained ankle.|
|Oct 15, 2016||Non-NFL||Pedal Foot Sprain||Kittle injured his right foot against Purdue on October 15. He was limited the rest of the season and missed 2 games.|
|Aug 9, 2018||NFL||Shoulder A/C Joint Separation||Kittle separated his right shoulder in the preseason opener. There was no structural damage.|
|Oct 31, 2019||NFL||Knee Patella Sprain||Kittle suffered an injury to his knee in Week 9 game vs. the Cardinals. He missed two games|
|Aug 27, 2020||NFL||Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2||Kittle dealt with a tight hamstring during the training camp|
|Sep 13, 2020||NFL||Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2||Kittle was diagnosed with a sprained left knee in the wake of Week 1's loss to the Cardinals. He missed two games|
|Nov 1, 2020||NFL||Pedal Foot Fracture||Kittle suffered a small fracture in his foot during Week 8's loss to the Seahawks. He has been placed on IR|
What You Need to Know:
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:
Kittle has been excellent for the past 3 seasons, leading all TEs in yards per route run and scoring as a top 3 fantasy TE each year. The durability concerns are a bit overblown. Prior to last year, he’d missed just 3 games over his first 3 NFL seasons.
Volume is a slight concern in 2021. Kittle will be vying for looks with WRs Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel in what figures to be a run-leaning offense, especially when rookie QB Trey Lance takes over. That’s enough to knock Kittle behind Travis Kelce and Darren Waller in our rankings. But he’s the clear #3 TE across scoring formats.
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