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George Kittle
ADP: N/A
Bye: 9
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 29.1
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 250
40 Time: 4.52
Speed Score: 117.70
SPARQx (Rank): 124.10 (91%)
Burst Score (Rank): 127.30 (91%)
Agility Score (Rank): 10.83 (99%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.36 (96%)

George Kittle's Weekly Outlook

Week 12 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
4.1 49.3 0.3 6.7
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
4.3 50.2 0.4 7.4

George Kittle's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#4 Tight End

120.8 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 67.8 897.8 5.3 1.3 0.4

3D Projections DS 3D Projections

Basic StatsGeorge Kittle's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:
  • Kittle caught 71 of 94 targets for 910 yards and 6 TDs in 14 games last season.
  • He missed Weeks 5, 7 and 8 with a calf injury.
  • Kittle missed 11 games over his first 4 seasons with ankle, knee and foot injuries.
  • He finished 3rd among TEs in PPR points per game and 4th in non-PPR points per game last season.
  • But he was a volatile weekly producer.
    • Kittle finished as a top-5 PPR TE in 5 weeks.
    • He ranked 20th or worse 6 times.
  • But his 14.3 PPR points per game and 9.2 non-PPR points per game were his lowest marks since his 2017 rookie season.
  • Kittle’s target share in healthy games has shrunk the past 3 seasons from 27.0% to 23.2% to 21.4% last year.
  • He remained super efficient last season, ranking 2nd in yards per target and 1st in yards per route run among 35 TEs with 40+ targets.
  • Kittle also led those 35 TEs in Pro Football Focus’ receiving grades.
  • WRs Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk return for 2022. Those 2 combined for 39.9% of San Francisco’s targets.
  • The 49ers have ranked 20th or lower in pass attempts in 3 of the last 4 seasons, including a 29th-place finish last year. They ranked 30th in situation-neutral pass rate last year.
  • The ‘Niners figure to remain run-heavy in 2022 with QB Trey Lance expected to take over.
    • Lance threw 29 and 23 times in his 2 starts last year. The 49ers called pass on just 45.8% of their offensive plays across those 2 games.
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Kittle remained 1 of the best TEs in football last season. He finished 3rd at his position in PPR points per game and 4th in non-PPR points per game.

But he was erratic from week to week, missed another 3 games and saw his target share dip to a 3-year low.

Volume is our concern with Kittle heading into 2022. This figures to be a run-heavy 49ers offense, and WRs Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk return to battle Kittle for targets.

He’ll still provide spike weeks, but don’t expect Kittle to be as consistent as other elite TEs like Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, Kyle Pitts and Darren Waller.

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WR Jauan Jennings led the 49ers with 6 catches in Sunday's win over the Saints, taking them for 49 yards and the team's lone TD. Jennings' 7 targets tied Deebo Samuel for 2nd on the team, trailing only WR Brandon Aiyuk. Samuel caught 3 balls for 43 yards, adding 2 carries for no gain. Aiyuk caught 5 passes for 65 yards. TE George Kittle contributed 3 receptions for 26 yards on 4 targets.

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Niners WR Brandon Aiyuk drew a team-high 7 targets in Sunday night's win over the Chargers, also leading the team in receptions (6) and receiving yards (84). WR Deebo Samuel trailed by just 1 target but caught only 2 passes for 24 yards. Samuel hasn't beaten Aiyuk in targets since Week 5. TE George Kittle managed just 1 reception for 21 yards among 2 targets. WR Jahan Jennings caught all 4 of his looks for 40 yards. The 49ers head to Mexico City next Monday night to face the Cardinals.

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Niners WR Brandon Aiyuk caught all 6 of his targets in Sunday's win over the Rams. He tallied 81 yards and caught a TD throw from RB Christian McCaffrey. San Francisco went without WR Deebo Samuel. McCaffrey led the team in targets and receptions, with TE George Kittle (5 targets) following McCaffrey and Aiyuk. QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 21 of 25 passes (84%) for 235 yards and TDs to McCaffrey and Kittle.

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49ers WR Deebo Samuel (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. the Rams. He leaves behind 7.7 targets per game, which should mostly be absorbed by WR Brandon Aiyuk, TE George Kittle and RB Christian McCaffrey. San Francisco could also lean on the running game more with Samuel out. WR Jauan Jennings (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.

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Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo racked up 303 yards and 2 TDs (plus an INT) in Sunday's lopsided loss to the Chiefs. He went 25-of-37 passing (67.6%, 8.2 yards per attempt) before turning it over to QB Brock Purdy to close out the game. WR Brandon Aiyuk led the team in targets (11) and catches (7), tallying 82 yards. TE George Kittle caught 6 of 9 targets for 98 yards and a TD. WR Ray-Ray McCloud snagged the other TD, among 4 catches for 65 yards. WR Deebo Samuel caught 5 of his 7 looks for 42 yards, adding 2 yards on his lone carry. San Francisco gets a Week 8 rematch with a Rams team it hit up for 327 total yards in a 24-9 Week 4 victory. The Rams have been a tough scoring matchup for QBs and TEs but slightly positive for WRs this season. Samuel has gone over 90 receiving yards and 100 total yards in 4 straight regular-season meetings with the Rams.

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George Kittle, TE SF
Dynasty MVP 98.6
Position Rank #5 TE
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Kittle rebounded from an 8-game 2020 to play 14 games in 2021. Injuries remain a bit worrisome here. So too is target volume, especially with the emergence of Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel. Kittle’s signed through the 2025 season.
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