49ers GM John Lynch talked up rookie TE George Kittle in a Tuesday radio appearance. "He’s got some suddenness to him in his movements. He catches the ball extremely well," Lynch said. "I think George gives us something we don’t have in a playmaker down near the red zone, where you’ve got a one-on-one matchup ... We feel like George Kittle maybe gives us something where he is that guy, in a one-on-one situation you can flex him out, put him in the middle of the field and he can kind of impose his will and just out-athlete people. " Kittle has been buzzing since being selected in the 5th round of this spring's draft. He impressed onlookers in minicamp earlier this month, when he got run with the 1st-team offense. We're still skeptical of a rookie TE in what will very likely be a subpar offense, but Kittle's progress will be worth monitoring when training camp opens in about a month. At minimum, he's an intriguing dynasty stash.
49ers TE George Kittle (calf) is active for today’s game vs. the Cardinals. He’s been out since Week 4. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning that Kittle is slated to play “roughly half the game.” We’re expecting him to be out there for most passing plays, though, and would feel comfortable getting Kittle into Week 9 fantasy lineups.
49ers TE George Kittle (calf) is expected to play today but will be on a "pitch count," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The plan is for Kittle to play "roughly half the game," Schefter adds. For perspective, Kittle played between 92-100% of San Francisco's offensive snaps in the first 4 games. Still, we'd expect him to be on the field for most, if not all, of the obvious passing situations. Consider him a lower-end TE1 with upside for Week 9.
The 49ers have activated TE George Kittle (calf) from IR, which should be the last step to him returning for Sunday's game against Arizona. HC Kyle Shanahan indicated earlier this week he didn't expect significant limitations to Kittle's role upon his return.
49ers insider Matt Maiocco confirms that TE George Kittle (calf) will be activated on Saturday and is on track to play vs. the Cardinals on Sunday. Kittle carries some added risk in his 1st action since Week 4. And Arizona ranks 2nd in adjusted fantasy points allowed to TEs. But Kittle is still a rock-solid TE1 with plenty of upside.
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