Posted: 11/04/2020 11:50 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 4, and has been ruled out for Week 9.
Huddle Up: Kittle is expected to miss most of the remaining regular season games, so Jordan Reed will take over the starting tight end job. He had some success earlier in the season and can be rostered in fantasy leagues but may not be a starting option.
Posted: 11/04/2020 12:00 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (foot) will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan Tuesday, Nov. 3, but it's not known how much time he'll miss. 'They told me eight weeks. Kittle says two, but that's how he rolls,' Shanahan said. 'That's why he'll go on IR and if it's better than what they're saying, he'll have a chance to come back this year, but eight weeks is eight weeks.'
Huddle Up: This may be somewhat good news after the initial timeline of eight weeks. Fantasy managers will need to keep Kittle stashed until more is known about a possible 2020 return.
Posted: 11/02/2020 8:21 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (foot) was diagnosed with a small fracture in his foot and is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Kittle is the one player San Francisco can least afford to lose, so this comes as a crushing blow to its injury-riddled offense. With Deebo Samuel expected to miss at least one more week, Raheem Mostert expected to sit a couple more weeks and Jimmy Garoppolo expected to be sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury, rookie Brandon Aiyuk is about all that remains. An eight-week timeline means Kittle can be dropped in most redraft formats. Fantasy owners are advised to stash Jordan Reed, who was designated to return from IR last week.
Posted: 11/01/2020 11:52 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) left the Week 8 game against the Seattle Seahawks due to an ankle injury and his return is questionable. Kittle had two grabs for 39 yards on four targets before departing.
Huddle Up: The game is out of hand, so it's more than likely Kittle's day is done. He remains an obvious must-start fantasy option when he is in the lineup, but he has had some difficulty avoiding the bumps and bruises this season. It might have been a simply precautionary move to take him out with a quick turnaround, as the 49ers host the Packers in Week 9 on Thursday.
Posted: 10/26/2020 2:03 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle registered five receptions for 55 yards on seven targets in Week 7 against the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Kittle has four or more receptions in each of his five games while going for 44 or more yards in each outing. He has been a little inconsistent, and missed some time due to injury, but he remains an obvious TE1 in most fantasy leagues. The 49ers travel to meet the Seahawks in Week 8.
Posted: 10/19/2020 6:00 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle caught seven passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in a Week 6 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Targeted a team-high 10 times, Kittle had the biggest catch of the game, a 44-yard TD on fourth down. Other than that it was a steady diet of short passes with Kittle fighting for yards after the catch. In a tough year for upper-tier tight ends, Kittle remains one of the few steady TE1s.
Posted: 10/12/2020 5:25 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle caught four of his eight targets for 44 yards in Week 5 versus the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: No one was expecting a repeat of his 15-183-1 line from Week 4, but fantasy owners didn't see this coming either. Kittle is hardly to blame for this effort, however, as Jimmy Garoppolo and C.J. Beathard were borderline awful. It's unlikely there will be many more days like this for Kittle or the San Francisco passing game, but there's also a distinct possibility Kittle will turn in the occasional dud given the inconsistency of his quarterback(s). Fantasy owners need to shake this one off and fire him up again in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Posted: 10/05/2020 6:33 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle recorded a career-high 15 catches on 15 targets for 183 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He also ran for eight yards on his only carry.
Huddle Up: If Kittle wasn't 100 percent following his two-game absence from a knee sprain, you'd never know. The Eagles haven't defended tight ends particularly well so far this season, and they certainly did their part to allow this performance to happen by failing to roll coverage Kittle's way and make someone else beat them. Kittle is a must-start every time he is healthy enough to play and he'll be a solid start again in Week 5 against the Miami Dolphins.
Posted: 10/03/2020 12:23 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 2, and is not on the injury report for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Kittle will return to the lineup after missing a few games and should receive his normal workload. He is a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/02/2020 12:18 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 1.
Huddle Up: Kittle missed the last two games but is should be on the field in Week 4. He is one of the top tight ends in the NFL and should be a starter in all leagues.