Posted: 9/20/2020 3:04 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) could return to action for Week 3's game against the New York Giants, according to a league source.
Huddle Up: Most players recovering from a sprained MCL need a few weeks to recover but Kittle was spotted at the team's training facility this past week walking without a limp, which is an encouraging sign that he could return to action sooner than previously expected. TE Jordan Reed should see additional targets for as long as Kittle is sidelined and may be worthy of consideration from a fantasy standpoint for owners who are desperate for production from the tight end position.
Posted: 9/18/2020 9:56 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 18, and has been ruled out for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Jordan Reed probably will see additional targets in the passing game with Kittle sidelined. Fantasy players needing a replacement for Kittle could consider Reed for their lineups.
Posted: 9/18/2020 4:21 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle's (knee) status for Week 2 will come down to a game-time decision on Sunday, Sept. 20, general manager John Lynch said in a Friday radio interview.
Huddle Up: Of course you're rolling with Kittle if he's cleared, and the good news it's an early kickoff for the Niners this week playing on the East Coast. Definitely get another tight end option at the ready now, though, just in case.
Posted: 9/18/2020 12:17 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: Kittle probably will be a game-time decision this week, so fantasy players will need to check the inactive list. He should still be a starting option in fantasy leagues if he is active.
Posted: 9/17/2020 12:46 am UTC
Updating a previous story, San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: Fantasy managers will need to monitor this situation throughout the week. Kittle is the TE1 or 2 so long as he's able to take the field.
Posted: 9/16/2020 8:06 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: Kittle appears to be at least questionable for the Week 2 game, so fantasy players need to keep an eye on his status. He is one of the top tight ends in the NFL when healthy, but players should have a backup plan ready in case he is not able to play.
Posted: 9/15/2020 12:13 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) is dealing with a knee sprain, and the team will know more about his Week 2 status during practice Wednesday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation during the week to see if Kittle will be able to play in Week 2. Kittle is a must-start option if he is able to play, but players should have another option available in case he is ruled out.
Posted: 9/14/2020 7:22 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (knee) was forced from the game in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals with a leg injury but was able to return. He finished the game with four catches on five targets for 44 yards but wasn't targeted on 30 snaps in the second half.
Huddle Up: Kittle told reporters after the game he felt "fantastic," so perhaps his injury is nothing to be concerned about next week and beyond. Still, with all the injuries San Francisco has at receiver, it desperately needs Kittle to stay healthy right now. Assuming he continues to feel fantastic throughout the week, fantasy owners should confidently start him in Week 2 versus the New York Jets.
Posted: 9/02/2020 11:04 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Huddle Up: Fantasy managers can breathe a sigh of relief and continue drafting him as either the first or second tight end off the board.
Posted: 9/01/2020 4:48 am UTC
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (hamstring) is expected back later in the week, head coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed Monday, Aug. 31.
Huddle Up: Kittle has been dealing with a hamstring injury, and the 49ers know what he can do. There's no sense having the star tight end push it and potentially make things worse. He is one of the top two tight ends from a fantasy perspective and he is in line for another giant season.