Posted: 10/09/2021 7:34 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (calf) on Saturday, Oct. 9, will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a calf injury, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Kittle will miss at least the next three games as the Niners engage in some longer-term preventative maintenance. In the meantime, though, Kittle's recent injury track record continues to grow as he will now have missed at least 13 games over the last 2.5 seasons. Ross Dwelley presumably is now the team's top tight end, but he's more of a desperation or deeper-league fantasy option.
Posted: 10/09/2021 12:43 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (calf) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 8, and is listed as doubtful for Week 5.
Huddle Up: It seems like Kittle has an outside chance to play this week, but fantasy players should start looking for other options for their lineups. Ross Dwelley likely will start if Kittle is ruled out but can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/08/2021 12:35 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 7.
Huddle Up: Kittle missed most of practice last week but was able to play and should be in uniform again this week. He should be a starting option in all leagues if he is active.
Posted: 10/07/2021 12:47 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (calf) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Huddle Up: Kittle was able to play in the last game despite the injury and probably will practice later in the week. He has been targeted 19 times over the last two weeks and has 132 yards during that span. He can be a starting option in all leagues if he is active for the game.
Posted: 10/05/2021 3:29 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (calf) is still considered day to day due to his calf injury, even though he made it through the Week 4 game against the Seattle Seahawks just fine.
Huddle Up: Kittle had four grabs for 40 yards on 11 targets. He remains worth using as a low-end TE1, even as he battles through this injury. He is expected to be ready to play in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals, but double check the injury report Friday before finalizing your lineup.
Posted: 10/04/2021 6:19 am GMT
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle managed to haul in only four of his 11 targets for 41 yards in Week 4 versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: On one hand, 11 targets for a player who did not practice all week and was expected to be limited by his calf injury is impressive. On the other hand, he registered all four of his catches over the first 16 minutes of the game. It is unlikely we will see that kind of inefficiency from Kittle again anytime soon, although it would have been nice to see him catch at least a ball or two after Trey Lance took over in the second half. Assuming he doesn't experience a setback with his calf this week, Kittle should remain a top-five option at tight end in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Posted: 10/03/2021 6:46 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (calf) is officially active for the Week 4 game.
Huddle Up: Kittle should receive plenty of targets despite the injury and can be a No. 1 tight end in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 10/03/2021 1:58 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (calf) is officially listed as a game-time decision for Week 4's game against the Seattle Seahawks but he told teammates earlier this week that he will play this afternoon.
Huddle Up: Kittle had been listed as questionable on the injury report after only participating in one of the team's three practice sessions during the week. He should be a starting fantasy option if he is active but owners should have alternatives available in case he is held out of action.
Posted: 10/01/2021 11:49 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (calf) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 1, and is listed as questionable for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Kittle may be a game-time decision for Week 4, so fantasy players will need to monitor the situation over the next few days. He will be a starting fantasy option if he is active, but players should have a backup plan ready in case he is ruled out.
Posted: 10/01/2021 6:05 pm GMT
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle (calf) is 'in limbo' to play in Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks, according to head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: Injuries are nothing new for Kittle, who is likely shaping up to be a game-time decision. We'll have to wait to see what his practice availability was Friday, but he was held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday. Ross Dwelley would get the nod if Kittle cannot go, although it would be difficult for fantasy managers to trust him over other likely available options such as Dawson Knox or Dalton Schultz. Fantasy managers are encouraged to formulate a backup plan now in case Kittle is ruled out.