2020 Fantasy Rankings
Overall # 21 · TE # 2 (Tier 1)
ADP (12-team PPR): 3.01, 26th
49ers
Depth

George Kittle

TE, San Francisco 49ers

Height 6'4" Weight 247 DOB 1993-10-09 Age 26
College Iowa

Season Projections
Updated Sep 7
Source FPts RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
RotoBaller 146.0 0 0 - - 0 106 79 1040 13.2 - 7 1

2020 fantasy football projections by .

Position Rankings
Rank Name ADP1 Comment
Tier 1
1 Travis Kelce, KC 2.07
2 George Kittle, SF 3.01
Tier 2
3 Mark Andrews, BAL 4.06
4 Zach Ertz, PHI 5.03
Fantasy News Last 90 Days
  • George Kittle Ruled Out Against Jets

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (knee) has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Jets. Kittle suffered a knee sprain in the Week 1 loss to the Cardinals and will rest up for a week. The All-Pro tight end is a must-start each and every week, but his fantasy managers will have to pivot and go in another direction in Week 2. Jordan Reed could be an intriguing name to monitor as a one-week play at the position in DFS and deeper leagues, especially with Deebo Samuel (foot) still out. In the passing game, Kendrick Bourne, Dante Pettis, rookie Brandon Aiyuk and Trent Taylor could all benefit against New York, while running back Jerick McKinnon is also worth a look in deep PPR formats.

    Sep 18 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • George Kittle unlikely to practice all week

    Sep 17 · FF Today 49ers George Kittle
  • George Kittle (knee) did not practice Thursday

    Sep 17 · FantasyPros 49ers George Kittle
  • George Kittle A Must-Start If He's Active In Week 2

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (knee) is currently questionable for Week 2 against the New York Jets. Kittle injured his knee midway through Week 1 and finished the game with a disappointing line of four catches for 44 yards. Kittle isn't expected to practice at all this week, but the team remains hopeful he can go in Week 2 regardless. If he's active, fantasy owners should start him and hope for the best, knowing what kind of upside he can provide. If he's out, Jordan Reed is a potential dart throw starting option in deep leagues.

    Sep 17 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • George Kittle Won't Practice This Week

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (knee) will not practice this week because of his knee injury, but the Niners remain hopeful that he will play in Week 2 against the Jets. Kittle is battling a sprained knee, but as of right now, fantasy managers should expect him to be out there this Sunday. It's definitely something to watch for the elite tight end, though. Kittle had four catches on five targets for 44 yards in the season-opening loss to the Cardinals, which is a very below-average game for his standards. Gang Green was one of the better defenses against opposing tight ends in 2019. Kittle remains a top-tier, must-start fantasy tight end as long as he's active. If for some reason he doesn't play, Jordan Reed and Ross Dwelley would battle for playing time at the position.

    Sep 16 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • George Kittle dealing with knee sprain

    Sep 14 · FantasyPros 49ers George Kittle
  • George Kittle Held To 44 Receiving Yards In Week 1

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle had an underwhelming debut to the 2020 season. He caught four of his five targets for 44 yards and also added a nine-yard rush in the 49ers' 24-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Kittle briefly left the game late in the second quarter after injuring his leg and didn't catch a single pass afterwards, though after the game he declared that he was 100%. Despite the disappointing results, Kittle still tied for the team-lead in both targets and receptions and was second on the team in receiving yards. He's the clear focal point of the team's passing game and will most certainly reward his fantasy owners with better production going forward.

    Sep 13 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • George Kittle Should Have A Monster Week 1

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is in a perfect position to start the 2020 season off with a bang. The 49ers are plagued with injuries at receiver right now. Both Deebo Samuel (foot) and Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) are questionable for the game. Whether or not Samuel and Aiyuk play, expect to see quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo pepper Kittle with targets all day against an extremely generous Arizona Cardinals pass defense. Kittle should see double-digit targets in the game and given the Cardinals' struggles against the pass last year, that could easily turn into a 100-yard game with a score, if not more.

    Sep 10 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • George Kittle Could Be Lining Up In Backfield Often

    Due to the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line woes, star tight end George Kittle could see himself lining up in the backfield often to start the year. This would help give the team a boost in pass protection, with Kittle's blocking ability a big step up from the team's running backs. On the surface, this might sound like bad news for Kittle as he could be lining up on the outside a bit less as a result, giving him less potential for larger gains. However, it could also result in an increase in short dump-off plays involving Kittle, which would increase his PPR potential. For now, it's mostly just speculation given the 49ers' personnel. Keep an eye on his snap distribution in Week 1, but don't adjust your ranking or valuation of Kittle due to the potential development.

    Sep 5 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • George Kittle (hamstring) returns to practice Wednesday

    Sep 2 · FantasyPros 49ers George Kittle
  • George Kittle Dealing With Hamstring Tightness

    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that tight end George Kittle (hamstring) has "nothing pulled or strained. Just tightness." The team is being extra cautious with the All-Pro tight end after he exited practice early on Wednesday with a tight hamstring. The 26-year-old should be fine, barring any setbacks. Kittle signed a five-year, $75 million extension with $30 million guaranteed this offseason, which made him the highest-paid tight end annually. He had a whopping 85 catches (107 targets), 1,053 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 14 games in 2019, and he has become a top-two fantasy tight end in the game, right next to Travis Kelce.

    Aug 28 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • George Kittle Signs Five-Year Extension

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle signed a five-year $75 million contract with $40 million guaranteed. The $15 million per season average makes Kittle the highest-paid tight end in the league by a wide margin over Hunter Henry's $10.6 million franchise-tag deal. Kittle caught 85-plus passes and gained 1,000-plus yards each of the past two seasons in becoming arguably the best tight end in football. The 26-year-old was named a First-Team All-Pro last season and now will be locked-into Kyle Shanahan's offense in San Francisco that was fourth in the NFL in total offense last year. Kittle should be one of the top-two tight ends drafted in fantasy within the top-25 picks.

    Aug 13 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • Latest On 49ers, George Kittle

    Jul 29 · Pro Football Rumors 49ers George Kittle
  • George Kittle expected to report to training camp on time

    Jul 28 · FantasyPros 49ers George Kittle
  • George Kittle May Need To Be Paid Like A Receiver

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle will need to be paid "as a wide receiver," according to former quarterback Steve Young. The 26-year-old is still awaiting a new deal, with recent reports suggesting that he could command around $13 million per year. Kittle has been one of the most dominant players at his position over the last few seasons and finished the 2019 campaign with 1,053 yards and five touchdowns off of 85 catches. He was also one of the most prolific figures inside the 10-yard line. Expect the former Hawkeye to be the first or second tight end selected in fantasy drafts for the upcoming season in all formats.

    Jul 22 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • George Kittle Could Make $13 Million Per Year

    San Francisco 49ers George Kittle remains without a new contract. While some reports suggest that the 26-year-old could land a deal that would pay him around $17 million per year, Matt Barrows from the Athletic was the latest to chime in, with the reporter hinting that Kittle would instead receive $13 million per year. The 2017 fifth-round pick has been one of the most consistent producers for the team over the years and finished the 2019 regular season with 85 receptions for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns. Fantasy managers should prepare for him to be the first or second tight end selected in fantasy drafts for 2020.

    Jul 6 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • George Kittle On Track To Earn $17 Million Per Year

    San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is looking to receive a record-setting deal, according to his agent, Jack Bechta. The rumored $17 million per year could put the 26-year-old on track with some of the league's top wideouts moving ahead. According to NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco, this is justified since Kittle is "asked to run the routes, produce like a top wide receiver while also playing the position in the run game like an offensive lineman." Kittle certainly has the stats to back up his monetary demands, finishing 2019 with 85 catches for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns while also finishing second overall in PPR formats at his position.

    Jun 23 · Source via 49ers George Kittle
  • Tight End
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    2017 SF 15 63.5 591 (56.8%) 0 0 - 0 0 63 43 515 12.0 23 2 0
    2018 SF 16 167.7 928 (87.9%) 1 10 10.00 1 0 135 88 1377 15.6 60 5 0
    2019 SF 14 135.3 815 (88.5%) 5 22 4.40 0 0 107 85 1053 12.4 0 5 0
    2020 SF 1 4.4 61 (98.4%) 1 9 9.00 0 0 5 4 44 11.0 0 0 0
    2020 RotoBaller 146.0 0 0 - - 0 106 79 1040 13.2 - 7 1

    2020 fantasy football projections by .

    2020
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 ARI L 20-24 4.4 61 (98.4%) 1 9 9.00 0 0 5 4 44 11.0 0 0 0
    2019
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 TB W 31-17 5.4 62 (91.2%) 0 0 - 0 0 10 8 54 6.8 0 0 0
    2 CIN W 41-17 5.4 48 (66.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 3 3 54 18.0 0 0 0
    3 PIT W 24-20 5.7 79 (100.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 6 57 9.5 0 0 0
    5 CLE W 31-3 13.0 73 (96.1%) 1 18 18.00 0 0 8 6 70 11.7 0 1 0
    6 LAR W 20-7 10.3 65 (83.3%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 8 103 12.9 0 0 0
    7 WAS W 9-0 3.8 61 (95.3%) 2 0 0.00 0 0 5 3 38 12.7 0 0 0
    8 CAR W 51-13 8.6 56 (83.6%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 6 86 14.3 0 0 0
    9 ARI W 28-25 13.9 51 (68.9%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 6 79 13.2 0 1 0
    12 GB W 37-8 18.9 38 (79.2%) 0 0 - 0 0 6 6 129 21.5 0 1 0
    13 BAL L 17-20 1.7 57 (100.0%) 1 -3 -3.00 0 0 4 2 17 8.5 0 0 0
    14 NO W 48-46 12.7 62 (92.5%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 6 67 11.2 0 1 0
    15 ATL L 22-29 13.4 61 (95.3%) 0 0 - 0 0 17 13 134 10.3 0 0 0
    16 LAR W 34-31 13.9 55 (96.5%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 5 79 15.8 0 1 0
    17 SEA W 26-21 8.6 47 (94.0%) 1 7 7.00 0 0 7 7 86 12.3 0 0 0
    DP MIN W 27-10 1.6 68 (95.8%) 0 0 - 0 0 5 3 16 5.3 0 0 0
    CC GB W 37-20 1.9 53 (96.4%) 0 0 - 0 0 1 1 19 19.0 0 0 0
    SB KC L 20-31 3.6 0 (0.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 4 36 9.0 0 0 0
    2018
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 MIN L 16-24 9.0 51 (77.3%) 0 0 - 0 0 9 5 90 18.0 4 0 0
    2 DET W 30-27 2.2 50 (78.1%) 0 0 - 0 0 4 2 22 11.0 1 0 0
    3 KC L 27-38 7.9 54 (79.4%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 5 79 15.8 4 0 0
    4 LAC L 27-29 18.5 50 (83.3%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 6 125 20.8 4 1 0
    5 ARI L 18-28 8.3 87 (88.8%) 0 0 - 0 0 7 5 83 16.6 3 0 0
    6 GB L 30-33 3.0 53 (93.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 6 4 30 7.5 1 0 0
    7 LAR L 10-39 15.8 52 (89.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 5 98 19.6 5 1 0
    8 ARI L 15-18 5.7 60 (90.9%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 5 57 11.4 5 0 0
    9 OAK W 34-3 16.8 33 (60.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 4 4 108 27.0 4 1 0
    10 NYG L 23-27 8.3 71 (97.3%) 0 0 - 0 0 10 9 83 9.2 4 0 0
    12 TB L 9-27 4.8 60 (93.8%) 1 10 10.00 1 0 12 6 48 8.0 4 0 0
    13 SEA L 16-43 7.0 67 (88.2%) 0 0 - 0 0 9 6 70 11.7 3 0 0
    14 DEN W 20-14 27.0 66 (91.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 9 7 210 30.0 6 1 0
    15 SEA W 26-23 5.1 59 (95.2%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 3 51 17.0 3 0 0
    16 CHI L 9-14 7.4 54 (98.2%) 0 0 - 0 0 12 7 74 10.6 3 0 0
    17 LAR L 32-48 20.9 61 (98.4%) 0 0 - 0 0 14 9 149 16.6 6 1 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 82, 10, 5, 85, 43

    2017
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReFD ReTD FL
    1 CAR L 3-23 2.7 54 (94.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 6 5 27 5.4 1 0 0
    2 SEA L 9-12 1.3 43 (87.8%) 0 0 - 0 0 2 2 13 6.5 1 0 0
    3 LAR L 39-41 0.8 37 (46.8%) 0 0 - 0 0 3 1 8 8.0 0 0 0
    4 ARI L 15-18 3.5 75 (89.3%) 0 0 - 0 0 3 2 35 17.5 2 0 0
    5 IND L 23-26 14.3 40 (55.6%) 0 0 - 0 0 9 7 83 11.9 4 1 0
    6 WAS L 24-26 4.6 66 (91.7%) 0 0 - 0 0 8 4 46 11.5 1 0 0
    7 DAL L 10-40 1.6 31 (47.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 2 1 16 16.0 1 0 0
    8 PHI L 10-33 2.2 41 (62.1%) 0 0 - 0 0 4 2 22 11.0 1 0 0
    9 ARI L 10-20 2.7 33 (44.6%) 0 0 - 0 0 5 3 27 9.0 2 0 0
    12 SEA L 13-24 1.4 25 (35.2%) 0 0 - 0 0 2 1 14 14.0 0 0 0
    13 CHI W 15-14 2.0 27 (36.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 3 2 20 10.0 1 0 0
    14 HOU W 26-16 1.0 20 (27.4%) 0 0 - 0 0 2 2 10 5.0 0 0 0
    15 TEN W 25-23 5.2 28 (40.0%) 0 0 - 0 0 5 4 52 13.0 3 0 0
    16 JAC W 44-33 10.2 35 (51.5%) 0 0 - 0 0 3 3 42 14.0 3 1 0
    17 LAR W 34-13 10.0 36 (56.3%) 0 0 - 0 0 6 4 100 25.0 3 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Receiving: 5, 8