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George Kittle

#1 TE,

49ers

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ACTUAL 2022

201 FPTS

RANK: 2

2023 SEASON

170 FPTS

RANK: 3

AGE

29 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

6'4'' / 250 lbs

COLLEGE

Iowa

SEASONGPFPTSRANKTARGETRECPTREYDRETDREAVE
2023151703rd8460742612.4
2022152012th86607651112.8
3yr Ave121814th8868866412.74

Recovering from core muscle surgery

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-25

General manager John Lynch said Monday that Kittle is recovering from an offseason procedure intended to address a core muscle injury, and that the tight end is on track to be fully cleared by training camp, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Kittle also recently restructured his contract, a move that freed up roughly $10 million in cap space for the 49ers, likely by converting a portion of his base salary for 2024 into a bonus. Across 16 regular-season games last year, the two-time All-Pro secured 65 of 90 targets for 1,020 yards and six scores. Recovery from core muscle surgery shouldn't impede Kittle's ability to participate in on-field reps this offseason, though even if he did sit out a portion of training camp, it wouldn't impact the veteran tight end's status as one of the top fantasy options amid a sparse positional landscape.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022

6.8
4.4
7.7
16.3
21.8
12.9
3.1
24.4
5.6
4.2
6.8
25.3
30
12.3
18.9

Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
WEEKSTADIUMGAMERANKTARGETSPREADO/UTRGTRECYDTDAVGAIRYACDROP10+20+50+SHARESLOTTIGHTWIDE
3 @DEN Outdoor 72° 6.8 20th 1.70-1.544.5542807.04.03.00%10017%16%75%8%
4 LA Outdoor 73° 4.4 36th 2.20-2.542.54224012.08.04.00%11016%30%66%4%
5 @CAR Outdoor 66° 7.7 19th 1.54-5.539.5654709.46.23.20%21020%26%74%0%
6 @ATL Dome 76° 16.3 5th 2.04-3.545.510883010.42.08.40%40024%31%58%9%
7 KC Outdoor 66° 21.8 1st 3.630.547.59698116.310.75.70%41020%29%65%6%
8 @LA Outdoor 76° 12.9 7th 4.301.541.55339113.05.77.30%11019%21%72%8%
10 LAC Outdoor 57° 3.1 31st 3.10-7.545.52121021.012.09.00%1107%16%75%9%
11 @ARZ Outdoor 64° 24.4 2nd 6.10-10.043.56484221.07.513.50%22021%21%72%5%
12 NO Outdoor 59° 5.6 25th 1.87-8.043.5432608.75.03.70%10011%22%69%7%
13 MIA Outdoor 38° 4.2 28th 2.10-5.046.53222011.06.54.533%1008%12%69%17%
14 TB Outdoor 54° 6.8 15th 1.70-3.537.5542807.04.82.30%20023%18%66%10%
15 @SEA Outdoor 39° 25.3 1st 6.33-3.543.55493223.38.315.00%22119%20%70%9%
16 WAS Outdoor 54° 30.0 3rd 5.00-6.039.586120220.011.88.20%53038%21%75%2%
17 @LV Dome 59° 12.3 12th 3.08-10.043.5842315.82.83.020%00024%23%76%2%
18 ARZ Outdoor 57° 18.9 2nd 4.72-14.539.5642927.34.82.520%10030%23%73%5%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
LOCATIONSTADIUMGPGSGMTOUCHRANKTRGTRECYDTDAVEAIRYACDROP10+20+50+
Home Outdoor 19 190.72.0918th6.54.6610.513.37.65.75%2.80.70.0
Home Retractable Dome 1 113.81.532nd9.07.0680.09.76.34.30%2.01.00.0
Away Outdoor 13 131.22.3615th6.44.9610.712.56.06.55%2.31.00.1
Away Dome 2 26.01.859th6.54.0510.512.64.08.611%1.51.00.0
Away Retractable Dome 2 27.41.977th7.56.0880.014.65.19.58%4.01.50.0

Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
SEASONAGETEAMGPGSTOTALRANKTRGTRECYDTDAVGAIRYACDROP10+20+50+SHARESLOTTIGHTWIDE
2017 24 SF 15 7 107 19th6343515212.06610%208011%23%65%7%
2018 25 SF 16 16 259 3rd136881,377515.66105%5020426%21%69%7%
2019 26 SF 14 14 223 2nd107851,053512.4672%4516123%14%75%9%
2020 27 SF 8 8 125 19th6348634213.2769%308011%22%72%5%
2021 28 SF 14 14 198 4th9471910612.8763%3813019%20%72%6%
2022 29 SF 15 15 201 2nd86607651112.8665%2812117%22%70%7%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Restructures contract

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-15

Kittle and the 49ers have reached agreement on a restructured contract, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

This likely has no impact on Kittle's standing or future; it's probably just converting his base salary into bonus money and/or adding void years to clear up 2024 cap space. The 49ers have been tight up against the cap for a few seasons now, consistently in win-now mode with a star-studded roster that includes Kittle, Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk as playmakers on offense. An extension for Aiyuk could be on the docket this offseason, as he's scheduled to play out 2024 under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. Kittle, meanwhile, has two years left on his deal.

Sparsely used in OT loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-11

Kittle caught two of three targets for four yards in Sunday's 25-22 overtime loss to the Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII.

Kittle was dealing with a minor toe injury early in the practice week carrying over from the win over the Lions in the divisional round, but he was able to start and see the field for most of Super Bowl. That's where the positive news ends for the star tight end, who didn't record his first reception until San Francisco needed a fourth-down conversion late in the game. Underutilization has been a theme with Kittle at times, as his role will fluctuate despite his skill level remaining elite. That said, the 30-year-old produced his first 1,000-yard campaign since 2019 as the 49ers' offense hit a crescendo in 2023 under head coach Kyle Shanahan. Kittle may be frustrating to roster when his hands are tied in low-usage games like Sunday's, but he remains a top option at a shallow fantasy position heading into next season.

Set for Super Bowl

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-09

Kittle (toe) practiced fully Friday and doesn't have an injury designation for Super Bowl LVIII versus the Chiefs on Sunday.

Kittle didn't manage any on-field work during the first week of preparation for the Super Bowl due to a toe injury that he suffered in the NFC Championship Game. The tight end followed it up with back-to-back capped sessions to kick off this week before having no restrictions Friday. Kittle thus is set to serve as one of the key playmakers in the 49ers offense for quarterback Brock Purdy on Sunday alongside running back Christian McCaffrey and wide receivers Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk.

Remains limited Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-08

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Kittle (toe) was limited in practice Thursday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

When speaking to the media Wednesday, Shanahan relayed to David Lombardi of The Athletic that he was hopeful Kittle would log a full session one day later. However, Kittle continues to have practice restrictions due to the toe injury he sustained in the NFC Championship Game against the Lions. Shanahan also noted Thursday that Kittle is "good to go" ahead of Super Bowl LVIII versus the Chiefs on Sunday, but it remains to be seen if the tight end avoids a designation when the 49ers post their final injury report of the week Friday.

Limited Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-07

Kittle (toe) was limited in Wednesday's practice, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Coach Kyle Shanahan said the hope is Kittle will be upgraded to full Thursday. He missed some practice reps last week but was ultimately estimated as having no injury designation if the Niners were forced to play last week. Kittle should be out there and in his normal role for Sunday's Super Bowl.

Clear after first week of SB prep

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-02

Kittle (toe) didn't practice Friday but doesn't have an injury designation after the first week of prep for Super Bowl LVIII against the Chiefs, Josh Dubow of The Associated Press reports.

In the wake of this past Sunday's win against the Lions in the NFC Championship Game, coach Kyle Shanahan relayed Monday that Kittle was day-to-day due to a toe injury. After being listed as a non-participant on all three practice reports this week, Kittle told David Lombardi of The Athletic on Friday that there aren't any concerns about the issue, and the tight end's lack of designation on Friday's report implies as much. The 49ers still have one more week to get ready for this year's Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 11, but Kittle appears as if he'll be available for that contest.

Not practicing

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-01

Kittle (toe) won't practice Thursday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

He was listed as a non-participant on the estimated report Wednesday and now will miss an actual practice. Kittle nonetheless seems far more likely than not to play in the Super Bowl, considering he took 97 percent of snaps on offense in Sunday's win over Detroit and still has 10 more days to get ready for a matchup with the Chiefs.

Listed as DNP on practice estimate

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-31

Kittle (toe) was estimated as a non-participant on Wednesday's injury report, Josh Dubow of The Associated Press reports.

After coach Kyle Shanahan revealed Monday that Kittle was day-to-day with a toe issues in the wake of Sunday's win against the Lions in the NFC Championship Game, the tight end unsurprisingly wouldn't have mixed into drills had the 49ers held a session to begin Super Bowl prep. San Francisco is holding practice Thursday through Saturday before heading to Las Vegas on Sunday, so Kittle's listing on the team's next two injury reports will be monitored to see how he heads into the second week of prep for the big game. In the end, Kittle doesn't seem in danger of sitting out against the Chiefs on Sunday, Feb. 11.

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