Kittle
George Kittle
George Kittle
George Kittle
George Kittle
24-Year-Old TE
2017 Receiving Stats
2018 Receiving Projections
REC
43
YDS
515
TD
2
AVG
12.0
TAR
-
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Tight end is a hard position, especially for rookies. Kittle's first-year haul might not seem like much, but since the merger, only 16 rookie tight ends have produced more catches than Kittle's 43. His production got a modest bump when Jimmy Garoppolo took over: five games,... read more
Tight end is a hard position, especially for rookies. Kittle's first-year haul might not seem like much, but since the merger, only 16 rookie tight ends have produced more catches than Kittle's 43. His production got a modest bump when Jimmy Garoppolo took over: five games, 15-224-1, a catch rate of 78.9 percent. And now we get to dig into the growth seasons for a typical tight end. Kittle is a better athlete than blocker, and that's fine with us. At 6-4, 250, he blazed a 4.52 40 at the 2017 combine, also displaying explosiveness with strong marks in the vertical jump (35 inches) and broad jump (132 inches). Kittle tied for fifth among tight ends with 16 red-zone targets last year, but most of those were from quarterbacks far worse than Garoppolo (hence the modest TD total). The 49ers have a lot of receiving turf to be claimed, following a season in which no player had more than 59 receptions or four TD catches. Garoppolo, of course, didn't start the year with the team. Make sure Kittle is prominent on your list of potential breakout players. Heck, he could be a cheaper way to get Garoppolo and Kyle Shanahan exposure, if you miss on some of the buzzier targets. Kittle did suffer a separated shoulder in the first week of the preseason, but the 49ers expect him to be back for their regular-season opener.
STATUS: questionable    INJURY: Shoulder   
HT: 6'4"   WT: 250 lbs.   DOB: 10/9/1993   College: Iowa   Drafted: 5th Rd, #2 Overall in 2017Show Contract
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George Kittle Contract Info:
Signed a four-year, $2.7 million contract with the 49ers in May of 2017.
Will miss rest of preseason
TESan Francisco 49ers
Shoulder
August 10, 2018
Kittle won't suit up for any more preseason games after separating his shoulder, but 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan expects the tight end to be ready for Week 1, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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George Kittle 2017 NFL Game Log
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2017 Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2017 Offensive Snaps:
    593
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    6
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
2016
2017
593
6
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other TEs)

Height:   6' 4"
AVERAGE
Weight:   250 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.52 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Arm Length:   33.13 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   132 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   18 reps
WEAK
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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    Kittle could be in store for a bigger role than he thought his rookie year after the Niners sent incumbent No. 1 tight end Vance McDonald to the Steelers in an August trade. The fifth-round draft pick possesses surprising athleticism (4.52 speed) for a 6-4, 247-pound blocking tight end and could carve out a solid role as a check-down option for QB Brian Hoyer.
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Will miss rest of preseason
TESan Francisco 49ers
Shoulder
August 10, 2018
Kittle won't suit up for any more preseason games after separating his shoulder, but 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan expects the tight end to be ready for Week 1, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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No structural damage to shoulder
TESan Francisco 49ers
Shoulder
August 10, 2018
Further medical testing revealed no tears or structural damage on Kittle's separated right shoulder, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
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Likely out next week
TESan Francisco 49ers
Shoulder
August 10, 2018
Kittle (shoulder) isn't expected to practice next week or play in the 49ers' second preseason game, Eric Branch of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Injures shoulder during preseason opener
TESan Francisco 49ers
Shoulder
August 9, 2018
Kittle injured his shoulder and will not return to Thursday's preseason opener against the Cowboys, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Focused on avoiding injuries
TESan Francisco 49ers
June 25, 2018
Kittle focused on strengthening his smaller muscles in the offseason, hoping to avoid the nagging injuries that plagued his rookie campaign, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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