• George Kittle
  • TE
  • , San Francisco 49ers
  • 26
  • 247 lbs
  • 6' 4"
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169137758810

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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Kittle finished as the No. 3 tight end last season, catching 88 passes (on 136 targets) for 1,377 yards and five touchdowns. The offense as a whole should improve with the return of Jimmy Garoppolo. He should continue to post great numbers and is worth a second or third round pick on draft day. It’s worth paying up for a position that is so top-heavy.

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Scouting report

by Bob Harris

SF TE George Kittle - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
How do you improve on the most receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history? Turns out George Kittle already knows how. Heading into his third season as a pro, Kittle said Kyle Shanahan offered a suggestion. And don't forget that during his nine seasons as a coordinator, Shanahan coached three tight ends -- Houston's Owen Daniels, Washington's Chris Cooley and Cleveland's Jordan Cameron -- who went to at least one Pro Bowl. "Coach Shanahan said that out of all the tight ends he's ever had, I do a lot of things really, really well," Kittle told the San Francisco Chronicle. "But I'm still third [among that group] in route running. So, that's one of the challenges he gave to me. And that's certainly one thing I'll focus on this offseason." Kittle already demonstrated in his second season he has a chance to be special. In fact, as Pro Football Focus pointed out, no player in the PFF era has ever racked up more yards after the catch in a single season than Kittle did in 2018. Not just tight ends -- every position. His 873 yards after the catch were also 200 more than we've ever seen from another tight end before. Those numbers are even more impressive when you consider that his targets came from backup quarterbacks all season.

Fantasy Downside
Expecting at least some degree of regression seems like a wise approach here (did we mention Kittle had more yards after the catch than anybody in the NFL?). And to be fair, as impressive as his 2018 campaign was, we've yet to see him work for an extended period with starter Jimmy Garoppolo, who went down with a torn ACL last September.

2019 Bottom Line
Don't pay attention to the downside. Regression is always possible and pretending Jimmy G is somehow going to be a lesser QB than the Nick Mullens-C.J. Beathard combo that replaced him is silly. More importantly, once you get past the top-three tight ends, it seems like you're taking your chances at the position. Kittle is locked firmly in that top tier. Draft accordingly.

2019 Strength of Schedule - SF
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
21
@TB
27
@CIN
20
PIT
BYE23
CLE
22
@LAR
4
@WAS
25
CAR
2
@ARI
12
SEA
2
ARI
19
GB
18
@BAL
5
@NO
9
ATL
22
LAR
12
@SEA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@MIN5900918.000000-9.014.051/6677.3%
2DET2220411.000000-2.24.250/6478.1%
3@KC5790715.800000-7.912.954/6879.4%
4@LAC61251820.830000-18.524.550/6083.3%
5ARI5830716.600000-8.313.387/9888.8%
6@GB430067.500000-3.07.053/5793.0%
7LAR5981819.600000-15.820.852/5889.7%
8@ARI5570811.400000-5.710.760/6690.9%
9OAK41081427.000000-16.820.833/5560.0%
10NYG9830109.220000-8.317.371/7397.3%
11BYE--------------
12@TB6480128.001100010.005.811.860/6493.8%
13@SEA6700911.670000-7.013.067/7688.2%
14DEN72101930.000000-27.034.066/7291.7%
15SEA3510817.000000-5.18.159/6295.2%
16CHI77401210.570000-7.414.454/5598.2%
17@LAR914911416.560000-20.929.961/6298.4%
Per game5.5086.060.318.4415.650.060.630010.0010.5416.0458.00/66.0087.69%
Totals881377513515.651100010.00168.7256.7928/105687.69%