Kittle has been sidelined since Week 8 with the foot injury but is set to provide a major boost to fantasy managers who decided to stash him on IR. Our fifth ranked tight end for Week 16, Kittle may see his snaps slightly scaled back but should remain a focal point of the offense. Kittle was the number two tight end when healthy, pacing the position with 24.7% of his team's air yards and ranking second with a stellar 25.7% target share.
SF TE George Kittle - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Seattle Seahawks
George Kittle surprisingly returned to action last week against the Cardinals, and caught four of five targets for 92 yards. Kittle looked like his usual, dynamic self, and he seems to have a nice connection with fellow Iowa alumni C.J. Beathard, making him a must-start in Week 17, assuming he’s still active.
The Seahawks rank 23rd in aFPA to opposing tight ends, so it should be another great game for Kittle. Additionally, with Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel both set to miss the final game of the season, Beathard may have very few targets to work with. Start Kittle.