The 49ers have been without start tight end George Kittle and starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for the last month, but there may be a light at the end of the tunnel.
“I’m holding out hope for Jimmy for the last couple of weeks,” San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan said, via Cam Inman of The Mercury News. “Same with Kittle. I think they’re in a similar boat, but that I mean that’s not guaranteed.”
Kittle is a name to pay attention to especially. If he's popped up on your waiver wire, you may want to take a shot on picking up a potential stud if you're planning a deep playoff run. Kittle can be stashed on IR until the timeline becomes more clear. If the 9ers are able to make the playoffs, it seems like both players may have a shot to be back by then.
SF TE Jordan Reed - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 16 at Arizona Cardinals
Jordan Reed had just two catches for 18 yards last week, but he caught his fourth touchdown of the season and had five targets. He’s been reasonably healthy this season, but hasn’t put up consistent fantasy numbers. He faces a Cardinals defense that ranks 10th in aFPA to opposing tight ends this season. Reed has some upside as a streamer, but hopefully, there are better, more consistent options available. Sit him.
Update: If you weren't sitting him already, definitely sit him with Kittle back.