George Kittle

  • Height
    6' 4"
  • Weight
    247 lbs
  • Arm Length
    33 1/8" (56th)
George Kittle headshot
  • Draft Pick
    5.02 2017
  • College
    Iowa
  • Age
    28.7

George Kittle Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Tgts Rec Rec Yds YPR Air Yds Rec TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2021 14 95 71 910 12.8 637 6 14.1 (#4)
2020 8 63 48 634 13.2 460 2 15.6 (#3)
2019 14 107 85 1053 12.4 623 5 15.9 (#1)
2018 16 135 88 1377 15.6 1049 5 16.0 (#3)
2017 15 63 43 515 12.0 486 2 7.1 (#21)
  • College Dominator
    23.2 (72nd)
  • College YPR
    14.3 (71st)
  • Breakout Age
    21.9 (29th)
  • SPARQ-x
    124.1 (91st)

George Kittle Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

+3.6
(#55)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2021

Snap Share

2021

Target Share

2021

Fantasy Points

George Kittle ADP

50.00
(-1.45)
Average Draft Position (2022)
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5.02 Pick
TE5 Rank

Popularity Index

#139

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George Kittle Injury History

Low
Medium
High
Games Missed
Injury Reports
Foot fracture
Week 8 (2020)
6
6
MCL sprain
Week 1 (2020)
2
2
Hamstring strain
Preseason (2020)
0
0
Knee sprain
Week 9 (2019)
2
3
Ankle fracture
Week 9 (2019)
2
2
Groin strain
Week 6 (2019)
0
3
Shoulder sprain
Preseason (2018)
0
0
Ankle sprain
Week 9 (2017)
1
1
Hip strain
Week 2 (2017)
0
1
Hamstring strain
Preseason (2017)
0
0
Calf strain
Week 3 (2021)
2
4

George Kittle College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Special Teams Age School
2013 3 (TE) 5 (7 tgts) 108 (21.6 ypr) 1.9% 71.4% 0 19 Iowa
2014 3 (TE) 1 (1 tgts) 25 (25.0 ypr) 0.2% 100.0% 0 20 Iowa
2015 10 (TE) 20 (23 tgts) 290 (14.5 ypr) 6.2% 87.0% 0 21 Iowa
2016 9 (TE) 22 (40 tgts) 314 (14.3 ypr) 12.9% 55.0% 0 22 Iowa

Who is George Kittle

George Kittle's workout metrics ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft were nothing short of breathtaking. These included 96th percentile 40 time, Speed Score, and wing span. But they were highlighted by his 99th percentile Agility Score. The 49ers still waited until the 5th round before selecting Kittle.

Kittle enjoyed a massive sophomore breakout season in 2018. He led all tight ends with 1,377 receiving yards, with 857 yards after the catch. This was a single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end. This record has since been broken by Travis Kelce. Kittle paced all tight ends with 3.49 Yards per Pass Route run and Air Yards Share with 26.4%. Kittle had 210 receiving yards against Denver in Week 14, all of which came in the first half of the game. He posted 1,000 yards again in 2019 and once again led all tight ends in YAC AND YPPR.

Before the 2020 season, Kittle signed a five-year, $75m contract with the 49ers, making him the highest-paid tight end in the NFL. Kittle only played eight games in 2020 as he battled MCL and foot injuries. He again led all tight ends in YPPR and was No.2 in Yards per Target. Kittle led all tight ends in 2021 by playing 92.4 percent of the 49ers' snaps and was No.4 in receiving yards despite only 346 routes run, the 19th most at the position. He was second in YAC among all tight ends. He didn't struggle with drops, with just one drop all season long. Kittle has been top 4 in Expected Points Added (EPA) in the last four seasons. Despite the low number of routes Kittle runs, assuming he stays fit he should be one of the first tight ends in ADP in 2022.