TE: George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
George Kittle continues to find ways to be a high-end TE1 in fantasy football despite being the fourth option in his offense at times and inconsistent usage. Kittle has had two games this season where he’s turned four targets into 20-plus PPR fantasy points. That type of efficiency is almost impossible to replicate consistently, but it signifies how Kittle continues to get away with it.
Kittle ranks ninth amongst tight ends in targets (67) but third in receiving yards (735) and third in touchdowns (five), which highlights his efficiency and ability to carve out fantasy-relevant performances with a minimal workload. Through 12 games, the Seahawks have allowed the seventh-most receiving yards per game to opposing tight ends (60.2).
While Kittle may not always be involved in the team’s passing attack, he is a near-every-down player who has a 96.4 percent route participation rate, which ranks fourth amongst tight ends per Player Profiler.
With the 49ers being favored by nearly two touchdowns in Week 14, it could be another week where Kittle isn’t heavily involved in the team’s offensive game plan. However, Kittle continues to prove he can give fantasy managers massive performances with less than a handful of targets.