2019 Fantasy Football George Kittle Player Profile

As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated players in standard scoring and PPR leagues.

With my player profiles, I’ve only decided to go back to look at their fantasy scoring for three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but most of the guys at the top are no longer in the league anymore.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best tight end value lies.

George Kittle ADP and AAV

Standard: 3rd among TEs, 30th overall

PPR: 3rd among TEs, 27th overall

George Kittle Average Auction Value (AAV) $200 Budget: $31

Stats:

FANTASY SCORING — STANDARD

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 2nd 170.7 2nd 10.7
2017 21st 63.5 26st 4.2
2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A

FANTASY SCORING — PPR

Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2018 3th 258.7 3th 17.5
2017 19th 106.5 22nd 7.1
2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A

PLAYER USAGE

Receptions Receptions Per Game Targets Targets Per Game
2018 88 5.5 136 8.5
2017 43 2.9 63 4.2
2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Overview: Kittle hit the top tight end tier last year with an impressive breakout season. Now in his third year and with QB Jimmy Garropolo returning to the lineup, Kittle looks to expand on a 2018 season that saw him garner an insane 857 yards after the catch on the season.

Strategy: Our George Kittle Auction Value ($200 Budget): $37

One of the tools of a winning fantasy football team is to catch a rising player for a value that reflects last season, but not the next. In terms of George Kittle’s current ADP and AAV, he is that player. While Kittle probably won’t equal his insane 1,300+ receiving yards from 2018, it’s important to note that he had this monster season with garbage at quarterback. Now that Jimmy Garropolo is back under center, we could see Kittle racing past Travis Kelce to become the top fantasy football tight end. We’ll gladly take him in the third round or the mid $30s.

Best Case Scenario: Kittle becomes the top tight end and once again sets records.

Worst Case Scenario: Somehow, Jimmy G hates awesome tight ends and Kittle ends up around TE6.