You’ll have to find another tight end for your fantasy football lineups this weekend if you were banking on George Kittle:
The #49ers are placing TE George Kittle (calf) on injured reserve, meaning he's out three games. Rather than having the injury nag him all season, the hope is it settles down and he can be back when eligible.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 9, 2021
The silver lining for you Kittle owners is that hopefully this means the stud tight end is back and in tip-top health after missing three weeks.
After four weeks of action, Kittle’s 27 targets ranks seventh among all tight ends, while his 19 receptions (5th) and 227 yards (4th) were both elite. He had yet to score a touchdown, though, but ranking as the TE12 on the year despite no scores tells you the floor he’s capable of. Stash him everywhere and look for some streaming options on your waiver wire! Zach Ertz (36% rostered on Yahoo) and Tyler Conklin (16% rostered) are viable options who are inserting themselves into their respective offenses more than you’d think.