“I’ve gotten Venmo requests from people for knocking them out of their fantasy league. ... I got requests for like $5000 from multiple people after the Denver game. I denied those.” — #49ers TE George Kittle on The RapSheet and Friends podcast. Comedy. https://t.co/q481NaTFud— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 21, 2018
The Denver [Broncos] game that Kittle is referring to saw him haul in 210 receiving yards on seven receptions with one touchdown – an absolute killer in fantasy leagues that have seen an overall down year at the TE position.
Almost everyone's fantasy football team has been killed by a player that whips out a surprise, breakout performance somewhere along the line, but it truly takes a certain level of nerve or bravery to go after the player that did that with recompensation in mind. But I certainly wouldn't hold my breath on getting those $5,000 from Kittle if I were that person, that's for sure.
George Kittle's 10.2 yards after the catch this year is the best figure for any WR or TE since the stat began being tracked in 2006.— Graham Barfield (@GrahamBarfield) December 12, 2018
Kittle's run of souring fantasy football owners' hopes of winning their league title could continue through both Week 16 and Week 17 too. The San Francisco 49ers face a tough defensive unit – arguably the best in the entire league – in the Chicago Bears this Sunday, but the 49ers will get them at home.
The following week has the most potential to be another spoiler for Kittle, given San Francisco gets a Los Angeles Rams defense that can't seem to get things together for the past two weeks.
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