George Kittle Fantasy Outlook Rises in Potential Blow-Up Spot Against the Rams in Week 16

George Kittle runs after a catch against the Rams.
George Kittle runs after a catch against the Rams. / Michael Zagaris/Getty Images

George Kittle swung many fantasy matchups with his dominant 134-yard performance in Week 15.

He's set up well to repeat the feat in Week 16 against the Los Angeles Rams, a team that he's torched throughout his career.

George Kittle Fantasy Outlook Week 16

Kittle has played five games against the Rams, and he has at least 98 yards in each of his last four. Those last four have seen him average 20.8 PPR points per game.

He has established himself as the primary target for Jimmy Garoppolo in the San Francisco 49ers passing game, leading the team with 92 targets and 73 catches despite missing two games in November.

The Rams defense has primarily struggled against the run this year, but they also were exposed by Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys last week. The 49ers are No. 2 in points scored and the No. 8 offense in Football Outsiders' DVOA metric this season.

While Kittle hasn't had that many touchdowns this season (four), his elite all-around skills have ensured him a high floor with how much the 49ers trust him in their offense. The Rams haven't figured out how to contain him for his whole career, and he should be set for a big game as the fantasy playoffs go down to the wire.

Kittle is the No. 1 ranked tight end in our Week 16 PPR fantasy football rankings

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