George Kittle Injury Update Boosts Ross Dwelley Fantasy Outlook for Monday Night Football

Zach Brunner
San Francisco 49ers v Arizona Cardinals
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San Francisco 49ers all-pro tight end George Kittle is expected to miss the Week 10 "Monday Night Football" game against the division rival Seattle Seahawks. This opens the door for more snaps for Ross Dwelley and Levine Toilolo, making them interesting fantasy football sleepers.

Kittle suffered a knee injury in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals. While he was able to return to the game and play through the injury, the team is taking a cautious approach with the star tight end, ensuring this injury doesn't develop into something more severe ahead of a likely playoff run.

The main beneficiary of Kittle's absence appears to be Dwelley, who is expected to start in his place. Last week, Dwelley started alongside Kittle and played just as many snaps as him (49), running 22 routes in the game. This led to him finishing with a season-high four catches for 29 yards.

Toilolo played just 19 snaps and is viewed more as a run blocking option at tight end. However, at 6'8", he is a massive red zone threat for Jimmy Garoppolo and has a chance to pull down a touchdown with his increased snaps.

Neither Dwelley nor Toilolo offer a ton of fantasy value, but Dwelley in particular can be a viable starter if you had been holding out hope for Kittle and are now left without a starting tight end for the week.


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