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George Kittle Injury Update Boosts Week 4 Fantasy Outlook

Max Staley
George Kittle injury update boosts his fantasy football outlook in Week 4.
George Kittle injury update boosts his fantasy football outlook in Week 4. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Update (Sunday, 10/3, 2:45 p.m. EST): George Kittle is officially active. He should be viewed as a top-five tight end on Sunday.

Earlier in the week, it looked like George Kittle was in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks due to a lingering calf injury. Thankfully, the San Francisco 49ers superstar is reportedly healthy enough to suit up in Week 4.

This is obviously great news for Kittle's fantasy football managers.

George Kittle Fantasy Outlook

Kittle hasn't been the elite producer he was drafted to be so far, but most of that is due to bad luck. The 27-year-old is averaging 5.0 catches for 62.3 yards per game this season, posting two games with at least 78 receiving yards.

The reason he's only been the TE9 in standard-scoring leagues is a lack of touchdowns. Kittle has yet to find the end zone this season, continuing strange trend for the tight end. The 49ers' primary weapon in the passing attack has never scored more than 5 touchdowns in a single season.

It's hard to see that continuing. And it could change as soon as this week. The Seahawks are allowing the seventh-most passing yards in the league and the seventh-best passer rating to opposing QBs. San Francisco has a chance to carve this defense up through the air, and Kittle should play a big part in that as usual.

As his calf injury isn't too much of an issue, Kittle should be back to top-three TE status sooner rather than later.

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