George Kittle Injury Update Clouds Week 11 Fantasy Football Value
While he hasn't quite reached the highs he hit last season, George Kittle is still among the best tight ends in fantasy football. He has also been playing some of his best football lately, averaging 6.0 catches for 82.5 receiving yards per contest across his last two games, but an injured knee kept him on the sidelines in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Unfortunately, it looks like that knee could once again keep Kittle out in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals, as San Francisco 49ers' head coach Kyle Shanahan has said it looks like he'll be a game-time decision.
The potential for Kittle to miss this game is obviously a blow to his fantasy value, but it's particularly bad news considering Arizona has been the worst defense in the league against opposing tight ends.
The Cardinals have allowed an average of 21.37 fantasy (PPR) points per game to the tight end position. The next closest defense, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is more than 3.0 fantasy points behind Arizona, surrendering 18.17.
Kittle also shredded the Cardinals back in Week 9, catching six passes for 79 yards and one TD.
If Kittle does manage to suit up, he's the top ranked tight end in our Week 11 fantasy football PPR rankings. However, if Kittle is forced to miss his second consecutive game, Ross Dwelley, who saw seven targets in Week 10, could be an interesting streaming tight end option on Sunday.
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