3 Best George Kittle Super Bowl 54 Prop Bets

Max Staley
George Kittle celebrates after winning the NFC Championship.
George Kittle celebrates after winning the NFC Championship. / Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
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With Super Bowl LIV now less than a week away, it's time for bettors to start ramping up their analysis of the big game. Traditionally, one of the most fun parts about a game of this magnitude is breaking down a slew of prop bets, which can be found on FanDuel Sportsbook.

With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the best prop bets on one of the game's biggest stars, San Francisco 49ers' tight end George Kittle.

1. George Kittle - Receptions: Over 5.5 (-164)

George Kittle only has four receptions over the past two games.
George Kittle only has four receptions over the past two games. / Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Kittle hasn't been very involved as a pass-catcher lately, but to be fair, no 49er has. While Jimmy Garoppolo has only thrown 27 passes through two playoff games, he's shown that he tends to target Kittle more when facing a top-tier opponent on offense. In Kittle's seven games against an opponent with a top-12 passing offense by DVOA Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics, the star tight end averaged 8.3 targets and 6.7 receptions per game. That's a solid improvement upon the 7.0 targets and 5.4 receptions per game against non-top-12 passing offenses by DVOA. Against a Kansas City Chiefs offense that ranked No. 2 in passing offense DVOA, and a KC defense that surrendered the second-most receptions per game to opposing tight ends, Kittle should be involved early and often.

2. George Kittle - Receiving Yards: Over 72.5 (-108)

George Kittle celebrates defeating the Packers in the NFC Championship.
George Kittle celebrates defeating the Packers in the NFC Championship. / Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

With Kittle likely to see a much heavier workload than he's handled in the playoffs thus far, it's certainly fair to expect him to convert that opportunity into production. While the Chiefs are one of the league's best defenses against the pass, they've actually struggled to defend opposing tight ends. In fact, during the regular season, Kansas City surrendered the fourth-most receiving yards per game to tight ends. Kittle reached at least 73 receiving yards in seven of his 14 regular-season games, and could be in line for another stellar performance here.

3. Any Time Touchdown / Match Winner Double: George Kittle / San Francisco 49ers (+290)

George Kittle and Jimmy Garoppolo after a play in the NFC Divisional Round.
George Kittle and Jimmy Garoppolo after a play in the NFC Divisional Round. / Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Despite being one of the best tight ends in football, Kittle didn't find the end zone as frequently as one might expect in 2019. He only had five receiving TDs through 14 regular-season games this season. Still, that feels more like a fluke than a legitimate mark against Kittle. He led the team with nine targets inside the 10-yard line, tying him for the eighth-most such targets in the NFL. And if Kittle scores, there's a good chance SF will be able to pull out the victory, as the 49ers went 5-0 in the five games Kittle found the end zone this season.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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