George Kittle has spent his entire career so far with the 49ers, signing a shiny brand new 5-year contract this season for $75 million with an additional $18 million signing bonus. The 49ers have made it clear that they want him to stick around for the long haul, making him the highest-paid tight end in the league. While Kittle sat out for in Weeks 2 and 3 with a sprained MCL, he came back in Week 4 with authority. Can he do the same in Week 5?
Fantasy Football analysis: 49ers TE George Kittle
Kittle completely dominated Philadelphia’s defense in his Week 4 return, catching all 15 of his targets good for 183 yards and a touchdown on top of that. Despite the 49ers coming out of that game with a loss, it’s all smiles for Kittle as he seems to be back to full health with no reports of re-injuring his knee in last week’s contest. Granted, he’ll be going up against a tough Miami defense that have allowed the fourth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends all season, but going forward there’s no reason not to consider Kittle as a lock at TE1 for the foreseeable future as long as he stays healthy.