The San Francisco 49ers face the Los Angeles Rams minus some key cogs, and they have a question about a key skill position player. Earlier in the week, the 49ers announced that fullback Kyle Juszczyk and right tackle Mike McGlinchey will both miss four-to-six weeks. On Friday, they added tight end George Kittle to the injury list. He practiced fine on Wednesday and Thursday, but injured his groin on Friday and is listed as questionable for the game.
Head coach Kyle Shanahan said on Friday that he expects Kittle to be available on Sunday, but he also said, it was still too early to say with 100 percent certainty. Kittle was set to meet with the trainers later on Friday. NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport tweeted on Sunday that Kittle was still expected to play, but would work it out pre-game to make sure everything was fine.
Fantasy football analysis, 49ers tight end George Kittle
A Groin injury can be tricky since a wrong move can quickly aggravate it. However, if Kittle is active, you have to start him against the Rams. The 49ers run game lost two key players in Juszczyk and McGlinchey, so this could be a game where the team leans on Jimmy Garoppolo a little bit more. If that’s the case, he’ll be looking George Kittle’s way quite a bit.