UPDATE: Kittle is INACTIVE.
UPDATE: The 49ers have activated tight end Garrett Celek off injured reserve for Week 10 Monday Night Football. This would suggest George Kittle will be inactive for the game with his knee injury. Ross Dwelley will likely get the start in place of Kittle vs. the Seahawks.
The San Francisco 49ers will likely be without tight end George Kittle in Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks due to a knee injury suffered in Week 9. Kittle took a helmet to his knee a week ago Thursday and was unable to practice this past week. He was formally designated as doubtful on Saturday’s final injury report. That means he has a 25 percent or less chance of playing.
Ross Dwelley will start in place of Kittle, with Levine Toilolo coming off the bench as a complementary option. In two seasons with the 49ers, Dwelley has appeared in 19 games and has nine receptions for 42 yards. He is primarily a blocking tight end and occasional special teams contributor who signed with the 49ers last season as an undrafted free agent.
Fantasy football analysis: MNF tight ends
If you were waiting until the last minute, you’ve got limited options at the tight end position. Ross Dwelley and Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister are the only two options worth considering if you’re desperate. Hollister had four receptions for 37 yards and two touchdowns last week, while Dwelley had four receptions for 29 yards and no scores. Hollister gets a slight edge, but not much.