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What to do with George Kittle, Jordan Reed in Week 17 of the fantasy football playoffs

We go over the fantasy football outlook of George Kittle ahead of the 49ers Week 17 matchup against the Seahawks.

George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers runs with the ball during a game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on December 26, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers close out an injury-riddled 2020 campaign on Sunday when they host the Seattle Seahawks. The 49ers will be short-handed at several positions, but they are healthy as can be at tight end. George Kittle returned last week from a Week 8 broken foot and Jordan Reed has stayed relatively healthy for most of the second half of the season.

Fantasy Football analysis: 49ers TEs George Kittle, Jordan Reed

Kittle was instant offense last week against the Arizona Cardinals in his return from injured reserve. He caught four passes for 92 yards and was a bulldozing blocker. He was on a snap count, playing only half the team’s offensive snaps, but he was efficient in his opportunities. This week he faces a Seahawks defense that ranks fifth in fantasy points allowed to tight ends over the past four weeks, but has proven he is a must start.

Reed saw a significant decrease in snaps with Kittle returning. Ross Dwelley ended up with more work in serving as the complementary blocking option. With Reed not even getting much work in a somewhat limited workday for Kittle, it’s safe to drop him in most formats.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Kittle in all formats.
Sit Reed in all formats.