Dave Helman breaks down the San Francisco 49ers' victory over the New York Giants. Within the segment, Helman reacts to the strong performances of Deebo Samuel, George Kittle and Brock Purdy. Helman also makes sure to break down what went wrong for Daniel Jones and the New York Giants.
Kittle secured seven of nine targets for 90 yards in the 49ers' 30-12 win over the Giants on Thursday night.
49ers TE George Kittle totaled just six catches for 49 yards over the first two games of the season. He topped both of those marks in Thursday night's win over the Giants, hauling in seven balls for 90 yards. The big difference? San Francisco was without WR Brandon Aiyuk. Kittle drew nine targets for a 24.3% share vs. New York -- well up from his 16.7% target share over the first two weeks of the season. Kittle is an elite fantasy option whenever Aiyuk, WR Deebo Samuel, or RB Christian McCaffrey are out. He'll be inconsistent when all three of those guys are healthy. We'll see if Aiyuk is able to make it back for Week 4.
The 49ers tight end celebrated like an overexcited DB after batting down an inaccurate throw.
49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk (shoulder) is officially inactive for tonight's game vs. the Giants. He seemed relatively close to playing tonight, so we're tentatively expecting him back for Week 4. Aiyuk's absence should make San Francisco's offense even more concentrated, with RB Christian McCaffrey, WR Deebo Samuel, and TE George Kittle dominating touches.