George Kittle – Historical Comps For His Rookie Season
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San Francisco 49ers rookie tight end George Kittle is the latest first year to come under our scrutiny, as we continue to look back on prominent fantasy-relevant rookies from 2017. We’ll see how his numbers from the last season compared to other recent rookies, before meeting those two intruders, namely the good and bad, of his first season. Finally, I’ll offer my thoughts on his fantasy appeal moving forward. Using the RotoViz Screener, I set it:
to find rookies from 2007 – 2017 and selected some basic production and usage numbers as variables. I also included draft pick. The influence of draft pick on a player’s opportunity declines over time, but it’s still relevant heading into a player’s second season. Then I asked the Screener to find seasons comparable to my target player.