Garrett Celek
Garrett Celek
31-Year-Old Tight EndTE
San Francisco 49ers
Injury Back
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Celek's role greatly diminished with the emergence of superstar tight end George Kittle in 2018. The veteran saw his snaps cut in half (276) and produced just five catches on eight targets for 90 yards. The 31-year-old maintained his positive status as a red-zone target, turning two of his five catches into touchdowns. The 49ers added some competition for depth behind Kittle this offseason, expending a sixth-round pick on Kaden Smith and signing Levine Toilolo. Celek will have to earn his spot as Kittle's backup this year more than any other to keep Celek Time rolling. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $10.2 million contract with the 49ers in February of 2016.
Pivots to reserve/PUP list
TESan Francisco 49ers
September 6, 2019
The 49ers placed Celek (back) on the reserve/PUP list to begin the season, per the league's official transactions report.
Celek is working his way back from offseason back surgery. He may return in the regular season, but he will not be eligible to play or practice for the first six weeks.
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How often does Garrett Celek run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Garrett Celek and the other tight ends for the 49ers are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
117 routes   37 targets
21 routes   2 targets
8 routes   1 target
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Initially considered an afterthought, Celek managed to make the most of his opportunities in 2017. The veteran shared starting duties with rookie tight end, George Kittle, finishing with 336 yards and four touchdowns on 21 receptions. Kittle figures to take on a larger role in his sophomore campaign, but Celek's excellent blocking skills, coupled with coach Kyle Shanahan's preference of using two tight end sets means "Celek Time" isn't over yet.
Celek posted career highs in receptions (29) and receiving yards (350) after starter Vance McDonald went down with a shoulder injury in the second half of last season. The 29-year-old will enter the 2017 season in a similar backup role, but given the latter's propensity to land on the injury report, he could wind up starting again for stretches of the schedule. Regardless of role, Celek has more real-world value as a blocking tight end than he does as a fantasy option, especially under new head coach Kyle Shanahan who didn't have a tight end finish in the top-32 in receiving yards at the position.
Celek was one of several tight ends who saw action for the 49ers last season. Primarily used as a run blocker, he flashed a bit of playmaking ability with 9.8 YPC and three touchdowns in 11 games (eight starts). There are opportunities for targets in Chip Kelly's offense, but Vance McDonald and Blake Bell have higher upsides than the 28-year-old Celek.
Celek will have to outshine younger tight ends during training camp to avoid being cut.
Celek's back issue is looking more severe than it did in the preseason and he is in jeopardy of not making it past the roster cuts come week 1.
Celek enters 2013 as the back-up to Vernon Davis and will be used primarily as a blocking tight end which limits his value in fantasy. He is capable of coming down with a few catches but not enough to warrant a spot on your roster. He'll also spend his time trying to stave off rookie Vance McDonald who is ultimately expected to supplant him due to more refined skills as a pass-catcher.
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Placed on PUP list
TESan Francisco 49ers
July 26, 2019
Celek was placed on the 49ers' PUP list Friday with a back injury, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Recovering from back surgery
TESan Francisco 49ers
June 11, 2019
Celek underwent back surgery this offseason and will be out for two months, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Aiming for training camp
TESan Francisco 49ers
May 21, 2019
Celek (thumb/concussion) will not be cleared to play before training camp, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Gets competition during offseason
TESan Francisco 49ers
May 15, 2019
Celek (concussion/thumb) will have competition at tight end after the 49ers used a sixth-round pick on Kaden Smith in April's draft and signed Levine Toilolo on Wednesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Recovering from surgery
TESan Francisco 49ers
January 25, 2019
Celek (concussion) is recovering from thumb surgery but should be ready for the start of the offseason program, Joe Fann of the 49ers' official website reports.
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