Garrett Celek
Garrett Celek
30-Year-Old Tight EndTE
San Francisco 49ers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $10.2 million contract with the 49ers in February of 2016.
Catchless in loss
TESan Francisco 49ers
October 23, 2018
Celek was unable to convert his only target into a catch during Sunday's 39-10 loss to the Rams.
Celek has not caught a pass since Week 3 and has been targeted just twice during that span. Don't expect things to get much better. Celek is playing with a backup quarterback in a passing game that is running through fellow tight end George Kittle. If the sparse opportunities weren't enough, Sunday's matchup against a surprisingly stingy Arizona pass defense should further push down Celek's value.
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Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Garrett Celek's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
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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.
Garrett Celek
44 routes   5 targets
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289 routes   71 targets
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Buccaneers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Full participant Friday
TESan Francisco 49ers
October 12, 2018
Celek (quadriceps) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is on pace to be available for Monday night's matchup against the Packers, Matt Maiocco of reports.
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Suffers quad injury
TESan Francisco 49ers
October 8, 2018
Celek left Sunday's contest against the Cardinals with a quadriceps injury, ESPN's Nick Wagoner reports.
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Costly drop in loss
TESan Francisco 49ers
October 1, 2018
Celek did not record a reception in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.
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Targeted once
TESan Francisco 49ers
September 25, 2018
Celek caught his lone target for a gain of seven yards during Sunday's 38-27 loss to Kansas City.
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Hauls in touchdown
TESan Francisco 49ers
September 17, 2018
Celek caught both of his targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Lions.
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