Garrett Celek
Garrett Celek
30-Year-Old Tight EndTE
San Francisco 49ers
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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.
Aiming for training camp
TESan Francisco 49ers
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May 21, 2019
Celek (thumb/concussion) will not be cleared to play before training camp, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
ANALYSIS
Celek ended the season on the sideline with a concussion, and head coach Kyle Shanahan revealed Tuesday that the tight end is still going through the league's concussion protocol. With Celek out for the next couple of months, Levine Toilolo, whom the 49ers signed last week, should get extra reps at tight end during practices.
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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.
Air Yards Per Game
5.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.31
 
% Team Air Yards
2.2%
 
% Team Targets
1.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
62.5%
 
Drop Rate
12.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.0
 
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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
54 routes   8 targets
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55%
497 routes   136 targets
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13 routes   2 targets
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181 routes   24 targets
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2013
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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Gets competition during offseason
TESan Francisco 49ers
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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
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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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Will sit season finale
TESan Francisco 49ers
Concussion
December 28, 2018
Celek (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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Practices in limited fashion
TESan Francisco 49ers
Concussion
December 26, 2018
Celek (concussion) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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In concussion protocol
TESan Francisco 49ers
Concussion
December 24, 2018
Celek (concussion) is in the concussion protocol Monday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.comreports.
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