No. 3: Tight end George Kittle
Teams have made it thus far, at least in part, by limiting the opposing teams’ best players. This is why George Kittle will have a huge target on his chest on his way throughout the postseason.
The former fifth-round NFL Draft pick can no longer fly under the radar. Everyone knows getting the ball into Kittle’s hands is the primary goal of the 49ers on offense.
The thing is planning on stopping one of the league’s top tight ends and actually doing it are two completely different things.
Kittle is relentless picking up yardage after the catch and is also an incredible blocker. Even if defenses double team him in the passing game, he will still find a way to make an impact to help out other players on the offense.
If Kittle is the player opposing teams decide to neutralize, then he will gladly be a decoy who helps alleviate the pressure on the receivers and running backs.
By running over defenders, blocking and making big catches, Kittle will surely thrive throughout the 2020 playoffs.