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By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 11:58pm EDT

Tight end Kyle Rudolph looked like the No. 1 option in the Vikings' passing attack on Saturday night as he caught 4 passes for 89 yards with a 51-yard TD catch in Minnesota's second preseason game against the Cardinals. Rudolph was Cassel's first-read on three separate pass plays and they resulted in gains of 14 and 18 yards as well as the 51-yard TD strike.

Fantasy Impact: If the first-half was any indication of what's to come, Kyle Rudolph will play an integral role in the Vikings' passing attack in 2014. The 6-foot-6, 260-pounder is currently being drafted as the 10th TE and the 94th overall player off the board in mock drafts. Rudolph could easily outperform his current draft position and is someone you should target if you miss out on the elite talent at the position.

By Jake Perper, Vikings Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 12:45am EDT

We saw what Jordan Cameron did under Norv Turner's direction last season and that's likely what Rudolph will do this season. The fourth-year pro caught one pass for 22 yards and fell just one yard short of scoring a touchdown against the Raiders on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: The Notre Dame product has 15 touchdown grabs in three seasons in the NFL. He is currently ranked as the 9th best TE in Fantasy Pros rankings behind Jordan Reed and ahead of Zach Ertz and Dennis Pitta. He should be a solid TE 1 if he can stay healthy this season.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sun, Jul 27th 11:14pm EDT

ESPN reports that tight end Kyle Rudolph has agreed to a five-year, 36.5 million dollar extension with the Minnesota Vikings. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Now that Rudolph's contract situation has been taken care of he can turn his full attention to learning new Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner's offense. And considering Turner's history with tight ends Rudolph could be in for a breakout season. Beginning in the early 1990's with Jay Novacek and continuing with Antonio Gates and Jordan Cameron, Turner's offenses have consistently featured a prolific pass-catching tight end. If history continues Rudolph could be a solid TE1 and a bargain at his current ADP of 95.

By Michael Bailey, Vikings Correspondent, Sun, Jul 27th 1:04pm EDT

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has shed some weight in the hopes that it will help him get open more often in coordinator Norv Turner's tight-end-friendly offense. (Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Matt Vensel)

Fantasy Impact: If Rudolph can stay healthy after only playing half a season a year ago, a return to his numbers of 2012 (53-493-9) isn't out of question.

Breaking Football | Jul 29th
Kyle Rudolph has signed a five-year extension to keep him in Minnesota for the foreseeable future. Rudolph became a breakout talent in 2012, catching 53 passes for 493 yards and 9 touchdowns. He missed half of 2013, but he produced when healthy. Last year, he averaged more than 10 yards per catch, on nearly four catches per game. Big things could be in store for Rudolph this year, as the Vikings a...
EDSFootball | Jul 28th
The Minnesota Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph have agreed to a five-year extension worth $36.5 million, per Jay Glazer of Fox Sports. Missing the second half of last season with a foot injury, Rudolph finished with 30 catches for 313 yards and three touchdowns in eight games last season. In 2012, Rudolph scored nine touchdowns, which tied Jimmy Graham for second among tight ends behind Rob ...