Who Should I Draft?

Dennis Pitta or Kyle Rudolph (2014)

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Dennis Pitta
Dennis Pitta BAL

Questionable - Hip
Expert Pick %
57%
44%
ECR
# 8
# 10
Best
# 0
# 0
Worst
# 21
# 20
Ave Projection (?)
7.5
8.0
Best
12.0
11.2
Worst
5.3
4.9
Expert Pick %
57%
44%
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ECR
# 8
# 10
Best
# 0
# 0
Worst
# 21
# 20
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
0
0
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
9
3
Jamey Eisenberg
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8
4
Jason Willan
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5
4
Staff Rankings
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11
4
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6
5
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9
5
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9
5
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14
5
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10
5
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10
5
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9
5
Chris Heil
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6
5
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7
5
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7
5
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8
5
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8
5
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14
5
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9
6
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5
6
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10
6
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4
6
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10
6
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4
6
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5
6
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10
6
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4
6
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9
7
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10
7
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10
7
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11
7
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5
7
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8
7
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10
7
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5
7
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5
7
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4
7
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9
8
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13
8
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7
8
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9
8
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10
8
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10
8
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9
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9
8
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7
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7
8
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9
8
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10
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10
8
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12
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11
8
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10
9
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9
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10
8
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10
8
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10
8
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5
8
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10
9
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11
9
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10
9
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8
9
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8
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12
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7
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13
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7
9
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5
9
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6
9
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5
9
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5
9
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7
9
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13
9
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7
9
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7
9
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7
9
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10
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5
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10
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10
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7
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12
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11
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10
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5
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11
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11
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10
9
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6
9
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6
9
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10
9
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6
9
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11
9
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6
9
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8
10
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12
10
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6
10
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6
10
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7
10
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16
10
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9
10
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4
10
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7
10
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5
10
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9
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8
10
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3
10
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7
10
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6
10
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7
10
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9
10
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9
10
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5
10
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8
10
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8
10
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7
10
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7
10
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7
10
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9
11
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7
11
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8
11
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9
11
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6
11
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8
11
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6
11
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5
11
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7
11
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5
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7
11
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10
11
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18
11
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5
11
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9
11
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4
11
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9
11
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11
12
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5
12
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9
12
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9
12
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7
12
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21
12
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5
12
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5
13
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8
13
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7
13

7
13
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11
13
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5
14
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13
14
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19
20
Ave Projection (?)
7.5
8.0
Best
12.0
11.2
Worst
5.3
4.9
Receptions
4.8
4.6
Rec Yards
49.3
48.2
Rec TDs
0.4
0.5
Ave Targets / Game
5.8
8.3
Total Targets
46.0
33.0
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
He is an incredible talent but we have yet to really see him be a huge contributor from a fantasy perspective. 2014 should be the year he is usable weekly.
Pitta offers TD upside and could be near double digit TDs in 2014.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
I love Rudolph's talent, but until the Vikings find him a quarterback that can throw the ball consistently, he is going to struggle to put up big fantasy numbers. Playing in Norv Turner's offense could be a big boost for his fantasy value.
Pitta should return to low TE1 to high TE2 value if he can play a full 16 games and the Ravens can improve the offensive line, so that their offense can move the ball more efficiently.
  
Sablich Brothers
The NY Times
The TE position has always been a big part of Norv Turner's offense.
Don't expect the Owen Daniels signing to hurt Pitta's production.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Rudolph was out for a portion of the season with an injury, but his performances when healthy left at lot to be desired. This year will be better as he is now in the Norv Turner tight end dominant offense. He slimmed down and looks to now have an extra gear to slice and dice the opposing defenses. During the team's preseason game against Arizona, Rudolph caught four passes for 89 yards and one score, including a 51-yard touchdown.
Pitta suffered a setback in his development with an off-season injury that limited him to four games last season. Quarterback Joe Flacco likes to target Pitta on key passing downs and in the red zone. That connection, along with a tight end friendly offense under Gary Kubiak, will contribute to a top ten fantasy season.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Everything you read on Kyle Rudolph right now is flooded with why Norv Turner will be the reason for his 2014 breakout season. It elaborates on how Turner relies heavily on Tight Ends by explaining his production with Tight Ends throughout his coaching career. In 1992, Dallas Cowboys TE, Jay Novacek caught 68 balls for 630 yards and 6 TD’s. Since that time, no other Tight End under Norv Turner’s Head Coaching/Offensive Coordinating career has a Tight End caught for more than 600 yards, until 2007?s Antonio Gates! Turner entered San Diego in Gates’ 4th season in the NFL, where he was coming off 3 consecutive seasons for 900+ yards. Norv Turner didn’t exactly mold Gates into one of the best Tight Ends in Fantasy Football History, rather he rode his hot streak. The same goes with Jordan Cameron. The Browns Tight End was poised for a breakout season being the number 2 receiving option on a team that threw the ball a league leading 681 times! We like Kyle Rudolph as a breakout candidate because of the situation he’s in. The acquisition of Norv Turner does absolutely nothing for us. Rudolph will be the Safety Valve for Rookie QB – Teddy Bridgewater. He’s an exceptional pass catcher and compliment to the raw Cordarrelle Patterson. Standing at 6’6/260, he’s a way sexier Red Zone Threat compared to the 5’11 aging 30 year old, Greg Jennings. Because of all of this, Rudolph has a great chance to lead this 2014 Vikings team in Receptions.
Returning from a dislocated hip injury, Pitta is now 100% healthy in Gary Kubiak’s TE Friendly Offense. The past 5 season under Gary Kubiak, Tight Ends for the Houston Texans combined to average 86 catches, 1020 receiving yards and 7 TD’s per season. With this, they were also fighting for Targets with the commanding Andre Johnson as well as RB’s Steve Slaton and Arian Foster (RB’s who catch a lot of balls, similarly to Ray Rice.) Pitta is better than the Tight Ends Kubiak worked with in Houston and Torrey Smith is nowhere near as commanding for Targets as Andre Johnson is. Kubiak envisions Pitta to have a versatile role that will move Pitta all around the field in their new offense. “I have done a lot of different things in this offense already,” Pitta told the Baltimore Sun. Pitta will be highly utilized in this Ravens Offense and has the potential to lead this team in receptions in 2014. Pitta possesses TE1 value, especially in PPR Leagues.
  
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
decent value pick at TE
 
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Playing under Norv Turner could finally unlock his potential.
Joe Flacco loves him. He'll be a key cog in Ravens' passing game.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Could be a freak in Norval's tight end friendly system. Injuries and QB play are only reason for skepticism.
Kubiak produces quality TE numbers and he's a very reliable pass catcher. He should be borderline top-10, if not much higher.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
He has the skills to be a top 5 tight end and looks to be coming into his own this season. I wish he had a better quarterback, but Norv Turner is good at giving tight ends production and Matt Cassel hasn't looked completely useless yet.
 
  
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Kyle Rudolph could see Hawaii again if Terry Bridgewater gets the call sooner rather than later.
Dennis Pitta has a friend in Joe Flacco