Who Should I Draft?

Greg Olsen or Kyle Rudolph (2014)

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# 0
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7.5
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12.0
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5.3
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47%
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ECR
# 7
# 8
Best
# 0
# 0
Worst
# 30
# 21
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
0
0
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
2
4
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
3
13
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
4
11
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
4
11
Raju Byfield
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4
5
Dave Major
XN Sports
4
12
Matthew Berry
ESPN
4
11
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
5
12
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
5
8
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
5
12
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
5
7
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
5
13
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
5
8
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Yahoo! Sports
5
9
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5
7
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5
9
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5
10
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5
8
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5
10
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5
9
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5
9
R.J. White
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5
7
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
5
9
Gene Wang
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5
8
Scott Cullen
TSN
5
18
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
5
10
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Roto Analysis
5
6
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
6
5
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
6
5
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6
7
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The Fantasy Sports Brain
6
10
Kelly Smelser
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6
10
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6
4
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
6
7

6
7
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6
7
Dennis Esser
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6
5
Joe Bond
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6
9
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6
7
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6
10
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6
7
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6
10
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6
9
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6
5
Terrance Bridgett
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7
10
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6
11
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6
7
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6
10
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6
7
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6
10
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6
10
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6
10
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6
11
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7
10
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7
10
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7
6
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7
8
Walton Spurlin
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7
9
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13
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7
5
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7
10
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9
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8
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10
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7
11
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7
6
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7
4
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8
10
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
8
6
Chet Gresham
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8
5
Tom Schriner
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8
6
Adam Pfeifer
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8
9
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
8
7
Micah James
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8
5
Jody Smith
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8
6
Jason Willan
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8
5
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8
10
Dan Clasgens
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8
9
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8
7
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8
7
Mike Tagliere
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8
7
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8
13
Chris Heil
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8
6
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8
7
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8
10
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8
7
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8
11
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8
7
Tom Poisal
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8
5
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8
6
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8
7
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8
5
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8
5
Ryan Hodge
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8
10
Cedric Hopkins
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8
11
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8
10
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8
19
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8
5
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8
6
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8
5
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8
7
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8
10
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8
4
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8
7
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8
9
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9
8
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9
10
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9
10
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9
4
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9
6
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9
7
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9
8
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9
5
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9
3
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9
8
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9
14
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9
8
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9
5
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10
9
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10
9
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10
9
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10
7
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10
7
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10
5
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10
11
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10
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10
6
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10
9
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10
11
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10
5
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10
5
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10
4
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10
9
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11
8
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11
9
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11
5
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NFL.com
11
10
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11
16
Staff Rankings
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11
6
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12
14
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12
7
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12
8
Bill Enright
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12
8
Davis Mattek
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12
9
Michael Pichan
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13
9
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13
12
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15
9
Steve Olson
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30
21
Ave Projection (?)
9.1
7.5
Best
11.0
12.0
Worst
6.9
5.3
Receptions
4.4
4.8
Rec Yards
47.5
49.3
Rec TDs
0.7
0.4
Ave Targets / Game
6.8
5.8
Total Targets
109.0
46.0
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Greg Olsen may very well be Cam Newtonís top target this season with the Panthers receiver corps in shambles aside from rookie Kelvin Benjamin.
Kyle Rudolph could see Hawaii again if Terry Bridgewater gets the call sooner rather than later.
  
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
a very solid TE this season
decent value pick at TE
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Olsen is as safe of a fantasy tight end as you can find, he is not going to put up monster numbers, but he has finished sixth and eighth among fantasy tight ends the last two seasons. The Panthers have the worst receiving core in the NFL, so Olsen should see plenty of targets.
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.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Olsen isn't flashy, but he's one of Cam Newton's favorite targets and his numbers continue to improve.
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.
  
Tom Schriner
FFLockerRoom
Cam Newton's favorite target and only proven target (since Steve Smith is now gone). He has been a consistent threat in his last two seasons in Carolina, about 800 yards and 5-6 scores. He will not wow you week-in and week-out, but he will continue to be a prime member of your starting lineup.
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.
  
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Newton's most reliable set of hands now that Smith is gone.
The TE position has always been a big part of Norv Turner's offense.
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
Olsenís 2012 and 2013 seasons mimic themselves in nearly every category and differ by only 4 Receptions, 1 TD and 27 Receiving Yards. The consistency will continue forward in 2014 and we feel that Olsenís numbers will only increase in every category as the Carolina Options are limited for Cam Newton. Olsen rarely has a monster performance that wins games for Fantasy Owners, however he also doesnít produce goose-eggs that lose games either. For example, Olsen didnít notch a single game last season over 90 Receiving Yards. Olsen was Targeted 111 times last year and yielded 73 Receptions with a Reception Rate of 65%. In 2012, Olsen saw almost identical numbers as he snatched 69 Receptions on 104 Targets with a 66% Reception Rate. We expect Olsenís Targets to jump to the 120 range. With a consistent Reception Rate, look for Olsen to grab 79-80 Receptions in 2014. Olsen has averaged 12.21 YPC in 2012 and 11.17 YPC in 2013. We expect Olsen to jump to nearly 925 Receiving Yards in 2014 with an uptick in TD Numbers as well. He is a consistent option that has the ability to finish higher than his current Legion Report Ranking.
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 TDís. Since that time, no other Tight End under Norv Turnerís 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 Gatesí 4th season in the NFL, where he was coming off 3 consecutive seasons for 900+ yards. Norv Turner didnít 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 heís in. The acquisition of Norv Turner does absolutely nothing for us. Rudolph will be the Safety Valve for Rookie QB Ė Teddy Bridgewater. Heís an exceptional pass catcher and compliment to the raw Cordarrelle Patterson. Standing at 6í6/260, heís a way sexier Red Zone Threat compared to the 5í11 aging 30 year old, Greg Jennings. Because of all of this, Rudolph has a great chance to lead this 2014 Vikings team in Receptions.
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Seems destined to be a critical component in WR-deprived offense.
Playing under Norv Turner could finally unlock his potential.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
Easy to say he will get 800 yards and 5 TDs.
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.
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
He's all Cam Newton has, so you'd think he'd have a great shot at posting career numbers.
Could be a freak in Norval's tight end friendly system. Injuries and QB play are only reason for skepticism.