Kyle Rudolph

Kyle Rudolph

Height: 6' 6"Weight: 265 lbsAge: 28College: Notre DameDrafted: #43 (2nd Rd. by Minnesota)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
1st easiest for TEs
Draft Rank (ECR) #86
Best / Worst #54 / #136
ADP #85


Kyle Rudolph saves best performance of the season for Week 17

Kyle Rudolph reeled in 11 receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' blowout victory over the Bears.

Fantasy Impact

Rudolph was the source of consistent productivity at the tight end position in 2016. The variance among tight ends was higher than most seasons, but Rudolph finished the season with a respectable 72 receptions for 723 yards and six touchdowns. His chemistry with quarterback Sam Bradford was undeniable in the later parts of the season, posting no less than six receptions in the team's final three games. He'll be a high-floor, low-ceiling TE1 heading into the 2017 season.

Shane Davies29 weeks ago
Kyle Rudolph totals 53 yards receiving in Week 16

Kyle Rudolph hauled in six of nine targets for 53 yards on Saturday against the Packers.

Fantasy Impact

It was a typical game for Rudolph, who remains an integral part of the Vikings' passing attack. Expect a similar line for Rudolph in Week 17 against the Bears.

Dan Harris30 weeks ago
Kyle Rudolph posts another respectable line in blowout loss to Colts

Rudolph finished with eight receptions on 10 targets for 97 yards and zero touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact

Rudolph reaped the benefits of a positive game script from the Vikings. He acquired the majority of his yardage when the game result was no longer in question, but it's safe to say that he's earned the confidence of quarterback Sam Bradford. Bradford threw 42 times, but targeted Rudolph on nearly a quarter of those attempts. Rudolph will continue to be a TE1/TE2 with upside moving forward.

Shane Davies31 weeks ago
Kyle Rudolph goes 4-60-1 against Jaguars

Kyle Rudolph caught 4-of-8 targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' Week 14 win over the Jaguars.

Fantasy Impact

It was one of Rudolph's better games of the season. He caught a 44-yard reception on the Vikings' first drive and caught the game-sealing touchdown from three yards out in the fourth quarter. Rudolph will face off against the porous Colts' defense in Week 15 and should be considered one of the more reliable TE1 options in all formats moving forward.

Shane Davies32 weeks ago
Kyle Rudolph gets 12 targets in Week 13

Kyle Rudolph secured six of 12 targets for 45 yards in the Vikings' loss to the Cowboys in Week 13.

Fantasy Impact

Rudolph now has back-to-back games of double digit targets, and he's turned them into two mediocre fantasy performances. In the end, Rudolph is just one of a handful of tight ends who will usually provide between 40 - 60 yards, but who needs a touchdown to be really valuable. Rudolph and the Vikings will take on the Jaguars in Week 14.

Dan Harris33 weeks ago