TE - NYG
Week 2 Outlook
Giants tight end Kyle Rudolph caught both of his targets for 25 yards in Thursday night's loss to the Washington Football Team.
Even with fellow tight end Evan Engram out, Rudolph has caught just four passes for 33 yards. With Engram expected back in Week 3, Rudolph is not someone fantasy managers should be targeting.
Giants tight end Kyle Rudolph caught two of his five targets for just eight yards in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.
Rudolph is like to be a touchdown-dependent option in fantasy this season, even when fellow tight end Evan Engram misses time.
Giants TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) passed his physical and has returned to practice.
Rudolph underwent surgery late in the offseason, which has cost him most of training camp. The good news is he's now expected to ramp up his participation level. Rudolph could wind up being a thorn in the side of Evan Engram's fantasy value this year.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that the Giants have placed TE Kyle Rudolph on the PUP list.
This isn't really anything unexpected. A standard physical examination by Giants doctors revealed a previously undiscovered foot injury that required surgery. He is still rehabbing, but should be good to go for the season. Rudolph found himself a new home this off-season, as the Giants added plenty of pass catchers to the roster. Unfortunately, last season, he averaged just 5.5 points per game. He is best left on waivers, with the exception of deeper tight end premium leagues.
Per Giants beat writer Zack Rosenblatt, TE Kyle Rudolph is on his way to returning from foot surgery and should be making his debut for the Giants by training camp.
Shortly after signing his two-year $12M contract with the Giants back in March, Rudolph announced that he would be getting foot surgery to address the injury that caused him to miss the final four games of the 2020 season with the Vikings. Since then, Rudolph has been mostly unavailable and busy rehabbing, but did take a major step in the right direction during the Giants' final minicamp practice as he was catching stationary passes from Daniel Jones. Rudolph, 31-years old, appears to be on track to make his debut come training camp in July. When healthy, Rudolph is likely to serve as a complimentary piece to Evan Engram for New York, who has already added a plethora of new pass catchers offensively. For fantasy purposes Rudolph will be too hard to rely on unless there is an injury to Engram.