Bridgewater is not big on passing to tight ends and AP is likely to get most of the red zone work, so Rudolph figures to remain exactly what he was last season, a touchdown or bust tight end. He is a fine piece for streaming, but not worth clogging up a bench spot at any stage of the season.
It's just not happening for Rudolph in the fantasy world. After two injury-plagued seasons, he finally got a full 16 games in last year and caught just 49 passes. At his best, he gets you a touchdown and 30-40 yards, and that's not going to win you many fantasy games.