Kyle Rudolph

Kyle Rudolph

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

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Week Rank (ECR) TE #6
Projection 7.2 pts

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Kyle Rudolph acts as security blanket for backup QB

Kyle Rudolph saw six targets (tied with Stefon Diggs and Adam Theilen for the team lead) in the Vikings' loss to the Steelers in Week 2. He converted four receptions into 45 yards.

Fantasy Impact

You could have done worse at the TE position than Rudolph's performance this week. There are definitely some better upside options out there, which may be worth a look if Sam Bradford remains inactive with his knee injury. Rudolph had a nice floor with Bradford, but with the much less efficient Case Keenum, Rudolph becomes a more risky play. Consider streaming based on matchups if Bradford remains out. Rudolph is a strong TE1 once Bradford returns, but a risky back end starter until then.

Kyle Rudolph scores in Week 1 victory

Kyle Rudolph caught all three of his targets for 26 yards and a touchdown in last night's 29-19 victory over over the Saints.

Fantasy Impact

Rudolph hit the ground running after missing a good chunk of the preseason with injury. Rudolph figures to see a heavy target volume in the red zone this year and he will also see enough targets most weeks to still have value making him a fairly safe play at a highly volatile position. He is a TE1 with a safe floor and a must-start every week.

Jacob Bridges1 week ago
Kyle Rudolph remains out with leg injury

Kyle Rudolph remained out of the Vikings' third preseason game with an unspecified leg injury.

Fantasy Impact

Rudolph is likely to miss the final preseason game of the season given he's been out this long, but there's nothing to point at him missing the start of the regular season due to the leg injury. Rudolph may have a hard time replicating his 2016 production, but he's still a good bet to be a TE1 this season for fantasy purposes. He's currently the TE6 in our expert consensus.

Blaine Blontz3 weeks ago
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 Davies38 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 Harris39 weeks ago