Skip to main content
Kyle Rudolph

Kyle Rudolph

Height: 6' 6"Weight: 265 lbsAge: 30College: Notre DameDrafted: #43 (2nd Rd. by Minnesota)

Week 14 Outlook

Sun 1:00pm ET
Matchup (?)
Week Rank (ECR) TE #16
Projection 5.5 pts


Expert Note
View More Notes

As mentioned last week, if Thielen is out of the lineup, Rudolph benefits greatly. It seems likely that Thielen returns this week, but if he doesn't, light up your Rudolph shares. He's now seen at least five targets in each of his last four games and five of his last six. The last time these two teams met, Thielen had to leave early and it was the first time all year Rudolph was fantasy relevant, hauling in 5-of-6 targets for 58 yards and a touchdown. The Lions are kind of the opposite of the Vikings, as they rank as a middle-of-the-pack team against tight ends, but when targeted, they do damage, as indicated by the 8.99 yards per target (4th-highest) and 2.05 PPR points per target (2nd-highest). They've now allowed a touchdown and/or 52-plus yards to nine different tight ends this year. That should give Rudolph a decent floor in this game, though Thielen would swing things quite a bit. If Thielen plays, Rudolph is a middling TE2 who'd be touchdown dependent. If Thielen sits, Rudolph would be a low-end TE1.

Player News
View More News

Kyle Rudolph scores for fourth straight game

Kyle Rudolph brought in four of five targets for 50 yards and a TD in the Vikings’ 37-30 loss to the Seahawks on Monday.

Fantasy Impact

Rudy scored for the fourth straight game and sixth time in his last six games after failing to reach the end zone through the Vikings' first six games of the season. His emergence as a consistent threat in the passing game with touchdown upside has planted him firmly on the TE1 map, and he should be considered that for Week 14's matchup with Detroit.

Zachary Hanshew - 3 days ago
Recent Articles
View More Articles
The Primer: Week 14 Edition (2019 Fantasy Football) photo
Since joining the industry, the question I've probably heard most is, "Have you been a diehard football fan your entire life? Was it always ...
by Mike Tagliere in FantasyDec 5, 2019
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 14TE #16TE #10TE #2232
Rest of Season TE #17TE #10TE #225
Dynasty TE #28TE #22TE #355
(Week 14)
View More Projections
RecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
View More Stats
Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week501411
Last 3 Weeks43.71.34.313
Season to Date25.
Game Log
View More Games
OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 13@ SEA501411
Week 11vs. DEN671512.7
Week 10@ DAL142415.4
Week 9@ KC23138.3
Strength of Schedule
View Full Schedule
Next Gamevs. DET15th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesLAC, GB, CHI9th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)DET, LAC, GB8th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--8th easiest remaining opponents
Kyle Rudolph


Go Premium For FREE
Yahoo DFS offer Monkey Knife Fight offer DraftKings offer FanDuel offer
Deposit $10 at a DFS partner site you have NOT played at and get a FREE 6 Month HOF Subscription!
Who Should I Start?
recommended by 42% of experts
recommended by 56% of experts
Noah Fant TE-DEN
recommended by 13% of experts
recommended by 4% of experts
Most Accurate Experts
for Kyle Rudolph
T-1.Andy BehrensTE #19
T-1.Pat FitzmauriceTE #15
T-1.Chet GreshamTE #16
T-1.John Paulsen-
T-1.Mike HarmonTE #11
View Overall Accuracy Rankings
1Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
2Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
3Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
4Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
5Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
6Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
7Aaron Jones (GB)RB
8Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
9Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
10Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
 View all Flex Rankings 
11Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
12Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
13Josh Jacobs (OAK)RB
14Davante Adams (GB)WR
15Mark Ingram (BAL)RB
16Michael Thomas (NO)WR
17Mike Evans (TB)WR
18Miles Sanders (PHI)RB
19Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
20Chris Carson (SEA)RB
21DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
22Chris Godwin (TB)WR
23D.J. Moore (CAR)WR
24Phillip Lindsay (DEN)RB
25Julian Edelman (NE)WR
26Cooper Kupp (LAR)WR
27Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
28Stefon Diggs (MIN)WR
29Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
30Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
1Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
2Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
3Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
4J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
5Trevor Story (COL)SS
6Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
7Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
8Trea Turner (WSH)SS
9Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
10Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
 View All Rankings 
11Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
12Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
13Gerrit Cole (FA)SP
14Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
15Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
16Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
17Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
18Juan Soto (WSH)LF
19Anthony Rendon (FA)3B
20Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
21Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
22Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
23Starling Marte (PIT)CF
24Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
25Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
26Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
27Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
28Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
29George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
30Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
 View All Rankings 
11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C