Kyle Rudolph

Kyle Rudolph

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

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) TE #6
Projection 7.3 pts

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Rudolph hasn't been able to get much going yet in 2017, though he did find the end zone in Week 1. After leading all tight ends in targets last season, he's seen just nine targets so far in 2017. He draws a fairly neutral matchup in Week 3 against the Bucs, who ranked middle of the pack both in terms of receptions and fantasy points allowed to tight ends in 2016. If Sam Bradford plays, then Rudolph will be, as he always is in those circumstances, a solid TE1. If Case Keenum remains under center, then Rudolph's value takes a bit of a hit. But Keenum targeted Rudolph six times last week, and that volume alone keeps him in the TE1 range regardless of his quarterback.

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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.

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RecsRec YdsRec TdsFumblesPoints
4.546.80.407.3
Statistics
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Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week45064.5
Season to Date35.50.54.56.6
Game Log
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OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 2@ PIT45064.5
Week 1vs. NO26138.6
Strength of Schedule
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OppSummary
Next Gamevs. TB30th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesDET, CHI, GB15th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)CAR, CIN, GB30th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--17th easiest remaining opponents