Who Should I Start? - Week 14

Greg Olsen or Kyle Rudolph

 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Greg Olsen
TE - CAR
Greg Olsen
vs. SD, Sun 1pm EST
Kyle Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
at JAC, Sun 1pm EST
Expert
Recommendation
94%
Recommended by
117 of 124 experts
6%
Recommended by
7 of 124 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 5# 11
Best Rank# 1# 5
Worst Rank# 11# 22
   
Matchup 
   
Opponent vs. SD at JAC
Matchup Rank1526
   
   
Stats Allowed   
Rec19.716.5
Rec Yds227165.5
Rec TD1.11
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total10281.3
Avg Game8.56.8
Avg Projection9.46.8
Week 133.04.5
   
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Injury Alert
Weather44 F, Mostly Cloudy72 F, Partly Cloudy
   
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Greg Olsen
TE - CAR
Greg Olsen
Kyle Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
2016 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN
9 tar, 7 rec, 73 yds, 0 td
at TEN
8 tar, 4 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. SF
8 tar, 5 rec, 122 yds, 1 td
vs. GB
8 tar, 3 rec, 31 yds, 1 td
Week 3 vs. MIN
10 tar, 6 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
at CAR
10 tar, 7 rec, 70 yds, 1 td
Week 4 at ATL
13 tar, 6 rec, 76 yds, 1 td
vs. NYG
7 tar, 5 rec, 55 yds, 1 td
Week 5 vs. TB
13 tar, 9 rec, 181 yds, 0 td
vs. HOU
4 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at NO
7 tar, 6 rec, 94 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7BYE WEEK at PHI
11 tar, 5 rec, 55 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. ARI
3 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
at CHI
6 tar, 5 rec, 31 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at LA
7 tar, 5 rec, 52 yds, 1 td
vs. DET
3 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 1 td
Week 10 vs. KC
8 tar, 5 rec, 39 yds, 0 td
at WAS
8 tar, 5 rec, 69 yds, 1 td
Week 11 vs. NO
7 tar, 4 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
vs. ARI
3 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 12 at OAK
5 tar, 4 rec, 45 yds, 0 td
at DET
10 tar, 9 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at SEA
7 tar, 3 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
12 tar, 6 rec, 45 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. SD at JAC
Week 15 at WAS vs. IND
Week 16 vs. ATL at GB
Week 17 at TB vs. CHI
 
Greg Olsen
TE - CAR
Greg Olsen
vs. SD, Sun 1pm EST
Kyle Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
at JAC, Sun 1pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions5.14.2
Rec Yards63.143.0
Rec TDs0.50.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points9.46.8
   
 
Greg Olsen
TE - CAR
Greg Olsen
Kyle Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
2016 Points 
Week 17.36.5
Week 218.29.1
Week 36.413.0
Week 415.611.5
Week 518.11.5
Week 69.4
Week 75.5
Week 81.13.1
Week 911.26.1
Week 103.912.9
Week 113.31.2
Week 124.56.4
Week 133.04.5
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
 
Greg Olsen
TE - CAR
Greg Olsen
Kyle Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
2016 Targets 
Week 198
Week 288
Week 31010
Week 4137
Week 5134
Week 67
Week 711
Week 836
Week 973
Week 1088
Week 1173
Week 12510
Week 13712
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
 
Greg Olsen
TE - CAR
Greg Olsen
vs. SD, Sun 1pm EST
Kyle Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
at JAC, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Earlier in the season, Olsen would be the surefire #1 tight end this week, but he has been awfully cold lately. Even with that being said, he is still a must start against San Diego this weekend.Jacksonville has been surprisingly good against tight ends, but Rudolph had a dozen targets last week. Any tight end who gets that kind of attention warrants a start the following week.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
I keep waiting for Olsen to work his way out of his slump and he keeps underwhelming in fantasy. He is a low-upside TE1 that has been more bust than boom in recent weeks.Rudolph has not scored a touchdown in 3 straight games, Rudolph has TE1 ability, but a bad passing offense caps his upside.