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Kyle Rudolph or O.J. Howard

Who Should I Start? - Week 14 - Half Point PPR

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kyle RudolphK. Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
vs. IND, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 12# 19-
Best Rank# 9# 16-
Worst Rank# 20# 25-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DET vs. IND-
Matchup RatingThis is a 3 star matchup. TEs perform close to their average vs DETThis is a 3 star matchup. TEs perform close to their average vs IND-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec18.418.3
Rec Yds234.5194.6
Rec TD1.71.2
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total84.644.9-
Avg Game7.14.5-
Avg Projection7.75.4-
Week 1313.08.6-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor75 F, Clear-
    
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  Kyle RudolphK. Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ATL
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
5 tar, 4 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at GB
4 tar, 3 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
at CAR
0 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. OAK
1 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
vs. NYG
4 tar, 3 rec, 66 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at CHI
1 tar, 1 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
at LAR
3 tar, 3 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at NYG
1 tar, 1 rec, 4 yds, 0 td
at NO
2 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. PHI
3 tar, 3 rec, 36 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
4 tar, 2 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at DET
6 tar, 5 rec, 58 yds, 1 td
BYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. WAS
3 tar, 3 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
at TEN
Week 9 at KC
5 tar, 3 rec, 23 yds, 1 td
at SEA
Week 10 at DAL
5 tar, 4 rec, 14 yds, 2 td
vs. ARI
7 tar, 4 rec, 47 yds, 1 td
Week 11 vs. DEN
5 tar, 5 rec, 67 yds, 1 td
vs. NO
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 12BYE WEEK at ATL
2 tar, 1 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at SEA
6 tar, 4 rec, 50 yds, 1 td
at JAC
6 tar, 5 rec, 61 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. DET vs. IND
Week 15 at LAC at DET
Week 16 vs. GB vs. HOU
Week 17 vs. CHI vs. ATL
  Kyle RudolphK. Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
vs. IND, Sun 1pm EST
Receiving
   
Receptions3.92.7
Rec Yards40.633.8
Rec TDs0.30.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points7.75.4
   
  Kyle RudolphK. Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
2019 Points 
Week 10.03.2
Week 22.40.0
Week 31.68.1
Week 41.74.8
Week 50.91.5
Week 65.14.5
Week 714.3
Week 83.2
Week 99.8
Week 1017.412.7
Week 1115.20.0
Week 121.5
Week 1313.08.6
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Kyle RudolphK. Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
2019 Targets 
Week 115
Week 240
Week 314
Week 413
Week 512
Week 634
Week 76
Week 83
Week 95
Week 1057
Week 1151
Week 122
Week 1366
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Kyle RudolphK. Rudolph
TE - MIN
Kyle Rudolph
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
O.J. HowardO. Howard
TE - TB
O.J. Howard
vs. IND, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
Rudolph has been terrific with Thielen off the field this season, and now it looks like Thielen will miss yet another game, after not practicing on either Wednesday or Thursday. The starting TE has seen a nice bump in fantasy value without Thielen, making him a borderline TE1 option this week.Howard put together one of his most productive games of the season last week, in a game where the top two WRs were held in check. We can't assume they will be limited two weeks in a row, and we really cannot begin to predict that there will be any kind of consistency for Howard at this point in the season. So yes, he is a chance to repeat last week's performance. He certainly has the talent, but we he's only a volatile TE2 option this week.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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.So, Howard is alive after all? I talked about this last week when I said he's going to go off at some point while on someone's bench or on the waiver wire. While five catches for 61 yards doesn't exactly constitute as "going off," it's a step in the right direction. Now going to play against the Colts defense that's allowed eight different tight ends turn in a performance with four or more receptions. No tight end has topped 73 yards, but they've constantly allowed a lot of receptions underneath. This all goes back to their zone-heavy scheme allowing receptions but containing the big play. That's not great for someone like Howard who's not used as a possession-style tight end. He's a risk-reward TE2 at this point who's disappointed but knowing the Bucs will have some trouble running the ball consistently, Howard has some appeal.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Lions are just 20th against fantasy tight ends and Rudolph has been on a touchdown tear in recent weeks. He is a solid TE1 option at home this week. 
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