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Kyle Rudolph

Minnesota Vikings
Tight End

Ht: 6.5 | Wt: 265

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YearTmGRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptRushRush YdsRush TDFum Lost
2011MIN15262499.58300000
2012MIN16534939.30910000
2013MIN83031310.43300000
Average:3635210500000
Total:1091055101510000

Vikings | Kyle Rudolph held to one catch

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:07:23 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught one pass for four yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph was targeted only twice in the game but may still be working on his chemistry with Case Keenum. He could be a low-end No. 1 tight end against the New York Giants this week but could also be benched if owners have better options.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph finishes with 45 yards

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:34:58 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught four passes for 45 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph was a reliable target for Case Keenum during game but probably would have had a better day if Sam Bradford played. Rudolph can be a No. 1 tight end against certain opponents, but his value will drop if Keenum starts.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph nabs touchdown in opener

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:05:29 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph reeled in all three of his targets for 26 yards in the season opener Monday, Sept. 11, versus the New Orleans Saints, also adding a touchdown reception in the victory.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph was able to salvage his night with that touchdown score, but that's certainly fewer than the anticipated number of targets that owners were expecting. In fact, he played in just two games last season in which he received less than four balls thrown his way. In any event, Rudolph will have mostly higher-volume games coming up as one of Sam Bradford's most-trusted weapons.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph says he is healthy

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 11:09:43 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (leg) said he is completely recovered from the leg injury that sidelined him for part of the preseason.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph will continue to be a main part of the passing game after recording 840 yards and seven touchdowns in 2016. He should be considered a No. 1 tight end in all leagues this week against the New Orleans Saints.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph not playing Sunday

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 15:53:26 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (undisclosed) will not play in the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph is dealing with an undisclosed injury, so owners should keep an eye on the situation to see when Rudolph will return to the field. He was a reliable option for owners last season and should have a similar role this season. He can be considered a No. 1 fantasy tight end in most leagues.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph misses practice

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 16:29:31 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 24. He had a wrap on his right leg, but head coach Mike Zimmer had no comment about the situation.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor the situation to find out the severity of Rudolph's injury. He is coming off a terrific 2016 season where he posted 83 receptions, 840 yards and seven touchdowns. Rudolph should continue to be a solid target in the passing game and can be a No. 1 fantasy tight end.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph top targeted TE in scoring range

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 17:34:49 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph finished with 24 targets inside the red zone last year, including 10 inside the 10. Both marks were the best among tight ends.

Fantasy Tip: To put Rudolph's numbers inside the 20 and 10 into perspective, he saw more targets than Odell Beckham Jr. from both distances (24-21 and 10-9), caught more such passes than OBJ (14-9 and 6-4) and matched him at both levels in touchdowns. Perhaps the Vikings' talent upgrades along the offensive line will reduce their need to throw so quickly and lessen their dependence on Rudolph outside the 20, but he is a solid midrange TE1 and should remain the team's top option in the red zone.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph improving as a blocker

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 09:17:00 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is doing a better job as a blocker, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Fantasy Tip: Following a two-year stretch in which he played a total of 17 games, Rudolph has put together back-to-back full seasons and broke out last year with 83 catches for 840 yards - both career highs - and seven touchdowns. However, he graded out poorly as a run blocker, so this is a good sign for his current and future owners, as any improvement in that area should keep him on the field more than he already is. He is a midrange TE1 in fantasy.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph the go-to guy in red zone

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:57:11 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph was targeted 24 times in the red zone in 2016, ranking first among tight ends and second overall.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph emerged as one of Sam Bradford's favorite targets, and he finished among the league leaders at his position in most categories. With Bradford back under center in 2017, Rudolph should have no problem finishing as a midrange TE1.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph was NFL's most-targeted TE

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:46:47 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph led all tight ends this past season with 132 targets, converting that into career highs in receptions (83) and yards (840). He also registered seven receiving touchdowns.

Fantasy Tip: It's understandable if most owners were not aware of this. Luckily for Rudolph, he could be on track for a similarly heavy workload next year, as his role in the offense undoubtedly increased once star running back Adrian Peterson went down with injury. Peterson might not return to Minnesota, and if he's out of town, Rudolph should ideally pick up where he left off as one of Sam Bradford's most dependable targets in the passing game.

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