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Kyle Rudolph

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph the leading receiver

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:39:06 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph led the Vikings with nine catches for 64 yards in a Week 12 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Tip: To be expected, Rudolph was targeted early and often with Stefon Diggs inactive. Unfortunately, Sam Bradford didn't throw many balls down the field, limiting Rudolph's ceiling. He's still a borderline TE1 going forward.

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Vikings | Five grabs for Kyle Rudolph

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 21:39:05 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph hauled in five balls for 31 yards in the Week 8 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Oct. 31. He was targeted six times.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph has five or more grabs in four of his past five outings, but he hasn't found the end zone in three games since a three-game scoring run from Week 2 through 5. He is best used as a TE2 in most fantasy leagues going forward.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph should play

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 17:03:06 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (rib) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph has scored a touchdown in each of the last three games and appears to have a good chemistry with Sam Bradford. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph back at practice

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 18:14:51 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ribs) returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, Oct. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph should be on the field in Week 5 against Houston. He has scored in three straight games and is locked in as one of Sam Bradford's favorite targets. Start him in all formats.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph does not practice

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 19:37:59 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ribs) was unable to take part in the practice session Wednesday, Oct. 5, due to a rib injury.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph has scored a touchdown in each of the past three games, and he has 12 receptions for 125 yards over his past two outings. He has also been targeted seven or more times in each of his first four games, developing a nice rapport with Sam Bradford while re-emerging as a low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph has solid performance

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 21:04:23 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted five receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in the Week 4 game against the New York Giants Monday, Oct. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph has been targeted at least seven times in each of his four games, and he has visited the end zone in each of his past three outings. He has re-emerged as a decent low-end TE1 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 5 against the Houston Texans.

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Vikings | Sam Bradford trusts Kyle Rudolph

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:01:21 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is easy to trust because of his big catch radius, according to QB Sam Bradford.

Fantasy Tip: Bradford has targeted Rudolph 18 times in two games, and the strong chemistry between the two makes Rudolph a TE1 against the Giants in Week 4.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph finds end zone

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:38:01 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught seven passes for 70 yards and one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph has scored a touchdown in each of his last two games and has been targeted at least eight times in all three games this season. He should continue to be a solid option in Minnesota's passing game and can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph on track to play

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:17:56 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph should receive a decent amount of targets in Week 3 but is only a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.

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Vikings | No limitations for Kyle Rudolph

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:00:13 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (groin) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

Fantasy Tip: A matchup with a stingy Carolina defense will cap Rudolph's upside in Week 3. At best, he is a low-end TE1 in 12-team leagues.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph limited

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:20:28 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (groin) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph should be able to play in Week 3, but owners may want to keep an eye on him for the rest of the week to see if anything changes. He has caught seven passes for 96 yards and one touchdown this season and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.

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Vikings | Charles Johnson, Kyle Rudolph active

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:15:16 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Charles Johnson (quadriceps) and TE Kyle Rudolph (knee) are each active for the Week 2 game against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: Both players should only be of interest to fantasy players in deeper leagues at this point.

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Vikings | Minnesota's Friday injury report

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:35:45 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), TE MyCole Pruitt (knee) and CB Xavier Rhodes (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 16, and have been ruled out. OT Matt Kalil (hip) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. C Nick Easton (ankle), TE Rhett Ellison (knee), WR Charles Johnson (quadriceps), LB Eric Kendricks (ankle), RB Jerick McKinnon (foot, leg) and TE Kyle Rudolph (knee) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Vikings | Three more Vikings have full practice

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:53:25 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon (foot, fibula), WR Charles Johnson (quadriceps) and TE Kyle Rudolph (knee) were full participants in practice Thursday, Sept. 15.

Fantasy Tip: McKinnon needs to continue to warm the bench on fantasy rosters. Rudolph is a sneaky sleeper play as Bradford could look for a safety valve and more high percentage throws in his first start with his new team. Johnson was practically a no show last week and should not be started.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph takes part in practice

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:10:31 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph had a solid outing in Week 1 with four catches and 65 yards. He should continue to be a main target in the passing game and can be a low-end No. 1 tight in deeper leagues.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph loses his signal caller

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:37:11 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph will be catching his passes for QB Shaun Hill instead of QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) this season.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph has very little fantasy appeal as it is, but now he is undraftable even in the deepest of fantasy formats despite a miraculous renaissance by both he and Hill.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph not lacking confidence

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:56:57 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he feels he is the best all-around tight end in the NFL, and he added that the position is about more than catching passes and running routes.

Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately, Rudolph's abilities as a blocker don't impact his fantasy value. He is a touchdown-dependent option and best suited as a fantasy backup.

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Vikings | Bridgewater, Kyle Rudolph connecting

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:30:47 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater said he and TE Kyle Rudolph talk about how they can improve when they're not on the field. Bridgewater also said Rudolph studies the plays from a quarterback's perspective. The young quarterback has learned to trust his tight end more, too, and Bridgewater has counted on Rudolph to come through.

Fantasy Tip: Even with a developed connection and better rapport, Bridgewater and Rudolph are both backups in their respective positions from a fantasy perspective.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph should be more involved

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:19:41 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is expected to be more involved in the passing game in 2016 if the offensive line is able to improve their pass blocking. Rudolph developed a chemistry with QB Teddy Bridgewater during the final six games of the season and caught 26 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns during that span.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph spent a lot of time as a blocker in 2015 but should receive more targets if Bridgewater has more time in the pocket. Rudolph likely would be a No. 2 tight end in most leagues in 2016 but could be a decent starting option against certain opponents.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph due for poor outing?

Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:25:50 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph finished with 106 yards and a touchdown in Week 11, but since 2013, he has never finished with eight or more fantasy points in standard scoring in back-to-back games.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) is the poster child for inconsistency, and history says that expecting him to build on last week's big performance is a recipe for disappointment.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph shines in loss

Sun, 22 Nov 2015 18:32:29 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph had six catches for a season-high 106 yards and a touchdown in a 30-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 11.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph hadn't topped 30 yards in a game since the opener, and nearly doubled his season total in one game. He has the physical tools to deliver big numbers on a routine basis, but there is no guarantee he will continue to produce.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph headed for quiet week?

Sat, 07 Nov 2015 21:09:43 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph faces the St. Louis Rams in Week 9, and the Rams have allowed just one touchdown to opposing tight ends this season.

Fantasy Tip: Considering Rudolph ($4,700, 9.4% of cap) derives a majority of his value from touchdowns, he is a very risky play at FantasyScore against the Rams.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph blocking more

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 06:59:43 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has been used to block more since OT T.J. Clemmings is a rookie at right tackle, according to offensive coordinator Norv Turner. According to ESPN Stats and Information, he's been targeted on only 18.1% of his pass routes, which makes him the 22nd-most-frequently targeted tight end in the game.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) faces a Chicago Bears team that has limited tight ends the past three weeks. Rudolph could be a low-end option on FantasyScore, but his usage doesn't give him much upside.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph does very little

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 19:43:15 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph had just two catches for seven yards in the Week 4 game against the Denver Broncos. He was targeted four times.

Fantasy Tip: It was a terribly disappointing day for Rudolph ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) and his FantasyScore players. He has been too inconsistent to trust in FantasyScore right now.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph struggles against Detroit

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:38:49 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph faces the Detroit Lions in Week 2, and in six career meetings with Detroit, Rudolph is averaging 34.5 receiving yards and has one total touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: Minnesota's offense didn't perform well in Week 1, and his history versus Detroit makes Rudolph ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) a risky play at FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph has mediocre night

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 23:05:27 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted five receptions for 53 yards in the Week 1 loss against the San Francisco 49ers, and he was targeted seven times.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) had a rare drop in this game, or his statistics might have been a little bit better. He is an intriguing FantasyScore option heading into Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph poised for big Week 1?

Sat, 12 Sep 2015 20:43:07 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph faces the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Sept. 12, and the 49ers allowed nine touchdowns and 848 yards to opposing tight ends last year.

Fantasy Tip: Injuries have hindered his development, but Rudolph ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has plenty of upside facing a San Francisco defense that lost several key contributors in the offseason. He could make a solid low-priced option at FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph working out

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:07:21 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has implemented more stretching, flexibility and yoga into his routine this offseason after taking six weeks off when the season ended.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph dealt with an ankle injury late last season, and he's dealt with injuries in seasons past. He seems to be making a more concerted effort to stay healthy this year. If he can stay on the field, he has potential to produce TE1 numbers.

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Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater working with teammates

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:23:26 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater is working out in California with Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph, RB Jerick McKinnon, WR Charles Johnson and TE Brandon Bostick. McKinnon and Rudolph are rooming together at Rudolph's Newport Beach, Calif., home and are taking a no-nonsense approach to their training. Rudolph organized the group event.

Fantasy Tip: The chemistry-building possibilities are encouraging, but any fantasy advice to be gleaned from this situation is realistically useless without knowing the fate of Vikings RB Adrian Peterson. The offense goes as he does.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph eager to get healthy

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:26:19 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is making preparations for two months of strength and conditioning as he tries to rid himself of proneness to injury. "I'd like to think no one in the league works harder than I do to stay healthy and take care of my body, but the bottom line is I haven't been, and the only way to get rid of those questions is to play 16 games," Rudolph said Monday, Feb. 16. Rudolph has only played in 17 games in two seasons.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph has played just one full season in his four-year career, making it hard to consider him a top-tier fantasy tight end, though the talent is there. He could very well be at full health as the 2015 season commences, but there is obvious risk involved in drafting and rostering Rudolph.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph questionable

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:00:42 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) is questionable for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: It would be a travesty if Rudolph is unable to go. He would face a Chicago Bears defense that is tied for the league lead with 13 scores allowed to tight ends.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph sits out

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:31:38 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph has missed the last two practices, so there is a good chance he will not be able to play in Week 17. Owners on FantasyScore should avoid using him this week. Rhett Ellison and Chase Ford likely would see playing time at tight end, but neither is a great option for owners.

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Vikings | No practice for Kyle Rudolph

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:21:08 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph can be a Top 12 fantasy option at his position when healthy, but FantasyScore owners likely do not want to risk it on Rudolph even though he has a very attractive matchup against a poor Chicago Bears pass defense.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph not on the field

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:48:11 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Rudolph may not be able to play this week, but he does have a few more days to return to practice. Rhett Ellison and Chase Ford likely would share playing time if Rudolph is not able to play. None of the Vikings tight ends are strong starting options for owners on FantasyScore for Week 17.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph may play

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:18:07 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) will be active for the team's Week 17 game if he is healthy enough to play, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph missed the last games because of ankle and knee injuries, but owners should monitor his practice participation this week to see if he can play in Week 17. Rudolph would have a favorable matchup against the Chicago Bears but is a risky option FantasyScore because of his injuries.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph won't play

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:45:27 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) is inactive Sunday, Dec. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Charles X. Johnson ($4,900; 9.8% of your cap) is a sneaky WR3 on FantasyScore today.

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Vikings | Week 16 Inactives

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:44:55 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared SS Ahmad Dixon, LB Anthony Barr, OT Carter Bykowski, OG Charlie Johnson, TE Kyle Rudolph, CB Shaun Prater, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 16.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph doubtful

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:23:27 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as doubtful for Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph likely will not play, so owners will need to find another tight end to use. Rhett Ellison and Chase Ford likely will see playing time in Week 16, but neither player is a great option on FantasyScore even though they both cost $3,000.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph sitting out

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:46:44 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph's status for Week 16 is uncertain because of the injuries, so owners should continue to watch the situation. Rudolph has not put up great numbers since coming back from his hernia surgery. Rudolph costs $5,300 on FantasyScore, but owners should consider using another option at the position.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph not on the field

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:58:59 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) is not practicing Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph ($5,300) probably won't be fully healthy for the final two games of the season, but the fact that he caught seven passes (seven targets) for 69 yards last week should be noted. He's a midrange tight end option at FantasyScore this week against the Miami Dolphins.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph not 100%

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:20:22 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) disclosed he had both hips operated on during hernia surgery earlier in the season and admitted he won't be 100% the rest of the year.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph had a season-high seven catches for 69 yards in Week 15. Rudolph ($5,300; 10.6% of your cap) is a suspect TE1 on FantasyScore and more of a matchup play.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph probable

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:31:49 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) fully practiced Friday, Dec. 5, and is probable for Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph is expected to be more involved in the offense this week after scoring his first touchdown of the year last week. He is a nice sleeper option in FantasyScore with a price of $5,500.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph a full participant

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:30:53 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph ($5,500) scored his second touchdown of the year last weekend, and he'll be more involved in the offense down the stretch as he returns to full health. Also working in his favor this week is the fact that the Jets allow the second most average fantasy points (10.94) to tight ends this year. Consider Rudolph a nice sleeper tight end at FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph probable for Week 13

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:11:50 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) is listed as probable for Week 13.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph had a promising outing last week with three catches for 50 yards, but the Carolina Panthers have been solid against tight ends this season, yielding just two touchdowns to the position.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph practices

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:53:39 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 27.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph probably will be more involved in the passing game as he returns from his injuries. Owners could consider using Rudolph this week if they are looking to save some money at the position.

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Vikings | Full practice for Kyle Rudolph

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:21:12 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph had three catches (five targets) for 50 yards in his second game back from injury. That's encouraging, and he should continue to be a bigger part of the offense down the stretch. More good news: the Carolina Panthers have been especially vulnerable to tight ends recently. Consider Rudolph as a sleeper option at his position at FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph a full go

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:16:53 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is probable.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph is slowly getting eased back in to game action, and should not be considered in FantasyScore.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph practicing

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:18:42 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph ($4,600; 9.2% of your cap) in being eased back in and isn't worth starting on FantasyScore yet.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph used sparingly

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:29:15 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) was eased back into action in the team's Week 11 loss to the Chicago Bears, playing just 14 snaps (30 percent of the offensive plays). Rudolph was on the field less than TEs Rhett Ellison (51 percent of snaps) and Chase Ford (47 percent). Rudolph also wasn't targeted at all in the passing game.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph was a giant letdown for those that chose to start him immediately upon his return. The Vikings could continue to ease him back in next week, meaning he's probably not the smartest option as your tight end play.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph will dress

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:42:00 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) is active for the team's Week 11 game.

Fantasy Tip: Rudolph has missed most of the season because of the injury, but will be back in the lineup and should have a role in the passing game. Rudolph only costs $3,600 on FantasyScore and could be a nice sleeper for owners to use.

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