Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
TE - #17 145.42 MIN Active 4 years 25 6'6 258 @KyleRudolph82

2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)

Last updated on Jun-26-2015 by Shawn Childs

Rudolph has had two tough years in a row. His 2013 season was cut short due to a broken bone in his foot. Last year Rudolph had minimal value throughout his first three games of the year (10 combined catches for 96 yards and one TD on 17 targets). A groin injury in week three led to sports hernia surgery and six missed games. When he returned to the starting lineup, Kyle produced just one quality game (7/69 on seven targets) in four contests. He also battled a knee and ankle injury over his last two games of the year. Prior to his injuries, Rudolph was a solid short-range pass catcher with value at the goal line. The Vikings completed 67 passes for 713 yards and three TDs in 2014 to the TE position. With a healthy season, Kyle should get 90 percent of this action (60/640) with five or so TDs. Minnesota has a stud running back and three WRs with value deep down field. Rudolph will have plenty of room to operate close to the line of scrimmage. I like him as a TE2 with playable value in some games. His ADP is 134 as the 14th TE drafted.

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph

Latest Update

Jun-30-15 Vikings WR Charles Johnson garners high praise from OC Norv Turner

Charles Johnson was a standout in Browns camp last season and for some reason, the Browns waived him. Why? Because they're the Browns. The Vikings scooped him up and predictably, he was a standout. Johnson is having another strong offseason. He's looked good in camp, worked with the "Footwork King" Rischad Whitfield and has received high praise from his offensive coordinator Norv Turner. "He was recovering from that knee surgery a year ago and I don't know that he was ever 100 percent," Turner. "I think he's 100 percent. He's got great work ethic, and he's a big, strong guy. He's a 218-pound receiver that can run. He's got everything you need to be a productive player in this league."

Fantasy Analysis:

Johnson is a talented young wideout and Teddy Bridgewater should only improve. However, there are suddenly a lot of mouths to feed in Minnesota. First and foremost, Adrian Peterson will be heavily utilized and is even expected to be a bigger part of the passing game this season. Mike Wallace, Kyle Rudolph, Jarius Wright and possible even Cordarrelle Patterson will all be seeing targets as well. Johnson's current ADP ranks him as the WR40. That's fair value if you like his upside. I believe his ceiling is a flex this season.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

6/30 - Vikings WR Charles Johnson garners high praise from OC Norv Turner
6/17 - Vikings TE MyCole Pruitt is catching his coaches eyes this offseason

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
9.06 SiriusXM - Fantasy Exec - Google Norv Turner Tight Ends, See why the fantasy community is excited about the inconsistent Tight End
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
7.02 DLF - So stoked to pick up Rudolph! With Norv in town and a rookie QB I expect Rudolph to have a career year and have a Cameron-like season.
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