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 - #14 205.26 MIN Active 5 years 26 6'6 265 @KyleRudolph82

2015 Outlook: Quality Backup

Last updated on Dec-06-2015 by Shawn Childs


Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Rudolph has become relevant in the Vikings' passing game over the last two weeks (13 catches, 159 yards and a TD on 19 targets). Even with his uptick in chances he is only averaging 5.2 targets per game, with four TDs and one game of value (6/106/1). Seattle allows the 5th-most Fantasy points to TEs, with four teams scoring over 20 Fantasy points. TEs have over 100 yards receiving in three games and seven TDs vs. the Seahawks. Low volume player with TD ability.

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

SCOUT Fantasy: Kyle Rudolph was thought of as a top-seven tight end last year prior to yet another injury-plagued season. Now it seems most sites have banished him to the 15-20 range. What are the chances he makes a big splash this year?

Yotter: Honestly, it will all come down to his ability to stay healthy. If he does, he should be a top-seven tight end, but even he admitted it comes down to health. He's trying to stay more limber this year, which should help. It should also help to have Wallace stretching the field. But staying healthy is what it will come down to for him, and there's no real way to predict that.

2015 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
Expert Mock
August 5th, 2015
14.06 Team Hallam - Rudolph would have been perfect for Norv Turner but his injuries derailed him. As a TE2, he could be money (Comments Added Mon Aug 3 10:38:18 p.m. ET 2015)
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