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TE Kyle Rudolph Minnesota Vikings Player Page

#82 Kyle Rudolph, TE    Fantasy Football Injury Status   Questionable - Leg
Minnesota Vikings
Height 6' 6"
Weight 265 lbs
Age 29
Birthdate November 9th 1989
College Notre Dame
Year 2011
Round 2   Pick 11
Season Statistics
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2019 Fantasy Points by Week
Recent Games
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Strength of Schedule
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Fantasy Analysis
Week 6 Projections
When you cannot produce against the Giants, you cannot be trusted against anyone else. Rudolph's fantasy days are over.
Receiving: 3 Receptions, 25 Yards, 0 TD.

Season Projections
Flashier numbers had been expected from him in now-former offensive boss John DeFilippo's tight end friendly scheme with Kirk Cousins, a tight end friendly quarterback, slinging the rock this past season. Rudolph instead operated as a distant third option in the Vikings passing attack behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen but still wrapped up 2018 as the fantasy TE9/non-PPR and as the fantasy TE7/PPR. He finished 10th among tight ends in targets, seventh in receptions, 10th in receiving yards and ninth (tie) in touchdown catches. However, 19 percent of Rudolph's yardage and two of his four scoring grabs came in one fluky late-year blowup game. As Rudolph enters his age-29/30 season, he should remain a decent contributor behind Diggs and Thielen again but with very low upside. Under new offensive boss Kevin Stefanski, Minnesota will dump DeFilippo's pass-heavy approach and operate a far more conservative attack. The sticky-handed Rudolph (78 percent catch rate last season) lacks big-play ability, but he should remain a preferred red-zone target. Last season he tied Diggs and Thielen in targets inside the 10-yard line. Although rookie second-rounder Irv Smith, a speedy "move" tight end, isn't a threat to steal Rudolph's every-down job, it'll be a surprise if Smith doesn't vulture at least two or three targets per game.

Receiving: 32 Receptions, 289 Yards, 4 TD.

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Injury Report
Week 1 - Questionable - Leg

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