Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (6)
2 days ago

Rudolph (groin) led the Vikings with seven catches for 70 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 22-10 upset win at Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph has been a major part of Minnesota's offense through three weeks, with 14 catches on 26 targets. He has found the end zone in both of quarterback Sam Bradford's starts, and should continue to see plenty of red zone looks as the Vikings will likely opt to pass more in that area during running back Adrian Peterson's (knee) absence. The tight end was able to muster this solid line despite Bradford throwing for just 171 yards, showing that he can excel in any environment.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (6)
5 days ago

Rudolph (groin) was a full practice participant Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Making an appearance on Wednesday's injury report with a limited designation, Rudolph shrugged off the shackles and managed every drill Thursday. With eight targets in both of the Vikings' first two games of the season, the volume exists for the tight end to sustain value in the long term, especially with Adrian Peterson (knee) out of the picture.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (6)
6 days ago

Rudolph was limited in practice on Wednesday with a groin injury, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Vikings' tight end is the 9th-highest scoring fantasy tight end in standard formats thus far into the 2016 campaign and is unlikely to miss any time with the injury, although it's unclear when exactly the injury occurred.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (6)
1 week ago

Rudolph had three receptions for 31 yards, including a eight-yard touchdown, on eight targets in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph was second on the team on targets as it looks like he'll quickly emerge as one of new starter Sam Bradford's favorite options in the passing game. While the Vikings passing game may not give him a large number of targets, he's a leading option in the red zone.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (6)
2 weeks ago

Rudolph turned eight targets into four catches for 65 yards in Sunday's season-opening win over the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

With veteran backup Shaun Hill getting the start at quarterback in the wake of Teddy Bridgewater's season-ending ACL tear, it wasn't surprising to see the Vikings call a plethora of safe throws underneath. Minnesota's passing game isn't likely to change much even once the weak-armed Sam Bradford is ready to take over for Hill, so the tight end position should continue to be featured prominently. Rudolph is well on pace to exceed last season's 49 receptions and 495 receiving yards.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (6)
1 month ago

Rudolph caught three passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's preseason game against the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph lost a fumble at the end of an 18-yard gain in the second quarter, but he made up for it on the very next drive, catching a 27-yard touchdown pass with just 78 seconds remaining in the half. Teddy Bridgewater honed in on Rudolph and Stefon Diggs, who caught five passes 71 yards on five targets.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (6)
1 month ago

Rudolph did not have a catch and was targeted only one time in Saturday's preseason win over the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph is healthy as the preseason begins and got limited work in the preseason opener. After playing 17 games combined the previous two years because of knee, ankle, groin, abdomen and foot injuries, Rudolph played a full schedule last year for the second time in his five-year career. Rudolph will once again be a red zone threat, but Minnesota's run-first offense will limit his total targets.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (6)
8 months ago

Rudolph caught a 24-yard pass on his lone target in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph became less and less of a fixture in the Viking offense down the stretch, being targeted a mere seven times over his last four contests including the playoffs. Part of his lack of production can be attributed to a run-heavy approach to the offense that saw quarterback Teddy Bridgewater average just 22 passes per game in that final stretch, although it is important to note that Rudolph was third on the team in targets and led the team in receiving touchdowns with five. Although he didn't post the kind of numbers that he did in his breakout 2012 campaign, it's encouraging that Rudolph was able to play in all 17 games this year after a pair of seasons derailed by injury. At just 26 years of age, Rudolph still may have some of his best days ahead of him if he's able to stay healthy and Bridgewater continues to progress as a passer.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (6)
9 months ago

Rudolph was only targeted once and didn't catch any passes in Sunday's 20-13 win over the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

With Teddy Bridgewater completing just 10 of 19 passes for 99 yards, no Minnesota player had more than four targets, three receptions or 33 receiving yards, with running back Jerrick McKinnon leading the team in all three categories. Bridgewater will presumably need to throw more often in a first-round matchup with Seattle, but efficiency could be a major problem against one of the league's toughest defenses. Rudolph caught just three passes for 13 yards on four targets in a 38-7 loss to the Seahawks back in Week 13.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (6)
9 months ago

Rudolph caught two passes for 53 yards and a touchdown on three targets in Sunday's 49-17 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

After failing to haul in any of Teddy Bridgewater's four touchdown passes the previous week, Rudolph caught the only one in Sunday's blowout victory. He's been an effective weapon for the young signal-caller this season, but Minnesota's preference for a run-heavy approach has led to a bunch of empty stat lines. Rudolph did have his best game of the season against his Week 17 opponent, burning the Packes for 6-106-1 (on nine targets) back in Week 11.