Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (9)
5 days ago

Rudolph had five receptions for 37 yards on seven targets in Sunday's win over Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph continues to get a steady share of targets with Case Keenum at quarterback, but that hasn't translated into many yards or touchdowns. He has seven targets or or more the past five games, but just has 27 receptions for 199 yards and two touchdowns over that span.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (9)
3 weeks ago

Rudolph had six receptions for 27 yards, including a four-yard touchdown, on seven targets in Sunday's win over the Browns.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph appears to be building a rapport with Case Keenum as he has five or more receptions in each of the last four games. Rudolph's touchdown catch is a positive sign, as his Red Zone usage has decreased this season. He did not have a target within five yards of the end zone before Sunday after eight last year.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (9)
4 weeks ago

Rudolph had five receptions for 43 yards on seven targets in Sunday's win over Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph had a productive game, but has just two touchdown receptions this season. He appears to be developing a better rapport with starter Case Keenum as he has had seven or more targets in three consecutive games after failing to get more than six in each of his first four games.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (9)
1 month ago

Rudolph brought in five of nine targets for 47 yards in Sunday's 23-10 win over the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph checked in behind only Adam Thielen in targets and drew even with Jerick McKinnon in receptions on the afternoon. After causing some concern for fantasy owners with just three receptions on six targets in Weeks 3 and 4, the 27-year-old has been the recipient of 18 looks over the subsequent pair of contests. He's parlayed those opportunities into 11 catches for 92 yards and a score, putting him back on the tight end radar. He'll look to continue bouncing back versus the Ravens in Week 7.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (9)
1 month ago

Rudolph had six receptions for 45 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown, in Monday's win at Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph had his best game of the season as he had 13 targets in his previous four games. The Bears limited Minnesota's down-field passing to receivers, which led to more opportunities for Rudolph over the middle. If defenses continue to focus on Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs after their early success, Monday's game could become a trend for Rudolph.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (9)
2 months ago

Rudolph had two receptions for 34 yards on four targets in Sunday's loss to Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph has had a disappointing start to the season with just 3.8 targets per game though four games after averaging 5.2 targets per game last season. Rudolph hasn't had the same chemistry with Case Keenum as Sam Bradford last season and Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen have been more of a focus of the offense. However, the nature of the offense could change with Dalvin Cook out for the season with a torn ACL, so Rudolph could become more of a primary target again.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (9)
2 months ago

Rudolph brought in one of two targets for four yards in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

The sure-handed tight end hasn't quite been himself over the first three weeks of the 2017 campaign, as he now has just eight catches over that span. Rudolph's reception and yardage total were his lowest since Week 8 of last season, while his target share was his lowest since Week 17 of 2015. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen have gobbled up 49 targets between them over the first three contests, while a renewed focus on the running game due to the early success of rookie Dalvin Cook has also affected Rudolph's overall opportunities. Given his established role within the Minnesota offense, Rudolph figures to still retain an important role in the Vikings passing attack, even if it isn't to the extent of previous seasons. He'll look to improve on his production against the Lions in Week 4.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (9)
2 months ago

Rudolph caught four of six targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 26-9 loss to the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph led the team in receiving yardage and tied for the lead in targets, but a lackluster passing display by Case Keenum limited his upside. Despite some struggles in this one, Rudolph actually managed to improve upon his Week 1 totals, though he wasn't able to reach the end zone. The big tight end should remain one of the most heavily-targeted Vikings regardless of who is under center, though it appears his potential weekly output will remain relatively modest. He will face off with the Buccaneers defense next week.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (9)
2 months ago

Rudolph had three receptions for 26 yards on three targets, including a 15-yard touchdown, in Monday's win over the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Although Rudolph had a productive fantasy game, he had just three targets after having only two games with three targets or less last season. If the Vikings have more success throwing down the field to wide receivers thanks to improve offensive line play, it's possible there will be fewer short passes to Rudolph. Still, it's just one week and Rudolph remains perhaps quarterback Sam Bradford's favorite red zone target.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (9)
2 months ago

Rudolph (leg) isn't listed on the Vikings' injury report entering their Week 1 matchup with the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

A right leg injury resulted in Rudolph being held out of the Vikings' preseason finale, but it was never considered anything that would put his availability in peril for the start of the regular season. With Rudolph seemingly at or near full health, he should be viewed as a high-end fantasy commodity at tight end after leading the position in targets in 2016.