Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (12)
3 months ago

Rudolph caught 39 passes for 367 yards and six touchdowns in 16 games this season.

EDGE Analysis

Outside of a few games, the 30-year-old was largely an afterthought in the Vikings' passing game in 2019, totaling his lowest catch and yardage numbers since 2014, when he played only nine games. Rudolph figures to enter 2020 as the team's top tight end once again after signing a four-year, $36 million extension in July, though 2019 second-round pick Irv Smith could push for the job with a strong offseason and training camp.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (12)
3 months ago

Rudolph caught four of seven targets for 31 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 26-20 win over the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph, who finished second on the team in targets, was held mostly to short gains as he averaged just 7.8 yards per catch. He came through in a big way in overtime when he rose up above a defender to secure the game-winning touchdown. The veteran hasn't had many big yardage games this season, but the touchdown was his seventh of the campaign. He'll remain a primary red zone target in next Sunday's road matchup with the 49ers.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (12)
4 months ago

Rudolph secured one of two targets for seven yards in Monday's 23-10 loss to the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph went dormant along with the rest of Minnesota's offense besides Stefon Diggs, who had 57 yards and the team's lone touchdown. The veteran tight end will be a touchdown-dependent option against the Bears in Week 17, as he's found the end zone six times but has topped 40 yards only four times.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (12)
4 months ago

Rudolph caught all three of his targets for 48 yards during Sunday's 39-10 win over the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph's big chunk play game early in the fourth quarter when, backed up in Vikings territory, Kirk Cousins uncorked a pass up the seam for Rudolph, who came down with the ball between two defenders. Sunday corrected course for Rudolph, who snapped a seven-game streak with at least three catches per game in Week 14. He's a steady option at tight end, but will have his hands full Monday against a Packers defense that held him to nine yards on three catches in Week 2.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (12)
4 months ago

Rudolph hauled in both of his targets for 11 yards in the team's Week 14 win over the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph's streak of four consecutive games with a touchdown came to a close with a letdown performance. He was out-targeted by rookie Irv Smith and managed receptions of only three and eight yards in the process. If Adam Thielen (hamstring) is able to return Week 15 against the Chargers, Rudolph's targets will likely dry up further. That could make him a touchdown-reliant option to close the season.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (12)
4 months ago

Rudolph secured four of six targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' 37-30 loss to the Seahawks on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

With Adam Thielen (hamstring) sidelined Monday and Dalvin Cook exiting early with a shoulder injury, Rudolph tied for the lead in receptions on the Vikings for the night and also extended his scoring streak to four games with a memorable one-handed touchdown grab in the fourth quarter. The veteran tight end has come alive after a slow start to the season, notching multiple catches in seven consecutive contests. He'll look to keep both of his favorable streaks alive in Week 14 against the Lions.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (12)
5 months ago

Rudolph caught all five of his targets for 67 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-23 win over Denver.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph put the icing on Minnesota's comeback midway through the fourth quarter, slipping behind the linebackers off of play action and jogging into the end zone for a 32-yard score. The touchdown continued a three-game streak Rudolph, who has struck five times in his last five games. The uptick in production has mostly coincided with the absence of Adam Thielen (hamstring), so Thielen's status following the bye will be very relevant to Rudolph's fantasy managers heading into a Week 13 matchup against the Seahawks.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (12)
5 months ago

Rudolph had four catches (five targets) for 14 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph was in vintage form Sunday, finding the end zone twice and for the fourth time in four contests. The 30-year-old didn't do much in terms of yardage, and has only topped 20 receiving yards just three times despite starting all 10 of the Vikings' contests this year. Rudolph is strictly a touchdown-dependent option, but given the shallowness of the fantasy position and his recent nose for the end zone, fantasy owners hurting for a tight end option could do worse heading into Week 11's matchup against the Broncos.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (12)
5 months ago

Rudolph had three receptions for 23 yards, including a three-yard touchdown, in Sunday's 26-23 loss at Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph has scored a touchdown in two of his last three games, which also corresponds with Adam Thielen missing time with a hamstring injury. He has 11 receptions and 14 targets his last three games, compared to nine receptions and 11 targets over his first six games. Rudolph could continue to see an uptick in the passing game if Thielen remains out, but his fantasy value is still dependent on his red-zone usage.

Kyle Rudolph
TE MIN (12)
5 months ago

Rudolph had three receptions for 17 yards on three targets in Thursday's win over Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Rudolph didn't repeat his season-high performance in Week 7 (five receptions and a touchdown) even with Adam Thielen sidelined with a hamstring injury. Although he could see an increase in targets if Thielen doesn't return next week, Rudolph remains largely an afterthought in Minnesota's passing game. For fantasy purposes, Rudolph only carries weekly value as a red-zone longshot.