Rudolph caught two of four targets for 15 yards in Sunday's win over Houston. The game marked season lows in catches, targets and yards for Rudolph and snapped a three-game touchdown streak. It'd be a mistake to read too much into the mediocre showing, however. Rudolph remains a solid fantasy starter, ranking tied for seventh among tight ends in receptions, and is on pace for career highs in receptions, targets, yards and touchdowns with new quarterback Sam Bradford and position coach and long-time offensive coordinator, Pat Shurmur.
Rudolph (rib/clavicle) was a full practice participant Friday and is slated to play in Sunday's game against Houston. Rudolph improved from a non-participant Wednesday to limited on Thursday, finally getting in a full session Friday. Already the recipient of 33 targets in four games, he could be even busier than usual, as top wideout Stefon Diggs (groin) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game.
Rudolph (rib/clavicle) was limited in Thursday's practice. He missed Wednesday's practice, but that may have been more due to the birth of his twins on Tuesday night. It seems likely he'll play this weekend.
Rudolph did not practice Wednesday due to clavicle and rib injuries. Rudolph may just be getting a day off for being sore as no injury was reported after Monday's game. Rudolph may also be getting a day of rest after his wife gave birth Tuesday night to twins.
Rudolph caught five passes (on seven targets) for 55 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's win over the Giants. Rudolph tied for the Vikings' team-lead with seven targets Monday, when his seven-yard touchdown gave him a score in three straight games. The veteran is emerging as a favored target of new quarterback Sam Bradford, who has found Rudolph on three of his four touchdown passes since claiming Minnesota's starting job. With at least seven targets in all four games this season, Rudolph appears to be an increasingly reliable play heading into his Week 5 matchup against the Texans.
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