Rudolph caught 11 of 15 targets for 117 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Bears.
Rudolph posted career highs in targets, catches and yards in this one while finding the end zone on a 22-yard connection with Sam Bradford in the second quarter. He showed a strong rapport with Bradford after the latter was acquired just before the season and finished with personal bests in nearly every major offensive category after falling just short of his personal best with seven touchdown receptions. Rudolph has emerged as a reliable fantasy option and should enjoy another strong season in 2017 even though the team could experience some turnover on the offensive side of the ball.
Rudolph saw a similar number of targets as last week but was unable to come close to matching yardage totals. Still, he remained an integral cog in the
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Rudolph got Minnesota's offense going early with a 44-yard gain and then capped the game off with a three-yard touchdown reception. It was all good news for Rudolph, who saw his largest gain of the season with his first reception and snapped a three-game scoreless streak with his last. His next test comes against a Colts defense that ranks near the bottom of the league in multiple categories, including receiving yards and receiving touchdowns per game allowed.
Rudolph secured six of 12 targets for 45 yards in Thursday's 17-15 loss to the Cowboys.
After a downturn in involvement following former offensive coordinator Norv Turner's exit on Nov. 2, Rudolph has bounced back with a pair of double-digit target games. He's secured 15 of 22 looks for 109 yards over the last two contests, reclaiming his place as one of Sam Bradford's most trusted targets. Despite the largely conservative nature of the Vikings offense regardless of who's calling the plays, Rudolph still shapes up as one of the better fantasy options at the fickle tight end position for the balance of the campaign.
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