Rudolph went from zero targets in his first game back to five Sunday, and he ended up second on the team with three receptions for 50 yards, his best showing since Week 2. It will be interesting to see how his snap count usage went, however he was the only tight end on the roster who had more than 15 yards in the game.
That Rudolph would be worked back in slowly while working his way back from surgery is no surprise, but he should have a solid role moving forward. The Vikings need weapons for rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to throw to, so he might lean on Rudolph down the stretch. He is still available in half of CBSSports.com leagues, and might be a solid pick up right now.
Rudolph pulled down three passes during the game. He was targeted five times. The Vikings had trouble getting things going in the passing game, which led to Rudolph finishing second on the team in receiving despite the average day.
Rudolph will look for more Week 13 against the Panthers.
Jennings came into the contest listed as questionable with a rib injury. He'll give it a go against his former team. McKinnon was listed as probable with a back injury.
The team will also have
A first glance at the injury report produced Friday by the
That group includes seven who are ailing. They are running back
Rudolph returned to action following groin surgery Week 11, but was only able to play 14 snaps. The fact that he came out of the game healthy is a good sign for Rudolph getting more work moving forward. Rudolph missed six weeks due to the injury.
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