Kyle Rudolph

#82 TE / Minnesota Vikings / EXP: 7YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 265 lb Age: 28 College: Notre Dame Bye 9

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  • Vikings' Kyle Rudolph: Seen in walking boot
    By RotoWire Staff

    Rudolph left the locker room after Sunday's loss at Carolina in a walking boot, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities reports. Rudolph played the entire game Sunday and didn't appear to have suffered an injury. There are no specifics on his injury from this report. The boot may be precautionary, but his status is worth monitoring this week in practice.

  • Rudolph caught four of five targets for 36 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 14-9 win over the Falcons. Rudolph tied for tops on the team in catches and targets while finishing second in yardage. He caught the six-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter that ultimately decided the game, giving him three trips to the end zone over the last two weeks. Rudolph continues to serve as a security blanket and red zone threat in a rather efficient offense -- a role that's made him a solid fantasy contributor heading into next week's matchup with the Panthers.

  • Rudolph caught all four of his targets for 63 yards and two touchdowns during Thursday's 30-23 win over Detroit. The seven-year veteran now has 36 receptions for 320 yards and four touchdowns through his past seven outings, and Minnesota has won all seven of those games. The consistent looks in the passing attack provide a high fantasy floor, which is often a rarity at the tight end position. While Rudolph is unlikely to pile up huge weekly yardage totals, he's garnered 12 red-zone targets this season and has clearly earned the trust of quarterback Case Keenum.

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

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

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