Rudolph hauled in both of his targets for 25 yards in Thursday's 30-29 loss to Washington. Rudolph has had plenty of playing time to begin the season with Evan Engram (calf) sidelined, and he played 71 percent of the Giants' offensive snaps in Thursday's loss. However, he's had a limited target share and has secured four of his seven targets for 33 yards.
Rudolph caught two of five targets for eight yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Broncos. Making his Giants debut, Rudolph was essentially a non-factor in New York's passing game. With fellow tight end Evan Engram (calf) sidelined, Rudolph played on 77 percent of the team's offensive snaps. The 31-year-old will likely struggle to produce consistent fantasy value on an offense flush with pass catchers, especially when Engram returns to the field. Rudolph and the Giants' offense have a tall task ahead of them in Week 2 as they head to Washington for a Thursday night matchup.
Rudolph (foot) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game versus the Broncos, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. With Evan Engram (calf) officially ruled out, Rudolph and Kaden Smith (knee) -- who both managed injuries this week -- will serve as the Giants' top two tight ends Sunday. Rudolph himself spent most of the offseason in recovery mode from foot surgery, so it stands to reason there could be some rust to brush off early on this season.
Rudolph (foot) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. The Giants' tight end room is banged up at the moment, with Evan Engram (calf) still not practicing and Kaden Smith (knee) a fellow limited participant to Rudolph. Engram is trending toward an absence Week 1 versus the Broncos, which would leave TE duties to Rudolph and Smith on Sunday.
Rudolph (foot) was limited at practice Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. As was Kaden Smith (knee), while Evan Engram (calf) didn't log any reps and instead watched the session from a side field with the training staff. If Engram is unable to play Sunday versus the Broncos, Rudolph and Smith may be splitting reps at tight end to begin the campaign.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/03||@New Orleans Saints||13||4.00|
|6||10/17||Los Angeles Rams||21||7.00|
|8||11/01||@Kansas City Chiefs||23||9.00|
|9||11/07||Las Vegas Raiders||6||2.00|
|11||11/22||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||18||7.00|
|14||12/12||@Los Angeles Chargers||20||7.00|
|18||01/09||Washington Football Team||14||5.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||56||44||445||4||24||10.11||68|