Rudolph converted all four of his targets into catches for a total of 37 yards during Sunday's 27-17 win over Arizona. Rudolph's catches, targets and yards were his lowest since Week 1, and his scoreless streak has extended to three weeks. Nobody is going to confuse Rudolph for Travis Kelce or Rob Gronkowski, but five straight weeks with at least four catches is pretty darn dependable -- even if he hasn't gotten many yards out of them. A Jets defense that is giving up 292 receiving yards per game awaits Sunday.
Rudolph had five receptions for 41 yards on five targets in Sunday's win at Philadelphia. Rudolph was the top target in the passing game after Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, but the duo had 21 combined targets. Rudolph remains a top red-zone option and steady part of the offense, but his upside has been somewhat limited by the success of the top two wide receivers.
Rudolph had five receptions for 57 yards on six targets in Thursday's loss at the Rams. The Vikings were in catch-up mode all game and throwing frequently, so it was good to see Rudolph heavily involved even with the depth at the skill positions for the Vikings. It's worth noting that Rudolph made all five of his catches in the first half. For the game, he was fourth on the team in targets. He'll remain a key-red-zone target for Kirk Cousins.
Rudolph caught five of six targets for 48 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-6 loss to the Bills. Though Rudolph finished tied for fourth on the team in targets, he finished second in both catches and receiving yardage. He scored the team's only touchdown of the game late in the fourth quarter, giving him two trips to the end zone through three games this season. Rudolph clearly isn't lost in the shuffle despite the depth at the skill positions for the Vikings, and though his yardage totals could be lacking in some games, he seems to be a go-to option in the red zone. He'll continue as such Thursday against the Rams.
Rudolph totaled 72 receiving yards while hauling in seven of eight targets during Sunday's 29-29 tie with the Packers. Rudolph finished third on the team in targets and receptions, totaling his highest yardage output since the final week of the 2016 season. He got off to a bit of a slow start to the game, but he saw his usage increase toward the end of regulation and in overtime as he nearly helped his side complete an improbable come-from-behind victory. Despite the presences of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs as the top options in the passing attack, Rudolph has found a way to produce in both of the first two games of the season. He'll face a favorable matchup Sunday against the Bills.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/21||@New York Jets||18||7.00|
|8||10/29||New Orleans Saints||1||3.40|
|12||11/26||Green Bay Packers||5||5.00|
|13||12/02||@New England Patriots||26||9.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||95||63||622||7||36||9.87||104|