Rudolph caught both of his targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 24-9 win over the Lions. Owners hoping to see the tight end more involved without wide receiver Stefon Diggs (ribs) were left disappointed, as quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for a season-low 164 yards. After scoring 15 touchdowns over the previous two seasons, Rudolph heads into the Week 10 bye with just 34 catches for 349 yards and two scores.
Rudolph caught one of four targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 37-17 win over the Jets. Rudolph has seen his yardage total decline in each of the last three games, and he's been kept out of the end zone since Week 3. Owners who drafted the red-zone reindeer after an eight-touchdown 2017 campaign are none too pleased at the moment, but a bounce-back opportunity awaits in what should be a high-scoring affair against the Saints in Week 8.
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.
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