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82 Kyle Rudolph TE

Minnesota Vikings

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
78%43%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
16646349.9432

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Vikings' Kyle Rudolph: Team could utilize two tight ends
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minnesota GM Rick Spielman said the Vikings plans to utilize both Rudolph and 2019 second-round pick Irv Smith in the offense, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports. However, Spielman wouldn't comment on Rudolph's long-term future and Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports the Vikings are open to trading Rudolph but not actively shopping him.

Rudolph and Smith are different types of tight ends and offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski frequently uses two-tight end sets. It's possible the two could be utilized with Smith moving around and as a middle-of-the field target with Rudolph adding more blocking and red-zone ability. However, Rudolph's $7.625 million cap hit, coupled with the fact he's in the last year of his contract, would make it appear he's a candidate to be traded or released by the cap-challenged Vikings. At a minimum, Rudolph's fantasy value likely takes a hit if he stays with Minnesota since Smith is likely to take away some targets.

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Vikings' Kyle Rudolph: Denies report about pay cut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph's agent denies a report that the Vikings have asked the tight end to accept a pay cut, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Entering the final season of a five-year, $36.5 million extension, Rudolph is scheduled for a $7.625 million cap hit that can be completely wiped off the books if he's released, per overthecap.com. Of course, the aforementioned figure is quite reasonable for a player that started 16 games each of the past four seasons, averaging 63 catches for 625 yards and six touchdowns in that span. It could even be argued that Rudolph is a slight bargain, given the contracts signed by the likes of Trey Burton and Cameron Brate last offseason. The Vikings may end up offering a contract extension to reduce Rudolph's 2019 cap hit without negatively impacting his bottom line.

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Vikings' Kyle Rudolph: Shut down by Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph caught four of his five targets for 19 yards during Sunday's loss to the Bears.

Like every other Vikings receiver, Rudolph was blanketed against a Bears defense that allowed the seventh-fewest passing yards per game (219.7) in 2018 -- not to mention the sixth-fewest yards (42.7) to tight ends. The eight-year veteran consequently finishes the year with 634 receiving yards and four touchdowns over 16 games, though he would have set three-year lows across the board had he not had a monster 122-yard, two-touchdown game Week 16 that was buoyed by a lucky catch on a Hail Mary. Rudolph remains under contract through the 2019 campaign and should return as a middling fantasy option at tight end.

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Vikings' Kyle Rudolph: Red-zone reindeer peaks at Xmas time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph caught all nine of his targets for 122 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-9 win over Detroit.

Rudolph was able to pluck the ball at its high point and come down with a 44-yard Hail Mary to end the first half. He got his second touchdown of the afternoon on a four-yard catch with 13:25 remaining. Owners who looked the red-zone reindeer's way even though he had just two touchdowns all season coming in -- and none since Week 3 -- were rewarded with an early Christmas present from the tight end. Rudolph will look to carry over the momentum from this performance to the Week 17 regular-season finale against Chicago.

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Vikings' Kyle Rudolph: Sees limited targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rudolph recorded three receptions for 23 yards across 51 offensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

Rudolph continues to see limited targets this season as he now has just eight receptions for 68 yards over the past three games. It could be more of the same for the veteran next week against the Lions, who have only allowed five touchdowns from tight ends all season.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/9/18SF111111
29/16/18GB772230
39/23/18BUF548171
49/27/18LAR557240
510/7/18PHI541170
610/14/18ARI437170
710/21/18NYJ116160
810/28/18NO439250
911/4/18DET228240
1111/18/18CHI21370
1211/25/18GB763170
1312/2/18NE338230
1412/10/18SEA2750
1512/16/18MIA323120
1612/23/18DET9122442
1712/30/18CHI41990
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2011Minnesota Vikings158262499.64133114
2012Minnesota Vikings1616534939.32995034
2013Minnesota Vikings883031310.43136012
2014Minnesota Vikings98242319.62322013
2015Minnesota Vikings16164949510.14754125
2016Minnesota Vikings16168384010.144711150
2017Minnesota Vikings1616575329.33484032
2018Minnesota Vikings1616646349.94446132
TOTAL11210438637879.84741414212
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2011Minnesota Vikings1500---000
2012Minnesota Vikings16111.0100
2013Minnesota Vikings800---000
2014Minnesota Vikings900---000
2015Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2016Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2017Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2018Minnesota Vikings1600---000
TOTAL112111.0100
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2011Minnesota Vikings1500.000000.0000
2012Minnesota Vikings1622.000000.0000
2013Minnesota Vikings821.010000.0000
2014Minnesota Vikings900.000000.0000
2015Minnesota Vikings1611.000000.0000
2016Minnesota Vikings1611.000000.0000
2017Minnesota Vikings1633.000000.0000
2018Minnesota Vikings1633.000000.0000
TOTAL1121211.010000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2011Minnesota Vikings1500000000
2012Minnesota Vikings1600000000
2013Minnesota Vikings800000000
2014Minnesota Vikings910000000
2015Minnesota Vikings1600000000
2016Minnesota Vikings1600000000
2017Minnesota Vikings1600000000
2018Minnesota Vikings1600000000
TOTAL11210000000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/265
Birthdate:
11/9/1989
Age:
29
Hometown:
Cincinnati, OH, USA
School:
Notre Dame
NFL Experience:
9
Awards: