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Kyle Rudolph | Tight End | #82

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 265
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (43) / MIN
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Kyle Rudolph (ankle) is active for Week 15 against the Bengals.
Rudolph was previously listed as doubtful after sitting out practice but was upgraded to questionable on Saturday. He draws a good matchup against the Bengals banged-up defense and is worth starting in Week 15. Dec 17 - 12:01 PM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Kyle Rudolph (ankle, questionable) is expected to play Week 15 against the Bengals.

It is quite the turnaround for Rudolph, who was listed as doubtful Friday after sitting out the entire week of practice. He was upgraded to questionable on Saturday, however, and now looks set to play. In a bad week for tight ends, he will be worth using in most situations.
Dec 16 - 11:42 PM

Vikings upgraded Kyle Rudolph (ankle) to questionable for Week 15 against the Bengals.

Rudolph was originally listed as doubtful after missing the entire week of practice, but he apparently woke up feeling better on Saturday and now at least has a chance to play. If he does, he will be worth playing despite the injury concerns in a bad week for streaming tight ends.
Dec 16 - 12:23 PM

Updating an earlier report, Kyle Rudolph (ankle) is doubtful for Week 15 against the Bengals.

Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported earlier that Rudolph had already been ruled, but instead the Vikings listed him as doubtful. Either way, he's a long shot to play. Look for David Morgan to spell Rudolph at tight end against the Bengals.
Dec 15 - 2:06 PM

Kyle Rudolph (ankle) is out for Week 15 against the Bengals.

He didn't even practice this week. With Blake Bell (shoulder) headed for I.R., David Morgan will fill in at tight end against Cincinnati. He'll be backed up by Kyle Carter, who was called up from the practice squad on Friday. Consider Rudolph week to week.
Dec 15 - 1:20 PM

Kyle Rudolph (ankle) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

It's hard to imagine Rudolph play Sunday against the Bengals. The Vikings promoted Kyle Carter from the practice squad Friday, so it'd be Carter behind David Morgan at tight end if Rudolph indeed does sit out Week 15.
Dec 15 - 12:25 PM

Kyle Rudolph (ankle) did not practice Thursday.

Rudolph also sat out on Wednesday, raising big concerns about his availability. He almost certainly has to practice on Friday to have any shot at suiting up. Backup TEs Blake Bell (shoulder) and David Morgan (concussion) are also dealing with injuries.
Dec 14 - 12:30 PM

Kyle Rudolph (ankle) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Rudolph injured his ankle late in Sunday's loss to Carolina and was spotted in a walking boot on Wednesday. David Morgan and Blake Bell are candidates to fill in at tight end if Rudolph isn't cleared for Sunday's game against Cincinnati. Neither are fantasy options.
Dec 13 - 4:39 PM

Kyle Rudolph (ankle) is in a walking boot after getting hurt late in Week 14.

Rudolph missed the final handful of plays last week against the Panthers and looks to be in jeopardy of missing Week 15 against the Bengals. Rudolph has been scoring at will of late, but his targets have been down the past few weeks. If he sits, David Morgan and Blake Bell are next up at tight end.
Dec 13 - 1:20 PM

Kyle Rudolph caught 3-of-5 targets for 41 yards and one touchdown in the Vikings' Week 14 loss to the Panthers.

Rudolph caught all three of his passes and his touchdown in the first half. It was a real tough draw for Rudolph, but he was able to escape with a usable line in fantasy. Rudolph will be a TE1 next week against the Bengals.
Dec 10 - 4:52 PM

Kyle Rudolph hauled in 4-of-5 targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' Week 13 win over the Falcons.

Like the rest of the offense, Rudolph did not do much, but he showed up when it mattered. Following an exceptional drive which lasted more than eight minutes, Rudolph got wide open in the end zone for a six-yard touchdown. It ended up being the game-winner. The tight end has not flashed much yardage upside, but he now has three touchdowns in the last two games and six on the season. He will be a back-end TE1 next week against the Panthers.
Dec 3 - 3:58 PM

Kyle Rudolph caught 4-of-4 targets for 63 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings' Thanksgiving win over the Lions.

Rudolph's fourth and fifth touchdowns of the season were his first in three weeks. Left alone on score No. 1, Rudolph caught a beautiful rainbow from a pressured Case Keenum for score No. 2. Amazingly, the 60-yard effort was Rudolph's first of the season. He'll be a back-end TE1 for Week 13 against the Falcons.
Nov 23 - 4:16 PM

Kyle Rudolph caught 5-of-7 targets for 58 yards in the Vikings' Week 11 win over the Rams.

His best catch was a 28-yard grab over the top of LB Alec Ogletree down the seam. Rudolph continues to be super consistent in the Jason Witten-ish fashion as a high-floor play in PPR leagues. He'll be a back-end TE1 on Thursday against the Lions, but Rudolph hasn't scored 4-of-5 games.
Nov 19 - 6:21 PM

Kyle Rudolph caught 5-of-7 targets for 37 yards in Sunday's Week 10 win over Washington.

Rudolph was nondescript in the victory, and lost a red zone target to David Morgan. Rudolph's best moments of the season have come with Stefon Diggs limited, he now has at least five receptions in five straight games, but has been held to 47 or fewer yards in each of those games. Rudolph will remain a fringe starting option next week versus the Rams.
Nov 12 - 4:57 PM

Kyle Rudolph hauled in 6-of-7 targets for 27 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' Week 8 win over the Browns in London.

Even with Stefon Diggs back, Rudolph retained his role as an underneath option, although it did not amount to much fantasy goodness for most of the game. That changed when Case Keenum found Rudolph in the back of the end zone for a game-sealing score in the fourth quarter. The targets were good to see in Diggs' first game in several weeks, and Rudolph is a weekly threat for a touchdown. He will be a solid TE1 in a great matchup against Washington after the bye.
Oct 29 - 1:05 PM

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2Michael Floyd
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WR21Adam Thielen
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3Stacy Coley
WR31Laquon Treadwell
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2David Morgan
3Blake Bell
LT1Riley Reiff
2Rashod Hill
LG1Nick Easton
2Jeremiah Sirles
C1Pat Elflein
RG1Joe Berger
2Danny Isidora
RT1Joe Berger
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