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Kyle Rudolph | Tight End

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 259
College: Notre Dame
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Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) remained sidelined Thursday.
The injury-prone tight end appears poised to miss Sunday's finale. Dec 25 - 3:47 PM

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Kyle Rudolph (ankle/knee) is not practicing Wednesday.

It's not a good sign for his Week 17 status. Chase Ford will continue to start if Rudolph is held out.
Dec 24 - 1:34 PM

Vikings declared TE Kyle Rudolph, S Ahmad Dixon, CB Shaun Prater, FB Zach Line, LB Anthony Barr, OT Carter Bykowski, and G Charlie Johnson inactive for Week 16 against the Dolphins.

Chase Ford will replace Rudolph as Minnesota's pass-catching tight end.
Dec 21 - 11:34 AM

Kyle Rudolph (ankle/knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 16.

Chase Ford and Rhett Ellison will share tight end duties at Miami.
Dec 19 - 3:15 PM

Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) remained sidelined Thursday.

Rudolph is beginning to look shaky for Sunday's trip to Miami. Rudolph is coming off his first effective game of 2014, but will be difficult to trust as a TE2 at far less than 100 percent health. Rudolph has admitted his groin remains an issue in addition to his knee and ankle ailments. Chase Ford will start at tight end if Rudolph sits in South Beach.
Dec 18 - 3:54 PM

Kyle Rudolph (knee, ankle, groin) is not practicing again Thursday.

Rudolph's inability to completely put his sports hernia surgery behind him is a concern. If he is held out Sunday at Miami, Chase Ford will start.
Dec 18 - 12:17 PM

Kyle Rudolph (knee, ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Rudolph recently admitted he wasn't completely over his sports-hernia surgery and is now dealing with knee and ankle injuries. He should be considered questionable for Week 16. Chase Ford would start if Rudolph misses time.
Dec 17 - 5:08 PM

Kyle Rudolph admits he's still not 100 percent healthy after undergoing sports-hernia surgery in September.

He missed two months of action. Rudolph has played the past five games and set season-bests in catches (7) and yards (69) last week against the Lions. Neither he nor the coaching staff expect him to be back to full health until training camp next summer. Rudolph's four-year career has been derailed by injuries.
Dec 17 - 9:54 AM

Kyle Rudolph caught seven balls for 69 yards in the Vikings' Week 15 loss to the Lions.

He secured all seven of his targets. This was easily Rudolph's best game since returning from sports hernia surgery. He'll be a lower-end streamer option in Week 16 against a Dolphins defense that is normally very stingy in tight end coverage.
Dec 14 - 7:18 PM

Vikings OC Norv Turner admits TE Kyle Rudolph (groin) still isn't 100 percent.

Norval doesn't expect Rudolph to be back to full health until next season. Rudolph missed Weeks 4-10 after undergoing sports-hernia surgery, and has just seven catches in four games since returning. The No. 43 overall pick of the 2011 draft, Rudolph's career has thus far been an injury-prone disappointment.
Dec 11 - 2:01 PM

Kyle Rudolph was held to two catches for nine yards.

He was targeted just two times. Rudolph wasn't a factor in the pass game, and didn't get any red-zone looks. He'll remain a touchdown-dependent TE1 streamer in Week 15.
Dec 7 - 5:30 PM

Kyle Rudolph caught two passes for seven yards and one touchdown in the Vikings' Week 13 win over the Panthers.

Rudolph was targeted just three times. He was left wide open in the back of the end zone on his first-quarter four-yard touchdown on a Teddy Bridgewater rollout. Rudolph will be worth a look as a TE1 streamer against the Jets in Week 14. The Jets have allowed the most touchdowns to tight ends.
Nov 30 - 5:48 PM

Kyle Rudolph played on 61-of-69 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

In his first game off sports hernia surgery in Week 11, Rudolph played on just 14 snaps and had no catches. The chains were taken off Sunday, as he went 3-50-0 on five targets and got back to a near every-down role. Given the thin state of the tight end position and Rudolph's red-zone chops, he's a TE1 candidate against the Panthers in Week 13.
Nov 24 - 10:47 AM

Kyle Rudolph had three catches for 50 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Packers.

Rudolph still isn't playing an every-down role, but saw his snaps increase this week. He caught a 23-yard cross route on Vikings' first play of the game and finished with five targets. Rudolph will be on the TE1 borderline for Week 13 against the Panthers.
Nov 23 - 5:46 PM

Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) is listed as probable for Week 12.

Rudolph played on just 14-of-47 snaps in his first game back from sports hernia surgery. He hasn't had any setbacks, and was able to practice in full this week. Rudolph should start to see his role increased, but will be a high-risk fantasy option. He's the No. 17 tight end in Rotoworld's Week 12 rankings.
Nov 21 - 7:02 PM

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3RB1Matt Asiata
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FB1Jerome Felton
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WR11Charles Johnson
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WR21Greg Jennings
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WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2Rhett Ellison
3Chase Ford
K1Blair Walsh