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TE Kyle Rudolph - Minnesota Vikings

6-6, 259Born: 11-9-1989College: Notre DameDrafted: Round 2

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Summary

Rudolph was on his way to a decent season last year before he was lost for the season with a foot injury. He'll be back at full strength this season and taking on a prominent role in Norv Turner's offense. Turner's offense has turned out some great fantasy tight ends in the past, and Rudolph's size and athleticism should be perfect for it. Look for Rudolph to return to his 2012 stats and make a big push for a contract extension next season. (June 8)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 10, 7, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 11, 11, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18
Overall Redraft - 88, 57, 59
TE Redraft PPR - 10, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 13, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18
Overall Redraft PPR - 94, 58, 59
TE Dynasty - 13, 10, 12, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20

Stats and Projections

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2011 MIN 15 26 249 3
2012 MIN 16 53 493 9
2013 MIN 8 30 313 3
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 61 * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 65 * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 66 * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 60 * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 93
TE: 10
Overall-PPR: 91
TE-PPR: 10

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Latest News

Vikings | Kyle Rudolph studying video (Wed Jul 9, 02:50 AM) - Updating a previous item, Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has studied videos of past tight ends offensive coordinator Norv Turner has worked with before.

Our View: Everyone is excited about the Turner offense that maximized tight end fantasy value, most recently for Jordan Cameron in Cleveland last year. Rudolph has a chance to be one of the best mid-round TE picks this year, but he also had too many duds in 2012 and 2013 to feel comfortable relying on him completely out of the gate. Make sure to take a high floor #2 like Heath Miller if you grab Rudolph this year.
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2014 Schedule

1@ St. Louis Rams
2vs New England Patriots
3@ New Orleans Saints
4vs Atlanta Falcons
5@ Green Bay Packers
6vs Detroit Lions
7@ Buffalo Bills
8@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9vs Washington Redskins
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Chicago Bears
12vs Green Bay Packers
13vs Carolina Panthers
14vs New York Jets
15@ Detroit Lions
16@ Miami Dolphins
17vs Chicago Bears