TE Kyle Rudolph - Minnesota Vikings

6-6, 259Born: 11-9-1989College: Notre DameDrafted: Round 2, pick 43 (2011)

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Summary

Kyle Rudolph is now entering his ninth year in the league and continues to be a strong tight end in the league. He is coming off four straight 16 game seasons where he finished as TE13, 3, 7, and 9. The numbers aren't always flashy for Rudolph but they do remain consistent and he is the third passing threat in this offense behind Theilen and Diggs. Another top 10 type of production at the tight end position is likely in store for Rudolph and his four touchdowns in 2018 was his lowest since 2014 so he could look for a rebound in that category this season. (May 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 13, 9, 9, 10, 11, 11, 11, 11, 12, 19, 30
TE Redraft PPR - 14, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 12, 13, 16, 20, 24, 30
TE Dynasty - 17, 13, 15, 20, 23, 23

Stats and Projections

YEARGRECYDTD
2016 MIN 16 83 840 7
2017 MIN 16 57 532 8
2018 MIN 16 64 634 4
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 58.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 61.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 57.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 51.2 * *

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Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Kyle Rudolph's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 141
TE: 15
Overall-PPR: 147
TE-PPR: 17

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Latest News

Vikings | More on Kyle Rudolph's deal (Tue Jun 11, 09:35 AM) - Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph received an additional $1.625 million this year to his $7.625 million base salary, according to a source. He received $9 million fully guaranteed and $16.025 million in total guarantees.

Our View: Rudolph had zero remaining in dead money and a $7.6 million cap hit before this new deal. Now, Rudolph ranks as the fourth-highest paid tight end in the league.
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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph inks four-year extension (Tue Jun 11, 12:18 AM) - The Minnesota Vikings signed TE Kyle Rudolph to a four-year extension worth $36 million on Monday, June 10.

Our View: It was unknown earlier this offseason if Rudolph was going to get released, get traded or get a new contract. The Vikings opted for the latter with the veteran tight end. Rudolph is their lead tight end and now on the books for the Vikings through the 2023 season. He's been a top-10 fantasy tight end each of the last three seasons (No. 9 in 2018), but Rudolph's role with the team could be changing with the addition of 2019 second-round pick Irv Smith Jr. Rudolph has a current ADP of TE15 (13.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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2019 Schedule

1vs Atlanta Falcons
2@ Green Bay Packers
3vs Oakland Raiders
4@ Chicago Bears
5@ New York Giants
6vs Philadelphia Eagles
7@ Detroit Lions
8vs Washington Redskins
9@ Kansas City Chiefs
10@ Dallas Cowboys
11vs Denver Broncos
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13@ Seattle Seahawks
14vs Detroit Lions
15@ Los Angeles Chargers
16vs Green Bay Packers
17vs Chicago Bears