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TE Kyle Rudolph - Minnesota Vikings

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

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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 27): Rudolph was unable to practice last week due to his injured abdomen/groin, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as out on Friday.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 27): Rudolph is ticketed for a return very soon, and replacement-level player Chase Ford had six catches from Teddy Bridgewater against Tampa, so perhaps there is some value to mine there. Don't let him sit on the waiver wire in very deep and TE premium leagues.

General News (Thu Oct 30): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Oct 29): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 9: vs Washington Redskins

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Teddy Bridgewater notched his second win of the season for Minnesota vs. the hapless Buccaneers, cutting his interceptions to zero in that game while throwing 24/42 for 241 yards, one TD and one rush for three yards. Cordarrelle Patterson led the Vikings in receiving (12 for 6/86/0 receiving), but ended the day in a walking boot with a supposedly 'minor' foot injury - stay tuned to Footballguys.com's Players in the News as we get closer to the weekend to see if Patterson can consistently practice this week. Tight end Chase Ford posted six targets for 6/61/0 receiving, while Greg Jennings handled the TD for Bridgewater with six targets for 3/38/1 receiving. It was a positive development for Bridgewater and the Vikings. The Washington pass D is ranked seventh in the NFL avearaging 219.2 net passing yards given up per game, but they bleed six-point plays this year with 17 passing scores allowed vs. only three interceptions (tied for next-to-last in the NFL) and 21 sacks (tied-ninth) generated. Last week Tony Romo and company posted 21/34 for 224 net yards, two TDs and zero interceptions, with five sacks taken for -54 yards; Charlie Whitehurst threw 17/26 for 160 net yards, two TDs and one interception at Washington two games back, with one sack taken for zero yards. Bridgewater and company have a neutral matchup at home this week - we'll see if Bridgewater can get rid of the football quickly in the face of Washington's blitzing D.

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Latest News

Vikings | Kyle Rudolph misses practice (Thu Oct 30, 06:26 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 30.

Our View: Rudolph isn't quite ready to get back in action. He's close, but not just yet.

Vikings | Week 8 Inactives (Sun Oct 26, 11:38 AM) - The Minnesota Vikings have declared LB Brandon Watts, OG David Yankey, LB Gerald Hodges, TE Kyle Rudolph, DL Scott Crichton, OG Vladimir Ducasse, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 8.

Our View: Rudolph could be back in the next few weeks if you are hard up for a tight end. He might flourish with the precise timing and accuracy on short and intermediate passes that is the cornerstone of Teddy Bridgewater's game.

Vikings | Friday injury report for Week 8 (Fri Oct 24, 03:28 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 24, and has been ruled out. LB Gerald Hodges (hamstring) was limited in practice and is doubtful. CB Josh Robinson (ankle) did not participate in practice and is questionable. OG Vladimir Ducasse (knee) and Antone Exum Jr. (ankle) fully participated and are questionable. TE Chase Ford (foot), DT Sharrif Floyd (ankle), CB Jabari Price (hamstring), S Harrison Smith (ankle), C John Sullivan (concussion) and DE Corey Wootton (back) all fully practiced and are probable.

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Vikings | Thursday practice report (Thu Oct 23, 05:21 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) and S Antone Exum (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 23. LB Gerald Hodges (hamstring), C John Sullivan (concussion), DT Sharrif Floyd (ankle), CB Jabari Price (hamstring) and CB Josh Robinson (ankle) were limited, while DE Corey Wootton (back), OG Vladimir Ducasse (knee), SS Harrison Smith (ankle) and TE Chase Ford (foot) practiced in full.

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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph works off to the side (Thu Oct 23, 03:07 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) participated in the team stretch before practice Thursday, Oct. 23. Rudolph did some running off to the side with a trainer.

Our View: Still a ways off, we might see him after the Vikings bye. Don't grab him now unless you have a lot of roster room, but keep an eye on this as he might be worth a snag soon.
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Schedule

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