Win. Your. League.

Receive 3 Free Downloads More Details

TE Kyle Rudolph - Minnesota Vikings

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

Main      Career stats      Game Logs      Game Recaps      Split Stats      Play-by-play      Latest News

Photo: Rob Grabowski, US Presswire

Preseason player page

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) will undergo surgery for a sports hernia. He is expected to miss about six weeks.

He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 13): 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.

General News (Fri Oct 17): is out for this weekend's game.

General News (Thu Oct 16): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Oct 15): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 7: at Buffalo Bills

Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. Teddy Bridgewater played like a rookie in his second NFL start last weekend, throwing zero TDs and three interceptions while being sacked eight times for -45 yards (23/37 for 188 yards passing for Bridgewater). Welcome to the big leagues, rookie. Jerick McKinnon was his top target with six targets for 6/42/0 receiving, followed by tight end Chase Ford (five for 4/37/0) - Greg Jennings was next on the list with six targets for 3/33/0, and Cordarrelle Patterson managed a meager 2/15/0 receiving even though he led the team with eight targets. Patterson is battling a hip injury and admitted after the game last week he isn't near 100% healthy. There isn't much reason to be investing in Vikings' wide receivers right now, friends - Bridgewater has some more growing pains ahead. The Bills have recorded 19 sacks this season, second only to Detroit's 20 - they planted Tom Brady twice for -15 yards last week (he threw for four TDs though, with 27/37 for 346 net yards passing, and he didn't have an interception). Matthew Stafford was sacked six times for -27 yards two games back, with 18/31 for 204 net yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown in that game. Minnesota is 31st in the NFL with 22 sacks allowed - only Jacksonville has given up more, with 27 allowed. This looks like a bad week to expect a bounce-back from Bridgewater, given the Bills' excellent pass rush.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 at NO 3 27 0 0
7 at BUF PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * *

Latest News

Vikings | Week 7 Inactives (Sun Oct 19, 11:46 AM) - The Minnesota Vikings have declared OT Austin Wentworth, LB Brandon Watts, DL Corey Wootton, OG David Yankey, LB Gerald Hodges, TE Kyle Rudolph, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 7.

Vikings | Friday injury report for Week 7 (Fri Oct 17, 02:23 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin), LB Gerald Hodges (hamstring) and DE Corey Wootton (back) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and have been ruled out for the team's Week 7 game. DT Sharrif Floyd (elbow, ankle) was limited in practice and is questionable. LB Chad Greenway (hand, rib) fully practiced and is questionable. CB Jabari Price (hamstring), DT Linval Joseph (ankle), TE Chase Ford (foot), S Harrison Smith (ankle) and LB Michael Mauti (illness) all fully participated in practice and are probable.

Our View: Hodges was filling in for Greenway, so the Vikings need their stud linebacker in the lineup to avoid going one step lower on the depth chart against the Bills.
link to story   

Vikings | Thursday practice report (Thu Oct 16, 05:52 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin), LB Gerald Hodges (hamstring), DE Corey Wootton (back), DT Sharrif Floyd (elbow, ankle) and LB Michael Mauti (illness) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 16. CB Jabari Price (hamstring) and DT Linval Joseph (ankle) were limited, while LB Chad Greenway (hand, rib), TE Chase Ford (foot) and S Harrison Smith (ankle) practiced in full.

link to story   

Vikings | Kyle Rudolph sits out (Wed Oct 15, 04:50 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Our View: Rudolph is not expected to be back until after the team's Week 10 the earliest.
link to story   

Vikings | Week 6 Inactives (Sun Oct 12, 11:49 AM) - The Minnesota Vikings have declared OT Austin Wentworth, LB Brandon Watts, LB Chad Greenway, OG David Yankey, TE Kyle Rudolph, DL Scott Crichton, FB Zach Line inactive for Week 6.

More News

Minnesota Vikings Team Links

Depth Chart      Season Stats      Targets      Red Zone      Game Logs

Staff Dynasty Rankings

TE Dynasty - 16, 13, 15, 15, 21

Footballguys Articles

2014 NFL Draft: Fantasy Football's Biggest Winners and Losers
  Alessandro Miglio - May 13
From The Gut
  Sigmund Bloom - June 6
Dissecting Dwayne Allen and LeVeon Bell
  Cian Fahey - July 11
Examining the Potential Situations for 2014 Rookie Quarterbacks
  Cian Fahey - April 11
NFC Roster Check Pre-Free Agency
  Jeff Tefertiller - March 8
2014 Rookie Primer Part 5: Post-Combine Tight Ends
  Chad Parsons - March 3
2014 Undrafted Tight End Watchlist
  Chad Parsons - May 28
Coaching Carousel: Norv Turner
  Kyle Wachtel - April 28
Offensive Skill Position Injury Review May 21, 2014
  Mark Wimer - May 21
Offensive Skill Position Injury Review June 8, 2014
  Mark Wimer - June 8

Articles from around the web

Post-Draft Dynasty Ranks - WR
  Mike Clay - May 23
Post-Draft Dynasty Ranks - TE
  Mike Clay - May 27
Learning how to find fantasy football sleepers could make your season
  David Gonos - May 29
2014 fantasy draft bargains
  Michael Fabiano - May 29
Early Draftmaster Strategy & Observations from MFL10s
  Scott Pagel - June 6
NFC Team-By-Team OTA Notes
  Adam Levitan - June 20
The Neutral Zone - Cordarrelle Patterson
  Brad Duffendack - June 25
A hundred fantasy football facts
  Matthew Berry - June 30
Fantasy Notebook: NFC North Preview; Bears on the Rise; Pack Ready to Attack & More
  Bob Harris - June 30
Silva's July Rankings, 1-100
  Evan Silva - July 2


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