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TE Kyle Rudolph - Minnesota Vikings

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

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 24): Rudolph clearly is not 100%, but he is one of the main targets for Teddy Bridgewater going forward, and he might emerge from a crowded group of wide receivers that has struggled to play with consistency.

Week 13: vs Carolina Panthers

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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11 at CHI 0 0 0 0
12 vs GB 3 50 0 0
13 vs CAR PROJ-Dodds 4 * * *
13 vs CAR PROJ-Tremblay 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 11 vs CHI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rudolph played about 1/3 of the snaps, but he wasn't ready to make a big impact, and the Vikings offense apparently wasn't either.

2014 Week 12 vs GB (5 / 3 / 50 / 0 rec)

While Rudolph seemed a bit tentative in his first game back from injury, he had a pretty successful day as he and Teddy Bridgewater seemed to be on the same page quite frequently. While he caught most of the passes thrown his way, he seemed to be a bit hesitant upon contact and lacked some of the athleticism and speed we saw pre-injury. It may be that this is merely a result of some rust due to the long layoff, but it bears watching.

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Latest News

Vikings | Kyle Rudolph a full go (Fri Nov 21, 05:16 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is probable.

Our View: Rudolph should get more than the paltry number of snaps he got last week, but he's still not worth a start until he shows us that he's back and has established chemistry with Teddy Bridgewater.
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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph practicing (Thu Nov 20, 10:18 AM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Our View: Between rust, Teddy Bridgewater's sometimes shaky play and Green Bay's improved defense we'd avoid Rudolph this week. At best we look at him as a low-end TE2 and no more this week.
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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph used sparingly (Mon Nov 17, 02:29 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) was eased back into action in the team's Week 11 loss to the Chicago Bears, playing just 14 snaps (30 percent of the offensive plays).

Our View: Rudolph was on the field less than TEs Rhett Ellison (51 percent of snaps) and Chase Ford (47 percent). Rudolph also wasn't targeted at all in the passing game.
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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph probable (Fri Nov 14, 04:24 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and is probable for Week 11.

Our View: Like Rashad Jennings, Ryan Mathews, and Montee Ball, Rudolph shouldn't be counted on to get his normal workload, but the matchup could still dictate a start at a scarce position for any of the four.
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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph practices in full (Thu Nov 13, 05:34 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (hernia) returned to a full practice Thursday, Nov. 13, after being limited Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Our View: Rudolph is back this week for an easier matchup against a bad Bears defense. We like him as a mid-level TE2 with upside.
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Schedule

13vs Carolina Panthers
14vs New York Jets
15@ Detroit Lions
16@ Miami Dolphins
17vs Chicago Bears