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TE Kyle Rudolph - Minnesota Vikings

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

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Rudolph tied Travis Kelce for the most 15+ PPR games last year (7), which is the name of the game in best ball leagues. He's going at a fraction of Kelce's price and works as a rock solid TE1 or TE2 who can help you have the best tight end scoring in your best ball league.

Summary

Kyle Rudolph finished the 2016 season as the 3rd ranked fantasy tight end. He did so quietly and posted the best numbers of his career at 83/840/7. The chemistry between Bradford and Rudolph was real as he was targeted 132 times which is far and above more than any other year in Rudolph's 6 year career. Rudolph is a big time red zone target for Bradford and with Bradford having to dive into the Vikings offense with such a short learning curve he instantly had a connection with his TE and continued it through out the season. (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 8, 5, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11
Overall Redraft - 87, 44
TE Redraft PPR - 8, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 11
Overall Redraft PPR - 80, 47, 48, 53
TE Dynasty - 12, 9, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13

Stats and Projections

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2014 MIN 9 24 231 2
2015 MIN 16 49 495 5
2016 MIN 16 83 840 7
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 75 * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 80 * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 74 * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 75 * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 86
TE: 8
Overall-PPR: 82
TE-PPR: 7

Minnesota Vikings Team Links

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Latest News

Vikings | Kyle Rudolph top targeted TE in scoring range (Tue Jul 11, 08:34 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph finished with 24 targets inside the red zone last year, including 10 inside the 10. Both marks were the best among tight ends.

Our View: Rudolph posted career-best numbers in 2016 (83/840/7) and finished 2016 as the no3 fantasy tight end. He's a favorite target of QB Sam Bradford, and that should continue again this year. Rudolph's current ADP is TE9 (8.09) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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