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, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 20, 30
TE Redraft PPR - 14, 7, 10, 10, 10, 10, 11, 12, 12, 14, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 27, 30
TE Dynasty - 14, 14, 14, 19, 23

Stats and Projections

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2016 MIN 16 83 840 7
2017 MIN 16 57 532 8
2018 MIN 16 64 634 4
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.3 58.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 60.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 57.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 52.8 * *

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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: 124
TE: 13
Overall-PPR: 130
TE-PPR: 14

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Latest News

Vikings | Coach thinks Kyle Rudolph will stay (Wed May 22, 03:22 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he has received a five-year contract extension offer from the Vikings, and head coach Mike Zimmer is confident that Rudolph will remain with the team since the two sides are talking.

Our View: Rudolph doesn't want to take a pay cut because he's 'too young' and the Vikings want to lower his cap number. They did select Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr. in the second round of the 2019 NFL draft to perhaps be Rudolph's eventual replacement, but they shouldn't be rushing the veteran out the door. There are rumors about what Rudolph wants and how the team may not give him that price, but we'll sit back and wait to see what happens here. It feels like it could go either way but at least Zimmer is optimistic.
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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph to practice Tuesday (Mon May 20, 06:10 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he plans to participate in practice Tuesday, May 21, even though his future with the team is uncertain.

Our View: There are reports that the Vikings have not asked Rudolph to take a pay cut. Last week, Rudolph exclaimed that he wouldn't take a pay cut because he's 'too young' to do so. With a cap number of $7.6 million in 2018, the final year of his deal, we expect the Vikings to re-work that number in any way possible -- whether that be through extension or release.
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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph has received contract offer (Fri May 17, 05:55 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has been offered a five-year contract extension, but the two sides have not made much progress in talks, according to a source. Rudolph would be paid among the top tight ends in the NFL if he signed the extension.

Our View: Rudolph refused to take a pay cut because he said he was 'too young' to do that. With an extension being offered we could see a resolution to this in the near future. Rudolph is in the final year of his deal and has a cap number of $7.2 million in 2019. An extension for Rudolph would be a negative hit on the dynasty stock of second-round rookie TE Irv Smith Jr.
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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph declines pay cut (Thu May 16, 10:22 AM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph declined to take a pay cut, but he hopes to remain with the team. 'No, I won't,' Rudolph said. 'I'm too young for that.'

Our View: Rudolph is on the books for $7.2 million in 2019. The Vikings don't want to extend him or they would've done that already. They're making plans for the future as they selected Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr. in the second round of the 2019 NFL draft. We'll see if the Vikings can resolve this situation by trading or releasing Rudolph. Stay tuned.
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Vikings | Kyle Rudolph hopes to stay (Mon May 13, 09:37 PM) - Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he hopes to remain with the Vikings but would like a decision on his status with the team in the near future.

Our View: Rudolph has one year left on his contract with the Vikings. He's on the books for around $7.6 million and there is zero remaining in dead money. The Vikings selected Alabama TE Irv Smith Jr. in the second round of the 2019 NFL draft, and he should be groomed to be the eventual starter. That doesn't bode well for Rudolph sticking in Minnesota.
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