Minnesota Vikings
  • 6'6"
  • 265
  • 29
  • 7 years
  • Notre Dame
  • 2011 R2 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2011 MIN 15 39 39 26 249 9.6 3 0 0 0 0 249 3 0 0 3
2012 MIN 16 93 93 53 493 9.3 9 0 0 0 0 493 9 0 5 8
2013 MIN 8 46 46 30 313 10.4 3 0 0 0 0 313 3 0 2 3
2014 MIN 9 34 34 24 231 9.6 2 0 0 0 0 231 2 0 3 2
2015 MIN 16 73 73 49 495 10.1 5 0 0 0 0 495 5 0 5 5
2016 MIN 16 132 132 83 840 10.1 7 0 0 0 0 840 7 0 10 7
  Avg 14 71 71 46 450 9.8 5 0 0 0 0 450 5 0 4 5

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2017 MIN 16 81 81 57 532 9.3 8 0 0 0 0 532 8 0 2 7

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 1/14/2018 5:53pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted five grabs for 28 yards on eight targets in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Jan. 14.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph was busy, but the frequent catches didn't amount to much in the way of yardage. Still, he might be the most reasonably priced DFS option at tight end heading into the NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles next weekend.

  • Posted: 1/12/2018 11:13am ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 12, and is not on the injury report for the Divisional Round playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph was slowed by his ankle injury during the last few weeks of the regular season but should have a normal workload against the Saints. He recorded eight touchdowns during the regular season and should see targets in the red zone. He can be a No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 1/11/2018 12:50pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 11.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph was limited by the injury over the last few weeks of the regular season but should receive a normal workload against the New Orleans Saints. He can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues this week.

  • Posted: 1/10/2018 3:02pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 10.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph played the last few regular season games with an injured ankle but received an extra week of rest his ankle. He should have a solid role in the passing game this week and can be a low-end No. 1 tight end.

  • Posted: 12/29/2017 1:46pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 29, but is not on the injury report for Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has recorded five touchdowns in the last five games but has been limited to three receptions and 23 yards over the last two weeks. Owners in deeper leagues could consider him a low-end No. 1 tight end because of his touchdown potential.

  • Posted: 12/28/2017 2:46pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph likely will be able to play in Week 17, but owners should keep an eye on the situation to make sure. He has been limited to three catches and 23 yards over the last two games but does have five touchdowns in the last five games. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end for owners this week.

  • Posted: 12/27/2017 2:26pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph really let down fantasy owners last week with a one-catch dud. He shouldn't be completely overlooked, though, as the Vikings are fighting for a first-round bye. View him as a low-end TE1 to high-end TE2.

  • Posted: 12/23/2017 8:37pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught the only pass thrown his way for six yards in a 16-0 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has been able to maintain fantasy relevance by finding the end zone with regularity, but this was his third straight game with three catches or less. He's become a boom-or-bust TE1.

  • Posted: 12/21/2017 2:47pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 21, but is not on the injury report for Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph played despite the injury last week and was able to record a touchdown during the game. He has posted five touchdowns in the last four games and can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in most leagues.

  • Posted: 12/20/2017 2:20pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) remained limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.

    Huddle Up: As long as Rudolph doesn't have any setbacks over the next few days he should be able to take the field this weekend. He's been on a scoring tear the last few weeks and should remain in starting lineups for those fantasy championships.

  • Posted: 12/19/2017 2:27pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 19. The Vikings did not practice; McKinnon's status is simply an estimation.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has been a touchdown machine this year, scoring eight times on the season and five times in his last four games. The red-nosed tight end is a TE1 threat every week.

  • Posted: 12/17/2017 2:03pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught two passes for 17 yards and one touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph was a question mark coming into the game but was a decent option for fantasy owners because of the touchdown. He will have more time to rest his injured ankle and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end next week.

  • Posted: 12/17/2017 9:12am ET

    Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) is active for Week 15's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph was on the verge of being held out of this game after being unable to practice during the week. It is uncertain how close to 100 percent his ankle is and it would not be surprising if he saw limited snaps this afternoon, so he is not a recommended fantasy option.

  • Posted: 12/17/2017 6:42am ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) appears likely to play in Week 15's game versus the Cincinnati Bengals, according to multiple sources.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph did not practice at all during the week and was listed as doubtful on the initial injury report before being upgraded to questionable. It is uncertain how healthy Rudolph is or if he will see a limited number of offensive snaps, so daily fantasy players or seasonal owners with a solid backup plan should avoid using him this week.

  • Posted: 12/15/2017 11:07am ET

    Contrary to an earlier report, Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) has been listed as doubtful for Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph will still more than likely be ruled out at some point over the weekend, but it's an interesting upgrade considering head coach Mike Zimmer himself reportedly ruled out his starting tight end earlier in the day. Stay tuned.

  • Posted: 12/15/2017 10:45am ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) will not play in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: With four touchdowns over the last three weeks, Rudolph had started to become a trusted red zone option for Case Keenum. Without him, it increases the likelihood of Stefon Diggs or Jerick McKinnon will have a solid game, as either player figures to benefit from the targets Rudolph leaves behind. Adam Thielen also has a higher ceiling as well.

  • Posted: 12/14/2017 10:11am ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) did not practice for a second straight day Thursday, Dec. 14.

    Huddle Up: It would be a shame for Rudolph's hot streak to end because of an injury. He has found the end zone four times in his last three games but needs to practice at some point this week. Have a backup plan in place in case Rudolph continues to be sidelined.

  • Posted: 12/13/2017 10:18am ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle) was spotted in a walking boot Wednesday, Dec. 13. Head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters he'll know more about Rudolph's availability for Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals later in the week.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph sat out the final few plays of Week 14 with the injury. While his receptions are down from the career-high 83 he had last season, Rudolph is having another fine season and on a three-game scoring streak. If he cannot play, David Morgan and Blake Bell are the next men up, although neither one would be worth considering in the fantasy playoffs.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 2:20pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph finished with three receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown on his five targets in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has scored touchdowns in three straight games (four total), pleasing fantasy owners using him as a TE1 down the stretch. He'll look to extend the streak in Week 15 against the visiting Bengals.

  • Posted: 12/3/2017 1:29pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught four passes for 36 yards and one touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has posted three touchdowns in the last two games and has caught eight of his nine targets during that span. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end next week against the Carolina Panthers.

  • Posted: 11/23/2017 1:30pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph scored both of the Vikings' receiving touchdowns Thursday, Nov. 23, catching four passes for 63 yards in total.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph nearly doubled his touchdowns just in this game; he had only caught three on the season. There hasn't been enough love to go around between Rudolph, Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, but Rudolph made his catches matter today. He'll remain a TE1 play as long as he's healthy.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 3:43pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph hauled in five receptions for 58 yards on seven targets in the Week 11 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph remains a top-notch fantasy option, especially in PPR formats, with five or more receptions in six consecutive outings. He'll look to keep it rolling in Week 12 against the Lions on Thanksgiving.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 10:06am ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught six passes for 27 yards and one touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has caught at least five passes in each of the last four games but has not posted more than 50 yards in any game this season. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end most weeks because of the number of targets he receives in the passing game.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 2:02pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught five passes for 43 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has recorded 16 catches on 25 targets over the last three games and has been more involved in the passing game since Stefon Diggs was sidelined. He will be a solid No. 1 tight end against the Cleveland Browns next week.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 4:21pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted five catches for 47 yards on nine targets in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph remains a solid low-end TE1 in all fantasy leagues, especially PPR formats. While he failed to find the end zone, he has posted 11 catches over the past two games. The Vikings host the Ravens in Week 7, a team which has struggled to contain tight ends this season.

  • Posted: 10/9/2017 11:21pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph recorded six catches on nine targets for 51 receiving yards and a touchdown Monday, Oct. 9, against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Both the reception and target totals were season highs for the 27-year-old tight end, as he also managed to score his second touchdown of the campaign. While he's capable of having a dud on any given week, Rudolph is a decent lower-end TE1 to trot out in most formats.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 2:07pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught one pass for four yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph was targeted only twice in the game but may still be working on his chemistry with Case Keenum. He could be a low-end No. 1 tight end against the New York Giants this week but could also be benched if owners have better options.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 2:34pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught four passes for 45 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph was a reliable target for Case Keenum during game but probably would have had a better day if Sam Bradford played. Rudolph can be a No. 1 tight end against certain opponents, but his value will drop if Keenum starts.

  • Posted: 9/11/2017 10:05pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph reeled in all three of his targets for 26 yards in the season opener Monday, Sept. 11, versus the New Orleans Saints, also adding a touchdown reception in the victory.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph was able to salvage his night with that touchdown score, but that's certainly fewer than the anticipated number of targets that owners were expecting. In fact, he played in just two games last season in which he received less than four balls thrown his way. In any event, Rudolph will have mostly higher-volume games coming up as one of Sam Bradford's most-trusted weapons.

  • Posted: 9/7/2017 11:09am ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (leg) said he is completely recovered from the leg injury that sidelined him for part of the preseason.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph will continue to be a main part of the passing game after recording 840 yards and seven touchdowns in 2016. He should be considered a No. 1 tight end in all leagues this week against the New Orleans Saints.

  • Posted: 8/27/2017 3:53pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (undisclosed) will not play in the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday, Aug. 27.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph is dealing with an undisclosed injury, so owners should keep an eye on the situation to see when Rudolph will return to the field. He was a reliable option for owners last season and should have a similar role this season. He can be considered a No. 1 fantasy tight end in most leagues.

  • Posted: 8/24/2017 4:29pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 24. He had a wrap on his right leg, but head coach Mike Zimmer had no comment about the situation.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation to find out the severity of Rudolph's injury. He is coming off a terrific 2016 season where he posted 83 receptions, 840 yards and seven touchdowns. Rudolph should continue to be a solid target in the passing game and can be a No. 1 fantasy tight end.

  • Posted: 7/11/2017 5:34pm ET

    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.

    Huddle Up: To put Rudolph's numbers inside the 20 and 10 into perspective, he saw more targets than Odell Beckham Jr. from both distances (24-21 and 10-9), caught more such passes than OBJ (14-9 and 6-4) and matched him at both levels in touchdowns. Perhaps the Vikings' talent upgrades along the offensive line will reduce their need to throw so quickly and lessen their dependence on Rudolph outside the 20, but he is a solid midrange TE1 and should remain the team's top option in the red zone.

  • Posted: 6/18/2017 9:17am ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is doing a better job as a blocker, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

    Huddle Up: Following a two-year stretch in which he played a total of 17 games, Rudolph has put together back-to-back full seasons and broke out last year with 83 catches for 840 yards - both career highs - and seven touchdowns. However, he graded out poorly as a run blocker, so this is a good sign for his current and future owners, as any improvement in that area should keep him on the field more than he already is. He is a midrange TE1 in fantasy.

  • Posted: 2/26/2017 7:57pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph was targeted 24 times in the red zone in 2016, ranking first among tight ends and second overall.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph emerged as one of Sam Bradford's favorite targets, and he finished among the league leaders at his position in most categories. With Bradford back under center in 2017, Rudolph should have no problem finishing as a midrange TE1.

  • Posted: 2/21/2017 8:46pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph led all tight ends this past season with 132 targets, converting that into career highs in receptions (83) and yards (840). He also registered seven receiving touchdowns.

    Huddle Up: It's understandable if most owners were not aware of this. Luckily for Rudolph, he could be on track for a similarly heavy workload next year, as his role in the offense undoubtedly increased once star running back Adrian Peterson went down with injury. Peterson might not return to Minnesota, and if he's out of town, Rudolph should ideally pick up where he left off as one of Sam Bradford's most dependable targets in the passing game.

  • Posted: 2/3/2017 3:20pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said his play in 2016 is more up to his standards and expects to post similar stats moving forward. 'I talked about how my first five years were kind of disappointing to me, in terms of my standards,' Rudolph said. 'This season was more along the lines of what I expect for myself, and what I expect moving forward, to kind of be a springboard and a baseline for the rest of my career.' Rudolph finished the 2016 season with 83 receptions for 840 yards and seven touchdowns.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph posted career highs in receptions and receiving yards this season and was able to play all 16 games for the third time in his career. He should continue to be a main part of the passing game for the Vikings and can be a No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 1/31/2017 9:16am ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph ran routes on 58 percent of his snaps and was targeted on a career-high 23.7 percent of his routes last season, according to ESPN Stats and Information.

    Huddle Up: Unsurprisingly, he easily set career-highs in targets (132), catches (83), and yards (840). While Rudolph benefited from Vikings' shift from an Adrian Peterson-centric offense to a short-passing attack designed to camouflage the league's worst offensive line, it also helped Rudolph played all 16 games for only the third time in his six-year career. Since it is unlikely Minnesota can address all the holes it has up front in one offseason, Rudolph stands a great chance of posting high-end TE1 numbers again in 2017.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 NO 3 3 26 1
2 @PIT 6 4 45 0
3 TB 2 1 4 0
4 DET 4 2 34 0
5 @CHI 9 6 45 1
6 GB 9 5 47 0
7 BAL 7 5 43 0
8 @CLE 7 6 27 1
10 @WAS 7 5 37 0
11 LAR 7 5 58 0
12 @DET 4 4 63 2
13 @ATL 5 4 36 1
14 @CAR 5 3 41 1
15 CIN 2 2 17 1
16 @GB 1 1 6 0
17 CHI 3 1 3 0
P2 NO 8 5 28 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @TEN 8 4 65 0
2 GB 8 3 31 1
3 @CAR 10 7 70 1
4 NYG 7 5 55 1
5 HOU 4 2 15 0
7 @PHI 11 5 55 0
8 @CHI 6 5 31 0
9 DET 3 1 1 1
10 @WAS 8 5 69 1
11 ARI 3 2 12 0
12 @DET 10 9 64 0
13 DAL 12 6 45 0
14 @JAC 8 4 60 1
15 IND 10 8 97 0
16 @GB 9 6 53 0
17 CHI 15 11 117 1

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @SF 7 5 53 0
2 DET 7 5 30 1
3 LAC 5 2 14 0
4 @DEN 4 2 7 0
6 KC 5 2 9 1
7 @DET 2 2 10 1
8 @CHI 2 2 22 0
9 LAR 2 2 30 0
10 @OAK 4 1 7 0
11 GB 9 6 106 1
12 @ATL 10 7 53 0
13 SEA 4 3 13 0
14 @ARI 6 6 67 0
15 CHI 2 2 21 0
16 NYG 3 2 53 1
17 @GB 1 0 0 0
P1 SEA 1 1 24 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @LAR 4 2 16 1
2 NE 8 5 53 0
3 @NO 5 3 27 0
11 @CHI 0 0 0 0
12 GB 5 3 50 0
13 CAR 3 2 7 1
14 NYJ 2 2 9 0
15 @DET 7 7 69 0
17 CHI 0 0 0 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @DET 4 2 27 0
2 @CHI 6 3 42 1
3 CLE 8 5 28 0
4 PIT 2 2 6 0
6 CAR 11 9 97 1
7 @NYG 9 3 27 0
8 GB 4 4 51 0
9 @DAL 2 2 35 1

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 JAC 7 5 67 0
2 @IND 5 3 35 1
3 SF 6 5 36 2
4 @DET 5 2 8 0
5 TEN 7 4 23 1
6 @WAS 11 6 56 1
7 ARI 4 0 0 0
8 TB 2 2 17 0
9 @SEA 2 0 0 0
10 DET 9 7 64 1
12 @CHI 9 5 55 1
13 @GB 8 6 51 1
14 CHI 2 0 0 0
15 @LAR 4 3 22 0
16 @HOU 6 3 39 1
17 GB 6 2 20 0
P1 @GB 3 3 42 0

2011 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @LAC 1 0 0 0
2 TB 1 1 15 0
3 DET 3 3 39 0
4 @KC 4 3 44 0
5 ARI 0 0 0 0
6 @CHI 3 2 20 0
7 GB 1 0 0 0
8 @CAR 5 2 15 0
10 @GB 3 3 37 0
11 OAK 5 3 7 1
13 DEN 1 1 19 1
14 @DET 4 1 0 0
15 NO 2 2 15 0
16 @WAS 2 2 23 1
17 CHI 4 3 15 0

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