Minnesota Vikings
  • 6'6"
  • 265
  • 28
  • 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 12 61 61 39 385 9.9 4 0 0 0 0 385 4 0 4 4

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 2 9 9 7 71 10.1 1 0 0 0 0 71 1 0 0 1

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 1/10/2017 7:42am ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph had a career-high 83 catches for 840 yards, and his seven touchdowns were the most since 2012. He reached a performance escalator of $375,000 on 2018 and 2019 salaries for surpassing 80 catches. His 132 targets were the most among tight ends this season.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph rekindled his TE1 stature this season, and there's no reason to believe he can't build on the rapport with Sam Bradford next season. Rudolph will be a midrange TE1 option in drafts.

  • Posted: 1/1/2017 9:21pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted 11 receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears. He was targeted 15 times.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph was a legitimate TE1 in all fantasy leagues down the stretch, posting four or more grabs in each of his final six games. Over the final four outings he had 29 grabs for 327 yards and two touchdowns.

  • Posted: 12/18/2016 6:20pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings RB Kyle Rudolph rushed eight times for a game-high 97 yards on 10 targets in the Week 15 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has rolled up 27 receptions for 266 yards and a touchdown over the past four games, and he has been targeted 40 times. He has re-emerged as a solid low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues for the stretch run.

  • Posted: 12/11/2016 10:36pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted four receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown in the Week 14 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was targeted a team-high eight times.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has emerged as a solid low-end TE1 in deeper fantasy leagues if you need an emergency replacement. He has 19 grabs for 169 yards on 30 targets over the past three games.

  • Posted: 10/31/2016 9:39pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph hauled in five balls for 31 yards in the Week 8 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Oct. 31. He was targeted six times.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has five or more grabs in four of his past five outings, but he hasn't found the end zone in three games since a three-game scoring run from Week 2 through 5. He is best used as a TE2 in most fantasy leagues going forward.

  • Posted: 10/7/2016 5:03pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (rib) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 5.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has scored a touchdown in each of the last three games and appears to have a good chemistry with Sam Bradford. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/6/2016 6:14pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ribs) returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, Oct. 6.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph should be on the field in Week 5 against Houston. He has scored in three straight games and is locked in as one of Sam Bradford's favorite targets. Start him in all formats.

  • Posted: 10/5/2016 7:37pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ribs) was unable to take part in the practice session Wednesday, Oct. 5, due to a rib injury.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has scored a touchdown in each of the past three games, and he has 12 receptions for 125 yards over his past two outings. He has also been targeted seven or more times in each of his first four games, developing a nice rapport with Sam Bradford while re-emerging as a low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.

  • Posted: 10/3/2016 9:04pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted five receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in the Week 4 game against the New York Giants Monday, Oct. 3.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has been targeted at least seven times in each of his four games, and he has visited the end zone in each of his past three outings. He has re-emerged as a decent low-end TE1 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 5 against the Houston Texans.

  • Posted: 9/30/2016 9:01pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is easy to trust because of his big catch radius, according to QB Sam Bradford.

    Huddle Up: Bradford has targeted Rudolph 18 times in two games, and the strong chemistry between the two makes Rudolph a TE1 against the Giants in Week 4.

  • Posted: 9/25/2016 1:38pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught seven passes for 70 yards and one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has scored a touchdown in each of his last two games and has been targeted at least eight times in all three games this season. He should continue to be a solid option in Minnesota's passing game and can be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 NO 3 3 26 1
2 @PIT 6 4 45 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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