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TE MIN

College: Notre Dame | 10 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 265 lbs
Birth Date: 11/9/1989
2020 Bye Week: 7

Total Pts: 113.7
Avg Pts: 7.11
Rank: 15 TE

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2020 RTSports Outlook

Rudolph had a down season, posting some of the lowest numbers of his career when playing a full season. He didn't even hit 40 receptions or 400 yards. The only thing that saved his fantasy numbers some were his touchdowns, scoring six times. Rudolph was 15th overall in fantasy tight end scoring. His season high in yards was 67 and he hit the 50-yard mark just three times. Rudolph remains the starter for the Vikings but could lose out on more playing time to Irv Smith, an emerging target at the position. Rudolph isn't much of a blocker but a solid pass catcher. He has plus speed, very good hands and the ability to make the tough catch. He can also be a top red-zone target.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Rudolph is trending the wrong way and probably hit his ceiling four years back. Smith is going to cut into his production even more this year, grabbing more playing time at tight end. The only thing that might save Rudolph a little is the departure of Stefon Diggs, which could open the door for a few more targets for Rudolph. Either way, Rudolph is more of a No. 2 fantasy tight end. He can get around 45 receptions for 450 yards and five touchdowns.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph will enter his 10th season in the league and having played his entire career with the club. While he has managed to stay healthy over the years, he isn't the same player from a production standpoint that he was seasons ago. His six touchdowns in 2019 were welcomed by his fantasy owners, but his 39 receptions and 48 targets were some of the lowest marks of his career. Heading into 2020, Rudolph still possesses late-round value, but only in deeper formats, especially in 14-team leagues that require multiple tight ends on a week-to-week basis. However, anything beyond that, the 30-year-old is a desperation addition only capable of providing efficient performances when the matchup is right. 2019 Second-round pick Irv Smith Jr. will also likely have a more prominent role within the organization, which will ultimately drop Rudolph's stock even more.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 10.00
Week 23.90Kyle Rudolph 9 receiving yds (0.90 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 32.10Kyle Rudolph 11 receiving yds (1.10 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 42.20Kyle Rudolph 12 receiving yds (1.20 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 51.40Kyle Rudolph 4 receiving yds (0.40 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 66.60Kyle Rudolph 36 receiving yds (3.60 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 716.80Kyle Rudolph 58 receiving yds (5.80 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Kyle Rudolph 15 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
Week 84.70Kyle Rudolph 17 receiving yds (1.70 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 911.30Kyle Rudolph 23 receiving yds (2.30 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Kyle Rudolph 3 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
Week 1019.40Kyle Rudolph 14 receiving yds (1.40 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 2 receiving TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Kyle Rudolph 1 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
. . . Kyle Rudolph 1 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
Kyle Rudolph 1 receiving 2XP (2.00 pts)
Week 1117.70Kyle Rudolph 67 receiving yds (6.70 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Kyle Rudolph 32 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
Week 12
Week 1315.00Kyle Rudolph 50 receiving yds (5.00 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Kyle Rudolph 3 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
Playoff Week 13.10Kyle Rudolph 11 receiving yds (1.10 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Playoff Week 27.80Kyle Rudolph 48 receiving yds (4.80 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Playoff Week 31.70Kyle Rudolph 7 receiving yds (0.70 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Player Notes
May 25 11:13pm ET

Tennessee Titans TE Jonnu Smith was charged with only one blown block on 331 rushing snaps in 2019, tying him with Kyle Rudolph for the lowest blown block rate among tight ends with at least 200 rushing snaps (0.3).

From TheHuddle

May 17 7:43pm ET

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph did not record a drop in 2019, allowing him to join Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki as the only tight ends to achieve that feat while seeing at least 40 targets.

From TheHuddle

May 10 10:03pm ET

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph and Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce are the only two tight ends with at least 30 receiving touchdowns since the start of the 2015 season

From TheHuddle

Jan 11 10:30pm ET

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph had a tough ending to his season as he caught just two of three targets for four yards in the 27-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Rudolph's low volume was a product of the Vikings' inability to get anything going all day as the 49ers Defense held Kirk Cousins to just 172 passing yards. Rudolph had a few weeks of production driven by touchdowns during Adam Thielen's absences, but he took a big step back in catches (39) and receiving yardage (367) this season. He doesn't get enough volume to be an exciting fantasy option and his prospects don't look great next year with Irv Smith Jr. looking to take another step and the team still being dedicated to the run.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 11-Jun-2019: MIN - Re-signed - Four-year extension (through 2023)
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