College: Notre Dame | 10 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 265 lbs
Birth Date: 11/9/1989
2020 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 94.2
Avg Pts: 5.89
Rank: 8 TE
|Week 1||11.10||Kyle Rudolph 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)|
. . . Kyle Rudolph 4 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
Kyle Rudolph 4 receptions (2.00 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 31 rush and rec yds (3.10 pts)
|Week 2||1.40||Kyle Rudolph 2 receptions (1.00 pts)|
Kyle Rudolph 4 rush and rec yds (0.40 pts)
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).
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.
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
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.
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 21-for-29 for 172 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round playoff game. RB Dalvin Cook rushed for 18 yards on nine carries and caught six passes for eight yards during the game. WR Stefon Diggs caught two passes for 57 yards and one touchdown on five targets. WR Adam Thielen caught five passes for 50 yards on seven targets. TE Irv Smith caught three passes for 39 yards on three targets, while TE Kyle Rudolph caught two passes for four yards on three targets.
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph caught four of seven targets for 31 yards and the game-winning touchdown in a 26-20 win over the Saints in the Wild Card round. Backup Irv Smith Jr. didn't see a target in the game. The San Francisco 49ers Defense is stellar against tight ends and will be welcoming stud linebacker Kwon Alexander back into the fold. They have only allowed four tight ends to eclipse double-digit fantasy points this season and rank second in pass DVOA overall. Rudolph has seven touchdowns on the season and remains a favorite for Kirk Cousins at the goal line, but he'll need a touchdown to do damage in this contest. He's a tournament-only play in the Divisional round for that reason as he'll likely find yardage hard to come by.