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TE MIN

College: Notre Dame | 8 years
Height: 6'6" | Weight: 265 lbs
Birth Date: 11/9/1989
2019 Bye Week: 12

Total Pts: 151.4
Avg Pts: 9.46
Rank: 7 TE

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Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 18.10Kyle Rudolph 11 receiving yds (1.10 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Kyle Rudolph 11 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
Week 214.20Kyle Rudolph 72 receiving yds (7.20 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 7 receptions (7.00 pts)
Week 315.80Kyle Rudolph 48 receiving yds (4.80 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Kyle Rudolph 4 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
Week 410.70Kyle Rudolph 57 receiving yds (5.70 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 59.10Kyle Rudolph 41 receiving yds (4.10 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 67.70Kyle Rudolph 37 receiving yds (3.70 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 72.60Kyle Rudolph 16 receiving yds (1.60 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 87.90Kyle Rudolph 39 receiving yds (3.90 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 94.80Kyle Rudolph 28 receiving yds (2.80 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 10
Week 113.30Kyle Rudolph 13 receiving yds (1.30 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 1213.30Kyle Rudolph 63 receiving yds (6.30 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 7 receptions (7.00 pts)
Week 136.80Kyle Rudolph 38 receiving yds (3.80 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 142.70Kyle Rudolph 7 receiving yds (0.70 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 155.30Kyle Rudolph 23 receiving yds (2.30 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 1633.20Kyle Rudolph 122 receiving yds (12.20 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 9 receptions (9.00 pts)
Kyle Rudolph 2 receiving TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Kyle Rudolph 44 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
. . . Kyle Rudolph 4 yd TD pass from Kirk Cousins
Player Notes
Jun 11 9:43am ET

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph received an additional $1.625 million this year to his $7.625 million base salary, according to a source. He received $9 million fully guaranteed and $16.025 million in total guarantees.

Jun 11 1:00am ET

The Minnesota Vikings agreed with tight end Kyle Rudolph on a four-year, $36 million contract extension on Monday, according to a source. It's bad news for the fantasy stock of second-round tight end Irv Smith in his rookie season, but Rudolph will have to keep producing in order to hold off the youngster of the next few seasons. The 29-year-old Rudolph was a disappointment to those that drafted him as a TE1 last year, catching 64 passes for 634 yards and four touchdowns over a full season. Rudolph still has TE1 appeal, but he'll need to find the end zone to deliver for his owners. The good news is that he's in an offense that should have plenty of chances to put points on the board consistently.

From RotoBaller

Jun 11 12:23am ET

The Minnesota Vikings signed TE Kyle Rudolph to a four-year extension worth $36 million on Monday, June 10.

Fantasy Spin: Rudolph racked up 64 grabs, 634 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games last season, and he has at least four scores in each of the past four seasons while playing every games since the start of the 2015 season. Rudolph is a nice low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues, and the durability factor is a huge plus.

May 23 2:00pm ET

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph confirmed on Wednesday that the team offered him a five-year contract extension, but he has not accepted it. The extension would keep him under contract through his age-35 season in 2024. He is scheduled to make $7.275 million in the final deal of his contract, but none of it is guaranteed and the Vikings are looking to gain salary cap space. Rudolph has been told that other teams are also interested in trading for him. Head coach Mike Zimmer believes that Rudolph will remain with the team, but Minnesota also drafted tight end Irv Smith in the second round, so they have some insurance. Rudolph's 2019 fantasy value will depend on whether he sticks in Minnesota or lands somewhere else, but he's become a touchdown-dependent, low-end TE1 in recent seasons.

From RotoBaller

May 22 3:43pm ET

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.

Fantasy Spin: Rudolph's situation has been in question the entire offseason, but it seems the two sides are working on a new deal. Rudolph can be considered a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues if he remains with the Vikings.

May 20 6:13pm ET

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he plans to participate in practice Tuesday, May 21, even though his future with the team is uncertain.

Fantasy Spin: Rudolph has been part of trade rumors this offseason, so it is not known which team he will play for in 2019. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy tight end no matter where he plays.

May 17 6:03pm ET

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.

Fantasy Spin: Rudolph's status with the Vikings is still uncertain at this point, so fantasy players should continue to monitor the situation. Rudolph can be a solid No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues.

May 17 1:40pm ET

The Minnesota Vikings continue to discuss a contract extension with tight end Kyle Rudolph, but neither side has made much progress, per a source with knowledge of the situation. Minnesota has also offered Rudolph a five-year extension which would give him a new-money average among the highest paid tight ends in the NFL. An extension would also likely reduce his current salary cap number of $7.625 million. The source said the Vikes haven't asked Rudolph to take a pay cut in the final year of his current deal in 2018. The team drafted tight end Irv Smith in the second round last month, leading many to believe that Rudolph would be gone. Rudolph can be a solid red-zone fantasy weapon, but he's dependent on those touchdowns and could see a lighter workload with Smith now in the fold if he remains in Minnesota.

From RotoBaller

May 16 10:33am ET

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.'

Fantasy Spin: Rudolph can be a decent backup as a TE2 in fantasy, but his upside is minimal in the offense. If he's cut and winds up somewhere like New England? He could receive a spark.

May 13 9:43pm ET

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.

Fantasy Spin: The Vikings do not have a lot of salary cap space available, so Rudolph could be released or traded in order to make cap space. He has recorded 19 touchdowns over the last three seasons but has been held to under 650 yards in each of the last two seasons. He probably should be considered a No. 2 tight end in most fantasy leagues no matter where he plays.

May 10 2:10pm ET

The Minnesota Vikings broke off contract talks with tight end Kyle Rudolph on Friday morning, according to sources. Rudolph is due $7.5 million and could be a trade candidate after the Vikes selected Irv Smith in last month's draft. The 29-year-old Rudolph would still have a role in Minnesota if he stayed in 2019, but he'd obviously lose some looks to the rookie down the middle of the field. Rudolph had 64 catches for 634 yards and four touchdowns in 2018, but he's become more of a low-end, touchdown-dependent TE1 in recent seasons. A trade elsewhere would be the best for his fantasy value.

From RotoBaller

May 10 1:53pm ET

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has been discussing a contract extension with the team, but those talks broke off Friday, May 10, according to sources. Trading Rudolph very much remains a possibility for the Vikings, and there is interest around the league.

Fantasy Spin: Rudolph has been a top-10 fantasy tight end in each of the last three seasons, but the writing is on the wall with the Vikings drafting Irv Smith in the second round and Rudolph due $7.5 million this season. A situation to definitely keep an eye on ...

May 2 3:20pm ET

The Minnesota Vikings tried to trade tight end Kyle Rudolph before and during the NFL draft and then selected tight end Irv Smith in the second round, according to sources. We believe Irv is a perfect fit for our new scheme offensively, what they want to do in terms of a mismatch guy, Minnesota director of college scouting Jamaal Stephenson said. Rudolph has a $7.625 million salary cap hit in 2019 and the Vikes are strapped for cash. It's possible the 29-year-old will have to rework his contract if he remains on the roster. Smith gives the Vikes speed over the middle and versatility, while Rudolph is a dependable threat in the red zone. Minnesota only used two-tight end sets 20 percent of the time last year, but that could increase with both Smith and Rudolph around. Smith's presence is bad news for Rudolph if he stays, though, and he'll be more of a low-end, touchdown-dependent TE1.

From RotoBaller

May 1 10:33am ET

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph could remain a factor in the offense after the team selected TE Irv Smith with the 50th selection in the NFL draft. Last season, the team ran 20 percent of its plays out of 12 personnel (one running back, two tight ends, two receivers), and the team thrived in it. QB Kirk Cousins had a 120.8 passer rating, and the team rushed for 4.2 yards per carry. Rudolph had 13.8 percent of Cousins' targets last year while notching 64 receptions for 634 yards (9.9 yards per catch) and four touchdowns.

Fantasy Spin: Rudolph has been an inconsistent fantasy option, and his days as a TE1 are probably numbered. However, he should still provide a PPR punch as a TE2 in some matchups.

Apr 27 11:23am ET

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph and CBs Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes have received recent trade interest from other NFL teams, according to multiple sources. The Vikings are reportedly open to offers but are not actively shopping these players.

Apr 27 12:33am ET

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph's status with the team has not changed despite the selection of TE Irv Smith, according to GM Rick Spielman, who classified them as 'two different types of tight ends.'

Fantasy Spin: This comes on the heels of some trade speculation regarding Rudolph, and those rumors are likely to intensify no matter what the team says publicly. For fantasy owners, a change of scenery might be the best thing for Rudolph, who would almost certainly lose some of his already marginal value to Irv Smith if both suit up for the Vikings in 2019.

Apr 26 9:20pm ET

The Minnesota Vikings selected Alabama tight end Irv Smith with the No. 50 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft. Smith runs good routes, has strong hands and has plenty of after-the-catch upside. He averaged 16.1 yards per catch as a junior in 2018. Smith's selection may cause the Vikings to shop current starter Kyle Rudolph. Smith will only be interesting in single-year fantasy formats in 2019 if a path is cleared for him to be the main pass-catching tight end.

From RotoBaller

Apr 25 5:53pm ET

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph could receive some trade interest from the New England Patriots if the Patriots do not select a tight end in the 2019 NFL Draft, in the opinion of SI.com's Albert Breer.

Fantasy Spin: The Patriots are looking for a new starting tight end, and Rudolph is coming off a solid 2018 season. He would see a solid amount of targets in the passing game if he joins the Patriots and could be a low-end No. 1 fantasy option.

Mar 10 9:13pm ET

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has not been asked to take a pay cut, according to his agent Brian Murphy, and Murphy said the Vikings want Rudolph to remain with the organization for 'years to come.'

Fantasy Spin: You obviously need to take anything a player's agent says with a grain of salt, but if Rudolph is back with the Vikings in 2019, he can he a low-end TE1.

Mar 10 4:23pm ET

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is believed to be in talks with the team about a possible pay cut, but it is not known if Rudolph would accept a reduced salary.

Fantasy Spin: Rudolph has posted decent numbers over the last several seasons and has posted 19 touchdowns over the last three years. He is not a weekly starter but could be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 tight end in most fantasy leagues next season.

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