Kyle Rudolph Fantasy News

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17. Rudolph sounds iffy for Sunday. If he’s out, Rhett Ellison and Chase Ford would see increased snaps, but Ford seems to be more active in the passing game.

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Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee, doubtful) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is doubtful for Week 16. Rudolph will likely miss this week’s game. TE streamers should look elsewhere.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) missed practice again Thursday. Consider Rudolph very questionable for Week 16.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) did not practice Wednesday. Consider Rudolph questionable for Week 16.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 14. Rudolph caught a touchdown in Week 13, but didn’t do much else. He has a great matchup with the Jets, who have struggled against the tight end position.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) took full practice reps again Thursday. Rudolph caught a touchdown in Week 13, but didn’t do much else. He has a great matchup with the Jets, who have struggled against the tight end position.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) practiced fully Wednesday. Rudolph caught a touchdown in Week 13, but unfortunately only saw three targets come his way. He has a great matchup with the Jets, who are #30 in TE aFPA over the past 10 weeks.

Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:04pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 13. Rudolph’s Snap % was 88% in Week 12, so it’s time to start thinking of him as a high-end TE2/low-end TE1 in Norv Turner’s TE-friendly offense.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6:20pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) practiced fully Wednesday. Rudolph’s Snap % was 88% in Week 12, so it’s time to start thinking of him as a high-end TE2/low-end TE1 in Norv Turner’s TE-friendly offense.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12. Rudolph seems to be getting close to 100 percent, though we wouldn’t recommend him after his goose egg last week.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) took full practice reps again Thursday. Rudolph seems to be getting close to 100 percent, though we wouldn’t recommend him after his goose egg last week.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) practiced fully Wednesday. Rudolph only played 30% of the snaps and wasn’t targeted in Week 11. Owners in need of tight end help should stash him if possible, though we don’t recommend starting him until he shows up in a game.

Vikings Beat: Expect to see 'plenty' of Kyle Rudolph

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 9:53am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Kyle Rudolph said this week it was important for him to make sure he could do everything he'd normally do when he did return.

He's typically on the field for about 90 percent of the Vikings' offensive snaps; between the time he's had off and how much the Vikings have used Chase Ford and Rhett Ellison in Rudolph's absence, not sure it's realistic to expect him to play that much in his first week back.

But given how much the Vikings use two-tight end sets -- and how successful tight ends have been against the Chicago Bears (their 668 receiving yards allowed to tight ends is the third-most in the league, per ESPN Stats & Information) -- expect to see plenty of Rudolph on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

Rudolph is apparently healthy for the first time in a while. If you've been struggling with guys like Jordan Reed, for example, and whoever is the Washington TE of the week, Rudolph may be able to give you some stability at the position. All through the offeseason we had news items saying Rudolph was going to be the centerpiece of the offense. While that may not happen this week, it sounds like he's at least going to get his snaps. The hope is by next week we'll have a much better read, but the potential is there if you need help.

Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:06pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 11. Rudolph will return in Week 11, and has a great matchup with the Bears, who are #32 in TE aFPA. Don’t expect a full complement of snaps in his first game back, however.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:29pm

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph (abdomen, groin) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Rudolph is expected to return in Week 11, and has a great matchup with the Bears, who are #32 in TE aFPA.

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