Coinciding with the Vikings decrease in passing production is the absence of TE Kyle Rudolph from the box score. Rudolph, who had 13 receptions for 138 yards and 3 TDs in the Vikings first three games this season, has been held to just 2 receptions for 17 yards over the past three games, including no receptions on Sunday in Seattle at a time when Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier says the team was trying to get him involved.
Frazier said things didn't materialize to get Rudolph involved, be it the rush or coverage. But, after three-straight poor fantasy weeks, owners should probably look for another option at TE. Rudolph's targets could increase this week with the likelihood that WR Percy Harvin is either very limited or out of action as the team hosts the Lions in an average matchup. But again, after the past three weeks, you are risking little to no points out of him.