Kyle Rudolph Fantasy News

Monday, April 21, 2014, 11:03am

Peter King, Twitter - [Full Article]

SI's Peter King says that the Vikings won't be taking a QB with the #8 pick in the draft: "Not a quarterback. They want a sure thing.

Fantasy Impact:

If Matt Cassel is the starter for the Vikings, he'll be a sleeper with OC Norv Turner running the offense. The Vikings have pretty good weapons in the passing game (Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Rudolph) and Cassel is capable of posting good numbers in favorable matchups.

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Kyle Rudolph (foot) running since mid-February
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:06am

Ben Goessling, Twitter - [Full Article]

Kyle Rudolph said he's had no foot problems, has been running since mid-Feb.

Fantasy Impact:

Rudolph was the #13 TE through Week 9 prior to a season-ending fracture in his foot. He was 15th in targets per game during that span, so there’s some opportunity in the workload department, especially with new OC Norv Turner in town. Turner isn’t necessarily as TE-friendly as his old boss Rob Chudzinski, but he featured Antonio Gates and Jordan Cameron heavily while with the Chargers and Browns.

Friday, March 7, 2014, 6:11pm

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Cardinals are paying TE John Carlson $4.65M over two years, according to a source.

Fantasy Impact:

Rob Housler takes a hit with this news. Carlson was good (#5) for a four-game stretch from Week 10 to Week 13 after Kyle Rudolph went down, but isn't much of a fantasy option in Arizona.

Vikings release John Carlson
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 6:02pm

Mike Garafalo, Twitter - [Full Article]

Vikings will cut TE John Carlson, per source. Sides had been talking about a restructure but couldn't reach an agreement.

Fantasy Impact:

Carlson had a nice stretch after Kyle Rudolph went down, posting #5 TE numbers from Week 10 to Week 13. He missed the last three games of the season due to a concussion. It's possible that the Packers could be interested in his services as he should be a cheap option in free agency.

Vikings hire Norv Turner as OC
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 7:31am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Norv Turner has agreed to become the Minnesota Vikings' next offensive coordinator, a league source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The move had been widely anticipated.

The well-traveled Turner served as offensive coordinator with Cleveland for one season, following six seasons as the San Diego Chargers' head coach.

Fantasy Impact:

This looks like a very good hire for the Vikings. Turner has had all sorts of success as an OC. The future looks bright for Kyle Rudolph and Cordarrelle Patterson, provided the team can get their QB situation figured out. Turner loves to feature the tight end position (i.e. Jordan Cameron) and last season Josh Gordon thrived under Turner's guidance.

Vikings close to hiring Norv Turner as OC
Thursday, January 16, 2014, 12:20pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Amid an ESPN report that veteran former NFL head coach and noted offensive mind Norv Turner is close to becoming the Vikings’ offensive coordinator, another report has surfaced that Mike Zimmer has landed his defensive coordinator as well.

According to Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez, Dolphins linebackers coach George Edwards will leave Miami to join Zimmer as defensive coordinator.

Fantasy Impact:

Turner would be a good hire for the entire Vikings offense, especially Kyle Rudolph, since Turner likes to feature his tight end prominently in the offense. Cordarrelle Patterson would be a prime breakout candidate given the way Josh Gordon played this season under Turner. The Vikings will need to address the QB position though Turner made the best of a bad situation in Cleveland.

Monday, December 9, 2013, 5:41pm

Minneapolis Star-Tribune - [Full Article]

Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph was placed on injured reserve, HC Leslie Frazer announced. He suffered a broken foot on Nov. 3 against the Cowboys and was expected to return in 4-6 weeks. The team hoped Rudolph would practice this week, but he wasn’t ready to make that step.

Fantasy Impact:

John Carlson suffered a concussion in Week 14 so his status is in doubt for Week 15 vs. the Eagles. Rhett Ellison is next up on the depth chart.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 1:26pm

St. Paul Pioneer Press - [Full Article]

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Monday that tight end Kyle Rudolph could return to practice next week. After Rudolph fractured his foot during the Nov. 3 game at Dallas, it was projected he would be out four to six weeks.

"He's making good progress ... and could very well be practicing next week, we hope," Frazier said.

Fantasy Impact:

The story points out that if Rudolph returns Dec. 8 at Baltimore, he would have missed four games. In the three games he has missed, John Carlson has filled in admirably, catching 15 passes for 203 yards.

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