Maybe we all assumed this would happen at some point, but it’s noteworthy nonetheless. For the first time, Irv Smith Jr. played more snaps than Kyle Rudolph.
The story said it's partly because the Vikings trailed much of the game. But it’s also because Smith Jr. keeps coming through when the Vikings give him chances. Smith Jr. caught four of five balls thrown his way, including a 36-yard reception. The story said the Vikings need to continue to find ways to get him the ball.
MIN TE Kyle Rudolph - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 5 at Seattle
Rudolph caught both of his targets for 27 yards last week against the Houston Texans. Rudolph has not done much this season, and there really are not many targets to go around with the bulk of the shares staying between Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson. Rudolph is a touchdown dependent desperate TE play for owners dealing with the first bye week of the season.