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Kyle Rudolph

25-Year-Old Tight End – Minnesota Vikings

2014 Receiving Stats

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24

Yds

231

TD

2

Avg

9.6

Tar

34

2015 Receiving Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

For the second consecutive year, injuries ruined Rudolph's season. He missed eight games in 2013 with a broken foot and then missed seven games last year with a sports hernia and injured knee. It was ...

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2015 ADP:  130.69

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HT: 6' 6"   WT: 259   DOB: 11/9/1989  College: Notre Dame  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kyle Rudolph Contract Information:

Rudolph agreed to a five-year, $36.5 million contract extension that can be worth up to $40 million in July 2014. The extension begins in 2015.

August 29, 2015  –  Kyle Rudolph News

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Rudolph had two receptions for 11 yards in Saturday's preseason win over Dallas.

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Kyle Rudolph NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 21 Min 15 26 249 3 39 9.6 6.4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 22 Min 16 53 493 9 93 9.3 5.3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 23 Min 8 30 313 3 46 10.4 6.8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 24 Min 9 24 231 2 34 9.6 6.8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Kyle Rudolph Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2011 21 Min 15 2.9 4.6 3.7 2 17 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 22 Min 16 6.5 9.8 8.1 3 31 17 9 5 0 0 0 0 0
2013 23 Min 8 6.2 9.9 8.0 4 39 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 24 Min 9 3.9 6.6 5.2 3 26 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Kyle Rudolph – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

434

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Kyle Rudolph was on the field for 434 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Kyle Rudolph was on the field for 1 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 951 15
2013 424 21
2014 434 1
Kyle Rudolph 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @StL 55 0 2 16 1 4 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 NE 58 0 5 53 0 8 10.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NO 46 0 3 27 0 5 9.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Atl
5 @GB
6 Det
7 @Buf
8 @TB
9 Was
10 @Chi 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 GB 60 0 3 50 0 5 16.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Car 44 0 2 7 1 3 3.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
13 NYJ 54 0 2 9 0 2 4.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Det 61 1 7 69 0 7 9.9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Mia
16 Chi 42 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Kyle Rudolph  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 6"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   259 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.83 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.37 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.24 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   34.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   113 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   19 reps
WEAK
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Kyle Rudolph: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rudolph had two receptions for 24 yards in Saturday's preseason win over Tampa Bay.

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Rudolph caught 2-of-2 targets for 22 yards in Sunday's Hall of Fame Game against the Steelers.

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Rudolph is participating in in this week's OTAs and says he's fully healthy after missing seven games last season due to hernia surgery, ankle and knee injuries, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "I'll tell you, what’s even a better addition is have Kyle Rudolph back healthy,” quaterback Teddy Bridgewater said. “He’s like a whole new player on the team.”

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Rudolph missed six games last year after a sports hernia injury that required surgery and wasn't at full speed when he returned. He missed an additional game due to a knee and ankle injury. Rudolph could be a primary weapon in the Minnesota offense as offensive coordinator Norv Turner has an impressive track record with tight ends, but Rudolph needs to show he can stay healthy after missing nearly half his games the past two seasons.
Rudolph (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears.

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Rudolph (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Chicago.

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Rudolph (knee/ankle) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Rudolph (ankle/knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

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Rudolph (ankle/knee) is doubtful for Sunday's game against Miami.

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Rudolph (knee) didn't take part in practice Thursday, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Rudolph (knee/ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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2014

A Pro Bowler in 2012, Rudolph was limited to eight games last year after suffering a season-ending broken foot in Week 9. He was a touchdown specialist in 2012 (nine TD on 53 receptions) but this year could be used more in the vertical passing game with the arrival of offensive coordinator Norv Turner. At San Diego with Antonio Gates and last year in Cleveland with Jordan Cameron, Turner not only targeted the position often but routinely used the tight end in the slot. Like Gates and Cameron, Rudolph is a former basketball player -- he turned down a Division I basketball scholarship to play tight end at Notre Dame -- who has good speed, soft hands and can catch the ball in traffic. And at 6-6, 259, he should continue to be a force at the goal line. John Carlson left for Arizona, leaving Rudolph with little competition for targets at the position. The biggest question is at quarterback where Matt Cassel figures to start until rookie Teddy Bridgewater is ready. Rudolph played two games with Cassel last season, catching his two targets for six yards in the first and then making nine catches on 11 targets for 97 yards and a score in the second.

2013

Rudolph was a touchdown specialist last year, tallying nine scores despite recording only 53 catches, thanks to increased work in the red zone - his 17 targets there were second among tight ends. Rudolph is an ideal red-zone weapon as his 6-6, 260-pound frame allows him to get the ball in places opposing defenders can't reach. Rudolph is also considered a good blocker for the running attack, displaying the ability to open up holes or seal the edge when necessary. Other than the scores, however, the Rudolph-Christian Ponder connection was lackluster – Rudolph's yards per target fell to a paltry 5.3. And while Rudolph was targeted a healthy 93 times, he caught fewer than 57 percent of the passes that came his way, accounting for only 493 yards, 25th among tight ends.

2012

Rudolph had a decent rookie season as he saw his role in the offense grow in the second half. The 6-6, 260-pound tight end caught all three of his touchdowns in the final six games, showing improved chemistry with Christian Ponder. While Rudolph only had 39 targets, he showed enough receiving skills to have a much larger role this season with Visanthe Schianco gone via free agency. Unfortunately, the Vikings signed John Carlson to replace him. Carlson, though, is coming off a season-long shoulder injury, and the Vikings run a lot of two tight-end sets anyway. Look for Rudolph to win the starting job and be the bigger factor in the Vikings’ passing game.

2011

Rudolph was the first tight end drafted in 2011, but he begins the season as the second tight end on the depth chart with the opportunity to learn the nuances of the game from veteran Visanthe Shiancoe. Big and physical at 6-6, 260, the Notre Dame standout still needs to improve his blocking skills, which might be his weakest attribute. He has good speed for his size and will continue to develop strength as a 21-year-old. Coaches have raved about his “coachability” and with his physical tools, Rudolph has the most long-term upside of any rookie tight end. A hamstring injury that had nagged him during the early part of the Notre Dame season shut him down completely for the last six games, but isn't expected to be a problem when training camp starts.