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Kyle Rudolph

24-Year-Old Tight End – Minnesota Vikings

2014 Receiving Stats

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7

Yds

69

TD

1

Avg

9.9

Tar

12

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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...

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2014 ADP:  87.1

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Bye Week:  10

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.

September 15, 2014  –  Kyle Rudolph News

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Rudolph had five receptions for 53 yards in Sunday's loss to New England. He was targeted eight times.

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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 2 7 69 1 12 9.9 5.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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 2 6.5 10.0 8.2 4 35 1 1 0 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

113

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Kyle Rudolph was on the field for 113 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 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 951 15
2013 424 21
2014 113 0
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
4 Atl
5 @GB
6 Det
7 @Buf
8 @TB
9 Was
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Chi
12 GB
13 Car
14 NYJ
15 @Det
16 @Mia
17 Chi

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 16 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown, in Sunday's win over St. Louis.

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Rudolph had two receptions for 38 yards in Saturday's preseason win over Kansas City.

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Rudolph had four receptions for 89 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown, in Saturday's preseason win over Arizona.

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Rudolph agreed to a five-year, $36.5 million contract extension with the Vikings, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Rudolph's deal can be worth up to $40 million with incentives and bonuses. Rudolph was limited to eight games last year, after suffering a season-ending broken foot in Week 9. However, he could be a bigger part of this year's offense, since new Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has had success with making tight ends a big part of the passing game. This contract extension may be an acknowledgement of his rising profile in the offense.
Rudolph has lost 15 pounds this offseason as he anticipates a more active role in Minnesota's passing game, ESPN reports. "I feel like I run a lot smoother than I did at 275 [pounds]," he said.

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Rudolph's left foot has been fully healed for about two months, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

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Rudolph, who was limited to eight games in 2013 after suffering a fractured foot on Nov. 3, finished up the season with 30 catches for 313 yards and three touchdowns. The report adds that the tight end has been studying tape of the Browns from last season in order to become more familiar with how he might be used in (new coordinator) Norv Turner's offense, a system in which fellow tight ends Jordan Cameron and Antonio Gates (while Turner was with the Chargers) have been productive.
Rudolph (foot) will be placed on IR.

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Rudolph likely would have been able to return to the field in a week or two, but the Vikings decided to shut him down since there was no chance to compete for a playoff spot. John Carlson, meanwhile, is questionable with a concussion, which could force the Vikings to start blocking specialist Rhett Ellison.
Rudolph (foot) is out for Sunday's game against Baltimore.

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Rudolph (foot) didn't take part in practice Thursday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Rudolph (foot) might return to practice next week, Minneapolis Star Tribune writer Chip Scoggins reports.

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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.