Mason Rudolph
Mason Rudolph
25-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Pittsburgh Steelers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
A season-ending elbow injury to starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger forced Rudolph into action early in 2019 after going his entire rookie season without taking the field. Playing in 10 games -- including eight starts -- he performed adequately before dislocating his shoulder. Offseason surgery was successful, and he should be ready to step in again if Roethlisberger is not fully recovered from his own surgery. However, Rudolph's fantasy value is limited, as he would likely be on a short leash, facing competition from second-year quarterback Devlin Hodges. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.92 million contract with the Steelers in May of 2018.
Slated for backup role in 2021
QBPittsburgh Steelers
February 23, 2021
Rudolph is expected to serve as the Steelers' backup quarterback in 2021 following news that Ben Roethlisberger is expected to return, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Roethlisberger's 2020 season was underwhelming by most metrics, but the Steelers nevertheless want their franchise quarterback for another season. In turn, Rudolph will spend the final year of his rookie contract as the backup to Roethlisberger. The 2018 third-round pick started in Week 17 against the Browns and completed 56 percent of his passes for 315 yards (8.1 YPA), two touchdowns and an interception.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Mason Rudolph's 2020 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
25.6%
 
Avg Target Depth
10.2 Yds
 
Sack Rate
2.3%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.4 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
7.0%
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Mason Rudolph's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
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Height
6' 5"
 
Weight
235 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.90 sec
 
Vertical Jump
26.0 in
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
32.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Just as fellow QB Josh Dobbs did in his rookie season, Rudolph failed to take a single regular-season snap in 2018. The two will battle for the backup quarterback job behind Ben Roethlisberger this summer, with Rudolph listed behind Dobbs on the depth chart entering training camp. Roethlisberger is signed through the 2021 season, so even if Rudolph overtakes Dobbs, his fantasy utility is limited, so long as Pittsburgh's long-time franchise remains healthy.
A rookie third-round pick, Rudolph will back up Ben Roethlisberger this season. While Roethlisberger didn't miss time to injury last year, he's usually good for sitting out a game or two, which means Rudolph could actually see the field at some point. At 6-5, 235, Rudolph has the size, strength and willingness to stand strong in the pocket, able to withstand pressure to make plays. He is an accurate downfield passer but lacks arm strength, and while he quickly processes information, he played in a simplistic spread offense at Oklahoma State, which could slow his transition to the NFL. If he does play this season, he'll have two of the best weapons in football at his disposal in Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell, which is about as good as it gets for a rookie.
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Tops 300 yards in Week 17
QBPittsburgh Steelers
January 4, 2021
Rudolph completed 22 of 39 passes for 315 yards, two touchdowns and one interception while also rushing once for one yard in Sunday's 24-22 loss to the Browns.
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Getting spot start Sunday
QBPittsburgh Steelers
December 29, 2020
Rudolph will receive a spot start Sunday in Cleveland, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.
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Prepping for possible Week 10 start
QBPittsburgh Steelers
November 10, 2020
Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Rudolph will receive the bulk of the reps at quarterback in practice this week with starter Ben Roethlisberger (knees) uncertain to be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to this weekend's game against the Bengals, Missi Matthews of the Steelers' official site reports.
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Resumes throwing
QBPittsburgh Steelers
Shoulder
February 28, 2020
Rudolph (shoulder) has resumed throwing footballs, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Recovering from surgery
QBPittsburgh Steelers
Shoulder
January 1, 2020
Rudolph (shoulder) had surgery last week to address a posterior sternoclavicular dislocation, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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