Minnesota Vikings
  • 6'6"
  • 265
  • 30
  • 9 years
  • Notre Dame
  • 2011 R2 O, None
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2011 MIN 15 39 39 26 249 9.6 3 0 0 0 0 249 3 0 0 3
2012 MIN 16 93 93 53 493 9.3 9 0 0 0 0 493 9 0 5 8
2013 MIN 8 46 46 30 313 10.4 3 0 0 0 0 313 3 0 2 3
2014 MIN 9 34 34 24 231 9.6 2 0 0 0 0 231 2 0 3 2
2015 MIN 16 73 73 49 495 10.1 5 0 0 0 0 495 5 0 5 5
2016 MIN 16 132 132 83 840 10.1 7 0 0 0 0 840 7 0 10 7
2017 MIN 16 81 81 57 532 9.3 8 0 0 0 0 532 8 0 2 7
  Avg 14 73 73 48 473 9.8 5 0 0 0 0 473 5 0 4 5

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 MIN 16 82 82 64 634 9.9 4 0 0 0 0 634 4 0 4 3

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 6/10/2019 9:18pm ET

    The Minnesota Vikings signed TE Kyle Rudolph to a four-year extension worth $36 million on Monday, June 10.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph racked up 64 grabs, 634 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games last season, and he has at least four scores in each of the past four seasons while playing every games since the start of the 2015 season. Rudolph is a nice low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues, and the durability factor is a huge plus.

  • Posted: 5/22/2019 12:22pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he has received a five-year contract extension offer from the Vikings, and head coach Mike Zimmer is confident that Rudolph will remain with the team since the two sides are talking.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph's situation has been in question the entire offseason, but it seems the two sides are working on a new deal. Rudolph can be considered a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues if he remains with the Vikings.

  • Posted: 5/20/2019 3:10pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he plans to participate in practice Tuesday, May 21, even though his future with the team is uncertain.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has been part of trade rumors this offseason, so it is not known which team he will play for in 2019. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy tight end no matter where he plays.

  • Posted: 5/17/2019 2:55pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has been offered a five-year contract extension, but the two sides have not made much progress in talks, according to a source. Rudolph would be paid among the top tight ends in the NFL if he signed the extension.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph's status with the Vikings is still uncertain at this point, so fantasy players should continue to monitor the situation. Rudolph can be a solid No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 5/16/2019 7:22am ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph declined to take a pay cut, but he hopes to remain with the team. 'No, I won't,' Rudolph said. 'I'm too young for that.'

    Huddle Up: Rudolph can be a decent backup as a TE2 in fantasy, but his upside is minimal in the offense. If he's cut and winds up somewhere like New England? He could receive a spark.

  • Posted: 5/13/2019 6:37pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph said he hopes to remain with the Vikings but would like a decision on his status with the team in the near future.

    Huddle Up: The Vikings do not have a lot of salary cap space available, so Rudolph could be released or traded in order to make cap space. He has recorded 19 touchdowns over the last three seasons but has been held to under 650 yards in each of the last two seasons. He probably should be considered a No. 2 tight end in most fantasy leagues no matter where he plays.

  • Posted: 5/10/2019 10:43am ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has been discussing a contract extension with the team, but those talks broke off Friday, May 10, according to sources. Trading Rudolph very much remains a possibility for the Vikings, and there is interest around the league.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has been a top-10 fantasy tight end in each of the last three seasons, but the writing is on the wall with the Vikings drafting Irv Smith in the second round and Rudolph due $7.5 million this season. A situation to definitely keep an eye on ...

  • Posted: 5/1/2019 7:21am ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph could remain a factor in the offense after the team selected TE Irv Smith with the 50th selection in the NFL draft. Last season, the team ran 20 percent of its plays out of 12 personnel (one running back, two tight ends, two receivers), and the team thrived in it. QB Kirk Cousins had a 120.8 passer rating, and the team rushed for 4.2 yards per carry. Rudolph had 13.8 percent of Cousins' targets last year while notching 64 receptions for 634 yards (9.9 yards per catch) and four touchdowns.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has been an inconsistent fantasy option, and his days as a TE1 are probably numbered. However, he should still provide a PPR punch as a TE2 in some matchups.

  • Posted: 4/26/2019 9:21pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph's status with the team has not changed despite the selection of TE Irv Smith, according to GM Rick Spielman, who classified them as 'two different types of tight ends.'

    Huddle Up: This comes on the heels of some trade speculation regarding Rudolph, and those rumors are likely to intensify no matter what the team says publicly. For fantasy owners, a change of scenery might be the best thing for Rudolph, who would almost certainly lose some of his already marginal value to Irv Smith if both suit up for the Vikings in 2019.

  • Posted: 4/25/2019 2:48pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph could receive some trade interest from the New England Patriots if the Patriots do not select a tight end in the 2019 NFL Draft, in the opinion of SI.com's Albert Breer.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots are looking for a new starting tight end, and Rudolph is coming off a solid 2018 season. He would see a solid amount of targets in the passing game if he joins the Patriots and could be a low-end No. 1 fantasy option.

  • Posted: 3/10/2019 5:56pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph has not been asked to take a pay cut, according to his agent Brian Murphy, and Murphy said the Vikings want Rudolph to remain with the organization for 'years to come.'

    Huddle Up: You obviously need to take anything a player's agent says with a grain of salt, but if Rudolph is back with the Vikings in 2019, he can he a low-end TE1.

  • Posted: 3/10/2019 1:21pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is believed to be in talks with the team about a possible pay cut, but it is not known if Rudolph would accept a reduced salary.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has posted decent numbers over the last several seasons and has posted 19 touchdowns over the last three years. He is not a weekly starter but could be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 tight end in most fantasy leagues next season.

  • Posted: 2/21/2019 7:15pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph and Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate could be options for the Denver Broncos if they are cap casualties this offseason, according to Bill Barnwell, and Barnwell also believes the Broncos could target a tight end with an early pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

    Huddle Up: After making the move to acquire Joe Flacco, finding a reliable tight end would make sense. Flacco's love for throwing underneath to tight ends once resulted in Dennis Pitta catching 86 passes, so a veteran like Rudolph or Brate should be able to deliver TE1 production as the primary tight end in Denver.

  • Posted: 12/23/2018 2:42pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph registered nine receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: It was Rudolph's first 100-yard game of the season, and he entered with just 68 yards on eight grabs over the past three outings. It's likely not too many fantasy owners enjoyed this performance. The Vikings wrap up the regular season in Week 17 against the Bears.

  • Posted: 12/16/2018 6:51pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted just three grabs for 23 yards on three targets in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph hasn't been terribly productive lately and now he has competition for targets at tight end with Tyler Conklin. It's hard to rely on Rudolph these days for fantasy purposes.

  • Posted: 12/10/2018 8:23pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph went for two receptions and just seven yards on five targets in Week 14 against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Dec. 10.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has had a couple of stinkers in a row when fantasy owners need him the most. He'll look to bounce back in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins, but he is a very risky play heading into that outing.

  • Posted: 12/2/2018 6:49pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted three receptions for 38 yards on three targets in Week 13 against the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph wasn't able to guide any fantasy owners to the end zone, and not many loved him. He'll try and rebound to make fantasy owners shout with glee in Week 14 against the Seattle Seahawks.

  • Posted: 11/25/2018 9:04pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted seven receptions for 63 yards on seven targets in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph's seven grabs were his most since Week 2 in Green Bay, when he also has seven receptions. He hasn't scored since Week 3 and has devolved into more of a TE2 in most fantasy leagues. The Vikings travel to meet the Patriots in Week 13.

  • Posted: 11/18/2018 9:00pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph finished with two catches on five targets for 13 yards in a 25-20 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 11.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has now been held below 40 receiving yards in five straight games, but as weak as the tight end position has been, he's still a potential starting option.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 2:33pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph managed just two grabs for 28 yards on two targets in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph struggled against the Lions defense, and now fantasy owners will get nothing from him in Week 10 because of the bye, too.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 9:51pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught four of his seven targets for 39 yards in Week 8 versus the New Orleans Saints.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph got off to a decent start this season with at least five catches and/or a touchdown in his first five games, but he's totaled nine receptions for 92 scoreless yards over his last three efforts. Even in a down year at his position, production like that isn't going to cut it. As such, he's going to be a hard player to start outside of as a bye-week fill-in until things change.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 2:19pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph hauled in just one reception for 16 yards on four targets in Week 7 against the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph was a huge disappointment, as he had his worst game since opening with just one grab for 11 yards in Week 1. However, at least he scored a touchdown against the 49ers in that one, so this was his worst fantasy performance in terms of points. He'll try and rebound in Week 8 against the Saints.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 3:03pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught four passes for 37 yards against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has caught 27 of his 31 targets this season but has gone three straight games without a touchdown. He has been pretty consistent this season and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in some deeper leagues next week against the New York Jets.

  • Posted: 9/27/2018 8:40pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph caught five passes on six targets for 57 yards in a 38-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams Thursday, Sept. 27.

    Huddle Up: After a terrible opener, Rudolph has now caught at least five passes in three straight games, recording 48 ore more yards in each. He's a lower-end starting option at a thin position.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 1:52pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted five catches for 48 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph's touchdown came in garbage time, but fantasy owners will take it. After a slow start in Week 1, Rudolph has 12 grabs for 120 yards and a score on 14 targets over the past two games. He remains a solid low-end TE1 in most fantasy leagues heading into Thursday's Week 4 road game with the Rams.

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 5:02pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph posted seven receptions for 72 yards on eight targets in Week 2 against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Rudolph has Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs to contend with for targets, but he still sees the eye of his quarterback fairly frequently. While he didn't score in this one, Rudolph is a big threat in the red zone, too. He is a solid low-end TE1 in most leagues heading into Week 3 against the Bills.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 3:04pm ET

    Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph had just one catch in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, but that catch was good for an 11-yard touchdown.

    Huddle Up: The lack of receptions was not a good thing for Rudolph, but at least he cashed his catch in for a touchdown. The Twittersphere certainly had some colorful submissions about Rudolph and his lack of production. He'll look for improved production in Week 2 on the road against the Green Bay Packers.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 SF 2 1 11 1
2 @GB 8 7 72 0
3 BUF 6 5 48 1
4 @LAR 6 5 57 0
5 @PHI 5 5 41 0
6 ARI 5 4 37 0
7 @NYJ 4 1 16 0
8 NO 7 4 39 0
9 DET 2 2 28 0
11 @CHI 5 2 13 0
12 GB 7 7 63 0
13 @NE 3 3 38 0
14 @SEA 5 2 7 0
15 MIA 3 3 23 0
16 @DET 9 9 122 2
17 CHI 5 4 19 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 NO 3 3 26 1
2 @PIT 6 4 45 0
3 TB 2 1 4 0
4 DET 4 2 34 0
5 @CHI 9 6 45 1
6 GB 9 5 47 0
7 BAL 7 5 43 0
8 @CLE 7 6 27 1
10 @WAS 7 5 37 0
11 LAR 7 5 58 0
12 @DET 4 4 63 2
13 @ATL 5 4 36 1
14 @CAR 5 3 41 1
15 CIN 2 2 17 1
16 @GB 1 1 6 0
17 CHI 3 1 3 0
P2 NO 8 5 28 0
P3 @PHI 4 1 25 1

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @TEN 8 4 65 0
2 GB 8 3 31 1
3 @CAR 10 7 70 1
4 NYG 7 5 55 1
5 HOU 4 2 15 0
7 @PHI 11 5 55 0
8 @CHI 6 5 31 0
9 DET 3 1 1 1
10 @WAS 8 5 69 1
11 ARI 3 2 12 0
12 @DET 10 9 64 0
13 DAL 12 6 45 0
14 @JAC 8 4 60 1
15 IND 10 8 97 0
16 @GB 9 6 53 0
17 CHI 15 11 117 1

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @SF 7 5 53 0
2 DET 7 5 30 1
3 LAC 5 2 14 0
4 @DEN 4 2 7 0
6 KC 5 2 9 1
7 @DET 2 2 10 1
8 @CHI 2 2 22 0
9 LAR 2 2 30 0
10 @OAK 4 1 7 0
11 GB 9 6 106 1
12 @ATL 10 7 53 0
13 SEA 4 3 13 0
14 @ARI 6 6 67 0
15 CHI 2 2 21 0
16 NYG 3 2 53 1
17 @GB 1 0 0 0
P1 SEA 1 1 24 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @LAR 4 2 16 1
2 NE 8 5 53 0
3 @NO 5 3 27 0
11 @CHI 0 0 0 0
12 GB 5 3 50 0
13 CAR 3 2 7 1
14 NYJ 2 2 9 0
15 @DET 7 7 69 0
17 CHI 0 0 0 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @DET 4 2 27 0
2 @CHI 6 3 42 1
3 CLE 8 5 28 0
4 PIT 2 2 6 0
6 CAR 11 9 97 1
7 @NYG 9 3 27 0
8 GB 4 4 51 0
9 @DAL 2 2 35 1

2012 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 JAC 7 5 67 0
2 @IND 5 3 35 1
3 SF 6 5 36 2
4 @DET 5 2 8 0
5 TEN 7 4 23 1
6 @WAS 11 6 56 1
7 ARI 4 0 0 0
8 TB 2 2 17 0
9 @SEA 2 0 0 0
10 DET 9 7 64 1
12 @CHI 9 5 55 1
13 @GB 8 6 51 1
14 CHI 2 0 0 0
15 @LAR 4 3 22 0
16 @HOU 6 3 39 1
17 GB 6 2 20 0
P1 @GB 3 3 42 0

2011 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @LAC 1 0 0 0
2 TB 1 1 15 0
3 DET 3 3 39 0
4 @KC 4 3 44 0
5 ARI 0 0 0 0
6 @CHI 3 2 20 0
7 GB 1 0 0 0
8 @CAR 5 2 15 0
10 @GB 3 3 37 0
11 OAK 5 3 7 1
13 DEN 1 1 19 1
14 @DET 4 1 0 0
15 NO 2 2 15 0
16 @WAS 2 2 23 1
17 CHI 4 3 15 0

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