• Kyle Rudolph (TE) #82

    Kyle Rudolph
    ADP:Round: 7, Pick: 8
    Ht / Wt:6'6" / 258 lb.
    College:Notre Dame
    Born:November 9, 1989
    Drafted:2011 / Rd. 2 (43)
    Draft Team:MIN

    Injury Status - Week 17

    Not on injury report



    Kyle Rudolph Will Be Red Zone Threat Against Eagles

    Wednesday, January 17, 6:03 PM

    Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph brought in five catches for only 28 yards in the Vikings thrilling win against the Saints. This week he will face a tough Eagles defense that has allowed the 14th fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends during the regular season. Since Week 7, they have allowed only one touchdown to a tight end but Rudolph is always dangerous in the red zone. He may not light up the scoreboard in receiving yards but he has 57 receptions and eight touchdowns. Rudolph will be a touchdown-dependent option this Sunday and the argument can be made he will be the second best active fantasy tight end available for championship weekend.


    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    March 20, 2018

    Kyle Rudolph's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football drafts. In recent drafts, Rudolph's current ADP is 7.08, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 8th pick of the 7th round, and 79th selection overall.

    Data from fantasy football 12-team standard scoring average draft position data, based off of the latest fantasy football mock drafts.


    2016 Season Stats

    Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Ru Att Ru Yds Ru TD
    83 840 7 0 0 0

    Recent drafts with Kyle Rudolph:

    Draft #DateFormatRudolph's Draft Pick
    4714230 3/20/2018 Standard 85th
    4714123 3/20/2018 Standard 91st
    4714075 3/20/2018 Standard 87th
    4714061 3/20/2018 Standard 81st
    4714060 3/20/2018 Standard 87th
    4714011 3/20/2018 Standard 88th
    4714007 3/20/2018 Standard 75th
    4713930 3/20/2018 Standard 80th
    4713929 3/20/2018 Standard 86th

    Players drafted after Kyle Rudolph:

    Andrew Luck QB IND 7.08
    Cooper Kupp WR LAR 7.10
    Frank Gore RB IND 7.11
    Robert Woods WR LAR 7.12
    Marvin Jones WR DET 7.12
    Ameer Abdullah RB DET 7.12
    Sterling Shepard WR NYG 8.01
    Rob Kelley RB WAS 8.02
    Isaiah Crowell RB NYJ 8.02
    JuJu Smith-Schuster WR PIT 8.03
    Dion Lewis RB TEN 8.05
    Carson Wentz QB PHI 8.06
    Ben Roethlisberger QB PIT 8.07
    Denver Defense DEF DEN 8.08
    Samaje Perine RB WAS 8.08

    Kyle Rudolph Biography

    Childhood and Highschool

    Kyle Rudolph was born on 11/9/1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Elder High School in his hometown. At 6'6" and 229 Rudolph was an imposing figure in high school. He grabbed the attention of many of the top scouts and was rated as the the 105th player nationwide on the ESPN top 150 list. In his Senior year, he was selected to play in the US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. 


    Rudolph chose to attend Notre Dame for college and was quickly one of the best tight ends in the NCAA. Rudolph provided plenty of highlights throughout college. In his freshman year, he played 13 games and caught 29 passes for 340 yards and 2 touchdowns. His sophmore season he only played 10 games, but he had more yards, 364. In 2010, his last year at Notre Dame, he played 6 games and caught 28 passes for 328 yards. While at Notre Dame, he accumulated 1032 yards and 8 touchdowns. 

    NFL Draft

    Kyle Rudolph sat out most of the 2010 season due to a hamstring injury. As a result, he wasn't able to participate in the combine and doesn't have an official 40 time or vertical. Rudolph was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was the 43rd pick overall. 

    2011 NFL Season

    In his rookie season with the Vikings, Rudolph played in 15 games, but started only 8. He had 249 yards and 3 touchdowns. While he didn't make the Pro Bowl, he was a valuable part of the Vikings' offense. His rookie contract was for 4 years and a salary of $3.9 million. 

    2012 NFL Season

    In 2012, Rudolph started in all 16 games. He improved on his first season and had 53 receptions, 493 yards, and 9 touchdowns. 

    2013 NFL Season

    In 2013, Rudolph fractured a bone in his foot and wasn't able to play most of the season. Despite this, he still had 30 catches, 313 yards, and 3 touchdowns. In 2013, Rudolph was selected for the Pro Bowl for the first time. He took advantage of the opportunity and was named the 2013 Pro Bowl MVP. 

    2014 NFL Season

    2014 wouldn't be much different than 2013 for Rudolph. He played 9 games, had 24 catches for 231 yards and 2 touchdowns. 

    2015 NFL Season

    Rudolph returned to health in 2015. He participated in 16 games and hauled in 49 receptions for 495 yards and 5 touchdowns. 

    2016 NFL Season

    The most recent NFL season was another success story for Rudolph. He played in all 16 games, and while his team failed to make the playoffs, he almost doubled his catches with 83. He went for 840 yards and 7 touchdowns. Rudolph was one of quarterback Sam Bradford's key targets and was regarded as one of the top tight ends in the NFL and on fantasy football teams. 

    Personal Life

    While Kyle Rudolph may not be the most outgoing person in the world, he's a leader on and off the field. His twitter account is @kylerudolph82. He can be found on instragram at kylerudolph82. Rudolph is married and has twin girls.


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