Rudolph (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Eagles, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: During the Giants' Week 11 loss in Tampa Bay, Rudolph hauled in his only target for a 28-yard gain down the right sideline, but he also injured his ankle on the play and didn't return. He proceeded to be listed as a non-participant Wednesday through Friday and entered this weekend as doubtful to suit up. Rudolph will join Kaden Smith (knee) in street clothes Sunday, meaning Evan Engram and, to a lesser extent, Chris Myarick will handle tight end duties for New York in Week 12.
Nov 28, 2021 8:38 AM EST
Rudolph (ankle), who is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Eagles, won't play in the contest, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The Giants will officially rule Rudolph out when he's included on the team's Week 12 inactive list, which will be released 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Duggan posits that the absences of Rudolph and Kaden Smith may prompt the Giants to use an offensive lineman as a "jumbo" tight end on downs where pass-catching specialist Evan Engram checks out of the contest.
Nov 28, 2021 5:34 AM EST
Rudolph (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Philadelphia, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: Rudolph has been unable to get on the practice field this week and therefore is unlikely to play in Week 12. With Kaden Smith (knee) already ruled out, Chris Myarick may be looking at a season-high snap count behind Evan Engram against the Eagles.
Nov 26, 2021 2:15 PM EST
Rudolph (ankle) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's injury report, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: Rudolph hauled in a 28-yard pass down the left sideline in the second half on Monday's eventual loss at Tampa Bay, but he picked up an ankle injury on the play and was unable to return. With Kaden Smith (knee) joining Rudolph on the sideline Wednesday, the Giants currently have just one healthy tight end (Evan Engram) on the active roster. How Rudolph and Smith proceed on the field this week will determine the breakdown of TE usage for New York, but practice squad member Chris Myarick could be in line for No. 2 duties Sunday versus the Eagles.
Nov 24, 2021 10:51 AM EST
Rudolph has been ruled out for the remainder of Monday's game against Tampa Bay, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. He finished the night with one catch for 28 yards.
Analysis: Rudolph had a nice grab for 28 yards in the second half to get the Giants into Tampa Bay territory, but he also suffered an ankle injury on the play, knocking him out of the game. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time. Chris Myarick could see a few snaps down the stretch with Rudolph sidelined.
Nov 22, 2021 7:24 PM EST
Rudolph caught four of five targets for 20 yards Sunday against the Raiders.
Analysis: Rudolph actually led the team in targets and catches, but he's most just an outlet in the short areas of the field.
Nov 9, 2021 2:58 PM EST
Rudolph caught two of three targets for 12 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 20-17 loss to the Chiefs.
Analysis: Rudolph's touchdown was his first of the season, and the veteran has now totaled just 12 catches for 99 yards on the season. As the No. 2 tight end in the Giants' offense, Rudolph continued playing behind starter Evan Engram. The veteran tight end played on 35 percent of the team's offensive snaps compared to Engram's 78 percent snap share. Though Rudolph showed he can still cash in from close, relying on scores from the 31-year-old is not something that will lead to consistent fantasy success. Barring an injury to Engram, Rudolph is best left off fantasy rosters.
Nov 3, 2021 4:00 AM EST
Rudolph caught both of his targets for eight yards in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Rudolph was targeted twice in the contest, while starter Evan Engram was targeted eight times. Rudolph played on only three fewer offensive snaps than Engram, but he is the clear No. 2 in the offense. Rudolph will remain off of the fantasy radar when the Giants take on the Chiefs in Week 8.
Oct 26, 2021 7:40 PM EST
Rudolph caught one of two targets for eight yards Sunday against the Rams.
Analysis: Rudolph saw 32 offensive snaps, but his role in the offensive is minimal.
Oct 19, 2021 1:45 AM EST
Rudolph caught his only target for 14 yards in Sunday's 44-20 loss to the Cowboys.
Analysis: Rudolph played on 60 percent of the Giants' offensive snaps, his highest mark since starting tight end Evan Engram returned in Week 3. The 6-foot-6, 265-pounder was only targeted once despite the Giants trailing throughout the contest. The 31-year-old veteran has taken a clear back seat to Engram, who has also underwhelmed since returning to the field. Rudolph remains off the fantasy radar heading into a Week 6 matchup with the Rams.
Oct 13, 2021 2:16 AM EST
Rudolph secured two of three targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 27-21 win over the Saints.
Analysis: Rudolph played on 59 percent of the Giants' offensive snaps compared to the 68 percent played by starting tight end Evan Engram. Since Engram has returned, Rudolph has not been relied on for much offensive production. The 6-foot-6, 265-pounder will remain off the fantasy radar while Engram is healthy, especially with so many mouths to feed in New York's receiving corps. Next up for Rudolph and the Giants is a Week 5 matchup against the Cowboys.
Oct 5, 2021 6:51 PM EST
With Evan Engram back, Rudolph did not receive a single target Sunday against the Falcons.
Analysis: Rudolph will be relegated to a blocking role and is a long shot to be heavily involved in the offense on a given week.
Sep 28, 2021 2:51 AM EST
Rudolph hauled in both of his targets for 25 yards in Thursday's 30-29 loss to Washington.
Analysis: Rudolph has had plenty of playing time to begin the season with Evan Engram (calf) sidelined, and he played 71 percent of the Giants' offensive snaps in Thursday's loss. However, he's had a limited target share and has secured four of his seven targets for 33 yards.
Sep 20, 2021 11:23 AM EST
Rudolph (foot) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game versus the Broncos, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: With Evan Engram (calf) officially ruled out, Rudolph and Kaden Smith (knee) -- who both managed injuries this week -- will serve as the Giants' top two tight ends Sunday. Rudolph himself spent most of the offseason in recovery mode from foot surgery, so it stands to reason there could be some rust to brush off early on this season.
Sep 10, 2021 12:39 PM EST
Rudolph (foot) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: The Giants' tight end room is banged-up at the moment, with Evan Engram (calf) still not practicing and Kaden Smith (knee) a fellow limited participant to Rudolph. Engram is trending toward an absence Week 1 versus the Broncos, which would leave TE to Rudolph and Smith on Sunday.
Sep 9, 2021 1:12 PM EST
Rudolph (foot) was limited at practice Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: As was Kaden Smith (knee), while Evan Engram (calf) was a DNP while watching the session from a side field with the training staff. If Engram is unable to play Sunday versus the Broncos, Rudolph and Smith may be splitting TE reps to begin the campaign.
Sep 8, 2021 1:26 PM EST
Rudolph (foot) has been activated from the PUP list Wednesday but is unsure of his status for Week 1, Jordan Raanan of ESPN reports.
Analysis: "I still have a long way to go," Rudolph said. The veteran tight end underwent foot surgery shortly after linking up with the Giants back in March, and while passing his physical and returning to practice is a step in the right direction, he remains without a clear return timetable. In his return to practice Wednesday, Rudolph was limited to individual drills.
Aug 25, 2021 2:24 PM EST
Rudolph (foot) passed a physical and will be activated from the PUP list for Wednesday's practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The tight end figures to be limited in his first practice as a member of the Giants, jumping in for joint sessions with the Patriots. Rudolph now has two and a half weeks to ramp up for the season opener, at which point he could form a timeshare with Evan Engram at tight end.
Aug 25, 2021 7:01 AM EST
Rudolph (foot) was spotted running routes on the field in advance of Sunday's preseason game against the Browns, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: With that in mind, Rosenblatt adds that he "would expect the tight end to finally get activated off PUP and make his practice debut this (coming) week." If that indeed occurs, Rudolph would then presumably turn his focus toward readying for Week 1 action and wouldn't seem likely to be a candidate to suit up for the Giants' preseason finale next Sunday.
Aug 22, 2021 8:36 AM EST
Rudolph (foot) has been placed on the Giants' preseason PUP list, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Rudolph had offseason foot surgery, so it's not surprising to see the Giants decide to ease the tight end into the mix this summer. Rudolph was able to get some limited work in during the team's minicamp last month, a sign that he's trending in the right direction with regard to being available for Week 1 action.
Jul 22, 2021 2:30 PM EST
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