|Week 16 (@MIA) - Average||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 16 (@MIA) - Dave Richard||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 16 (@MIA) - Jamey Eisenberg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014 Season - Average||63.5||727.5||7.0||0||0||0||107|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||66||767||7||0||0||0||110|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||61||688||7||0||0||0||104|
|Current Player Ranking: 9|
|Red Zone Stats|
|Ankle, knee - Missed Week 16 at Miami|
|12/20/2014||Harry Douglas, WR ATL||Kyle Rudolph, TE MIN|
|12/18/2014||Matthew Stafford, QB DET|
Kyle Rudolph, TE MIN
Heath Miller, TE PIT
|Matt Ryan, QB ATL|
Theo Riddick, RB DET
DeSean Jackson, WR WAS
|12/18/2014||Kyle Rudolph, TE MIN|
Giovani Bernard, RB CIN
|Dwayne Allen, TE IND|
Rank Among Leaders
Vikins declare TE Kyle Rudolph inactive vs. Dolphins
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(12/21/14) The Vikings listed tight end Kyle Rudolph as inactive Sunday at Miami. Rudolph was listed as doubtful with a knee and ankle injury.
Other inactive players included safety Ahmad Dixon, cornerback Shaun Prater, fullback Zach Line, linebacker Anthony Barr, tackle Carter Bykowski and guard Charlie Johnson.
The Vikings are 4 1/2-point underdogs.
Vikings list final injury report for Miami game
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/19/14) The Vikings have ruled out linebacker Anthony Barr (knee) and guard Charlie Johnson (ankle) out for Sunday's contest against Miami, per the team's final injury report. Tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) was deemed as doubtful, while safety Robert Blanton (ankle, knee) was deemed as questionable.
Meanwhile, running back Matt Asiata (foot), defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee), linebacker Chad Greenway (non-injury related), wide receiver Greg Jennings (hamstring), safety Andrew Sendejo (thumb), defensive end Brian Robison (ankle), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (illness) and cornerback Xavier Rhodes (wrist).
Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph unable to practice again
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(12/18/14) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (ankle, knee) missed another practice Thursday as the team prepared for Sunday's visit to Miami. Rudolph set season highs with seven catches for 69 yards Week 15 at Detroit.
If Rudolph can't play, Chase Ford would start.
Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph dealing with knee, ankle injuries
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(12/17/14) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph did not practice Wednesday due to knee and ankle injuries, reports 1500ESPN.com. Rudolph, who had sports hernia surgery earlier this season, is coming off his best game of the year, catching seven passes for 69 yards against Detroit.
If Rudolph can't play Sunday at Miami, Chase Ford would start. Ford has 22 catches for 236 yards and a touchdown in nine games played.
Teddy Bridgewater, Kyle Rudolph finding each other?
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(12/15/14) Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and tight end Kyle Rudolph haven't had a lot of opportunities to work together. Bridgewater took over in Week 3, which was also when Rudolph suffered a groin injury that sidelined him for the team's next six games. Week 15 at Detroit, then, was only their fifth game working together. It was also by far their best.
Bridgewater found Rudolph seven times for 69 yards, both representing season highs for the fourth-year tight end. With Bridgewater also throwing for more than 300 yards for the second straight game, maybe it's the start of something.
Then again, two of those catches for 16 of those yards came with the Vikings desperate to get into field goal range with less than a minute to go. The Lions were happy to let Bridgewater dump the ball off underneath, and he obliged. Change Rudolph's line to five catches for 56 yards, and it's ... well, it's still the best he's done with Bridgewater, but it's nothing special.
Wide receiver Charles Johnson has been the greater beneficiary of Bridgewater's emergence -- or perhaps the cause of it. Still, Rudolph remains one of the Vikings' more reliable receiving options, so if Bridgewater keeps putting up numbers, some of them will have to go to his tight end.
This time of year, though, is too late to earn your trust.
|Jay Novacek. Antonio Gates. Jordan Cameron. All tight ends who have done exceptionally well while under the tutelage of play caller Norv Turner. That's who will call the shots for the Vikings now, and will likely lean on tight end Kyle Rudolph a bunch. Rudolph couldn't finish last season because of a fractured foot but he thinks he'll be fine for the start of training camp. Rudolph hasn't been the best tight end for Fantasy but did have nine touchdowns in 2012 and was on-pace for a career-high in receiving yards last year when he got hurt. So long as Rudolph is healthy heading into the season we can't help but like him as a sleeper tight end worth a middle- to late-round pick in drafts.
(Updated 4/28/14) |