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Kyle Rudolph

Kyle Rudolph - #82 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 258 lbs.
Birthday 11/09/1989
Birthplace Cincinnati, OH
College Notre Dame
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 2nd round, 11th pick by Vikings

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
53 493 9

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers deal Lions tough blow

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The Packers ground out a win at Detroit, leaving the Lions with plenty of work to do to get back into the playoff race.

Risk-taking Peterson owners have earned fabulous rewards

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Pat Fitzmaurice admires the risk-taking fantasy football owners who drafted Adrian Peterson early despite his major knee surgery.

Gov. Dayton objects to Vikings stadium fee ideas

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he will fight any effort by the Vikings to charge fans extra fees to buy season tickets in the new football stadium.

Charge dropped against RB Peterson in Houston

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
A grand jury in Houston has dismissed a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge against Adrian Peterson after hearing from the back and other witnesses.

Week 10 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 6 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Adrian Peterson, Danieal Manning and Jacoby Jones as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' QBs come up short

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The NFC North race took an interesting turn Sunday with the division-leading Bears falling in a sloppy game and the Vikings beating the Lions.

Falcons, Lions can't channel slights properly

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 1:18 p.m. ET
How a team motivates itself can go a long way in determining whether it will achieve success or suffer failure in today's NFL, Eric Edholm writes.

Peterson, Vikings race past Lions

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson rushed for 171 yards on 27 carries for the Vikings in a 34-24 victory over the Lions on Sunday afternoon.

Key matchup: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson vs. Lions front seven

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 11:55 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson ran well against the Lions in the teams' first meeting. Now, without Percy Harvin, can Peterson carry the load vs. Detroit?

Harvin injury changes Vikings' dynamic in dramatic fashion

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
The loss of WR Percy Harvin to an ankle injury comes at the worst possible time for a struggling Vikings passing game.

Vikings WR Harvin a 'long shot' for Week 11

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Percy Harvin sprained his left ankle in three different spots in Sunday’s loss and is questionable for this week's game vs. Detroit.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears, Packers, Lions surging

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Vikings were the only NFC North team in the loss column in Week Nine as the Bears, Packers and Lions cruised to double-digit wins.

Lynch runs Seahawks past Vikings

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
Marshawn Lynch ran for 124 yards and a touchdown and the Seahawks overcame 182 yards rushing by Adrian Peterson in a 30-20 win over the Vikings.

Key matchup: Seahawks WR Sidney Rice vs. Vikings secondary

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Seahawks' passing game is starting to heat up just as the Vikings' pass defense has taken a step back. Here's a look at one key matchup.

Key matchup: DE Jared Allen vs. OLT Russell Okung

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
PFW’s Dan Arkush focuses on Vikings DRE Jared Allen vs. Seahawks OLT Russell Okung in the Vikings-Seahawks game Sunday in Seattle.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Jan. 22, 2013
Rudolph has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl team as an injury replacement for Tony Gonzalez of the Atlanta Falcons.||||||| Rudolph was selected to his first Pro Bowl. The second-year player out of Notre Dame had career highs with nine touchdowns, 53 receptions and 493 yards receiving in 2012. His nine touchdowns were tied for first in the NFC for TDs by a tight end. Rudolph is the first Vikings tight end to make the Pro Bowl since Byron Chamberlain in 2001. He is the sixth Vikings player selected for the Pro Bowl this season.
Posted Dec. 24, 2012
Rudolph caught three passes for 39 yards and one touchdown in a 23-6 upset of the Texans on Sunday.||||||| Rudolph is up to nine TD receptions and has enjoyed a good fantasy campaign.
Posted Dec. 03, 2012
Rudolph caught six passes for 51 yards and one touchdown on Sunday against Green Bay.||||||| After virtually disappearing in the middle of the season after a strong start, Rudolph has reemerged as a formidable fantasy option. He has caught 18 passes for 170 yards and three TDs in his last three games.
Posted Nov. 28, 2012
Coach Leslie Frazier says Rudolph and safety Harrison Smith passed the necessary concussion tests this week, clearing the way for them to play in a pivotal NFC North game at Green Bay on Sunday.||||||| Rudolph and Smith both left the game against Chicago last weekend with concussions, and it was unclear earlier this week if they would be available for the game against the Packers.
Posted Nov. 26, 2012
Rudolph passed his concussion test and could play Sunday against Green Bay.||||||| Rudolph, who scored a TD against Chicago last weekend, is a viable fantasy starter in deeper leagues.

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