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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


Rec Yds TD
53 493 9

Week Four fantasy tips: TEs

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
The late-week fantasy TE tips have Kyle Rudolph and Owen Daniels as strong options, but long-time stud Jason Witten should be relegated to the bench.

Vikings have big plans for Rudolph

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
One of the many pleasant developments in the Week One victory over the Jaguars was the heavy usage of TE Kyle Rudolph.

Vikings need more from tight ends

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Vikings desire to use more two-TE packages this season, but right now they can't get Kyle Rudolph or John Carlson on the field.

Ponder makes strides in Vikings' first action

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
QB Christian Ponder played far better than his stats indicated in the Vikings' preseason opener.

Vikings rookie report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 10:31 p.m. ET
The win over the Redskins featured some standout rookie moments, including TE Kyle Rudolph's third-quarter touchdown reception and S Mistral Raymond's fourth-quarter interception.

Vikings rookie report: Week 15

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
The Vikings are at the point where they are evaluating their young talent for next season, and the results have been fairly mixed at best.

Five questions with PFW Vikings correspondent Tom Pelissero

Posted Dec. 15, 2011 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
Here are five questions we posed about the Vikings to PFW correspondent Tom Pelissero, who is the senior editor of in Minneapolis.

Vikings must find more toys for Ponder

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The Vikings have needs all over, but it's clear that rookie QB Christian Ponder needs more weapons next season.

Vikings rookie report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
Here's how key rookies performed in the Vikings' 35-32 loss to the Broncos Sunday.

Vikings rookie report: Week 12

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 2:32 a.m. ET
Here's how the Vikings' key rookies performed in Sunday's 24-14 loss to the Falcons.

Vikings rookie report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 5:02 p.m. ET
Here's how key rookies performed in Sunday's Vikings-Raiders game.

Vikings rookie report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 8:39 p.m. ET
Here's how key Vikings rookies performed during Monday's loss to the Packers.

Vikings stock report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Here are three stocks going up and three stocks going down after the Vikings' loss to the Packers on Monday night.

Vikings rookie report: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
Here's how the Vikings' rookies performed in the Week Eight win over the Panthers.

Vikings rookie report: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
Week Seven saw the Vikings play seven rookies, the most who have played so far this season. Here's how they performed agains the Packers.


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.