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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    MIN @ LAR

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    NE @ MIN

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    MIN @ NO

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    ATL @ MIN

  • Week 5 - Oct 02

    MIN @ GB

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    DET @ MIN

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    MIN @ BUF

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    MIN @ TB

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    WAS @ MIN

  • Week 10 - Nov 09


  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    MIN @ CHI

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    GB @ MIN

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    CAR @ MIN

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    NYJ @ MIN

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    MIN @ DET

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    MIN @ MIA

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    CHI @ MIN

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    JAC 23 @ MIN 26

  • Week 2 - Sep 16

    MIN 20 @ IND 23

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    SF 13 @ MIN 24

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    MIN 20 @ DET 13

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    TEN 7 @ MIN 30

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    MIN @ WAS

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    ARI @ MIN

  • Week 8 - Oct 25

    TB @ MIN

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    MIN @ SEA

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    DET @ MIN

  • Week 11 - Nov 18


  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    MIN @ CHI

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    MIN @ GB

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    MIN 17 @ LAC 24

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    TB 24 @ MIN 20

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    DET 26 @ MIN 23

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    MIN 17 @ KC 22

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    ARI 10 @ MIN 34

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    MIN 10 @ CHI 39

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    GB 33 @ MIN 27

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    MIN 24 @ CAR 21

  • Week 9 - Nov 06


  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    MIN 7 @ GB 45

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    OAK 27 @ MIN 21

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    MIN 14 @ ATL 24

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    DEN 35 @ MIN 32

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    MIN 28 @ DET 34

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    NO 42 @ MIN 20

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    MIN 33 @ WAS 26

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    MIN 9 @ NO 14

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    MIA 14 @ MIN 10

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    DET 10 @ MIN 24

  • Week 4 - Oct 03


  • Week 5 - Oct 11

    MIN 20 @ NYJ 29

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    DAL 21 @ MIN 24

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    MIN 24 @ GB 28

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    MIN 18 @ NE 28

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    ARI 24 @ MIN 27

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    MIN 13 @ CHI 27

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    GB 31 @ MIN 3

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    MIN 17 @ WAS 13

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    BUF 14 @ MIN 38

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    NYG 21 @ MIN 3

  • Week 15 - Dec 20

    CHI 40 @ MIN 14

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    MIN 24 @ PHI 14

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    MIN 13 @ DET 20


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Kyle Rudolph

Minnesota Vikings

2011 Statistics

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2011 Stats           0         0       0         26        39        249     3           42.9      2.9

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Insanely talented TE that has no where to go but up stat wise in his second season

(+) Best hands on the team regardless of position

(+) Ex Notre Dame darling could end up being Gronkesque

(+) We really like Christian Ponder from a fantasy perspective this season

(–) Not sure why they signed Carlson, hope he doesn't bogart targets

(–) Rudolph benefits with a happy, healthy and productive Percy Harvin

(–) This team could be terrible if AP and Ponder don't play well this season

(–) His backup QB is Sage Rosenfelds if anything were to happen to Ponder

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Rudolph to See the Lions In Week 9

Pyro's take: The Lions are atrocious against opposing TEs. They have given up the most raw fantasy points to the position so far this season.

Fantasy Goo: He is only $4,000 on Draft Kings. There are only 3 TEs that have collected more targets so far this year.

11/06/16, 11:38 AM CST by PyromaniacMo
Source: www.fftoday.com

Can you Diggs it?

Pyro's take: @mattvensel No Stefon Diggs today either.

Fantasy Goo: Stefon Diggs has been pulling his groin (I do too) and has a groin injury as well. White hot Diggs to start the season has cooled down. Stefon has gone for 103, 182, 40 and then 47 yards last week. Sam Bradford has been the same average QB that he has always been. Bradford has a nice completion percentage but, Diggs owners want to get back to the heavy receiving yardage totals that he had. Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph are the focal point in the passing attack this year. The Vikings running game does not scare anyone since A.P. got sent to the infirmary. I give a 50-50 week to week play for Diggs going forward.

10/05/16, 08:20 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: twitter.com

Kyle Rudolph now underrated?

Only two tight ends have double-digit fantasy points in PPR leagues each of the first three weeks. Greg Olsen and..... Kyle Rudolph.

Pyro's take: Only two tight ends have double-digit fantasy points in PPR leagues each of the first three weeks. Greg Olsen and..... Kyle Rudolph.

09/26/16, 06:12 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: pyromaniac.com

Kyle Rudolph proclaimed himself the best tight end in the NFL

“Absolutely,” said Rudolph, entering his sixth season with the Vikings. “Route running and catching balls, to many, is all that matters.

Pyro's take: “Absolutely,” said Rudolph, entering his sixth season with the Vikings. “Route running and catching balls, to many, is all that matters. But it’s also (about) being one of the best blockers, one of the best pass protectors.”

Fantasy Goo: Back in the 1900’s players had respect for each other and would almost never claim to be the best unless they obviously were and even then would show class by not boasting. This century is full of Me-First attitudes. Praise should come from your peers and fans but, not yourself. Rob Gronkowski would be a coach’s choice far more often than Kyle Rudolph however; Kyle can tie his cleats tight this year and back up his ego on the field. Fantasy owners are likely to select many tight ends before Kyle is selected in 2016. Stefon Diggs, Laquon Treadwell, Charles Johnson and Jarius Wright will compete with Rudolph for Teddy Bridgewater's attention. Rudolph only caught 49 passes in 2015 but, has potential for 70 if Teddy progresses.

06/23/16, 08:14 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.twincities.com

Could be a Snaeky Play Against a Susceptable Seattle Squad


Pyro's take: Many folks are looking for TEs these days. Don't forget about Rudolph. I am not saying he's the best option. Tweet me if you have specifics @PyromaniacMo . Now, today, the matchup is surprisingly nice as they have surrendered 3 TDS and 1 - 100 yard game in the last 3 weeks.

12/06/15, 10:50 AM CST by PyromaniacMo


Chris Tomasson has stated via twitter that "According to the Vikings injury report, everybody practiced today Only guy listed even as limited was Kyle Rudolph, coming off groin surgery"

Pyro's take: Looks like Rudolph is ready to get back at it. The way Chase Ford has been playing, this could mean great things for Rudolph and owners who were dedicated enough to hold on to him.

11/13/14, 10:19 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com


Kyle Rudolph is getting closer to his return date of November 16th, against the Chicago Bears. This has been his goal, since he was injured on the field. "That's my goal," Rudolph said after Sunday's 29-26 victory over Washington. "I've got to get myself in football shape. In my mind, I have two weeks to get ready so I'm going to do everything I can to get out there then."

"Surgeons on Sept. 25 re-attached Rudolph's abdominal muscles to his pelvic bone after he aggravated a nagging core injury in a Week 3 loss at New Orleans."

In three games he has seven catches for 69 yards and a touchdown, which he scored Week 1 at St. Louis.

Pyro's take: If any indication of what Chase Ford has done for the Minnesota Vikings, Kyle Rudolph should be extremely excited to get back out there. Ford has posted 11-129-1 over the last two weeks, He's a red-zone maven (13 touchdowns in his last 26 games) and was lining up in the slot plenty before his Week 3 injury.

11/03/14, 06:14 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.twincities.com

On the Way Back

Kyle Rudolph has started participating in drills, and doing some exercises. He is still a long-ways away, but on his road to recovery. "Tight end Kyle Rudolph, who has been out since Week 3 after double sports hernia surgery, participated in the team stretch at the beginning of practice for the first time since surgery and did running on the side with an athletic trainer."

Pyro's take: He probably will return after the Vikings have their bye-week in week 10. If you can afford an early stash, he will give you good returns, but only if you have the roster space.

10/24/14, 03:01 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.foxsports.com

Rudolph has been impressive

During the offseason, Kyle Rudolph gained some money and lost some weight.

The Vikings tight end signed a five-year, $36.5 million contract extension around the start of training camp after arriving having dropped 10 pounds. Both are coming into play in the preseason.

Rudolph, now under contract through 2019, looks so far to be worth the money. He has been Minnesota's most productive receiver in two games, catching five balls for 111 yards.

"I have noticed I feel a lot lighter on my feet,'' said Rudolph, listed at 6-foot-6, 259 pounds. "I feel much better running and I think it shows up on tape.''

Rudolph put on the highlight shows a 51-yard touchdown reception from Matt Cassel in the second quarter of Saturday's 30-28 win over Arizona at TCF Bank Stadium. He finished the night with four catches for 89 yards.

Pyro's take: Dawgmatica has been raving about Kyle Rudolph all off-season, and he is off to a good start in the preseason. Veteran Matt Cassel has leaned on him early and will continue to do so.

The biggest benefit with Rudolph is that his ADP is 10th at the position. So, if you wait for tight ends in your draft, you will be hard pressed to get a better value than Rudolph.

08/17/14, 10:37 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.twincities.com

Rudolph should benefit from the arrival of Norv Turner

A Field-Stretching Tight End

An element of Turner’s passing plan is a big, physical, field-stretching tight end who can present match-up nightmares for the opposing defense. These long, fast and strong pass catchers are too big for cornerbacks and too fast for linebackers, forcing a defense to either concede production or put a safety in coverage. This is a scenario Turner presented to defenses while in San Diego, using Antonio Gates to exploit the mismatch. In Turner’s six years as Chargers Head Coach, Gates went to five Pro Bowls and averaged 62.8 receptions, 990 receiving yards and 8.2 touchdowns per season. In Minnesota, Turner will look to Kyle Rudolph to fill this role. Rudolph is a Pro Bowler himself and is coming off a season in which he missed eight games with a foot injury. You can be sure Rudolph is eager to get back on the field, and that Turner is as eager to employ Rudolph against opposing defenses.

Pyro's take: Rudolph has an impressive second season in 2012 with 53 catches and nine touchdowns. Before fracturing his foot last season Rudolph was on pace for an improvement, but not by much. The biggest hindrance for Rudolph was the lack of a solid quarterback to throw him the ball. The Vikings are going to make a change at the position this season, and with Turner running the offense they should improve.

Look for his yards per catch to increase in 2014, and he should also have a chance to get to double-digit touchdowns. He will not be drafted as a starter, but will have a chance to top 10 by seasons' end.

02/25/14, 07:42 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.vikings.com

Rudolph fractures foot

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said tight end Kyle Rudolph has a fractured left foot and could be out for a month. He suffered the injury after scoring a 31-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Rudolph told reporters after Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys that X-rays on his foot were negative.

“I think the guy just fell on his foot when he was tackling him,” Frazier said. “It's a very significant injury for him and for our team. That gives some other guys a chance to step up. Chase Ford, who played in the ballgame and did a good job for us, he'll play. John Carlson will get more reps now.”

Pyro's take: It was an amazing touchdown catch that Rudolph made breaking through 2 tacklers and running over another to score the touchdown. Unfortunately, it will sideline him for a month.

Rudolph had actually started to put a few nice games together, but don't expect that from his replacements. Christian Ponder had a great game, but it was against a Cowboys defense that has been allowing a ton of points. Adrian Peterson remains the only strong fantasy play in Minnesota.

11/04/13, 04:25 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.startribune.com