Will Kyle Rudolph Become an Elite Fantasy Football Tight End in 2013?

May 14, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Obviously, a brilliant Pro Bowl appearance is not a good measure of future success, but Kyle Rudolph's five catches for 122 yards and a touchdown en route to the MVP honors gave a glimpse into his potential.

There were times during the season when Rudolph flashed that same brilliance, particularly when he scored five touchdowns in the first six games. 

After 25 receptions on 41 targets during that stretch, Rudolph basically went into the Witness Protection Program. He was nowhere to be seen in the next three games, catching just two passes on two targets for 17 yards.

Just when fantasy football players began to jump ship, he scored in each of his next three games, averaging 56.7 yards along the way. Clearly he was back.

Week 12 proved to be a trap, as Rudolph wasn't even targeted for the third time in seven games. Percy Harvin didn’t even play in the game against the Chicago Bears—Micheal Jenkins led the Vikings in targets that day.


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