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Kyle Rudolph 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Kyle Rudolph Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #82
Position: Tight End
Career: 6 Years
Height: 6-6
Weight: 259
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: --
High School:
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2011 Minnesota Vikings (Round: 2 #43)

Tight End Rankings:
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Position Projections:
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | Draft Kit Index

  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Kyle Rudolph 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
47.71 3.29 1 8.33 3.65 18 --
2016 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2016 Better Defenses in 2016 Better Pass Defenses in 2016 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
6 No No No No Yes No No No No
Kyle Rudolph Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Vikings2796100000010.805.40
2015 Vikings1549495500000054.753.65
2014 Vikings924231200000023.552.62
2013 Vikings1630313300000033.652.10
Kyle Rudolph 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Kyle Rudolph has beaten his fantasy projection 3 out of 5 years. His best fantasy TE ranking was #5 in 2012.
Fantasy Trends:
Rudolph's fantasy game average per year has been going up for 2 years, and has been trending up 3 out of the past 4 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 212th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Rudolph is entering his 6th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, TEs in their 6th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.12 from their 5th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Rudolph has averaged 0.36 fantasy pts per game more than the league TE average. The average fantasy pts per game by TEs in 2015 was 3.00.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.048) pts per game for Rudolph. At the Wide Receiver position: Mike Wallace (2015 Avg: 2.59 Pts/Game) has left the team and Laquon Treadwell has been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: MyCole Pruitt (2015 Avg: .64 Pts/Game) is now starting. Along the Offenisve Line: Joe Berger, Michael Harris and T.J. Clemmings are no longer starting, Kevin McDermott has left the team and Phil Loadholt, Alex Boone and John Sullivan have been added to the starting lineup.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Rudolph played last year (106 - 102 - 0 0.510%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (102 - 106 - 0 0.490%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,958) compared to last season's teams (4,594) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Rudolph had a better fantasy avg (4.42 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (3.27 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it the data would suggest he may have a worse fantasy season, but the trend could easily change to Rudolph doing better against teams with a worse record.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Rudolph faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 15.69 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.69 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses), and this season's teams gave up more passing yards (244 yds/game including 6 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (239 yds/game including 6 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Rudolph has been a slow finisher, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the third quarter of the year (4.02 pts per game), followed by the 2nd quarter (3.95 pts per game), 1st quarter (3.33 pts per game) and 4th quarter (3.23 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 16 (7.92 pts per game), week 6 (6.78 pts per game) and week 11 (5.88 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 4 (0.81 pts per game), week 14 (0.95 pts per game) and week 8 (1.31 pts per game).
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