Rudolph played through this injury last week and managed to be effective. The team is just being cautious with his reps in practice.
Fantasy Analysis: Rudolph is expected to start this Sunday at tight end for the Vikings. The young athletic pass-cathcer has been a difference-maker for the Minnesota offense.
With Percy Harvin still sidelined, QB Christian Ponder has had to rely on the sure-handed Rudolph to move the chains and put points on the board. Kyle Rudolph will remain a top-tier fantasy TE in Week 14 against the Bears.