Kyle Rudolph Back At Practice Shows Positive Sign For Fantasy Owners

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Kyle Rudolph returned to practice on Thursday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Kyle Rudolph sat out Wednesday's practice with a sore thigh, but he was back to work on Thursday. Although he was limited, Rudolph expects to play on the road Sunday against the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Christian Ponder continues to look Rudolph's way often in the red zone, boosting his value in the TE2 range. He has three touchdown receptions in the past two weeks, making it clear the Vikings intend to use his huge frame often in scoring situations. Rudolph takes precedence over the Vikings best receiver, Percy Harvin, in these situations, so even though he doesn't record a ton of catches or receiving yards, his value is high at his current rate of scoring success. Expect a big day from him against a Detroit team that allows the second-most points to opposing tight ends.

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