Regarded as the premier tight end in the 2011 rookie draft, Rudolph was basically red-shirted last season, catching just 26 passes for 249 yards and three touchdowns (all of his touchdowns were scored in his last seven games) as a backup to Visante Shiancoe. The Vikings chose not resign Shiancoe and with John Carlson brought on in a backup capacity, Rudolph will assume starting duties in 2012. He has sleeper potential given his solid size (6í6Ē, 258 pounds), which makes him a viable red zone option on a team that lacks size at the wide receiver position. However, it remains to be seen whether or not he can be a consistent weapon in the teamís passing attack. Consider him a TE2 with upside in 2012.
Stefon Diggs misses practice Friday-- Fri Oct 7 1:15 pm --
Receiver Stefon Diggs has also been held out all week due to a lingering groin injury. With the bye week coming up, the Vikings may decide to shut him down for two weeks to heal.
Should Diggs be held out, receiver Jarius Wright could be involved once again as the teamís former primary slot receiver from 2013-2015. Wright has been a healthy scratch three of four weeks this season.(Minneapolis Star Tribune)
FF Today's Take:Diggs' owners need to have plan B in place as he's a candidate for the inactive list in Week 5. Charles Johnson and Adam Thielen could be the top wideouts but neither would be recommended fantasy starters. TE Kyle Rudolph makes for a solid TE1 play.
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