Kyle Rudolph caught 5 balls on 9 targets for 55 yards and 1 touchdown Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
Analysis: Kyle Rudolph has had at least 55 yards, 5 receptions, 9 targets and 1 touchdown in each of his last two games. It does help that Percy Harvin is out with an ankle injury but Rudolph has an impressive 7 touchdowns this year.
Even if Harvin plays next week the Vikings will have to rely heavily on their passing game. The Vikes have Green Bay twice, Chicago again and Houston on their upcoming schedule. These are not games they can simply get by letting Adrian Peterson pound the rock. Keep in mind that Rudolph does have more touchdown receptions this year than Heath Miller, Owen Daniels, Vernon Davis, Jason Witten and Antonio Gates. Rudolph may not be lighting it up in PPR leagues and is benefiting from Harvin’s absence but he does score touchdowns which cannot be ignored. He’s available in half of leagues and it makes more sense to start him over Antonio Gates and own him over Dennis Pitta(how is he still owned).