Monday Night Wrap-Up: Week 4

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Kyle Rudolph (TE, Min) – Rudolph has always been a player who tantalized with his potential, but ultimately frustrated because of injuries, mistakes, or simply a lack of involvement in the offense. Well, apparently all he needed to reach that potential was Sam Bradford. Against the Giants on Monday night, Rudolph posted 5/55/1 receiving on 7 targets, and another one of his targets was a fade pattern in the end zone. He now has a TD in three straight games, which also coincides with Bradford’s timeline as Minnesota’s starter. In other words, we’re witnessing the triumphant return of “Rudolph the Red-Zone Reindeer.” The scary part is that Rudolph can actually improve in this area – while his 6 targets inside the 20 are tied for 4th among TEs, He has only 1 target inside the 5, which was the fade pattern that fell incomplete prior to a Matt Asiata TD early against the Giants. We know he’s been tough to trust, but it’s hard to deny that Bradford looks for Rudolph i...

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